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Water Plant Operator

The City of Mt. Pleasant is hiring an individual eager to learn and grow as a Water Plant Operator (WPO). The Water Department staff is responsible for the operation and repair of the City of Mt. Pleasant's public utilities water treatment plant and distribution system. If you are team-oriented, flexible, self-motivated, and open-minded, consider joining our professional Water Department team.

The WPO position is a full-time, 40 hours per week. The weekly schedule options available are:

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Option 1

6 to 2

6 to 2

7 to 3:30

2 to 10

2 to 10

off

off

Option 2

off

2 to 10

2 to 10

7 to 3:30

7 to 3:30

6 to 2

off

The selected candidate must also be available for occasional emergency call-ins. Weekly work schedule will vary during training phase.

Candidates must have demonstrated mechanical and electrical skills as well as solid knowledge in the areas of plumbing, math, basic biology and chemistry, and blue print reading. A general understanding of computer and software systems is required as well as a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. This position requires a minimum of a high school degree or equivalent with course work in mathematics, basic chemistry, lab processes, and computer usage. New Water Plant Operators are required to currently possess or attain an F-4 Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) certification within two EGLE testing cycles from the date of hire to remain employed.

Employees in this position receive both on the job training and industry specific learning opportunities for continuing education to maintain licensure. Tuition reimbursement is available for job-related college coursework.

The 2022 starting base wage is $19.78 to $20.35 per hour, depending upon qualifications. The current top base pay rate is $21.85 per hour. Top base pay is received after one or two years of employment, depending on the rate of pay received upon hire. Wage and license rates (EGLE license pay) is as follows: F-4 $1.93 per hour; F-3 $2.38 per hour; F-2 $3.08 per hour; F-1 $3.82 per hour. Licenses are not cumulative. Shift premiums for afternoon and weekend work also apply. See the TPOAM union contact for details.

The City of Mt. Pleasant offers a competitive fringe benefit package including a cafeteria plan offering medical, prescription, dental, vision, and life insurance; a Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS) pension, available matching deferred compensation program, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, and wellness benefits.

City Profile:

Mt. Pleasant is a growing and financially stable community located in the geographic center of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. We are a warm and friendly community dedicated to retaining our small town traditions while building a vital economy. The area population officially stands at 26,016, but can swell to two or three times that number due to special events and the approximate 30,000 daily visitors to the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort located at the east City limits.

Central Michigan University brings an additional 15,000 students and numerous employees through our community every day. CMU offers more than 170 programs at the Bachelor, Master, and Specialist Degree levels, as well as their newly opened Medical School. Mid-Michigan College has a Mt. Pleasant Campus for those who wish to transfer to a university or prepare for a career in health, business or industrial technologies. In addition, five other colleges and/or universities are within 45 miles of Mt. Pleasant. This community is dedicated to education and offers several public neighborhood schools, one middle school and two high schools. In addition, there is one parochial and two charter schools.

The Mt. Pleasant community provides an abundance of recreational and cultural opportunities ranging from hockey to chamber music concerts. Golfers are especially pleased with the 13 courses available within a 30-minute drive. The City Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide range of recreational programs for all ages, including youth soccer, softball, golf, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. In addition, the City operates and maintains 12 parks comprising 300 acres, offering venues for picnicking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, and hiking. The Isabella County park system adds another 900 acres with similar opportunities as well as camping and cross-country skiing.

Process Timeline:

Selected applicants will undergo qualification testing. Testing is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2022. Not all applicants tested will receive an interview. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, June 14 and 15, 2022. Applicants selected for testing and interview will be contacted via phone.

Additional information:
To be considered for this position, please submit ALL of the following by Wednesday, May 18, 2022:
  1. Letter of Interest;
  2. Resume;
  3. Job Application; This is a public position, as such the City cannot guarantee confidentiality once the applicant accepts an invitation to interview. If you would like to request confidentiality during the pre-interview phase, please indicate your request on the application form.

Submit these materials to:

City of Mount Pleasant
Human Resources Department

Email: HR@mt-pleasant.org

Please combine multiple documents into a single Word or PDF file before submitting, incomplete documents will not be accepted.

The City of Mount Pleasant is an Equal Opportunity Employer