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Employer: Arkansas City
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Job Title: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
Salary: $14.39 Hourly


Job Description:

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR

(Environmental Services Department)

Duties of this full-time position include monitoring systems and performing maintenance duties at the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant. This position involves working on weekends and holidays and a significant amount of call-back work.

Candidates must possess a high school diploma/acceptable equivalent and a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record as determined by the employer.

The successful applicant must pass post-offer, pre-employment drug/alcohol screens along with physical capacity profile and background checks.  Pay Range: $14.39/hour - $19.47/hour.

The City of Arkansas City provides an excellent benefits package including family health and dental insurance, life insurance and KPERS retirement benefits.

Please apply through Kansas HRePartners at www.hrepartners.com

Applications accepted until position is filled with initial review beginning

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

EOE/ADA

 

 

CITY OF ARKANSAS CITY

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR

Department: Environmental Services                                                                     Pay Range: 19

Division: Wastewater Treatment Plant                                               Location: Wastewater Treatment Plant                                                                                                       

FLSA: Hourly, Non-Exempt                                                                                                 

Work Shift: Generally (4) 7a-4p/1 7a-11a/more possible                             

Work Status: Full-Time             

PCP Level: 3 - Medium Work                    

KPERS: KPERS Covered Position                                                                                                                                       

Residency:  None                     

Response Time: 30 Minutes                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Cell Allowance: Yes           

 

City Manager Signature:   -ON FILE-                                                                                      Date Approved: -ON FILE-

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled technical and maintenance work in the operation, maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment facilities and systems.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general guidance and direction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitors the performance of all equipment, gauges and charts in the treatment plant and pump stations.
  • Records statistical data concerning plant operations.
  • Maintains, operates, repairs and replaces equipment as necessary.
  • Charts lab test results for trend analysis and maintains accurate records of analyses and test results; evaluates data and writes reports as required.
  • Operates, maintains and repairs malfunctions at the wastewater treatment plant.
  • Repairs gauges, pumps, filters and other controls and equipment.
  • Collects samples and identifies concentrations of chemical, physical or biological characteristics of wastewater required in accordance with local, state and federal requirements.
  • Gathers and tests wastewater samples for plant efficiency reports as required.
  • Performs quality control tests on lab equipment and lab analyses.
  • Evaluates procedures and results for accuracy and determines appropriate methods.
  • Assures that plant operates within required standards.
  • Trains lesser skilled operators in acceptable lab methods and procedures to assure accuracy of test results.
  • Contains and disposes of hazardous wastes generated by the lab.
  • Calibrates, modifies or repairs instrumentation and control equipment including recorders, flowmeter and other water quality monitoring equipment.
  • Operates and maintains sewage pump stations; cleans wet wells and operates pumps and valves to control and adjust flow and treatment process.
  • Performs scheduled maintenance and janitorial duties, along with miscellaneous maintenance.
  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
  • Maintains the drawings and schematics of electrical and other systems in the treatment plant.
  • Monitors performance of electrical systems, circuits or equipment of the treatment plant.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Attendance at training, workshops and seminars.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Working knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in wastewater treatment plant maintenance and operation activities.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory procedures and practices.
  • Skills in operation of listed tools and equipment.
  • Ability to perform process control calculations.
  • Ability to work safely and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public.
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

COMMITMENT TO MISSION AND ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES

It is each employee’s commitment to uphold these core values while representing the City of Arkansas City in carrying out municipal duties as public servants.  These values should form the basis for interactions with the general public, with other agencies and with each other.

Mission

The City of Arkansas City strives to provide a high quality of life for its citizens by furnishing a variety of efficient services in a professional, courteous manner.

Statement of Organizational Values

We value Professional Ethics, which includes:

  • Honesty
  • Compassion
  • Fairness
  • Confidentiality
  • Reliability
  • Stewardship of resources
  • Respectfulness
  • Non-discriminatory behavior
  • Professionalism & personal courtesy

We value Commitment to Citizens through Customer Service, which includes:

  • Courteous interaction with the public
  • Pride & ownership
  • Programs that address citizen needs
  • A sense of urgency and responsiveness
  • A service-oriented approach to patrons
  • Listening as well as hearing

We value Commitment to Excellence, which includes:

  • An ability to see the big picture
  • A sense of pride
  • A commitment to employee knowledge
  • Employee professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Protection of health, safety & public welfare
  • A willingness to embrace change
  • A commitment to organizational goals
  • Clear communication

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or acceptable equivalent required.
  • Three (3) years of experience in a wastewater utility preferred.
  • Any combination of the above at the discretion of the City Manager.

CERTIFICATION(S) AND LICENSE(S)

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record as determined by the employer. 
  • Must be able to obtain Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within sixty (60) days of employment.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Class II Wastewater Treatment Operators Certificate issued by the State of Kansas (KDHE) within three years of placement in the position.

PRE- EMPLOYMENT TESTING

Components of the following pre-employment testing may be conducted and must be successfully completed by the employee:

  • Criminal history background checks.
  • Physical Capacity Profile – Level 3.
  • Drug screen.
  • Alcohol testing.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS

The work environment and conditions described here are encountered in performing the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

Must meet Level 3 in Department of Labor’s Dictionary of Titles – Meduim Work exerting  20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly. 

LIFTING

Maximum Force

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Objects

01-10lbs.

(Sedentary)

 

 

 

 

x

 

11-20lbs.

(Light)

 

 

 

x

 

 

21-50lbs.

(Medium)

 

 

x

 

 

 

51-100lbs.

(Heavy)

x

 

 

 

 

 

100 + lbs.

(Very Heavy)

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARRYING

Maximum Force

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Maximum Distance Carried

01-10lbs.

(Sedentary)

 

 

 

 

x

 

11-20lbs.

(Light)

 

 

 

x

 

 

21-50lbs.

(Medium)

 

 

x

 

 

 

51-100lbs.

(Heavy)

x

 

 

 

 

 

100 + lbs.

(Very Heavy)

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

           PUSHING/PULLING

Maximum Force

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Maximum Distance Moved

01-10lbs.

(Sedentary)

 

 

 

 

x

 

11-20lbs.

(Light)

 

 

 

x

 

 

21-50lbs.

(Medium)

 

 

x

 

 

 

51-100lbs.

(Heavy)

x

 

 

 

 

 

100 + lbs.

(Very Heavy)

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

           REACHING

 

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Comments

Total Reaching

 

 

 

x

 

 

Below waist

 

x

 

 

 

 

Waist to Shoulder

 

x

 

 

 

 

Overhead

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

           OTHER PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Comments

Sitting

 

 

x

 

 

 

Standing

 

 

x

 

 

 

Walking

 

 

 

x

 

 

Climbing/Balancing (stairs, ladders, other)

 

 

 

x

 

 

Operating Foot Controls

 

x

 

 

 

 

Rotation of head/neck

 

 

x

 

 

 

Flexion (head bend down & head bend back)

 

 

x

 

 

 

Bending at the waist

 

 

x

 

 

 

Twisting at the waist

 

x

 

 

 

 

Kneeling

 

x

 

 

 

 

Crouching (squatting)

 

x

 

 

 

 

Crawling

x

 

 

 

 

 

Lying down (back, side, front)

x

 

 

 

 

 

Handling/grasping

 

 

 

x

 

 

Forceful Gripping

 

x

 

 

 

 

Fine Finger Manipulation

 

 

x

 

 

 

Keyboarding/Mouse

 

 

x

 

 

 

Repetitive motion (multiple manipulation of same muscle group)

 

 

x

 

 

 

High Impact vibratory tools (bucking/riveting)

x

 

 

 

 

 

Low Impact vibratory tools (drilling/sanding)

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

SEEING

Near Acuity: Required

Far Acuity: Required

Depth Perception: Required

Field of Vision: Required

Color Discrimination:  Required

Note Colors: Full Spectrum

         

 

HEARING/TALKING

Co-workers and public (in person and by telephone/two-way radio).

 

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, PARTS USED

Motor vehicle, generators, pumps, gauges, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices, mobile radio, phone, calculator, and a variety of lab equipment.

 

          ENVIRONMENTAL/ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS

80% Inside

20% Outside

Temperature Extremes: All temperature extremes when outside

Noise Level:

Low:

Moderate: x

High:

Vibration:  Present

Dust: Present

Odors:  Present

Fumes:  Present

Vapors:  Present

Mists: Present

Gases: Present

Chemicals:  Present

Note Types: Possible exposure to commercially available solvents, herbicides, pesticides and other chemicals used in commercial wastewater production. Chlorine, oil, grease, and other indigenous, water-borne micro-organisms may be present in the facility where bilological processes are used to produce safe/clean effluent.

Blood Borne Pathogens Present: May be present

                 

 

          COGNITIVE & BEHAVIORAL CAPACITIES

 

Present

Comments:

 

Yes

 

No

Where appropriate: frequency or % of job

COMPREHENSION, REMEMBER & PLAN

 

 

 

Articulate and comprehend information in conversation.

x

 

Frequent basis

Read, comprehend, and use written materials.

x

 

Frequent basis

Use technology/instruments/tools & information systems.

x

 

Frequent basis

Remember spoken instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis

Remember written instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis

Remember visual instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis

Remember simple instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis

Remember detailed instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis

Perform repetitive or short-cycle work.

x

 

Frequent basis

Work under specific instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis

Completed complex tasks.

x

 

Frequent basis

 

 

 

 

ATTENTION & CONCENTRATION

 

 

 

Fine detail:  Regularly deals with data or things requiring attention to minute detail.

x

 

Frequent basis

Interruptions:  Requires quickly resumed attention after multiple interruptions, or ability to easily shift between tasks.

x

 

Frequent basis

Sustained Attention:  Requires unbroken lengthy attention to same/similar tasks.

x

 

Frequent basis

Multitasking:  Job requires ability to attend to more than one activity simultaneously such as typing while answering phones.

x

 

Frequent basis

Visual or aural distractions:  busy, noisy environment making focusing difficult.

x

 

Frequent basis

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION

 

 

 

Decision making:  Makes critical decisions potentially affecting costs to company or public safety.($ or lives)

x

 

 

Planning:  Responsible for laying-out and planning sequence of work activity.

x

 

 

Simple, repetitive, short-cycle tasks:  Must frequently deal with boredom.

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION PROCESSING

 

 

 

Processes highly technical information:  reads, understands and uses complex or highly technical information or computation (calculus, etc.)  

x

 

 

 

Present

Comments:

 

Yes

 

No

Where appropriate: frequency or % of job

Integrating Information: Obtains information (reads, hears) from multiple sources, then must be able to synthesize, integrate, and then utilize the information.

x

 

Frequent basis

High productivity or highly speeded work

Meets expectation for high level of output with little “down-time” between tasks.

 

x

 

High level visual-spatial reasoning:  Processes information in graphic form.  Perceives 3 dimensional objects from 2 dimensional representations (drawings plans, etc.).

x

 

Frequent basis

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS

 

 

 

Works alone:  must work independently, with little oversight or supervision and/or contact with others

x

 

Frequent basis

Works in close proximity to others:  works in same physical area as others but interaction is either limited or not required.

x

 

Limited basis

Frequent &/or extensive interaction with others, such as customers, public or peers (e.g. cashier, receptionist).

 

x

 

Deals with people under adverse circumstances:  deal with people who are angry or confrontational, critiques work of others, gives “bad news” etc.

x

 

Frequent basis

Deals with people under pressure of time or numbers (Customers with construction or code problems)

 

x

 

Teamwork:  Works as integral part of team, must cooperate with others, divide tasks, integrate output, and put team goals, ideas or plans before ones’ own.

x

 

Frequent basis

 

 

 

 

ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

Maintain predictable and reliable attendance.

x

 

Frequent basis

Be punctual.

x

 

Frequent basis

Take rest periods at set times or only times determined by breaks in job responsibilities.

x

 

 

Adjust to a flexible schedule of work days or shifts.

x

 

Frequent basis

 

 

GENERAL COMMENTS

This job description is intended to identify and illustrate the kinds of duties that may be assigned.  It should not be interpreted as describing all of the duties that may ever be required or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments given.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The City of Arkansas City is an At-Will employer.

 

 

 

I, __________________________________________, have read and understand the information contained herein.

                                (Print Name)    

 

 

_________________________________________________                              _______________________

                                             Signature                                                                                      Date   



Vacancy Number: 201909

Open Date: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AM
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