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Colorado Springs Utilities Pump Mechanic Specialist - Wastewater Lift Stations in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Pump Mechanic Specialist - Wastewater Lift Stations

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $34.43 to $36.15

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 9/16/22

Pump Mechanic Specialist - Wastewater Lift Stations

Colorado Springs Utilities is a community-owned enterprise with a 100-year reputation of excellence. As a pioneer in providing four utility services (electric, gas, water, and wastewater) in one enterprise, we cultivate a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and work-life balance. With our dedication to the place we call home, we provide critical services to our community. Maybe that's one reason we have often rated a top city in the nation to live, work and play! Colorado Springs offers something for everyone; come breathe the fresh, clean air of the Rocky Mountains!

Our Wastewater Collection department is hiring a Pump Mechanic Specialist . In this role, you will perform a wide variety of skilled activities related to operating, inspecting, maintaining, and troubleshooting systems and equipment that support the reliability and performance of wastewater collection systems. Your expert mechanical/operational knowledge and skill will be utilized to ensure the effective operation of lift stations and their associated components. This position is essential to the successful transmission of wastewater from our customers to the wastewater treatment plant.

***This role will require working overtime, weekends, holidays, and 24-hour call-outs as business needs demand. In addition, you will work in hazardous conditions and be subject to working in inclement weather.

What you will be doing…

  • Maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting wastewater lift stations and force mains

  • Troubleshooting, analyzing, and correcting lift station irregularities

  • Inspecting and maintaining wet wells, and dry wells

  • Coordinating lift station outages

  • Shutting down and isolating wastewater force mains

  • Operating wastewater pumping, flushing, and transporting equipment

  • Performing inspection maintenance and repair of wastewater, air, and vacuum valves; preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of lift station equipment

  • Researching, identifying, and ordering spare or replacement parts for lift station equipment system components

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

Who you are…

  • Relevant and progressively responsible experience in the operations and maintenance of wastewater lift stations and collection systems

  • Level 2 Colorado State Wastewater Collections Certification; Preferred Level 4 Colorado State Wastewater Collections Certification

  • Possession of a valid, unrestricted driver's license; CDL Class A is prefer

We are most interested in your experience in the following so be sure to highlight it on your application and/or resume:

  • In-depth understanding of and experience with lift/pump stations systems including Collection, Raw Water, Potable Water, & Non-potable Wastewater and Water Systems

  • Lift stations/collection systems troubleshooting techniques, maintenance, and repair skills

  • Water distribution/collection systems operations skills

  • Strong leadership, mentoring, and collaboration skills

  • Strong planning and work prioritization skills

  • Ability to provide technical guidance to personnel and contractors

  • Knowledge of pump operations and understanding of pump curves, efficiencies, and technology

  • Ability to read and understand maps, construction drawings, specifications, and as-builds

  • Knowledge of and commitment to safety practices and processes

The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are: 91B, 91D, 91H, 91L, 91M, 91Z 2T431, 2T451, 2T471, 2T491, 2T4X1 6330, 6333, 6335, 6337, HT 2800, 2801, 2862, 5900, 5901, 9624

Our Commitment to our Employees…

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.

  • Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge

  • Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year

  • Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave

  • Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year

  • Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.30 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network preventive care covered at 100%

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans.

  • Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones

  • Life Insurance –Company-paid life insurance an


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • 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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Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft