Human Resources

Utility Maintenance Mechanic

Open Until Filled
$27.514 hourly rate

Responsible for inspecting, servicing, and maintaining all of the Water Department's equipment, vehicles, pumps, motors, tools, and machinery in proper condition and working order. Duties also include maintaining all Water Department buildings, structures, furniture, etc., and keep same in good condition.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Vocational training in welding, painting, electrical wiring, carpentry and mechanical repairs desired.  Experience in repairing diesel and gasoline engines, with a demonstrated ability to diagnose and repair mechanical problems on automotive, truck, heavy equipment, and construction equipment drive-train, chassis, electrical and hydraulic systems strongly preferred.  Must possess a valid Class ‘B’ Commercial Driver's License (Class ‘A’ within first six (6) months).   Knowledge of distribution system as outlined in the Water Department Water Main Installation Standards within one month; Water Department manual of safety regulations, guidelines and programs within three months.  Able to use a laptop/computer in order to read and interpret the distribution system valve plats; inspect service and maintain all equipment, vehicles, pumps, motors and tools and machinery; check and maintain buildings, structures, furniture and keep same in good condition; operate mobile radio equipment and telephone; communicate effectively both in writing and verbally. 

Typical Physical Demands:  Able to climb ladders and in and out of confined spaces, bend and lift 75 lbs., plus or minus 25 lbs., and able to distinguish colors and shades of colors. 

Typical Working Conditions: Outdoors including varying adverse weather conditions.  Hours of Work:  3:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Monday-Friday 

Drug testing

Physical Abilities Testing

In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.

United Steelworkers of America Bargaining Unit position.

Apply online at or in the Human Resources Department, City Hall, 2nd Floor, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO  64050.  Position closes: Open Until Filled.


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