|LIFT STATION OPERATOR "A"|
|Performs skilled technical and mechanical work in the operation and maintenance of engines, pumps, and electrical equipment at several lift stations throughout the City. Work is performed under supervision of Lift Station Assistant Supervisor and is reviewed through direct observation, logs, and operation of system. Routine work is performed independently but complex tasks may be closely supervised.|
|Inspects and tests pumps, motors, compressors, valves, control systems and related equipment to ensure they're working properly.
Spray chemical weed-killer (such as 'Round-Up') at specific lift station grounds for landscape weed control (following all requirements identified by the State of Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services).
Performs minor mechanical repairs; cleans engines, lubricates equipment and checks fluid levels in batteries, radiators, etc.
Sets and resets pumps, valves, motors, controls and switches to ensure proper operation.
Maintains records of inspections, to include any malfunctions, and length of time pumps in operation.
Performs routine custodial tasks such as cleaning and scrubbing floors, dusting surfaces, routine housekeeping tasks and lawn maintenance.
Notifies supervisor of unusual conditions such as overheated motors.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
|Knowledge of operation of heavy pumping equipment.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of hydraulic equipment operations.
Knowledge of safety practices and procedures in lift stations.
Skilled in the operation of personal computer using Microsoft Windows XP or later and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Ability to prepare and maintain complete and accurate records.
Ability to read and understand gauges and meters.
Ability to operate medium size vehicle, tow and back trailers.
Ability to work around moving equipment and engines, in confined areas.
Exposed to methane and butane gases, wet wells and bacteria.
Ability to inspect lift stations which involves frequent bending, stooping, climbing and occasional lifting, being exposed to noxious fumes, insects, and extreme weather conditions.
|High school diploma and four (4) or more years experience in lift station operations; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must pass annual respirator physical; no facial hair allowed between the face and sealing surface of the respirator.
A valid Limited Certification issued through the State of Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services to allow Lift Station Operators to spray chemical weed killer (such as 'Round-Up') for weed control. As of the date of this revision, all current and future Lift Station Operators will have one (1) year to receive this required certification.
A valid Florida Class "A" Wastewater Collection Technician Certificate, a valid Florida Driver's License and have a home phone or cell phone are required for the position. Must be able to work flexible work schedule to include but not limited to: evenings, weekends and holidays as business needs dictate.
Employees assigned to the Wastewater Lift Station Section must obtain and maintain a security clearance and GOAA ID badge within ninety (90) days of their date of hire.
Revised: 6/4/02 - VCJ - added four or more yrs exp
3/4/03 - jbl added certification requirement for chemical weed killer application
08/25/2009 MGR-Added GOAA security clearance requirement.
10/21/10 MGR-Added Respirator requirement.