Wednesday , 24 April 2019

Maintenance Operator

Maintenance Operator – City of Waukesha

SALARY:                               $52,560.00 – $70,955.00 Annually

OPENING DATE:                 04/05/19

CLOSING DATE:                 04/26/19 04:00 PM

DESCRIPTION:  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.

Starting salary – $52,560; $70,955 achieved through merit increases.


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

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 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


Performs all preventive and corrective maintenance at lift stations and performs work in compliance 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


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 knowledge, ability and skills:

Operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a wastewater treatment plant. Hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles related to wastewater 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).

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.

Valid Wisconsin driver’s license with an excellent driving record; the ability to complete a pre-employment post offer physical to include drug and alcohol screening upon hire; requires certification(s) in 2 or more of the following: HVAC, electromechanical; plumbing, welding and/or heavy equipment operation; DNR General Wastewater Operator certification, Wastewater subclasses – within one year of hire.


 201 Delafield Street, Room 205. Waukesha, WI 53188, (262) 524-3744



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