Metro Solid Waste Operations Heavy Equipment Coordinator (Closes 9/20)

Solid Waste Operations Heavy Equipment Maintenance Coordinator


$63,648.00 - $85,321.60 Annually


Oregon City, OR

Job Type

Full Time


Property and Environmental Services

Job Number



9/20/2019 5:00 PM Pacific

Position summary

Do you dig working on heavy equipment? Do you have experience analyzing, performing and leading maintenance operations for heavy equipment and technical systems? Are you a skilled technician who can skillfully manage contracts, prioritize repair needs and keep multiple maintenance and repair projects on track at the same time?
Bring your talents to Metro, where you will support the Solid Waste Operations (SWOps) team in making the region stronger and more sustainable for everyone who lives here. 

SWOps oversees two regional waste transfer stations that serve more than 450,000 customers annually. This position plays a critical role by inspecting and maintaining facility assets like waste densifiers, rolling stock and other systems to ensure these critical functions are operating at all times. This position serves on a team that recommends improvements in product selection for improved performance, recommends budget projections, and trains co-workers on equipment inspection and maintenance.
This person will report directly to the site manager at Metro South Transfer Station. You will spend the majority of your time at Metro South in Oregon City, with occasional travel to other Metro locations around the region.
At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive

Essential Job Duties

An employee in this position must be able to perform all of the essential job duties listed below with or without reasonable accommodation; however, this list is not intended to include all of the specific tasks which an employee in this position may be expected to perform. 

  • Scopes service contract documents for maintenance and repair contracts for a variety of types of work, including electrical work, pavement repairs, plumbing work and HVAC repair.

  • Responds to a variety of service requests, prioritizing according to the critical nature of operations, safety and environmental protection.

  • Enters data; tracks and maintains agency database for asset management and maintenance.

  • Performs or coordinates complex inspections such as fire systems, ventilation systems, hydraulic systems to ensure proper working order.

  • Prepares rough drawings; estimates materials and parts needed to complete maintenance and improvement projects.

  • Recommends budget values and equipment replacement or improvement.

  • Performs skilled work in a variety of maintenance and construction functions involving heavy equipment maintenance, welding and fabricating, carpentry and painting. Repairs buildings, fixtures and heavy equipment such as waste compactors, wheel loaders, skid loaders, rolling doors, alarm systems, pump systems and HVAC systems.

  • Operates complex machines and or electrical testing tools, extended boom lifts, milling machines, drill presses to fabricate parts such as wheels, axles or bearing boxes.

  • Operates forklifts, front-end loaders, dump trucks and box trucks as needed to move them for maintenance activities.

This position is represented by AFSCME Local 3580 and is classified as an Program Coordinator I (click to read the full classification). Classification descriptions are typically written broadly and do not include the specific duties and responsibilities of the positions.

Minimum Requirements

  • Two years of experience performing skilled work in a variety of maintenance and construction functions involving heavy equipment maintenance, welding and fabricating, carpentry and painting; AND

  • Experience analyzing maintenance needs, approaches, costs and operational impacts in a safety-focused/high-productivity environment; AND

  • A bachelor's degree in a related field;

- OR -

  • Any combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the required duties and responsibilities.

A valid driver's license is required.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of service contract documents

  • Ability to enter information into fleet or asset management software

  • Knowledge of standard practices, materials, tools and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles, engines, heavy equipment and hydraulics

  • Knowledge of safety issues related to the use of tools, equipment and supplies used in the repair of motorized vehicles and equipment

  • Knowledge of fire systems, ventilation systems, and hydraulic systems

  • Skill in the use of a variety of hand tools

  • Skill in the use of gas and electric welding equipment

  • Skill in the use of mechanized tools, jacks and hoists

  • Skill in the use of a variety of diagnostic testing and tuning equipment

  • Ability to diagnose mechanical, electrical and hydraulic malfunctions

  • Ability to communicate with other mechanics about repair work needed

  • Ability to perform (with or without a reasonable accommodation) the physical demands in the work environment and operate the tools and equipment

  • Ability to pass the background check and screening requirements of the job

Additional Information

Online applications: Metro accepts job applications online. If you need assistance or accommodation with your application, or access to a computer, call 503-797-1570.

Accommodation: Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in this process. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources at 503-797-1570.

Public Employees Retirement System (PERS): New employees will pay the employee portion of the PERS contribution.

Veterans' Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans' preference when applying for Metro positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans' preference for this job, please provide qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.

Criminal background check: In order to protect the well being of its employees, the public and agency assets, Metro may conduct criminal background checks on candidates selected for Metro positions. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude employment and will be considered on a case by case basis. A background check will only be conducted if you are selected as a finalist for a position. If selected as a finalist, you will be contacted by Human Resources prior to the initiation of a background check.

Equal employment opportunity:  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability for which a reasonable accommodation can be made or any other status protected by law.  Assistance will be gladly provided upon request for any applicant with sensory or non-sensory disabilities.

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