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Maintenance Technician

6425 Huber St, Detroit, MI 48211, USA Req #25
Sunday, January 26, 2020

One Water. One Team.

When you work at Great Lakes Water Authority, you help make a difference in the environment and in your local community. “One water, one team” is more than just a phrase, it’s a way of doing business. Here, you don’t work for GLWA, you work with GLWA. We are racing toward a shared goal to become the region’s most-trusted, high-quality water and wastewater resource. Won't you join us?

We are looking for Maintenance Technicians to repair and maintain tools and other equipment associated with installations; performs required routine preventative and predictive maintenance and other related work on the Field Services Team.

Responsibilities (not all-inclusive)

Our Maintenance Technicians complete repairs of valves and heavy equipment and machinery actively perform alignments of equipment. The role includes performing tests and results; maintaining various records and preparing reports, and specifications for new equipment. As a part of the Maintenance Technicians team, you'll perform shift work which could include weekend and holiday assignments.

  • You will perform routine preventative maintenance using rigging, welding, cutting, machinery alignment, plumbing and pipe fitting.
  • You will regularly inspect the working condition and maintain the cleanliness of equipment and surrounding areas; replace and repair major equipment and tools.
  • You will collect and analyze process and performance data used to diagnose, repair and perform preventive maintenance of water equipment, including print reading.
  • You will work on a variety of hand-on assignments including maintaining electrical distribution, pumping, mechanical and chemical equipment, rebuilding and dismantling pumps.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Computer Maintenance Management System
  • Procurement/purchasing, receiving, warehouse/inventory, and service contracting procedures and applications/systems
  • Tools, methods, materials and practices used in repairing heavy machinery and equipment including some familiarity with methods and equipment used in moving heavy objects

Skill to:

  • Exercise proficiency in various job duties in the various plants as well as all the equipment used in the job
  • Effectively query and generate work orders
  • Maintain and update various databases and automated records
  • Weld, braze and cut with electric arc and acetylene torch
  • Use advanced technology
  • Utilize cranes

Ability to:

  • Complete arithmetic computation
  • Read and interpret schematics
  • Craft, plan, schedule and close work orders
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Perform rigging process
  • Lead team activities or to work as a team member
  • Communicate frequently with team members and other units across the Organization about process, equipment or potential problems
  • Utilize appropriate security and safety equipment and procedures
  • Effectively perform shop math
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Develop proficiency in unit specific operations and software
  • Climb ladders, work in confined spaces, elevated locations, and descend underground
  • Lift tools and equipment up to 50 pounds
  • Walk, stand, or work for long periods of time
  • Hear audible alarms and detect abnormal equipment sounds

Required Education & Experience

  • High School or GED Michigan
  • S4 or F4 license within two (2) years of level 1 designation

Physical Requirements

This position requires the ability to demonstrate normal color perception, visually inspect equipment and processes at any time of the day or night, pass bio-mechanical physical, vision, baseline physical and annual fit tests, wear respiratory protection and other personal protective equipment; perform a variety of laboring tasks involving carrying, stacking, digging, shoveling, hitting, pushing, pulling and other efforts requiring considerable physical strength and stamina.

Other Requirements:

  • Valid Michigan Driver's License is required
  • Valid CDL-A
  • This position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing

We are all strategic partners on the path to becoming a Utility of the Future, and GLWA prioritizes the selection of highly hardworking, well-qualified individuals to help us get there. We offer competitive pay and the starting wage or salary, if hired, is variable. Factors such as your proven hard and soft skills, your level of education, history in the sector or industry, and meaningful work experience will all be evaluated.

We also offer an opportunity for advancement, on the job training, ongoing professional development, tuition assistance and a career in a sector that safeguards public health, supports and strengthen communities, and protects the environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Other details

  • Job Family Maintenance Technician
  • Job Function Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education High School
  • 6425 Huber St, Detroit, MI 48211, USA