City of Iowa City - Maintenance Worker 2 - Wastewater Treatment


Maintenance Worker II – Wastewater Treatment

Public Works/Wastewater

Full Salary Range: $44,491.20 - $57,304.00

One permanent full time position available

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00AM – 3:30PM

On Call Every 7 Weeks


Under general direction, assists with performs general maintenance and repairs of plant processing equipment and lift stations. Performs specialized construction, modifications and installation of equipment and structures. Assists in maintenance on sewer systems including excavation and rebuilding or replacing sewer pipes. Assists with repairs or rebuilds of pumps, valves and all fluid handling components and reduction pressure zone or backflow preventer. Assists on installations and repairs of plumbing systems including gravity and pressure lines, chemical, gas, drain piping and sewer taps. Assists in cleaning and repairing boilers. Operates a variety of heavy equipment including trash pumps, backhoes, tractors, dump trucks, jet vacuum truck and others. Performs routine checks of pumps and filters at lift stations; records hour usage and maintains other records; collects samples and submits to lab for analysis. Collects and disposes of grit, bar screenings and lift station trash basket contents. Performs on-call duties; responds to emergencies of equipment failure at Wastewater treatment plant, lift stations and collection system. Participates in safety committee and identification of workplace hazards. Enters paperwork and logs information into computer. Meets with utility employees, contractors and the general public regarding sewer complaints and locations. Assists with video camera truck to inspect sanitary sewers and storm sewers for inflow and infiltration, structural defects and blockages. Cross trains in plant maintenance and sewer collection system assignments. Assists Electronics Technician, Treatment Plant Operators and Maintenance Operators on assigned tasks. Performs building and grounds maintenance. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned.


Minimum education, experience and certification

High school diploma or equivalent required. One year of experience in equipment repair and maintenance or in a related field required. Confined space entry training preferred. Forklift certification preferred. Flagging training preferred. Competent person training in shoring and trenching preferred. Iowa DNR Grade I Wastewater Treatment Operator certificate or higher preferred. Must live within 17 miles of the corporate limits of Iowa City, Iowa within one year of appointment to the position. Valid Iowa Class B commercial driver's license with air brake endorsement and satisfactory driving record required. Tank endorsement required within 90 days of hire. Valid Iowa Class A commercial driver's license with airbrake and tank endorsements required within 6 months of hire. This position is subject to federal drug testing requirements. A pre-employment drug screen is required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check.


Application deadline is Friday, July 20, 2018. To apply, please use the link to the City’s Self Services website at and complete the City of Iowa City online employment application.


To comply with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons hired will be required to provide verification of identity and employment eligibility per provisions of the Act.



The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Iowa City is a supporter of the National Career Readiness Certificate.