AFSCME LABOR GRADE: Labor Grade 3, 4 or 5 depending on Certifications
SUMMARY: Under general supervision, verifies function of plant equipment, making the necessary adjustments to ensure the Wastewater Treatment Plant is in proper working order and in compliance with Illinois EPA regulations; performs other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
Monitors and adjusts plant equipment, including, pumps, valves, clarifiers, spencer blowers, and drains to ensure plant is in proper working order.
Performs troubleshooting for pumping, filtering, sedimentation-coagulation, chemical mixing, feeding, and supplying.
Ensures routine maintenance, lubricating, and cleaning is completed on sewer plant equipment.
Transfers sludge from digester to digester or mix tank, pump scum pits.
Collects water samples and performs standard water testing and calculations.
Maintains records for Illinois EPA and reports plant status to other department personnel.
Assists maintenance personnel in restoring processes and equipment to operational conditions.
Utilizes and wears proper protective safety gear and equipment.
Operates city-owned vehicles, including trucks and backhoes.
Operates personal computer by inputting data.
Operates power tools and hand tools, including, mowers, weed eaters, snowblowers.
Maintains that the wastewater department is clean by sweeping, hosing floor and cleaning clarifiers in building.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:Knowledge of plant processes, flow patterns, controls, and the operation of all treatment equipment.Knowledge of the function of hand and power tools.Ability to utilize a personal computer and understand software and programs utilized in performing duties.Ability to react quickly and make independent decisions regarding various operating conditions.Ability to work in inclement weather conditions.Ability to work alone or with someone. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other departments, agencies, employees, supervisors and the public.
Ability to effectively communicate with those contacted throughout the course of the workday.
Ability to work different shift which can vary from time to time.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to safely handle various process chemicals, recognizes potential hazards, and employs proper procedures and safety equipment.
Ability to ensure safe work environment.
Knowledge of OSHA regulations, EPA regulations and safe work practices.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: There is frequent need to stand, walk and climb; there is need to sit, twist, bend, stoop, talk or hear, use hands to fingers, lift up to and over fifty (50) pounds, and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. Works closely with hazardous chemicals and materials, mechanical parts, and slow moving equipment. Position is subject to climbing ladders, overtime and emergency call out. The City of East Moline promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.
About City of East Moline
The City of East Moline, Illinois (Pop. 20,333) is represented by a Mayor and city council that prides itself on being innovative and progressive to ensure East Moline continues as a full service community. The city has strong community leadership and plans for future growth include the incorporation of lands along existing interstate corridors. East Moline offers a great quality of life as a vital riverfront community. Our city sits on the Mississippi River and is part of the Illinois Quad Cities. The City has a strong history with an agricultural-manufacturing economic base with John Deere as a major manufacturer. The Quad Cities area consists of 5 cities with smaller surrounding municipalities. Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, and Silvis are part of the Illinois Quad Cities with Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa. Interstate 80 and 74 make easy access into the city and is 2 1/2 hours west of Chicago suburbs. The city of East Moline is centrally located in the Midwest region and maintains that hometown hospitality.