City of Farmington
  • 10-Mar-2023 to Until Filled (MST)
  • PRCA-Aquatics
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 16.3830-25.5117 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits



JOB POSITION #57: Mechanical Technician


DEPARTMENT: Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

WORK LOCATION: Aquatic Center

HIRING RANGE: $16.3830 to $25.5117/hour


TYPE OF POSITION: Regular/Full-Time






This position maintains the mechanical equipment, pool chemical balances, and the surfaces of the pool itself. Must be able to take initiatives for ordering chemicals and replacement parts, as well as for preventative maintenance projects.


Under supervision of the Aquatics Manager, is responsible for the general maintenance of the Aquatics Center, Lions Pool, Bisti Bay, Lake Farmington, Berg Fountain and Orchard Fountain.

Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.

Facilitates maintenance of mechanical units including water filtration, water feature pumps, water heating, air heating and cooling, ventilation and dehumidification systems.

Monitors pool water chemistry through testing of water samples and adjusts chemistry as needed to maintain standards. Monitors and maintains pool filtration system.

Responsible for the upkeep of the facilities' equipment including troubleshooting, evaluating, repairing or recommending maintenance repairs.

Responsible for daily and monthly reports of water treatment and related activities.

Vacuums pools.

Makes emergency repairs of equipment.

Performs routine repairs such as replacing tiles, painting, repairing door hinges, handles, glass, carpeting and roofing.

Winterizes and prepares for the opening of Bisti Bay, Berg Fountain, and Orchard Fountain.

Performs routine cleaning tasks such as washing windows, cleaning locker rooms and rest rooms, cleaning carpets and power washing decks.

Handles chemicals such as chlorine, celite, CO2, muriatic acid, and other pool chemicals.

Must wear a respirator and appropriate PPE.

May work in confined spaces.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Orders parts and materials from outside vendors and city warehouse to maintain adequate inventory quantities are on hand at all times. Using the Internet, locates and establishes new vendors to meet criteria of lowest price and availability. Maintains positive working relationship with outside vendors to ensure the best pricing and availability of materials. May be required to obtain multiple price quotes in a timely manner.

Calculates and plans daily and long term ordering requirements of inventory stock items, including chemicals and parts.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.


Monitors chemical supplies and orders supplies as needed.

Serves as a member of various employee committees, as assigned.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy which includes: pre employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow up testing.

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.

One-year experience in maintenance of an aquatic facility preferred.

Valid New Mexico driver's license with acceptable driving record for the past three years or state of current residency.

Working knowledge of all chemical and mechanical equipment used in aquatic facilities.

Must have a telephone at residence and be willing to be on 24 hour call; must be able to be at the Aquatics Center, Lions Pool, Brookside Pool, Berg Fountain, or Orchard Fountain within a reasonable amount of time.

Must have ability to work a varied shift including weekends and holidays.

Considerable knowledge of equipment, materials, and supplies used in pool maintenance.

Considerable knowledge of basic carpentry, electrical and plumbing skills.

Knowledge of refrigeration and heating systems helpful.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Must be certified in CPR/First Aid/AED or have ability to obtain such within first year of employment.

Must possess Certified Pool Operator certification or have the ability to obtain such within the first year of employment.

Must possess Red Cross Level III swimming skills or ability to obtain such within the first year of employment.

Must be able to pass all physical tests for wearing appropriate PPE, including, but not limited to, a respirator.

Must be able to pass all physical test related to confined spaces.

Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public.

Extensive background checks required.

This position has the responsibility to participate in and comply with the City's Environmental, Health, and Safety program.


Knowledge to include use of miscellaneous hand and power tools for pool maintenance, carpentry, plumbing and electrical work, janitorial equipment including carpet cleaners, vacuums, mops, brooms, and dusting equipment, motor vehicle, pool test kits, respirator, power washers.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds individually. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud when in the field.


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