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  • Light Equipment Operator-Wastewater Treatment Plant

    City of Superior
    Job Description
    Location:  Environmental Services Division-Operations, 51 East 1st Street, Superior, WI

    Hours:  Full-time; 7:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday-Friday (40 hours/week) and as needed otherwise.

    Must possess and maintain a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License.

    Starting Wage: $20.87 (external candidates)

    Performs a variety of tasks requiring manual labor as well as skilled work of a varied nature in the operation of motorized equipment categorized as light equipment; does related work as required.

    Employees in this class perform a variety of tasks involving manual labor as well as in the operation of multi-purpose equipment requiring a degree of skill, especially in working grades and in operating equipment more efficiently and safely.  Employees in this class are trained to operate the full range of light equipment but may be assigned to operate specific equipment for their assignment.  Standard procedures are followed and the work is inspected periodically for safety and economy of operation by a supervisor.  The Light Equipment Operator differs from the higher class of Medium Equipment Operator based upon the equipment operated, although, a Light Equipment Operator may train to operate higher rated equipment.

    Employment Standards:

    1.  Performs all work in a safe manner utilizing proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
    2.  Operate trailer mounted pumps and a trailer mounted pressure washer.
    3.  Maintains and cleans facilities, equipment, structures, and pipes.
    4.  Assists in the repair, rehabilitation, inspection, and replacement of structures and pipes.
    5.  Picks up refuse cans at facilities.
    6.  Performs painting as needed, to include brush, roller, and non-commercial power tools.
    7.  Assists Maintenance Technicians and Engineering staff as required.
    8. Fuels, cleans, greases, maintains, and inspects equipment.

    9.  Perform confined space entry, with training, and utilizing all related safety          equipment.
    10.  Fills in for the Plant Operator, which works rotating schedules/shifts, as directed or assigned.
    11.  Operates a jackhammer, chain saw, and other small power tools.
    12.  Perform tasks related to traffic control.
    13.  Completes daily logs, work orders, inspection reports, and other records or reports as required,  providing complete documentation of necessary information.
    14.  Refers problems and citizen or customer complaints to Supervisor.
    15.  Responds to emergency and overtime call outs as required, performing necessary activities and referring questions or problems to the Working Foreman or Supervisor.
    16.  Maintain facilities by plowing, snow blowing, and shoveling.
    17.  Operate truck under 26,000 pound limit.
    18.  Operate a front-end loader and backhoe with proper training.
    19.  Operate various equipment as required.
    20.  Assists in the operation of jetting and vactoring equipment.
    21.  Assists with pouring concrete and blacktop patching.
    22.  Observes safety precautions so as to prevent accidents to crew and equipment.
    23.  Uses Maximo work order system.
    24.  Performs related duties as assigned.

    Employment Standards:

    Working knowledge of:

    •  Road maintenance and construction procedures, materials, and equipment.
    •Occupational hazards and the safety precautions for performing light equipment operator tasks.

    Ability to:

    •  Operate multi-purpose motorized equipment in a thorough, effective and efficient manner.
    •  Use and care for tools and equipment used in the general maintenance, construction and repair work.
    •  Understand and follow oral and written instruction.
    •  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and the public.
    •  Make minor repairs and adjustments of equipment.
    •  Keep records for reporting, maintenance, and billing purposes.
    •  Work under adverse weather conditions.
    •  Safely lift 60 pounds from ground level to overhead level.
    •  Perform the physical requirements of the position.
    •  Work independently, following oral and written instructions.

    Requirements/Special Requirements:


    Training and experience:  Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledges and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain these knowledges and abilities would be:

    "Equivalent to high school graduation or possession of GED certification and six months experience performing laboring tasks in the operation of process equipment and process equipment maintenance."


    Driver License Requirement:  Must possess and maintain valid Class B Commercial Driver's License within 12 months of hire.
    Residency Requirement: No residency requirement.
    Background Investigation Requirement: Must pass a background investigation as required by U.S. Department of Transportation standards.
    Post Job Offer Medical Examination Requirement: Must pass medical examination as required for the occupation unit including a lifting capacity test.
    Drug/Alcohol Testing Requirement: Must pass pre-employment drug screen and will be subject to drug/alcohol testing as prescribed by U.S. Department of Transportation standards.
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