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Employer: City of Ottawa
Division: Utilities
Job Title: Water Plant Maintenance Worker I
Salary: $17.07 Hourly


Job Description:

Position Title:                     Water Plant Maintenance Worker I

Department:                       Utilities

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Water Plant Maintenance Worker I performs skilled and semi-skilled work in connection with preventative maintenance and repairing of equipment and machinery at the Water Plant. The employee in this position is responsible for cleaning, lubricating, repairing, or replacing motors, pumps and valves.  The Water Treatment Maintenance Worker locates and repairs electrical and mechanical problems to assure the safe and continuous operation of the Water Plant. This employee operates the Plant as required.  This position will require shift work. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Certification is required.

 

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Pay Range:                         $17.07 to $23.90 per hour depending on qualifications

Date Opened:                     September 6, 2017

Date Closed:                      October 8, 2017

Hours:                                 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Tuesday-Friday.

 

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Regular part-time and regular full-time employees shall, within one year of date of hire, establish and maintain residency within Franklin County or within a driving distance of 35 miles of the Ottawa City Hall, AND within the state of Kansas.

E-Mail Confirmation:  After your application has been received by the City of Ottawa, you will receive confirmation by e-mail.  Please check your SPAM filter or JUNK Mail for an e-mail from humanResources@ottawaks.gov.  If you have not received information within 48 hours of submitting your application, please call 785-229-3635 to verify application has been received.

 

For additional information, contact Human Resources at 785-229-3635 or e-mail humanresources@ottawaks.gov.

Additional Information:

High school diploma or GED required; technical degree or some college credit in related field preferred.

Some water plant experience preferred.

Must progressively acquire Water Operator certification by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment up to and including Class II within 12 months of the first eligibility date for obtaining a given certification level. Class IV certification preferred by five year employment anniversary.

Requires possession of a valid Kansas driver’s license. Must be insurable by the City’s insurance carrier.

The City of Ottawa conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.

Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3634 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

The City of Ottawa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

The City of Ottawa is a nationally recognized Playful City USA community.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title                            Water Plant Maintenance Worker I

Department                       Utilities/Water Production

Reports To                        Water Plant Superintendent

FLSA Status                      Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime pay)

Salary Grade                      9

Retirement                        KPERS

OSHA                                Hazard Communication, Respirator Safety, Confined Space, Lockout/Tagout

Last Update                      February 2017

                                             

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

 

Summary

 

The Water Plant Maintenance Worker I performs skilled and semi-skilled work in connection with preventative maintenance and repairing of equipment and machinery at the Water Plant. The employee in this position is responsible for cleaning, lubricating, repairing, or replacing motors, pumps and valves.  The Water Treatment Maintenance Worker locates and repairs electrical and mechanical problems to assure the safe and continuous operation of the Water Plant. This employee operates the Plant as required.  This position will require shift work. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Certification is required.

 

Essential Job Functions

 

  • Communicates by phones and in person with public and other City employees.
  • Distinguishes color changes, reads small gauges and tests equipment accurately.
  • Operates Water Treatment Plant when operators are absent; shift work is required.
  • Maintains written record of all maintenance performed on Plant equipment.
  • Checks and lubricates all pumps, motors and valves.
  • Tightens and changes belts and chains.
  • Determines electrical and mechanical malfunction to equipment and makes repairs.
  • Maintains tools and maintenance equipment in ready order.
  • Replaces pumps, motors, belts, valves, bearings, and gearboxes.
  • Assists operators in taking water samples and running tests.
  • Perform general building and grounds maintenance work.

 

Ancillary Job Functions

 

  • Obeys and complies with all City ordinances and policies.
  • Assists other departments and performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.

 

Education and Experience – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.

 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; technical degree or some college credit in a related field preferred.
  • Some water plant operation experience preferred.
  • Must progressively acquire Water Operator certification by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment up to and including Class II within 12 months of the first eligibility date for obtaining a given certification level. Class IV certification preferred by five year employment anniversary.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those commonly associated with this position.

 

  • Knowledge of electrical and plumbing repairs and schematics, mathematics, construction materials, and maintenance procedures.
  • The ability to operate pneumatic tools, feeders, filters, pumps, motors, hand tools, electric tools, and other related equipment.
  • Knowledge of personal computer, data entry, and spreadsheets.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with other employees, City officials, businesses, and the public.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under general supervision and make responsible decisions.
  • Ability to use good judgment and think quickly and rationally in difficult or stressful situations.

 

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

 

  • May be required to work in confined spaces, hazardous traffic conditions, or high/dangerous places.
  • May be exposed to wet/humid conditions, inclement outdoor weather, vibration, extreme temperatures, mechanical oils, airborne particles/fumes, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, potentially hazardous bodily fluids, potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents/chemicals, or loud noise levels.
  • May be required to wear a respirator in certain situations.

 

Physical Abilities commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below 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 essential functions.

 

  • Must be able to sit, talk, hear, feel attributes of objects, grasp, push, stand, walk, drive, reach with hands/arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, balance, operate mechanical equipment, and move up and down from/to sitting position on the floor.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement and manual dexterity.
  • Must have clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, ability to identify/distinguish colors, and precise hand-eye coordination.
  • Must be able to pass annual SCBA fit test.
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.

Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.



Vacancy Number: ott)9062017-01

Open Date: 9/6/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 10/8/2017 11:59:59 PM