Wastewater Collection Systems Maintenance Operator

Probational rate $27.03   Regular rate $28.44

Purpose/Customer Impact: To provide quality service to District customers by insuring that the Wastewater infrastructure is inspected, cleaned and maintained in a safe and efficient manner. Position will be responsible for implementing a pro-active maintenance line cleaning program.  

Reporting Relationships:      Reports to:  Chief Operator Wastewater Systems / Operations Foreperson  Direct Reports: 1 to 2 Systems Operators

Interrelationships: Daily contact internal employees, occasional contact with Public works Officials and District Customers 

Independent Action: Work within generally established guidelines and make decisions in the field without direct supervision. However, direct supervision may be provided for some tasks, as required.

Essential Accountabilities:

  • Operate Vactor unit, clean, inspect, repair, and maintain wastewater infrastructure
  • Supervise and direct a Systems Crew of one to two individuals, as assigned.
  • Coordinate and participate in the safe operation of wastewater pumping station equipment and structures on a daily or periodic basis. Make needed adjustments.
  • Operate valves, gates and pumps and monitor gauges, meters, alarms and panels to control and adjust pump station operation.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on pumping station equipment. Inspect sewer lines, manholes and regulating structures on a routine basis and correct operational problems.
  • Operate and perform routine preventive maintenance on sewer cleaning equipment, such as Roding machines, jet machines. Vactor unit.
  • Schedule duties to maintain pumping stations, sewer regulators, manholes and other system appurtenances in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Perform emergency standby duty with Vactor unit if needed, responding to pumping station and system problems. Coordinate emergency operations and communicate with contractors as needed.
  • Record relevant information into Districts Asset Management System.
  • Collect information and maintain records of all activities related to the operation and maintenance of system interceptors, collectors, structures, pumping facilities, special structures, etc.
  • Perform other related duties, as required.

Essential Job Functions:  Sitting, standing, walking, driving, climbing, reaching, bending, twisting, visual accuracy, clear verbal and written communications, kneeling, squatting, lifting (max 50lbs).

Minimum Requirements: An individual must be able to perform Essential Accountability satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent.
  • Possess a valid State of Maine Class B Driver’s License with a Tank Vehicle Endorsement, with a clean driving record.
  • Possess a Grade II or above Collection System Operator’s Certification within two years of hire date.
  • Mechanical abilities in the areas of pumping station equipment, collection system repair and collection system equipment maintenance.
  • Ability to understand, follow and relay oral and written instructions or descriptions encountered on the job.
  • Ability to work and comprehend problems independently applying knowledge, judgment and tact to resolve difficulties.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and engineering drawings.
  • Possess three years of experience in the actual operation and maintenance of Vactor unit, wastewater collection systems infrastructure and pumping facilities.
  • Ability to meet approved physical and medical standards.
  • Must be physically able to complete necessary tasks while wearing an approved respirator, as required.
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