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Building Maintenance Assistant - Water Reclamation Plant

Posted: 06/19/2022

The City of Rochester invites applications for:

Building Maintenance Assistant - Water Reclamation Plant
This is a Seasonal Opportunity for the Summer of 2022

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The City of Rochester is committed to a community where all members feel a sense of belonging. We commit to recognizing the diversity of our community members, listening to ALL voices and providing equitable services to create an inclusive place to live, play and work.

We believe EQUITY should be at the center of all our work. We strive to represent our community in our teammates, as we know that diverse and inclusive teams are more innovative, and have an empowering impact on the work, progress and culture of our community.

It takes us all working together.

The Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) located at 301 37th Street NW, is a division of the Public Works Department. The Plant treats waste water for the City of Rochester's 112,000+ residents, local industry and frequent visitors. It is nationally recognized for its energy management initiatives.

Nature of Work
This is a temporary position that assists staff with exterior building maintenance, sampling, and cleaning. Duties also include assisting with general maintenance of equipment.  Work will be a mix of indoor and outdoor maintenance tasks.  
Pay Scale:
$15.00-$17.50 per hour depending on education and experience.

Work Schedule:
Normal work hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 p.m.
*Pursuant to MN Statute, seasonal assignments are limited to 67 working days per calendar year or 100 working days per calendar year if the employees are under the age of 22, are full-time students enrolled in a nonprofit or public educational institution prior to being hired by the employer, and have indicated, either in an application for employment or by being enrolled at an educational institution for the next academic year or term, an intention to continue as students during or after their temporary employment 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.




  • Assist staff with exterior building repairs
  • Assist staff with interior building cleaning and repairs
  • Perform river and industry samplings
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



Qualified candidates must be at least 16 years of age. 

Licenses and/or Certifications
Valid driver's license 

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience performing similar work
  • Desire to enter the water or wastewater operations field



Knowledge of: general maintenance

Skill in: the use and care of tools, equipment, and materials used in the maintenance and repair of equipment; interpersonal communication; 

Ability to: establish and maintain positive working relationships; work outdoors while it is raining slightly; and effectively carry out written and oral instructions.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following represents the physical and environmental demands for this position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodation.

In consideration of the overall amount of physical effort required to perform this position, the work is best described as Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical demands that may be required continuously (2/3 or more of the time), frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time) are noted below:

Continuous demands: standing, walking, reaching, handling, bending
Frequent demands: carrying, pushing/pulling, kneeling, crouching
Occasional demands: sitting, lifting, fine dexterity, crawling, twisting, climbing, balancing, foot controls

Sensory requirements necessary in the performance of the essential functions of this position include: sight, hearing, touch

Environmental conditions that may exist in the performance of the essential functions of this job include:

Extreme heat (above 100 degrees)
Noise (need to shout in order to be heard)
Vibration (exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body)
Exposure to dust/gas/fumes/steam/chemicals
Work outdoors (no effective protection from weather)
Walk on uneven ground (gravel, rocks, mounds, construction sites)
Working around moving machinery (fork-lifts, tractors, mowers)
Protective equipment required (respirator, mask, earplugs, gloves, eyewear, etc.)
Potential exposure to infectious diseases

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