Water Utility Tech II
City of Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor, MI

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Role Summary: To operate, maintain, inspect, install and repair water treatment and waste water treatment facilities and associated collection and distribution equipment, systems and components.

Essential Duties:
  • Operating water utility components, including filters, pumps, valves, sludge systems and chemical feed systems
  • Planning and performing preventive maintenance on mechanical equipment including engines, motors, pumps, controls and chemical feed systems
  • Fabricating parts and modifications and fixing broken equipment
  • Monitoring system operations to ensure effectiveness, efficiency and regulatory compliance
  • Monitoring raw water supply to detect chemical and biological contaminants
  • Preparing written procedures for troubleshooting system maintenance and malfunctions
  • Lubricating, adjusting and maintaining plant equipment
  • Installing, inspecting and repairing pumps and piping systems
  • Performing laboratory tests for process and water quality
  • Ordering, receiving, issuing and maintaining record of maintenance parts, machinery, equipment and materials
  • Ensuring compliance with safety and environmental regulations including, but not limited to, hazardous materials
  • Following the safe and proper use of various hand, power tools and test instruments and obtaining any necessary certification(s)
  • Following City of Ann Arbor written policies, procedures and programs and, proper safety practices for, but not limited to, confined space entry, storing, handling and transporting compressed gases, chemicals and lubricants, and using correct lock-out and tag-out procedures
  • Assist in moving or placement of heavy machinery
Related Work:
  • Completing work process demonstration and documentation
  • Performing related work as assigned\
Knowledge of:
  • Machines and tools, including their design, use, benefit and maintenance
  • General operating principles, practices and procedures of a water utilities plant
  • General production and processing procedures (input, output, quality control, waste)
  • General chemistry and mathematics
  • General mechanic practices, procedures, tools, and equipment
  • General preventive maintenance practices and adjustment of water utility equipment
  • General maintenance management, inventory control and City purchasing procedures
  • General computer hardware and software applications
  • Basic hazard, work safety and water safety precautions for the water utilities industry
Skills and Ability to:
  • Communicate through oral and written instruction
  • Function as part of a Self-Directed Work Team
  • Repair machines, equipment and systems using necessary tools
  • Read, interpret, and follow manuals, plans and technical drawings
  • Operate laboratory and plant system equipment and record analytical results
  • Monitor operational controls, gauges, dials and meters
  • Identify problems and find solutions as an individual and a member of a team
  • Conduct tests to determine functionality of water utility components
  • Install equipment, machines or wiring to meet specifications
Equipment: Basic hand tools, laboratory and field testing equipment, safety and personal protective equipment (PPE), forklift, personnel lift, power tools, shop equipment and computer and miscellaneous office equipment and motor vehicle

Training and Experience:
  • High school diplo
  • pma or GED Mechanical aptitude
Licensing Requirements (additional position requirement at entry)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Michigan D Wastewater operating license

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