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City of North Kansas
North Kansas City, MO 64116
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Summary of Duties

Performs basic inspection, repair, installation, and maintenance work in support of a municipal water distribution system. As required performs duties as a relief Water Treatment Plant Operator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspects, repairs, and maintains lift and pump stations, including water, storm, and sewer water collection systems;
  • Performs field work on water, storm, sewer lines, and fire hydrants;
  • Performs daily maintenance of the sanitary and storm sewers using specialized equipment (sewer combo truck);
  • Responds to customer calls regarding back-ups and problems and unclogs backed-up City main lines;
  • Drills into main water lines to establish new connections for residential and commercial properties;
  • Inspects, repairs, and maintains distribution systems, including lights, gauges, gates, pumps, and motors;
  • Locates water, storm, sewer lines, and fire hydrants for City and contractor construction projects;
  • Orders residential and commercial water meters and schedules and coordinates installations with customers and contractors;
  • May provide back-up and assistance to the Meter Technician by performing some or all of the duties of that position.
  • Operates and maintains an assortment of City vehicles, hand tools, power equipment and motorized equipment;
  • Performs installation, maintenance, and inspection of business and residential water meters, reads and documents water usage, answers questions, and provides customer service;
  • Performs general maintenance of work environment to maintain safety standards, including cleaning floors, bathrooms, kitchens, and windows, removing trash, mowing grass, and other related activities;
  • Operates Water & WPC Division vehicles to transport tools and supplies in the field;
  • Performs hydrant flow tests;
  • Performs all duties and responsibilities of a Water Treatment Plant Operator as needed, including additional shift work;
  • Gathers and analyses water samples utilizing various laboratory equipment. Records analysis in logbook and computer.
  • Monitors Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.
  • Operates water wells;
  • Maintains and cleans water treatment equipment;
  • Assists with special projects and performs other similar duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Budgetary Responsibilities

  • None

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Must obtain and maintain Class C Water Treatment Plant license within three years of employment;
  • Must obtain and maintain Class II Distribution license within three years of employment;
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class B Commercial Drivers License with tanker and airbrake endorsements;
  • Must obtain certification as a Registered Flagger from the American Traffic Safety Services Association within three years of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies

  • Proficiency in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and simple mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, ratios, etc.;
  • Knowledge of (or ability to learn) the proper industrial safety practices with special regard to gaseous man holes, working below grade or in confined places, high voltage areas, and/or areas involving heat, offensive odors, and dampness, including the practical application of first aid techniques;
  • Knowledge of (or ability to learn) practices and procedures governing the construction and maintenance of sanitary sewers, sewage pump stations, water pumping facilities, water mains, and related facilities;
  • Knowledge of (or ability to learn) practices and procedures related to the operation of a lime softening water treatment plant;
  • Skill in performing on-site inspections;
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with citizens, co-workers, and representatives of other agencies, including individuals with various educational, lingual, and economic backgrounds;
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals who may be confused, upset, or irate;
  • Ability to remain calm and level-headed during times of high pressure or stress;
  • Must be able to work under adverse conditions, such as small spaces, deep underground or climbing water towers, and in human sewage;
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, diagrams, drawings, prints, schematics, etc.;
  • Ability to work under pressure during an emergency;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to think analytically and apply sound judgment, solve problems, make effective decisions, and act with integrity;
  • Ability to use sound judgment to detect unusual, harmful, or emergency situations and act accordingly;
  • Ability to comprehend, process, and apply both verbal and written skills appropriate to the job;
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate sound ethics and judgment;
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries;
  • Ability to use City resources effectively and efficiently.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Other Requirements

  • May be required to climb or balance, reach with hands and arms, sit, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear, smell, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel;
  • Works in an outdoor environment with exposure to weather-related heat and cold, rain, snow, wind, and related elements;
  • Works in an indoor environment with exposure to continual pump noise, exposure to lime dust/solution, chlorine gas, phosphates, carbon dioxide, laboratory chemicals and reagents;
  • Works in and on local and state roadways;
  • Exposed to working in close quarters, high and precarious places, moving mechanical parts, moving traffic, vibration, fumes or airborne particles, sewage, and infectious diseases;
  • May occasionally be required to move up to 200 pounds (such as a manhole cover);
  • Required to serve in an on-call capacity during designated days or shifts, as well as be available to respond to emergencies or high priority situations.

Posted: 2020-11-20 Expires: 2020-12-21

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