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Colorado Springs Utilities Water Treatment Plant Mechanic in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Water Treatment Plant Mechanic

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $29.46 to $33.88

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 5/11/21

Water Treatment Plant Mechanic

Who We Are: We are a company passionately dedicated to what we do, and our employees take pride in the place we call home; it is no wonder we care so much about our environment! Clean…green…renewable. Be part of history by creating sustainable water solutions to help conserve our finite water resources for a cleaner, greener tomorrow.

We are seeking a Mechanic Specialist at our Fountain Valley Authority Water Treatment Plant. This opportunity will offer you a rewarding career that is essential to maintaining the high-quality equipment and keeping the plant operational 24/7/365. Your expert mechanical knowledge will be utilized in a team environment to ensure that the current equipment is expertly maintained, and the preventative maintenance program remains successful.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Help to maintain, calibrate, and operate a variety of equipment used to treat potable water

  • Conduct continuous preventative maintenance (PM’s) on plant and pump station equipment

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, repair or replace pumps, motors, valves, blowers, pipelines, and maintain chemical feed and mixing equipment; additionally a basic understanding of hydraulics

  • Perform facility maintenance, to include, electrical, heat ventilation, air conditioning, structural maintenance, and repairs

  • Operate water treatment plant on a rotational basis, this will include coordinated cross-training and familiarization of water treatment plant processes

  • Determine and adjust PM sequence intervals to maintain or lower costs and increase efficiencies

  • Troubleshoot and repair low voltage Motor Control Centers of up to 480 volts or below

  • Inspect, test, and prepare confined spaces for safe entry

  • Inspect, test and certify a variety of safety equipment

  • Rigging and lifting as needed for maintenance activities

  • Collect and interpret data from analytical equipment such as vibration analysis, oil analysis, and thermographs

  • Maintain records and prepare reports

  • Establish and maintain equipment using our work management system

  • Perform minor to medium welding tasks

  • Maintain and review blueprints

What does this opportunity offer: If you are seeking an opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in areas such as maintenance, Instruments and Controls (I&C), operations and raining in plant operations and transmission systems, this may be the job for you! We’ve worked hard to develop a training and compensation program that incorporates cross-training to ensure that you are always growing in your career.

Who You Are: The ideal candidate will have completed three to five years of progressively responsible mechanical and electrical experience in a commercial, industrial, mechanical, plant maintenance and/or operations environment; water treatment or similar industry is preferred, but not required. A current State of Colorado “D” level Water Treatment Plant Operator certification or the ability and willingness to obtain this certification within one yearis required.

As you will be driving a Colorado Springs Utilities vehicle, you must have and maintain a valid Driver's License

This position requires the successful candidate to work standby and overtime as business needs dictate in providing 24/7/365 coverage for the plant and pumpstations.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you:

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical

  • Voluntary Wellness Program

  • Dental

  • Vision Insurance

  • Health Savings Account

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Disability Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Vacation

  • Personal leave

  • Sick Leave

  • Holiday

  • Jury Duty

  • Bereavement

  • Vacation Buy

  • Colorado PERA Pension

  • Retirement Saving Programs

  • PERA 401(k)

  • PERA Roth 401(k)

  • ICMA Roth IRA

  • ICMA 457

  • ICMA 457 Roth

  • Educational Assistance

  • Additional Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Long-Term Care Insurance


  • Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are hiring for a variety of positions. Interviews for many positions will leverage remote technology solutions, including the enhanced use of email, telephone, and video solutions where possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

  • All postings will close at 11:59 pm 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 .

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that 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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E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft