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Augusta City of Wastewater Operator I in Augusta, Kansas

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The Wastewater Operator I is responsible for proper maintenance and operation of the wastewater collection system and wastewater plant including performing work of moderate difficulty in the operation and maintenance of the treatment facility and sewer collections system. This position will also help in the operation and maintenance of treatment processes including but not limited to: a BNR Activated Sludge wastewater plant, belt filter press, and closed system ultravioletdisinfection. Under supervision, assists in maintaining the sewer collection system and related lift stations.


Responsible for maintenance of all pumps, aerators, mixers, etc.

Operation of belt filter press

Assist in the installation, repair and maintenance of the Citys wastewater collection system, including manholes, piping

Maintain and repair lift stations as required

Respond to alarms and calls in a timely manner

General cleaning of all buildings, pipes and equipment

Clean and maintain UV system

Operate the VacCon vehicle and perform maintenance and utility locations when requested

Assist in soil sampling

Work in on call rotation

Prompt and regular attendance is required for this position

Other duties as assigned


Attend monthly safety meetings

Maintain and demonstrate good public relations

Assist with snow removal and street clearing, as needed

Assist and cross-train in other departments, as required

Wear Personal Protective Equipment, as required

Abide by all standards, conduct and policies, as stated in Employee Handbook

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Skills and Abilities With or without accommodations

The physical and cognitive demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Has ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as sitting, standing, walking, bending, climbing, twisting, squatting, reaching overhead, grasping, lifting, balancing, kneeling, pushing, pulling and handling of objects

Has ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds; occasionally lift up to 75 pounds with assistance

Has normal eyesight and depth perception, with or without correction

Hears normal tones, with or without correction

Has ability to work within environment described below


Work under supervision and cooperatively with other employees

Ability to follow oral and written instructions

Ability to listen, understand and communicate information

Ability to read, write and comprehend English

Problem-solving skills to troubleshoot operation problems

Ability to demonstrate flexibility in work environments, performing a variety of frequently changing tasks

Ability to work independently


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions, including temperature extremes. The employee may regularly be exposed to fumes, odors, dirt, wetness, chemicals and toxins. The noise level in the work environment occasionally requires hearing protection.