Human Resources

Collection System Operator I

8/5/19
2019054
$20.50 – $21.58 hourly rate

Operates and maintains mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic collection system equipment for maintenance of the sanitary sewer collection system within the Water Pollution Control Department.  Calibrates and uses safety equipment and instruments.  Maintains and performs repairs to department equipment and facilities.  Uses personal computer and completes required paperwork, i.e. activity reports, time records, vehicle checklist, etc.  Communicates with sanitary sewer customers and citizens.  Assists other division crews as necessary.  Operates snow removal equipment, as required.  Performs related duties.

Minimum Qualifications:  High school diploma or GED; and six (6) months to one year of progressively responsible related experience; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  Valid State Commercial Driver’s License class “B” with Air Brakes and Tanker Vehicle Endorsements, or permit and ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire.  Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire.  Knowledge of operation, construction, and maintenance of a sanitary and storm sewer system; operating of pressure cleaning equipment utilized in the maintenance of sanitary sewer systems; safety procedures utilized in the maintenance of sanitary sewer systems; computer applications related to the work; and the use of close circuit television system equipment.  Skill in reading sanitary sewer system maps, street maps, and storm sewer maps and using a gas detector.  Ability to communicate effectively with the public and to write reports. 

Physical Demands: Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, talk or hear, and lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.  Occasionally required to lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. 

Typical Working Conditions: Frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions and will work in wooded conditions. Will also need to be able to do confined space entry through a 24 inch opening.  Working conditions are typically moderately loud.  Must be able to work overtime and stand-by duty.

Drug testing.

Physical Abilities Testing.

In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.

IBEW Water Pollution Control Bargaining Unit position.

Apply online at www.indepmo.org/hr or at the Human Resources Department, 2nd floor, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO 64050.  Position Open Until Filled.  First Review of Applications:  June 3, 2019.

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