Maintenance Operator II
Performs routine maintenance, repair and operation of various types of machinery and equipment. Maintains and repairs wastewater equipment, streets, rights-of-ways, culverts, grounds, trees and other miscellaneous city properties.
Under direct supervision of a department superintendent, manager, supervisor, lead or senior operator.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
- Performs general labor duties as assigned. Such duties may include mowing, brush/tree removal, ice/snow removal, digging, trenching, hauling, cleaning and other miscellaneous work assignments.
- Performs routine maintenance and repairs on equipment, machinery and vehicles.
- Performs specialized tasks relating to the operation and routine maintenance of operating systems.
- Performs a variety of repairs on motors, pumps, conveyors, generators, engines, air compressors, aerators, mixers, screening devices, pneumatic and electronic instrumentation, valves, flow meters, control devices, chemical feed equipment and all equipment associated with City facilities.
- Performs basic electrical and plumbing work.
- Collects readings and samples as required.
- Observe all applicable safety rules and report unsafe conditions or potential safety hazards.
- Operates vehicles for the purpose of transporting material to be moved or disposed of from City property.
- Keeps records and logs as required.
- Working knowledge of modern office procedures and equipment.
- Deals effectively and courteously with fellow employees and the general public.
- Attends in-service training sessions or other training sessions as deemed appropriate by the supervisor and superintendent.
- Perform various duties as assigned. Such as, ice and snow removal and grass mowing etc.
- Maintains a neat and orderly work area.
- Attend seminars, workshops, and other training for professional development purposes.
- Ability to problem solve and work independently.
- Serves as senior operator in absence of management.
- Ability to consistently converse professionally with citizens, vendors and other members of the public as daily interactions dictate.
Any combination of education, training, and experience providing the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge:Must have basic knowledge of principles, procedures, and methods involved in operating and maintaining equipment and machinery.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates and the general public.
Experience, Education, Training:
Must be a High School Graduate or Equivalent.
Ability to sit, stand, crawl, kneel, twist, stoop, and climb for extended periods of time; ability to pull, push, lift and/or carry objects up to 80 lbs.; ability to use and/or operated hand-held and motorized tools or machinery. Ability to hear standard equipment alarms (buzzers, beepers, etc.).
Ability to perform work out-of-doors in all weather conditions. Ability to work in confined spaces. Must possess ability to work in an environment containing dust, pollen and chemicals, such as, but not limited to pesticides and herbicides.
Must possess a valid Missouri Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Must possess or complete by first six (6) months of employment, a Class B commercial driver’s license with air brake and willingness to obtain tanker endorsement within the first six (6) months of employment.
Opportunity for advancement by furthering education in a related field or obtaining a license that allows for the operation of a water/wastewater treatment plant.