Water Plant Maintenance Technician/Operator — Menasha Utilities

Menasha, Wis.

WPPI Energy is posting this open position on behalf of Menasha Utilities.

Applications will be received for the position of  Water Plant Maintenance Technician/Operator.

Qualified candidates should apply through the Menasha utilities website, www.menashautilities.com.  Choose “About us” then “Job opportunities.”                   


This position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment, instrumentation, and water treatment equipment at the water plant and related water utility buildings.

Work involves troubleshooting, conducting preventative maintenance, plumbing, wiring, and installing pumps, chemical feeders, mixers, analyzers, programmable controllers, drives, and computers. This position is responsible for facility grounds and maintenance of water utility buildings, climbing water towers, and entering confined spaces.

Work includes performing the duties of Water Plant Operator on a relief basis. The Menasha water plant has an operator working continuously.

Work is performed independently within established policies, procedures, and technical guidelines and is reviewed by the Water Utility Manager through conferences, reports, and results obtained.


  • Calibrate, clean, and maintain plant instrumentation (CL² Analyzers, pH Meters, turbidimeters, etc.)
  • Repair, clean, and maintain the settling basins, mixing chambers, and storage facilities.
  • Repair, calibrate, and troubleshoot chemical feeders
  • Operate the water plant on a relief basis
  • Inspect and repair safety equipment
  • Maintain and repair high voltage breakers and relays.
  • Maintain and repair AC and DC wiring throughout the water plant.
  • Operate and maintain emergency diesel generator.
  • Maintain and repair pneumatic and electrically operated valves
  • Maintain and repair electrical tools.
  • Climb the water tower for maintenance and repairs, including the inside bowl.
  • Conducts laboratory analysis
  • Install, repair, and troubleshoot pumps and other water treatment equipment.
  • Use hand and mechanical tools
  • Building maintenance and repairs such as caulking, carpentry, painting, and concrete repairs.
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports.
  • Provide quality customer service
  • Work individually and as a team member


  • Considerable knowledge of troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of pumps, and related equipment used in the operation of a Water Plant.
  • Considerable knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools, and materials of the mechanical trades.
  • Ability to comprehend information used for installations, troubleshooting, and repairs
  • Ability to work from plans, blueprints, and wiring diagrams.
  • Skill in locating and repairing defects in electrical systems and equipment.
  • Ability to make adjustments while operating and take corrective action.
  • Ability to fabricate a variety of metals and piping
  • Knowledge of Water Plant chemical and bacteriological testing methods and procedures.
  • Ability to perform manual labor, at times in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to use a PC for work related job duties, including word processing, spreadsheets, and email.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and co-workers.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Wisconsin Driver’s License.


Apprentice must have High School diploma or GED, supplemented by courses or experience in chemistry, microbiology, electricity, pneumatics, plumbing, computer operating systems, or other mechanical trades. Must obtain a DNR certificate as a Class S-1 Water Treatment Plant Operator within nine months. Willingness to obtain a Wisconsin Indentured Maintenance Technician Journeyman license.

Journeyman must have High School diploma or GED and be a Wisconsin Indentured Maintenance Technician Journeyman as well as have demonstrated knowledge and experience in the operation and maintenance of a water plant. Must obtain a DNR certificate as a Class S-1 Water Treatment Plant Operator within nine months.


The foregoing job description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described.  In no way is this document intended to capture every possible assignment the incumbent could be asked to perform. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and Menasha Utilities reserves its right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform as the Utility may deem appropriate.  Employment at Menasha Utilities is “at will” and may be terminated by the incumbent or the Company, with or without notice or cause.

SUPERVISION:  This position reports to the Water Utility Manager

WAGES APPRENTICE:     $23.32 – 26.65, Max, $31.98 (depending on qualifications)

WAGES JOURNEYMAN:  $26.13 – 29.86, Max, $35.83 (depending on qualifications)

HOURS:   Non-exempt position.  Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (unless relief operating)