City of Ann Arbor
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 21.64
  • Hourly
  • Temporary-Benefits Eligible


The pay for this position is $21.64/hour.

This position is not authorized to work more than 9 months.

Nature of Work:  Operating water utility components, including filters, pumps, valves, sludge systems and chemical feed systems; planning and performing basic preventive maintenance on mechanical equipment, including engines, motors, pumps, controls and chemical feed systems; repairing broken equipment; monitoring system operations to ensure efficiency and regulatory compliance; lubricating, adjusting and maintaining plant equipment; installing, inspecting and repairing pumps and piping systems; performing laboratory tests for process and water quality; receiving, issuing and maintaining record of maintenance parts, machinery, equipment and materials. Ensuring compliance with safety and environmental regulations for hazardous materials; following the safe and proper use of various hand, power tools and test instruments; following proper safety practices for confined space entry, storing, handling and transporting gases, chemicals and lubricants, using correct lock-out and tag-out procedures and assisting in moving or placement of heavy machinery; completing work process documentation, and performing related work as assigned.

Required Qualifications:  High School Diploma/GED. Mechanical aptitude. Communicating through oral and written instruction. Ability to function as part of a Self-Directed Work Team. Knowledge of machines and tools, including their design, use, benefit, and maintenance. Must have a valid driver's license.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

The physical ability to perform climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, driving and repetitive motions

Incumbents mix chemicals for testing and routinely work with biological contaminants requiring the use of both normal and specialized protective equipment.  Observe or monitor objects and data to comply with safety standards and measure volume using calibrated instruments.  Continuous, repetitive and precise arm/hand movements are made when dispensing and measuring liquids and solid volumes.  Some lifting and moving of objects such as sample containers weighing up to 50 pounds may be required when performing laboratory analyses.  Also, in connection with performing laboratory analyses, bending and stooping to retrieve samples weighing up to 50 pounds is common. 

When carrying supplies, incumbents may walk over uneven and slippery surfaces as well as climb ladders and stairs.  Incumbents distinguish colors while conducting a variety of chemical tests, and respond to various audible alarms coming from testing equipment.  The physical ability to enter into and exit a boat, carrying equipment, samples, etc., if necessary (rowing may be required). The ability to safely operate a motor vehicle as incumbent may be subject to local and long distance travel. It is common for incumbents to stand or sit for extended periods of time with the ability to move about at will.   

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.


We are proud of our diverse workforce and our commitment to equal opportunity.  We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived age, arrest record, color, disability, educational association, familial status, family responsibilities, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, HIV status, marital status, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran status, victim of domestic violence or stalking, or weight in any aspect of our hiring or employment process. The City of Ann Arbor has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which assesses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality in more than 500 cities across the nation.


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