City of Ann Arbor
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 21.71
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Inventory Control Technician

Location: Waste Water Treatment Plant

Pay Rate Information

This position is represented by the AFSCME union and starting pay is $21.71/hour. This position is eligible for step pay increases and potential progression increases. Please reference AFSCME's collective bargaining agreement located at:  

Job progressions serve as a way for union employees to demonstrate additional technical competencies, knowledge and skills to enhance their benefit to the City.  The progression allows employees to enhance their job responsibilities and pay through demonstration of increased competencies.

Benefits offered with this position include:

  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • 401a with City match
  • Optional 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Reciprocal Pension Credit, available for pension-qualified applicants
  • Retiree health reimbursement account
  • Very generous medical/dental/vision/pharmacy plans
  • Paid vacation, personal time, floating holiday, plus sick days. Unused vacation and sick time rolls over
  • Short-term and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • You can earn up to $500 annually by participating in our Wellness Incentive Programs. These dollars will be deposited into a health reimbursement account (HRA), which can be used toward eligible health care expenses
  • Tuition reimbursement $2500, must be employed 1 year to be eligible
  • Employee assistance program
  • Voluntary benefits like accident coverage, critical illness, LegalShield, and Identify Theft

Role Summary

Maintain an effective and organized inventory system for the Waste Water Treatment Plant including; machines, equipment, parts, tools, supplies, fuel and services for operation.  Provide maintenance, installation and repair of City equipment, systems and components. Assist in planning maintenance activities and maintaining the inventory of items needed to perform maintenance work.


Incumbent may be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:

Essential Duties

  • Procuring, receiving, organizing, storing and issuing parts, machines, equipment and supplies (stock and non-stock); ensuring the use of stock and non-stock items is properly accounted
  • Assisting in the planning of maintenance activities (at plant, lift stations, dams, etc.) including the preparation of specifications for equipment parts, materials, supplies and services. Ensuring that all of the necessary supplies and equipment are on hand and present at the project site when the work is ready to commence
  • Maintaining the Unit's physical inventory to include equipment, parts, tools, and supplies
  • Performing maintenance activities on City equipment including repair and installation
  • Maintaining supply rooms to ensure that appropriate levels of supplies are consistently available, ensuring business continuity Inspecting and performing preventative maintenance repairs on equipment
  • Assisting in movement and strategic placement of machinery or mechanical components
  • Delivering and stocking of parts, supplies, equipment and material in excess of 50 lbs. per lift without assistance
  • Delivering parts, supplies, equipment, and materials to worksites in the field in excess of 50lbs per lift and up to 450 lbs per transfer of material
  • Movement and/or delivery of parts, supplies, equipment, and material to worksites in the field
  • Use of harness for purposes of confined space entry and fall protection
  • Frequent entry into confined space and ability to assist harnessed co-workers entering and exiting confined space
  • Incumbent will frequently work in hazardous physical conditions (i.e., confined spaces, heights, mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibration, etc.), poor atmospheric conditions (i.e., fumes, odors, dusts, gases, and poor ventilation), extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and intense noise
  • Driving a forklift to unload and lift material
  • Initiating purchase orders requests and submitting them according to City procedures
  • Assisting in the administration of the computer maintenance management system including but not limited to entering parts and labor costs for equipment and machine repairs
  • Maintaining library of equipment manuals, engineering drawings, vendor catalogs and reference manuals
  • Coordinating and accumulating materials for repair, project and preventive maintenance work
  • Coordinating small maintenance and repair projects
  • Serving as a resource on relevant OSHA regulations

Related Work

  • Coordinating and collaborating with other City staff consistent with the City's procurement policies and procedures
  • Complying with safety and environmental regulations for hazardous materials
  • Following proper safety practices for the use of various hand tools, power tools and test instruments
  • Complying with all City of Ann Arbor policies, procedures,  guidelines and programs
  • Exercising proper safety practices for, but not limited to, confined space entry and storing, handling and transporting compressed gases, chemicals and lubricants and using correct lock-out and tag-out procedures
  • Completing work process demonstration and documentation
  • Performing related work as assigned

Knowledge of:

  • Shipping, receiving and storage methods and practices
  • Machines and tools, including their design, use, benefit and maintenance
  • Maintenance spare parts and equipment for the designated service unit
  • Installation, assembly, adjustment and maintenance of a large variety of equipment
  • Inventory control, point of supply, catalog procedures, purchasing and requisition procedures
  • Computerized maintenance management system operation and software applications
  • Organizational methods used in maintaining libraries and inventory
  • Basic hazard and work safety precautions for the water utilities industry

Skills and Ability to:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Communicate through oral and written instruction
  • Plan and organize jobs
  • Read, interpret, and follow technical manuals, plans and drawings
  • Prepare written specifications for procurement of maintenance parts, supplies, materials and services
  • Work within the appropriate budget and expenditure accounts
  • Use computers and related software applications


Basic hand tools, electrical and electronic testing equipment, power tools, shop equipment, safety and personal protective equipment (PPE), motor vehicle and computer.  May also include forklifts and other heavy equipment.

Training and Experience - Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent (GED)
  • Experience in mechanical maintenance work: at least 3 years
  • Experience in purchasing equipment for a commerical or industrial faility: at least 1 year
  • Experience working with and managing a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS): at least 1 year
Licensing Requirements
  • 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 requirements for this position are:

-Constant walking, standing, pushing, and pulling

-Constant bending, lifting, in excess of 50 lbs.

-Regular pushing, pulling activities of wheel carts that are loaded with product with a cumulative weight of 450lbs. or greater

-Deliver and stocking of parts, supplies, equipment, and material in excess of 50 lbs per lift

-Gain vertical access through the use of portable ladders, or fixed ladders in excess of 50lbs per instance

-The physical ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, as incumbent may be subject to local and long distance travel. 


0 to 10 lbs.


11 to 25 lbs.


26 to 50 lbs.


51 to 100 lbs.


Floor to Waist (1" to 41")


Waist to Shoulder (41" to 54")


Shoulder to Overhead (55" to 85")


Total Body Push/Pull


Upper Extremity Push/Pull



Total Body:



Standing (>steps)


Walking (>3 steps)


Climb Stairs


Climb Ladders


Driving (Forklift/Vehicles)


Balancing- Slippery, Narrow


Hands Wrist Flexed > 45 degrees


Hands Wrist Ulnar Deviation


Hands Wrist Radial Deviation


Elbows Rotated


Elbows Fully Extended


Pinch Grip


Finger Press > 2 lb.


*COMPONE data collected from evaluation 6/4/2014


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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