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Utilities Operator I

Company: Ankeny, City Of
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: August 10, 2019

Job Description:

The City of Ankeny is accepting applications for the fulltime position of Utilities Operator in the Municipal Utilities Department-wastewater division. Starting salary is $21.00 per hour with no certifications, $22.33 per hour with a Grade I water/wastewater operator certification from the Iowa DNR, or $25.66 per hour with a Grade II water/wastewater operator certification from the Iowa DNR, plus excellent benefits. The possession of the IAWEA voluntary wastewater collection system operator certification is acceptable in place of the DNR certifications above. Hours are Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm with occasional weekend duty. Applications must be received by Monday, August 12th at 5:00 p.m. Interested individuals should apply and may attach a resume along with any certifications held and a detailed cover letter expressing interest. Pre-employment drug screen and background check required. A written civil service exam will be administered to all qualified applicants on Thursday, August 15th at 3:30 P.M. Further information concerning the civil service exam will be distributed to qualified applicants via e-mail. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Assist other personnel as directed in the operation, maintenance, and repairs of the Municipal Utilities facilities, water storage and distribution system, and sewer collection and conveyance system.Record readings from meters, gauges, lab data, and related controls and equipment to maintain proper pumping rates, flows, and treatment processes and to make necessary minor operational or mechanical adjustments.Complete routine maintenance and minor repairs on all operational equipment, buildings, grounds, vehicles and appurtenances as directed including general cleaning.Respond to water main breaks; water and sewer service calls; and other emergencies as directed. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS: Graduation from high school or an equivalent.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public, ability to keep accurate and legible records, and have the ability to recognize occupational hazards and follow established safety precautions.Shall maintain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Iowa and will be required to obtain and maintain a commercial driver's license (CDL) issued by the State of Iowa as a condition of employment.If hired with no certifications, must be able to obtain, within one year from date of hire, a Grade 1 operator's certificate issued by the State of Iowa in a water related or wastewater related field. The possession of the voluntary wastewater collection system operator certification is acceptable. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Will be required to perform duties during off-hour emergencies, weekends, or holidays.May be exposed to a variety of chemicals, noxious odors, gases, high voltage, and other potentially hazardous working conditions as well as all types of weather conditions and extremes.Will be required to operate employer's vehicles and related equipment.Must be able to kneel, squat, bend, twist, climb, lie on creeper, and work over head.Must be able to work on equipment located overhead, above or below the waistline.Must be able to work in wet environments.Must be able to climb into and out of employer's equipment.Must be able to remove and replace manhole covers weighing up to 80 pounds with a lever.Must be able to climb into and out of 24 inch openings.Must periodically lift and carry, for short distances, heavy objects weighing up to 75 pounds.Must be able to climb and descend ladders and stairs, and walk over uneven terrain.Must be able to lift and move items weighing up to 150 pounds with the assistance of another employee but without assistance of a portable hoist.Must be able to use tools weighing 30 pounds or more. Category: General , Keywords: Utility Worker

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