Water Treatment Plant Mechanic/Relief Operator II

City of Jackson
Jackson, MI


FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Water Treatment Plant Mechanic/Relief Operator II

General Summary: Under the supervision of a higher classified employee, performs maintenance and repair of electrical, mechanical and water supply systems at the Water Treatment Plant and Pumping Station.  Serves as a qualified relief operator, as assigned.

Eligibility Requirements: Must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license and good driving record at the time of appointment and must maintain during employment in this classification.   High school education and two years’ experience in equipment maintenance and repair are required.  A 2-year vocational certificate/degree in a related field is desired, but not required.  Consideration may be given to additional related education in lieu of a portion of the minimum experience requirement.  Must obtain minimum of F-4 water treatment certification within one (1) year of appointment and maintain during employment in this position.

In addition to the above requirements, all City positions require:  the ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language as necessary for their position; the ability to follow written and oral instructions; and the ability to get along with other employees and members of the public.  City employees are also expected to possess and maintain a record of orderly law-abiding citizenship, sobriety, integrity and  loyalty as  it pertains to and  reflects upon  their employment with  the  City; and must be physically and mentally able  to perform the essential duties of their position without excessive absences.

Weighting System:

Max. Points

Written Exam (passing = 70% or better)                                      30

Education/Additional Experience                                                    10

Work Related Experience                                                                    30

Interview                                                                                                        30

Total                                                                                                                   100

Physical  Demands:  The  physical  demands  and  work  environment  characteristics  described  here  are  representative  of  those  an employee  encounters  while  performing  the  essential  functions  of  the  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 stand, sit, walk, use arms, hands and fingers, talk, hear and  see.   The  employee  will  frequently  be  required  to  use  hand  strength  to  grasp  tools  and  turn  large  valves.   The  employee  will frequently climb steps and occasionally climb ladders.   The employee is frequently required to reach, pull and twist with hands and arms; the employee will operate vibrating machinery, use a shovel and hand tools, move and operate portable pumps, air hammers, power saws, etc.   The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 90 pounds of material, and assist co-workers to lift and/or move heavier objects, and must be able to apply torque strength of up to 75 pounds.  The employee is occasionally required to work in a business  office  setting,  during  which  the  employee  will  use  limited  mobility  and  manual  dexterity  to  type  and  enter  data;  ability  to effectively utilize both oral and written communications.   The employee works both indoors and outdoors, and occasionally works near moving  mechanical  equipment.   The  employee frequently works  with  hazardous  chemicals  and  irritants, using  appropriate  personal protective equipment.  The noise level is usually moderate.

Grade/Salary: 307 $42,129 -$56,934

Benefit Package, including:

•      Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays

•      Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

•      Disability income plan

•      Pension program

•      Deferred compensation plan (457)

•      Healthcare savings plan

Date Posted: January 14th, 2022

Application Deadline:  Internal: January 21st, 2022 5PM

External: January 28th, 2022 5PM

To Apply:

• Job applications can be obtained from the Human Resources Division or downloaded from


• A resume must accompany the completed job application.

• Job applications will be accepted in-person, fax, email, or by mail at:

City of Jackson

Human Resource Division

161 W Michigan AVE

Jackson, MI 49201