CITY OF WAUKESHA invites applications for the position of: Maintenance Operator

SALARY:       $26.23 – $35.40 Hourly, $54,548.00 – $73,639.00 Annually

This position performs skilled work to maintain the City’s wastewater treatment facilities and biosolids processing equipment. This position also maintains the lift stations and conveyance equipment.

Schedule: Monday – Friday, Full time, 7am – 3:30pm, required weekend rotational on-call schedule

Starting salary range: $54,548 – Salary dependent on qualifications Initial interviews: TBD for those selected to move forward in the process Tentative start date: TBD


Essential Job Functions The job functions listed herein are neither exclusive nor exhaustive, but are intended to be illustrative of the types of tasks the employee will most likely be expected to perform on a regular basis. The employee may be asked to perform different or additional tasks than the ones listed here, as the needs of the employer and/or the requirements of the position change.

Makes regular tours of lift stations to check equipment, report malfunctions and unsafe conditions.

Records readings from meters and instruments to check functioning of equipment at lift stations; ability to read and understand schematics and blueprints.

Responds to alarms and emergencies at the plant and lift stations including operation of emergency generators and other equipment.

Implements and executes the CMOM program; keeps records and maintains the functionality of communication and controls systems.

Repairs and adjusts motors, pumps, engines, valves and other apparatus to meet changing operating conditions.

General grounds maintenance i.e grass cutting, snow and ice control.

Cleans and services pumps, engines, motors and other equipment and portable. generator operation, boiler operations and heavy machinery operations.

Makes repairs and/or reports defects to the Maintenance Supervisor. Paints, cleans and does other maintenance to buildings and grounds.

Required to be “on-call” for response to alarms and emergencies at the CWP and lift stations; may be required to operate emergency generators and other equipment.

Performs all preventive and corrective maintenance at lift stations and performs work incompliance with CMOM program.

Inspects and maintains safety equipment including all confined entry equipment and fall protection equipment; sets up and performs entries in accordance to the safety program. Fabrication or installation of plant and lift station equipment.

Performs work in tanks, confined spaces and high locations.

Performs preventative, corrective, predictive and custom maintenance activities within the CWP and lift stations.

Other duties as assigned


Graduation from a technical school or college with an Associate’s Degree or equivalent in electronics and mechanical operations related to wastewater treatment plant operations or related trades, and 4 – 6 years of experience in wastewater treatment plant and lift station operations; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following:

Operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a waste water treatment plant. Hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles related to waste water treatment plant operations.

The use of electrical meters, testers and standby generators and heavy equipment Mechanical and electrical operations, welding and plumbing.

Occupational hazards and the proper safety methods and procedures used to avoid or minimize risks.

The use of specialized equipment used in the maintenance and repair of WWTP lift stations.

The use of standard office equipment including computers and relevant software programs. (e.g., HMI, GIS and SCADA).

General office procedures and the use of standard office equipment and relevant software programs.

Multitask and prioritize workload. Understand and carry out instructions.

Work independently with minimal supervision.

Diagnose mechanical operations equipment problems and determine proper remedial measures.

Use plant monitoring and control software.

Make appropriate repairs to lift station equipment, buildings and grounds.

Perform light to heavy physical tasks under varying weather conditions, and work in confined spaces (training provided).

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, supervisors, coworkers and the general public.