WPC Maintenance Repair Worker I

City of Cedar Rapids

HOURLY WAGE: New Hire: $22.65  ·  1 year: $25.07  ·  2 years: $26.49  ·  3 years: $27.91

Come join a team dedicated to serving our community! The City of Cedar Rapids is welcoming applications for a WPC Maintenance Repair Worker I.   At the City, we are committed to employing individuals who reflect our community’s diverse backgrounds. We appreciate and leverage the vast experience individuals bring beyond the technical requirements of a job. If you are an individual with similar experience listed here please consider applying. Experience and skills combined with commitment to our core values is key to building a greater community now and for the next generation; therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to this position. Any person who anticipates needing accommodations for any part of the recruitment process please contact Katie Ulmer (k.ulmer@cedar-rapids.org or 319-286-5138).


What’s in it for you? 

The City provides outstanding pay, benefits and paid time off. With participation in the Wellness Program, the Choice Family PPO plan cost is only $63.88 per month for 2022! Additionally we offer:

  • Medical co-insurance for participating providers of 90% plan / 10% employee
  • Competitive pay
  • Iowa Public Employee’s Retirement Pension plans (IPERS) (Download PDF reader)  with a 9.44% City contribution and 6.29% employee contribution
  • 457 deferred compensation employer match program (City will match up to 0.05% of your annual income each calendar year—learn more here.)
  • Flexible Spending (Health Care and Dependent Care Accounts- learn more here)
  • An average of 11 paid holidays per year
  • Up to $3,000 per year in educational assistance
  • 4 weeks of paid parental leave 
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness – (The PSLF program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See more info here. )
  • Annual pay increases 
  • Typically receive annual cost of living increase depending on budget
  • 100% City paid basic life insurance 
  • Dental, vision, long-term disability, and supplemental life insurance
  • View our Bargaining Benefits Summaries  (Download PDF reader)
  • Expansive job growth opportunities
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Private health & wellness coaching partnerships


Cedar Rapids - Why you should live here! 

Provides labor and technical maintenance services to sustain a continuing program of waste water treatment.

Works under immediate supervision, work is largely prescribed and routine, though assignments requiring considerable independence may be given to experienced workers in this class.

Position Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm

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

  • Repairs and overhauls pumps, compressors, conveyers, piping and other pollution control equipment;

  • Wears and properly uses safety equipment including personal protective, fall protection equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus and gas detection equipment;

  • Drives dump truck;

  • Operates fork-lift and other material handling equipment;

  • Performs snow removal activities;

  • Maintains vehicles;

  • Performs building maintenance activities;

  • Cuts weeds; mows grass;

  • Paints equipment and buildings;

  • Lubricates machinery;

  • Adjusts or replaces pump packing;

  • Checks machinery vibration levels;

  • 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

Acceptable Experience and Training:

  • Two years experience in maintenance and minor repair of machinery or mechanical equipment; or

  • Two years of related education, apprenticeship, or trade in a related field; or

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

Required Special Qualifications:
  • Iowa Commercial Driver's License (Class B) with appropriate endorsements and Medical Examiners Certificate within 6 months of employment.

Job ID: 78779

Posted 6 days ago

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