Job Opening – Distribution Maintenance Repairman – City of East Chicago



The City of East Chicago is seeking a Distribution Maintenance Repairman in their Water Department. Note: Operational requirements for the East Chicago Water Department necessitate that persons performing the jo of Distribution Maintenance Repairman must be available for 24-hour on-call duty.

Duties

  1. Troubleshooting (20%) – This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:
    • Troubleshoots reported problems with water distribution system equipment (hydrants, valves, main lines, etc.).
    • Formulates repair/replacement solutions to problems in order to complete the job in a safe and timely manner,
    • Reports troubleshooting results and recommendations to Supervisor. 
  2. Corrective Maintenance (20%) – This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:
    • Prepares corrective maintenance work orders in absence of Supervisor,
    • Performs corrective maintenance repairs on water distribution equipment (hydrants, valves, main lines, etc.) as needed,
    • Replaces malfunctioning water distribution equipment as needed.
  3. Preventative Maintenance (15%) – This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:
    • Performs scheduled preventive maintenance on water distribution system equipment,
    • Inspects water distribution equipment for defects and potential malfunctioning, 
    • Reports problems identified during inspections to Supervisor.
  4. Emergency Response (15%) – This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:
    • Follows department procedures when responding to emergency situations,
    • Develops and implements plans for emergency situations by contacting appropriate police and/or fire authorities.
  5. Laborer Oversight (10%) – This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:
    • Provides direction to laborers performing repair work,
    • Answers questions from laborers about repair work,
    • Reviews repair work completed by laborers.
  6. Teamwork (5%) – This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:
    • Works effectively with other personnel from the Water Department to insure efficient operations,
    • Works effectively with personnel from other departments/divisions within city government. 
  7. Public Service (5%) – This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:
    • Interacts with members of the public in a polite, courteous, considerate, and helpful manner,
    • Provides answers to questions from members of the public or directs them to someone who can respond,
    • Deals effectively with irate members of the public and works to resolve their problem or refer them to someone who can.
  8. Safety (5%) – This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:
    • Performs all job tasks in a safe manner, 
    • Insures that safety procedures are followed at all worksites, 
    • Complies with all department and division safety policies, rules, and regulations,
    • Identifies and corrects/reports safety hazards when they occur.
  9. Housekeeping (5%) – This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities: 
    • Maintains clean, well organized conditions in all job sites, storage areas, shop areas, and vehicles,
    • Requests and coordinates assistance for large-scale cleaning tasks.
  10. Other duties as assigned. *
    • If “other duties as assigned” are regularly performed or require a significant amount of time, they should be formally identified, defined, and included in the job description. 

How to Apply Externally: Submit up-to-date resume and cover letter via:

  • Mail:

City of East Chicago

Human Resources

Attn:  Loretta Vaughn, Secretary

4525 Indianapolis Blvd

East Chicago, Indiana 46312

  • Fax:  (219) 397-5755
    • Please type on the subject your name and job/department applying for. For example: “Sue Smith, Applying for Distribution Bridge Attendant – Water Department”
  • Email: ecapply@eastchicago.com
    • Please type on the subject your name and job/department applying for. For example: “Sue Smith, Applying for Distribution ridge Attendance – Water Department”

The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.