YCUA (Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority)
  • 06-Nov-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Maintenance
  • Ypsilanti, MI, USA
  • 19.75 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits package after 90 days qualification period. This is an AFSCME Union YCUA position with the following benefits: Defined benefit pension plan; optional 457 deferred compensation plan; MERS Reciprocal Pension Credit available for pension-qualified applicants; retiree health care savings plan; very generous medical/dental/vision/pharmacy plans; vacation, sick and personal time; 13 paid holidays; short-term and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance; flexible spending accounts; additional compensation for advanced related state licenses and certifications; job-related tuition reimbursement; employee assistance program; voluntary benefits such as accident coverage, critical illness, pet insurance, legal services, and identify theft.


Perform entry-level utility work with appropriate equipment; maintain and clean facilities; and perform routine outdoor groundskeeping tasks. Technicians may also be given opportunities to shadow staff and perform entry-level work in water distribution, wastewater collection, wastewater plant operations, and utility maintenance. Technicians are eligible to bid on full-time positions including but not limited to Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Line Service Technician, and Maintenance Helper after successful completion of the probationary period.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain facility grounds
  • Perform custodial tasks including, but not limited to cleaning/sanitizing restrooms; clean, mop, wash, buff, and vacuum floors; clean and polish fixtures; clean windows; dust furniture
  • Maintain outside areas including sweeping and snow/ice removal with shovels and plow trucks
  • Shadow and perform entry-level tasks of a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Line Service Technician, and/or Maintenance Helper
  • Use skid steer to load dumpsters with landfill material
  • Pickup and deliver materials and equipment inside and outside YCUA property
  • Paint and perform minor maintenance of buildings and equipment
  • Maintain necessary logs, records and reports as required
  • Must fulfill the departmental overtime requirements
  • Perform other related duties as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • S. Diploma or GED required
  • Valid Michigan Driver's License required
  • Passing score on the entry test is required
  • Ability to learn, understand and comply with the Authority's safety policies
  • Complete Utility Technician Educational Curriculum within 60 days of employment
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment
  • Knowledge of elementary principles of chemistry, biology, and/or hydraulics preferred
  • Mechanical ability necessary to analyze, monitor, and repair equipment
  • Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information
  • Ability to follow directives faithfully and work without close supervision
  • Ability to clearly communicate procedures, problems, and policies with fellow employees and the public in a tactful and courteous manner
  • Ability to perform manual labor; ability to work in adverse environmental, extreme weather, and field conditions
  • Ability to read and work from diagrams, maps, and other written instructions
  • Working knowledge of operating computers and software, including Microsoft Office
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