Water Machinery Repairperson


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City Of Pittsfield
70 Allen Street
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The City of Pittsfield is the cultural, commercial, legal, and medical center of the Berkshires – a region renowned for its wonderful people, outstanding standard of living, beautiful landscapes, and the finest in cultural and recreational attractions.

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Water Machinery Repairperson
Full Time
Government/Public Service
High School or Equivalent

The City of Pittsfield’s Department of Public Utilities, Wastewater Division, is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Water Machinery Repair Person. The Water Machinery Repair Person installs, maintains, and repairs equipment used in the distribution, collection, and treatment of potable and non-potable water and sewage. 

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a multicultural work force, excellence in public service, and on-going mutual respect in our working relationships. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply for our open positions - recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.


  • Installs, maintains, and repairs machinery and equipment such as pumps, motors, generators, valves, chlorinators, engines, gates, process piping, etc., as may be required or related to the distribution, collection, handling, or treatment of potable or non-potable water and sewage.
  • Performs periodic preventive maintenance and emergency troubleshooting and repairs and maintains potable pumps and conveyors, booster pumps, filter bed equipment, and related machinery and equipment.
  • Performs minor or incidental repairs on motorized equipment and vehicles used in support of the operation of the water treatment and/or distribution or sewage collection and treatment systems.
  • May perform pipefitting, welding, or other skilled duties as may be required to accomplish required repairs.
  • Performs landscape maintenance and incidental building and structural maintenance as directed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Candidate must be eighteen years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Two years of experience in the maintenance of mechanical equipment and systems involving pumps, motors, engines, valves, plumbing, collector mechanisms, etc.
  • Physical ability and agility sufficient to operate valves and equipment, climb tanks, enter vaults and underground tanks through small access manways, work outside in all weather conditions, lift up to 50lbs. from ground to shoulder height, open manhole covers, etc.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the capabilities and use of small hand and power tools.
  • Familiarity with the basics of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic control systems.
  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Valid Grade 1 Massachusetts Drinking Water Operator’s License must be obtained within two years of appointment.
  • Ability to deal effectively and interact with people on an up-beat and friendly basis, regardless of circumstances.


The incumbent works in various dynamic municipal buildings and locations.  While performing the duties of the Water Machinery Repair Person, the incumbent is required to: interact and communicate frequently with the public, government officials, other staff members and boards, and/or third parties transacting business with the City. Frequent periods of outside work may be entailed, subject to all weather conditions and extremes.  Incumbent may be required to work at any time during the 24-hour day to respond to weather-related or emergency needs. 


Ability and agility sufficient to operate valves and similar equipment, climb high ladders on water tanks, enter vaults and confined spaces, walk long distances over uneven terrain, lift up to 50 pounds from the ground to shoulder height, operate pavement breaking and pipeline repair equipment and tools, and generally perform heavy labor.


Monday – Friday, 40 Hours per week


Starting salary $18.73 - $19.87 per hour

Annual increases up to $25.92


With Distribution 1 or Treatment 1 License

Starting salary $20.61 - $21.87 per hour

Annual increases up to $28.53


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