Water Treatment Plant Mechanic

US-KS-Kansas City
2 months ago
# of Openings


The purpose of this position is to maintain all WaterOne machinery by performing mechanical maintenance and repairs on water treatment equipment, pumping equipment, and plumbing systems at all WaterOne facilities as directed.


WaterOne employees shall continuously strive to meet or exceed the expectations of both their internal and external customers.  Questions and concerns shall be acknowledged on the same day whenever possible, but no later than the next business day.  Issues shall be resolved as promptly as possible, with the goal of maximizing customer satisfaction.


  • Performs all repair and upkeep of mechanical equipment in WaterOne, excluding vehicle fleet.*
  • Performs all scheduled lubrication and preventive maintenance of mechanical equipment and electric motors in WaterOne, excluding vehicle fleet.*
  • Responsible for the installation of new mechanical equipment and rehabilitation of existing mechanical systems.*
  • Performs all major and minor maintenance on well pump equipment, elevated tanks, pump stations, pressure points, automatic valves, pressure regulating valves, hydraulically operated equipment, chemical feed equipment, pneumatic chemical conveying and transfer systems.*
  • Responsible for maintaining and repairing all types of piping including water, air, hydraulic and drain.*
  • Responsible for alignment of pumps, motors and gearboxes.*
  • Repairs mechanical equipment mounted on elevated tanks and in the well field.*
  • Responsible for miscellaneous welding, cutting and metals fabrication.*
  • Performs housekeeping duties at all pump stations throughout WaterOne.
  • Be available for emergency call-out in the event of maintenance problems.
  • Performs other duties assigned.


  • High school graduate with an aptitude for mechanics.
  • Vocational school or technical training in maintenance preferred.
  • Requires a minimum of three years experience as a maintenance mechanic.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of mechanical theory and practice.
  • Must have a broad knowledge of occupational hazards and safe work practices.
  • Must have experience with or have the ability to learn and apply all applicable requirements pertaining to hazardous waste operations.
  • Must understand equipment and structures unique to a water utility.
  • Must have the ability to perform mathematical calculations.
  • Must have a broad knowledge of measuring devices such as micrometers, depth gauges, calipers, dial indicators.
  • Must be able to climb water towers or other structures when required.
  • Must be well organized and able to handle a wide variety of assignments.
  • Must communicate well in English both orally and in writing.
  • Must be cooperative; a team player.
  • Must have a means to be contacted for emergency call-out.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and continually meet WaterOne driving standards.
  • Must be able to pass a post offer medical exam, including drug screen and background investigation (may not apply to current employees)

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS (*Essential functions)

  • Must be able to move or transport equipment, tools, and other items weighing up to 100 lbs. occasionally; up to 50 lbs. frequently.*
  • Must be able to frequently position self to install, remove, or maintain equipment and other items.*
  • Must be able to move from one location to another frequently.*
  • Must be able to operate a vehicle.*
  • Must be able to distinguish colors.*
  • Must be able to ascend and descend ladders to work on equipment.*
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for up to several hours a day.*
  • Must be able to meet qualifications for using air purifying and air supplied respiratory protection.*


Protective equipment, including but not limited to personal protective equipment for eyes, face, head and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices, and protective shields and barriers, may be required and shall be maintained in the sanitary and reliable condition wherever it is necessary by reason of hazards of process or environment, chemical hazards, or mechanical hazard encountered in a manner capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation or physical contact.




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