SUMMARY: Under general supervision, performance various operational and maintenance duties in order to keep the treatment water plant operating in a safe and efficient manner; 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)
Works with the operator and acts as the operator in the operator’s absence to ensure the proper operation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Makes hourly rounds to remove scum, and other debris from designated areas; ensures operations of wastewater is intact.
Collects and stores wastewater samples and makes composite samples for laboratory analysis.
Performs routine laboratory tests for wastewater settleability, pH.
Performs general maintenance of buildings, ground, and equipment including: mowing, snow removal, painting, general housekeeping, and general maintenance duties.
Monitors gauges and equipment, as required; notifies operator or any problems or potential problems.
Detects faulty equipment, makes minor repairs, and notifies maintenance personnel of any equipment malfunctions; takes proper steps to protect plant equipment in case of an emergency.
Assists in monitoring and adjusting plant equipment, including, pumps, valves, clarifiers, blowers, and drains to plant is in proper working order.
Ensuring routine maintenance and cleaning is completed on sewer plant equipment.
Utilizes and wears proper protective safety gear and equipment.
Performs “confined space” duties.
Transferring sludge from digester to digester or mix tank pump scum pits.
Assists maintenance personnel in restoring processes and equipment to operational conditions.
Operates city-owned vehicles, including trucks and backhoes.
Operates personal computer by inputting data.
Operates various power tools and hand tools including; mowers, weed eaters, snowblowers and shovels.
Maintains the wastewater plant by cleaning, sweeping, hosing floors, cleaning clarifiers and buildings Knowledge of OSHA regulations, EPA regulations and safe work practices.Ability to ensure safe work environment.Ability to safely handle various process chemicals, recognize potential hazards, and employ proper procedures and safety equipment.Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to effectively communicate with those contacted throughout the course of the workday.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other departments, agencies, employees, supervisors and the public.
Ability to work in inclement weather conditions.
Ability to react quickly and make independent decisions regarding various operating conditions.
Ability to utilize a personal computer and understand software and programs utilized in performing duties.
Knowledge of the function of hand and power tools.
Knowledge of plant processes, flow patterns, controls, and the operation of all treatment equipment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
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 requires climbing ladders and working in confined spaces. Position is subject to 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.
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 vita...l 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.