Water Plant Maintenance Repair Worker I – City of Cedar Rapids, IA – Cedar Rapids, IA

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City of Cedar Rapids, IA

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$22.65 an hour

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Full Job Description

Provides technical maintenance services to sustain a continuing program of water supply and distribution.
Works under immediate-to-general supervision and exercises considerable discretion in selection of work methods and techniques, within generally established boundaries.

Position Schedule: Monday-Friday, 3:00pm- 11:30pm

Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, physical examination (if applicable) and drug screen are required prior to employment with the City of Cedar Rapids.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
  • Adjusts, maintains and repairs wells, pumping systems, centrifuges, filter valves and controls, lime slaking, recarbonation, chlorination, fluoridation and other chemical feed systems in a municipal water system;

  • Performs carpentry, masonry, plumbing, welding, fence building, painting and minor maintenance and repair of automotive equipment;

  • Repairs and maintains turbine, gates and other mechanical systems associated with the 5 in 1 dam facility;

  • Operates dump truck, end loader, skid loader to haul debris, chemicals and other equipment;

  • Performs general maintenance and janitorial work, plows snow, mows grass, replenishes chemical feed

  • systems, unloads trucks and performs general building and grounds maintenance;

  • Wears and properly uses safety equipment including personal protective, fall protection equipment,

  • self-contained breathing apparatus and gas detection equipment;

  • Responds to emergency situations to repair pumps, etc.;

  • Attends training classes and seminars;

  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures and safety practices;

  • Attends work regularly at the designated place and time;

  • Supports continuous process improvement initiatives;

  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Required Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of functions and operation of equipment and structures utilized in water treatment processes;

  • Knowledge of effective methods and techniques of installation, repair and maintenance of these structures

  • and equipment;

  • Knowledge of OSHA permit-required confined space entry protocol, respiratory protection standards,

  • right-to-know laws, CPR and First Aid;

  • Ability to properly utilize the following equipment and tools: dump truck, end loader, welding machine, cutting torch, skid loader, mechanical hand tools, table saws, pipe threading machine, personal protective equipment, gas detectors, fall protection equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus, and other assorted maintenance repair equipment;

  • Ability to perform confined space entry, including rescue, using permit-required protocol;

  • Ability to work cooperatively and to maintain effective working relationships to accomplish job responsibilities;

  • Ability to respond to emergency call ins;

  • Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;

  • Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

Acceptable Experience and Training:

  • Minimum of one year work experience in maintenance and repair of mechanical and hydraulic equipment; or

  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Valid Iowa Commercial Driver’s License (Class B) within 90 days of employment and valid Medical Examiners Certificate.

  • State of Iowa certificate in water distribution or water operations within 18-months of appointment.