Water Plant 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

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! 

About the position:

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

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.

Job ID: 78780

Posted 9 days ago

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