Water/Waterwaste Operator

CITY OF GERING   Gering, NE   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on January 1, 2023
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Class Title: Water/Wastewater Operator I
Department: Water/Wastewater Union:

Performs unskilled and semi-skilled work on the water system and sanitary sewer system. In the installations, and maintenance and operation of a water pumping, transmission and distribution system, and a sanitary sewer collection system, lifts stations and treatment facilities.

Works under the direct supervision of the Water/Wastewater Operator III.


The installation and repair of water mains, service lines; taps mains; installs and performs maintenance on fire hydrants and valves; installs and maintains tees and valves, and repair manholes.
Measures and records location of valves and curb stops
Changes, reads, and repairs water meters
Performs water and sewer line locations on city right-of-way
May operate trucks and medium equipment such as backhoes and trenchers
Flushes and televises sanitary sewer and storm sewer lines
Services and maintains pumps and related facilities
Utilizes SCADA system to monitor operations of water and wastewater systems Responds to after-hours service and emergency call if required
Checks, services and repairs lift stations, wells and pumps; services and occasionally repairs vehicles, equipment and buildings, prepares area and replaces concrete and asphalt.

Responds to questions and calls of customer complaints DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience
(A) any combination of experience and training equivalent to completion of the eighth grade and
(B) general public works maintenance or construction of similar work. NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
(A) Ability to organize and to lead a crew of one to three employees.
(B) Ability to perform routine water and wastewater laboratoiy tests.
(C) Ability to work in harmony with other employees of the City.

The physical demands require good physical condition and ability to perform hard labor for extended periods of time and the ability to perform moderate to heavy physical work and to lift 75 pounds, to lift and cany 50 pounds and occasionally 100 pounds.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, ride, bend, climb, crawl, twist, kneel, reach, grasp, pick, pinch, push, pull and perform a variety of similar body movements. Also, the ability to talk and hear in person, by telephone and w-way radio; ability to see and read instructions, maps, location sketches, similar document and a computer screen. The employee must possess hand, eye and foot coordination adequate to use hand and power tools and operate a vehicle and equipment.

(A) Must possess a valid Nebraska State Drivers License or be able to obtain one by time of hire;
(B) Must possess a valid Nebraska State Commercial Drivers License;

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings, and moderately quiet in office settings.

Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check, job related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employee agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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