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Date Added: Tue 15/06/2021

Facility Maintenance Crew Member

Madison, WI, US
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Job Type: Permanent, PartTime

Job Description

The Organization

At Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) we believe in enriching life through clean water and resource recovery. We are a passionate team of experts who work to recover resources and clean wastewater for return to nature 365 days a year through our innovative engineering, conservation leadership and recovery expertise.

Working at Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District is more than just a paycheck. It is about taking care of the communities we live in. We are the unseen leaders protecting one of our most valuable resources, our water. When you think about your career and what you want to accomplish in your lifetime make the choice to do Work Worth Doing!

The Position

TheFacility Maintenance Worker is responsible for performing a wide range of maintenance and landscaping activities on the buildings, grounds, and equipment located in Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District's (MMSD) wastewater treatment facilities and collections system. Responsible for preventive maintenance, wet well andequipment cleaning, minor mechanical repairs, inspecting, painting, lawn care, snow removal and a variety of other tasks using a wide variety of motorized equipment and power tools. Provides support and assistance to other skilled trades. Responsible for providing quality service to internal and external customers through the timely and accurate completion of utility maintenance work orders.

What You Will Love

  • Being proud of the work you do and the impact is has on your community. Being part of a environmentally responsible and sustainable organization.
  • A wide variety of work. You'll never be bored and will have the opporutnity to learn from experienced, talented coworkers such as carpetners, plumbers, mechanics, electricians.
  • Working with your hands. No quiet desk job here. You will get to work with a variety of tools and equipment and in a variety of weather. If you like to be outside and stay moving this job is for you.
  • Opportunity for growth and advancement. We train our employees and believe in internal advancement. Many of our employees start on this crew and have the opportunity to learn other trades.

What You Will Do

  • Ensuring Operation and Reliability of Equipment. Performs preventive maintenance, inspections, and minor repairs on equipment including but not limited to, vehicles, small engine equipment, valves, and HVAC filters, throughout the plants and at remote locations, to ensure the safe and efficient operation of plant processes.
  • Identifies and gathers replacement parts, supplies, tools, materials, and supporting equipment. Focuses on timely completion and high qualitywork.
  • Documents completed tasks in the computer system. Must be comfortable using technology.
  • Upkeep of Buildings and Grounds. Performs building maintenance including but not limited to, roof and ceiling maintenance, floor and wall repairs, painting, sewer cleaning, lamp replacement, door closure, and lock maintenance.
  • Performs grounds keeping duties including but not limited to, landscaping, plantings, weed control, fertilizing, mulching, lawn cutting, tree and shrubbery pruning, rodent and insect control, concrete and asphalt repairs, snow removal, and salting.
  • Uses hand and power tools, painting, lawn mowing, snow removal, and floor and sewer cleaning equipment.
  • As needed performs general cleaning and janitorial and floor maintenance to maintain and improve the operation and appearance of facilities.
  • Completes small carpentry projects.
  • Installs and maintains plumbing systems, water heaters and pressure tanks.
  • Performs inspections and repairs to safety equipment including
  • Performs inspections and cleaning of wet wells, basins, process tanks and manholes, cleaning of bar screens, and replacement of aeration tank diffusers.
  • Serves as the lead worker when working with contracted personnel and part-time workers on specific projects.
  • Researches new products and equipment to meet the changing needs of the maintenance crew.
  • Assesses the condition of District assets for which the maintenance crew is responsible. This includes the creation of work requests and submission of condition reports as needed.
  • Responds to emergency situations any time of the day or night including weekends as necessary.
  • Assists the other maintenance crews at the District. This includes work in the mechanical, electrical, sewer maintenance, and purchasing areas.

What We Are Looking For

To be successful in this job you must possess the following traits:

  • Mechanical ability: Demonstrates aptitude and competence in a broad range of trade skills through the use of hand tools, power tools, and the operation of equipment.
  • Problem Solver: Demonstrates ability to use basic math skills and practical thinking to solve unique problems which may not have been encountered in the past. Looks for innovative solutions and has the confidence to present ideas to the rest of the team.
  • Adaptable: Demonstrates flexibility in the face of change, projects a positive demeanor regardless of changes in working conditions, and shows the ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities without loss of composure.
  • Self-Motivated: Able to independently, proactively and creatively seek solutions that meet the needs of the customer. Takes initiative and sees a project through to completion.


  • This position requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and two years ofmaintenance experience preferably in an industrial setting.
  • Must possess a current and valid motor vehicle operator's license.
  • Knowledge of themethods, materials, and equipment used in facilities maintenance and landscaping.
  • Knowledge of the safe operation and maintenance of a wide variety of power tools and equipment, including lawn care, snow removal, forklift, front-end loader, aerial lift, sewer cleaning, hoisting, rigging, media blasting, and painting equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow safety procedures
  • Skilled in the safe use of hand and power tools, media blasting and painting, hoisting, rigging, and sewer cleaning equipment.
  • Good oral and written communication skills,
  • Basic computer and mathematics skills. Comfortable using technology.
  • Ability to work independently or as a part of a team and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Certified in confined area entry procedures, CPR, and First Aid within the first six months of employment.
  • Must successfully complete training in forklift operation, front-end loader operation, respiratory protection, lockout/tag out, and fire extinguisher operation within the first year of employment.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Work is performed inside and outside the wastewater treatment facilities and at remote lift stations, with exposure to a variety of weather and working conditions. Required to use light hand tools and heavy power tools. Must be able to occasionally lift loads up to 50 pounds unassisted. Must be able to stand, walk, stoop, crouch, crawl, sit, twist, turn, climb ladders, work from scaffolding or lifting equipment, and work in very awkward positions for extended periods. Individuals in this position will work day shift but can be subject to call-in hours for emergencies or snow removal.

Pay and Benefits

This position starts at $23.80 and can grow up to $32.21. The District provides an excellent benefits package includingquality health care, the Wisconsin Retirement System and generous time off. See our benefits summary at #removed#/careers/benefits.

How to Apply

Apply with an application or acover letter and resume on our website, #removed#/careers. The position is open until filled so don't wait on this exciting opportunity.

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