Colorado Springs Utilities Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic Specialist

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $27.60 to $31.74

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 6/27/18

Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic Specialist

As a Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic Specialist , you will be challenged with a rewarding career that supports our Wastewater Treatment Plant(s) by inspecting, maintaining, and repairing pumps, drives, and mechanical equipment for Colorado Springs Utilities. This position is essential to maintain the high-quality equipment used at our Wastewater Treatment facilities. Your expert mechanical knowledge will be utilized to ensure the effective operation and maintenance of the treatment plant.

This position requires the successful candidate to work standby and overtime as needed as well as help in providing 24/7/365 coverage for the plant.

In this job you will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing or replacing pumps, motors, valves and pipelines

  • Helping to maintain, calibrate, and operate a variety of equipment used to treat wastewater

  • Maintaining chemical feed and mixing equipment

  • Inspecting, testing, and preparing confined spaces for safe entry

  • Inspecting, testing and certifying a variety of safety equipment

  • Rigging and lifting as needed for maintenance activities

  • Maintaining records and preparing reports

  • Conducting continuous preventative maintenance (PM’s) on plant equipment

  • Determining and adjusting PM sequence intervals to maintain or lower costs and increase efficiencies.

  • Collecting and interpreting data from analytical equipment such as vibration analysis, oil analysis, and thermographs

  • Establishing and maintaining equipment using our work management system

  • Complying with the safety and health program in support of an incident and injury free workplace

What does it take to be successful? The successful candidate will have completed three to five years of progressively responsible mechanical and electrical experience in a commercial or industrial mechanical environment. The ideal candidate will possess this experience in the wastewater treatment or similar industry. A current State of Colorado “D” level Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification or the ability and willingness to obtain this certification within two years is preferred. Incumbent must have and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License upon hire.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential! For more information and to apply, visit

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled.Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft