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City of Portland - Water Resources Technician II

Start Date: April 01, 2024 | End Date: June 28, 2024
County: Cumberland County
Job Type: Water & Wastewater


Up to $2,500 sign on bonus available 

Looking for a career change or a career after high school without owing college debt?   Apply here for our Technician vacancies - Get paid while you get trained - This position will have and perform a range of different responsibilities and tasks in order to successfully operate and maintain the water resources infrastructure for the City. These individuals will support making operational checks and repairs on pump stations, combined sewer storage systems and process equipment; assist in the sewer and drainage system inspections using a variety of sewer-related equipment. 

Requirements:  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and other City staff; ability to meet and converse tactfully with the public; ability to assist in the maintenance of pumping station equipment and perform pumping station inspections; ability to work independently and make sound judgments; and knowledge of the tools, equipment, methods, materials and skills used in a variety of construction and maintenance activities. 

Training and Experience Desired:  Experience and knowledge of operating, maintaining and rehabilitating sewer and drainage systems, demonstrated experience operating heavy machinery once trained, construction and/or mechanical experience and familiarity with maintenance management systems and GIS programs preferred; High School graduation or GED; or any equivalent combination of experience and training; CPR and First Aid certification within first year; Completion of OSHA approved confined space training course within first year; Completion of OSHA approved work zone safety certification course within first six months. 

Necessary Special Requirements:  Shall possess a valid Maine Class B driver's license. We are willing to hire the right applicant with Class C license at Grade 16 and help to obtain Class B license within six (6) months to one (1) year.  Must have and maintain good driving record; ability to pass the New England Collection System II Certification within 24 months; must undergo a pre-employment medical exam and lift and pass federally mandated drug test if currently hold CDL license.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. 

Labor & Trades Union position - Grade 17 – Pay range starting $860.80/week to $920.00/week, based on qualifications and years of experience. Also eligible for step increases and Union wage increases. Excellent benefits package and 13-1/2 paid holidays. 

Accepting applications until the position is filled.  

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City Benefits

Permanent employees receive a generous benefits package that includes paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine and Thomas College.   Part-time employees may receive a pro-rated benefits package which may include some, but not all, of the benefits listed above.

The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.



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