The Sewer Collections Operator maintains the sewer collection systems, which includes several pump stations. Maintaining the sewer system includes a variety of equipment in the operation, repair, maintenance and the replacement of City sanitary sewer and treatment systems. The Sewer Collection Operator may be required to perform other related duties as requested. Maintains a cooperative and productive working relationship with regulatory agencies, collection and treatment personnel, city personnel and the public, performs maintenance and inspection on the sanitary collection system and lift stations, including but not limited to, collection lines, junctures, pumps and motors; locate leaks and necessary repairs. Cleans sanitary collection system; operate hydro vacuum truck to flush collection system; open clogs in lines; clean manholes, wet wells and lift stations. Operates and maintain sanitary video equipment to survey lines, televise underground infrastructure; sanitary and storm, identify blockage and other issues, review plans and specifications for line locations; perform confined space entries as an entrant, attendant and supervisor; use equipment to determine concentration of hazardous gases and oxygen deficiencies in manholes and other confined spaces. Inspects, maintains and operates a variety of heavy construction and maintenance equipment including vac truck, tanker truck, skid loader and other related equipment. Prepares, completes and maintains a variety of records and reports relating to inspections, maintenance activity, etc. Performs sanitary and storm system locates; use locating equipment; accurately read and interpret maps, specifications, drawings and blueprints. Responds to emergency and non-emergency sewer complaints including but not limited to, sanitary backups, manhole issues, storm drainage and flooding issues, etc. Trains other operators and/or city personnel as directed or necessary; maintains a safe work environment; performs other waste water treatment-related or city-related duties as needed. Inspects and maintains a variety of hand and power tools, assigned equipment and work vehicles. Ensures the security of manholes and pump stations; monitor and record lift station operations including flow rates, pump hours, electrical and SCADA. Assists with manhole replacement program; forms, pours and finishes concrete and or asphalt. Oversees and assists contractors accessing and/or replacing the private sector of the collection system. Uses proper traffic control techniques to provide a safe working environment when working in traffic areas.
The qualifications for this position include the following:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Required for the candidate to possess, or be able to obtain, an Ohio EPA Sewer Collections Certification, Class 1, within three (3) years of employment.
Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and be able to obtain CDL endorsement within 6 months of hire.
Two (2) years of experience in a sanitary sewer utility or education equivalent is desirable.
Working knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in sanitary sewer maintenance and operation activities including jet truck, CCTV sewer inspections and hydro vacuum truck.
Ability to perform basic principles of sanitary maintenance; ability to learn computer functions and usage; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions; and ability to work overtime and weekends as necessary.
A minimum of an associate's degree in any environmental field or possess a state certification in Sewer Collections is highly desired.
The selected candidate must successfully complete the following:
Pre-employment Drug Screen.
A City application or resume must be submitted to apply for this position. A blank application and a full job description may be obtained at https://www.urbanaohio.com/job-opportunities.html or by calling: (937) 652-4313. To be considered, an application or resume must be returned to the Human Resources Office by 4:00 p.m., October 4, 2022 at 225 South Main Street Urbana, Ohio 43078 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
The City of Urbana is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The City of Urbana operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin sex, age, disability, or low-income status in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and its related statutes.