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Water Plant Maintenance Repair Worker I

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Water Plant Maintenance Repair Worker I

"Cedar Rapids is a vibrant urban hometown – a beacon for people and businesses that are invested in building a greater community now and for the next generation".

The City of Cedar Rapids, IA is currently recruiting for a Water Plant Maintenance Repair Worker I.

The salary range for this position starts at $41,225.60 annually.

The City of Cedar Rapids welcomes diversity in all forms including; race, gender, background, and thought. The City strives for a workforce that reflects the community we serve!

Details on the required qualifications including the complete job description for this position can be found at our website:

Some Examples of Essential Work:

• 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.

Specific qualifications include:

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

The City of Cedar Rapids offers a supervisory training curriculum and professional development courses throughout the year. We believe in upward mobility for our employees and the diversity and size of our organization provides opportunities for advancement.

We offer a generous benefits package that includes: free employee dental care and low cost family dental care, low cost health and prescription coverage, flexible benefits plans, 11 paid holidays, a comprehensive wellness program with free annual screenings for you and your spouse, an IPERS retirement package, deferred compensation, flexible leave and tuition reimbursement.

For more information on what it is like to experience life in Cedar Rapids or the Corridor area visit or

Visit our website to download an application:

Submit your completed application to:

Applications accepted until 4:00p.m. December 9, 2016.

Pre-employment drug screen required.

Assistance provided to disabled individuals upon request

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 11/10/16

Job ID: 20630468
Mactive ID: 39797