POSITION TITLE: Field Operator DEPARTMENT: Water Reclamation Services
POSITION CODE: 20-400 FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
POSITION REPORTS TO: WRS Superintendent, WRS Asst. Superintendent, Heavy Equipment Operator
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None
BLS COMPARABLE: 51-8031, Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators
Leadership: Provides co-worker leadership to others through motivation, team building, and providing feedback.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
POSITION PURPOSE: To provide quality life for Enid residents by assisting in preservation and maintenance for water and wastewater.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful, but not required.
CERTIFICATES/LICENSES: Class D Wastewater license (within 6 months).
Class D Water license (within 6 months).
Class B Driver’s License (within 1 year).
Confined Space Certification (within 3 months).
Protective Respirator Qualification (within 3 months).
Trenching & Shoring Training (within 6 months).
Maintain 4 hours of continuing education annually.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Mechanical – Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to exercise independent judgment.
Accurate and attentive to detail.
Basic communications and public relations abilities.
Ability to assist and support others.
Able to operate telephone, PC, copier, and other basic business machines.
Ability to repair and handle water piping.
FINGER DEXTERITY: Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
VISUAL ABILITIES: Normal vision, with or without corrective lenses.
PHYSICAL STRENGTH: PDC Level: Very Heavy Employee lifts/carries 75 lbs frequently
(34% - 66% of the time or 100-500 times per day). Very heavy physical activity required performing strenuous daily activities. Prolonged standing, over the head reaching and lifting, climbing, carrying weight for long distances, squatting, kneeling and crawling. Periodic shoveling requiring lifting from ground to waist to shoulder.
LANGUAGE/COMPREHENSION: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to perform very basic math skills including adding and subtracting two digit numbers, multiplying and dividing with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of money and weight or distance measurement.
WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS: Regular- 8 hour shift, typically 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
24-hour call, nights and weekends, as required. Overtime as required.
Other – Variable lunch period and breaks in coordination with other office personnel.
WORK CONDITIONS: Outdoor exposure to changing weather conditions (for instance, rain sun,
snow, wind, etc.) Work in high traffic areas.
Noise level: Very loud. Hearing protection required.
Other work conditions: Frequent exposure to air contamination, airborne particles, fumes, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
Exposure to raw sewage and waste.
Exposure to confined spaces.
Frequent exposure to vibration.
Occasional work near moving mechanical parts.
Risk of electrical shock.
4-6 Years Experience. 7+ years experience.
Advanced knowledge of applicable safety standards. Expert knowledge of applicable safety standards.
Class B CDL. Class A CDL.
Class C Water License. Class B Water License.
Class C Wastewater License. Class B Wastewater License.
Right of Way spraying license, Department of Agriculture. Vocational or technical training.
Trenching & Shoring Rescue Training. Ability to fill in for Heavy Equipment for short
Ability to fill in for Distribution Tradesman for short periods of time. periods of time.
Valid CPR certification.
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All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.
I have reviewed this job description and I can perform the essential functions of this position, with or without, reasonable accommodations. I have also received or have been offered a copy of this job description.
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