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Maintenance Tech-Helper 

Open Date 8/3/2020  
Close Date Until filled  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Bargaining / Non-Bargaining Teamster  
Division Public Works  
Location Division of Utilities - Office of Water Works - North Station  
Reports To Operations Manager / Maintenance Manager  
Schedule Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-3:30 pm; schedule may vary based on operational needs. Overtime as needed.  
Pay Rate $17.06/hr.  

The Water Treatment Maintenance Helper is responsible for various entry-level duties related to the operation and maintenance of water treatment facilities and water quality programs. Performs manual, skilled, and semi-skilled labor in maintaining the pumping equipment and buildings of the distribution department. Maintains accurate daily documentation of chemical levels and plant status. Also, does related work as assigned to ensure constant water treatment standards are met.

Not applicable.

This list represents the types of duties required by the position. Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected.
• Monitors and records facility operations data from Meters, Totalizers, Indicators, and Analyzers Collects water samples.
• Assists with the operation and maintenance of a variety of water system equipment including valves, chemical feeders, pumps, buildings and grounds.
• Collects water samples.
• Repairs or replaces damaged motors and pumps.
• Cleans, paints, mops, mows lawn, shovels and maintains grounds around all well houses, pumping stations, filtration plants.
• Maintains pumping operations to ensure chemical feeds are met as assigned.
• Performs maintenance, troubleshoots and repairs to S.C.A.D.A. system and components.
• Maintains and repairs plumbing lines and fixtures including copper solder, PVC socket and compression fittings.
• Takes delivery of hazardous and nonhazardous chemicals at all station.

• Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned.

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Requirements

• High school diploma or GED; or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to perform the essential duties of the class.
• Minimum 1-year experience in a maintenance and/or mechanical position.
• Must be available to work overtime when required.

• Knowledge of basic principles and practices involved in water treatment, distribution, chemistry and math.
• Knowledgeable and capable of servicing requirements for mechanical equipment.
• Skilled in operation of various hand and power tools, inspection of mechanical equipment, performing general maintenance, and communications, sufficient to exchange or convey information and receive and follow work direction.
• Ability to accurately read and record operations data, understand laboratory analysis, understand and follow oral and written instructions, follow safety procedures, establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and the public.
• Must demonstrate proficiency in the fields of general mechanical, plumbing, and electrical maintenance by passing an exam.
• Must have the ability to respond quickly to emergency situations and to use sound judgment in adverse working conditions.
• The ability to perform accurate basic math computations is required

• Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.
• Indiana Water Treatment 3 Certification required within 3 years of hire.

Will be required to use hand tools, power tools, electrical and electronic test equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, all safety and personnel protective equipment (PPE).

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required in this job include vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work performed indoors/outdoors in adverse weather conditions; required to climb up structures or down into vaults; exposure to chemicals i.e., chlorine, hydrofluorosilicic acid, phosphate, etc. Work performed at water treatment facilities may involve exposure to dirt, noise, hazardous materials, confined spaces, and adverse weather conditions. Employees frequently work alone and may be assigned irregular shifts, including nights and weekends, and must be available for work assignments seven days per week. Individuals may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, poor ventilation, chemicals, noise and extreme temperatures.

Required Pre-employment drug screen  
About the Organization South Bend is the economic, educational, media, and cultural hub of a multi-county region spanning the Michigan-Indiana border. It's the fourth-largest city in Indiana with over 100,000 residents. South Bend's flourishing collegiate community and burgeoning tech industry have built upon the foundation of the city's industrial past to create a vibrant present and a promising future. The city's 14 institutions of higher learning, including the internationally renowned University of Notre Dame, infuse South Bend with creative energy in the arts, business, and technology. Combined with recent economic growth, strong neighborhoods, an affordable cost of living, exciting recreational opportunities, and thriving arts venues make South Bend a fabulous place to live, work, and, play.

***AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.***  
EOE Statement EOE/ADA Statement

The City of South Bend provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application/hiring process should contact the Legal Department's ADA Compliance Officer at and Office of Human Resources at to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The City of South Bend seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality public safety officers, staff and administration. The City of South Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented candidates and others that will enhance our community in compliance with EO No. 1-2016 Section 1. Moreover, the City of South Bend prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  

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