• Pump Station Mechanic

    City of Council Bluffs
    Job Description
    Pump Station Mechanic
    Department: Public Works
    Supervisor: Pump Station Supervisor
    Location: Wastewater Treatment Plant
    FLSA Status: Non-exempt
    Prepared By: Mallory Davis, Recruiter
    Prepared Date: August 2020
    Union: AFSCME
    Pay Grade: 20
    Pay: $23.51/HR - $29.34/HR
    The City of Council Bluffs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Summary: An employee in this class is responsible for the continuous operation and maintenance of all of the sanitary and storm water pump station facilities and equipment throughout the City. This is a highly skilled mechanical work position in the operation of the pump station facilities. 
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Repairs and performs maintenance of pump station equipment
    • Records labor and parts used in performing tasks into the computerized Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system on a daily basis
    • Completes detailed inspection sheets of pump station operations and maintenance utilizing the EAM system
    • Checks and assures the proper operation and maintenance of automated and manual mechanical trash rack collection systems in both sanitary and storm pump stations
    • Maintains the continuous operation of both electrical and diesel driven pumps in sanitary and storm pump stations
    • Performs preventive maintenance and repair of pump station equipment as per original equipment manufacturer specifications
    • Uninstalls, rebuilds, and installs various sized pumps and drive systems to factory specifications
    • Takes storm pump stations and gates in and out of service, as needed, in accordance with river levels
    • Maintains odor control monitoring systems, liquid systems, and filtered systems
    • Performs safety monitoring to include monitoring gas levels and stand-by duties when others are working in a confined space/hazardous atmosphere
    • Maintains parts inventories required in the daily maintenance and extended maintenance of the pump station facilities
    • Attends training and safety courses to maintain licensing requirements
    • Performs duties and responsibilities at other City facilities as assigned
    • Regular and predictable attendance is required
    • Other duties as assigned
    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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.
    Education and/or Experience:
    • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
    • Mechanical Trade School Certificate, preferred
    • Two (2) years of relevant experience, preferred
    • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Must obtain and maintain a Grade 1 State of Iowa Wastewater Certificate or Grade I Wastewater Collection System Certification within two (2) years of hire
    • Must obtain and maintain a Backflow Preventer Operation and Maintenance Certification within two (2) years of hire
    Physical Demands:
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and see, talk, and hear.
    • The employee must be able to occasionally lift and work with up to seventy (70) pounds.
    • The employee must be able to frequently lift and work with up to fifty (50) pounds.
    • The employee must be able to continuously lift and work with up to ten (10) pounds.
    • The employee must be able to work both in and out of doors, in all weather conditions, in high places, in confined spaces, in dusty environments, and in high noise levels.
      Other Skills and Abilities:
    • Considerable knowledge and skill in the operation and maintenance of pump station facilities
    • Good knowledge and mechanical ability in the functions and servicing of mechanical equipment both electrical and diesel driven
    • Ability to operate efficiently and safely all equipment and machinery used in pump station operations
    • Thorough knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools, and materials of the electrical and mechanical trades
    • Thorough knowledge of welding, blacksmithing, machine work, and related mechanical trade operations
    • Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with general maintenance operations
    • Ability to observe and enforce appropriate precautions
    • Ability to work from sketches or blueprints to close tolerances
    • Ability to understand and carry out difficult oral and written instructions
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and subordinates
    • Skill in the use and care of bench and hand tools, machines, and equipment of the mechanical trades
    Please visit the City’s Employment Opportunities page to apply for this position by the application deadline of December 11, 2020.
    The City’s Employment Opportunities page can be found at the following link: