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Rose Hill City of Utilities Operator 1 in Rose Hill, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12557463

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Water/Wastewater Supervisor, the Utilities Operator I is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of the Citys collection system, distribution system, and wastewater treatment facility. The position is a non-exempt position under FLSA

Essential Functions:

  • Operates Wastewater Treatment Facility to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Monitors and maintains Public Works, Water, and Wastewater equipment.
  • Takes water, wastewater, and sludge samples for laboratory testing.
  • Maintains lift stations.
  • Loads and hauls sludge and collects samples for laboratory testing.
  • Cleans and repairs pumps and other wastewater facility equipment.
  • Responds to various alarms.
  • Inspects Water and Wastewater equipment for malfunctions.
  • Cleans and performs preventative maintenance for water and wastewater facilities.
  • Operates department equipment including mowers, loaders, tractors, and trucks.
  • Installs and repairs water and sewer lines and services.
  • Reads water meters and performs maintenance on meters and vaults.
  • Helps in the maintenance and upkeep of all City buildings and property, including lawn maintenance, water and sewer maintenance and street maintenance as deemed necessary or assigned.
  • Follows safety policies and procedures.
  • Must maintain absolute confidentiality of information, data and records obtained through or because of employment with the city.

Marginal Functions:

  • Locates utility access holes and sewer lines.
  • Assists in the repair of water leaks and installation of new lines.
  • Assist other departments within Public Works.
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.

Working Conditions:

  • While performing essential functions of this position the employee may encounter exposure to adverse weather conditions due to temperature extremes, rain, snow, ice, and confined space.
  • May have exposure to blood borne pathogens, hazardous chemicals, heavy machinery, and fumes.

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional maximum lift of 80 lbs. from floor to 62 high
  • Occasional maximum lift of 40 lbs. floor to overhead
  • Frequent maximum lift of 34 lbs. floor to shoulder
  • Occasional maximum carry of 80 lbs.
  • Occasional maximum carry 60 lbs.
  • Frequent maximum carry of 40 lbs.
  • Occasional maximum horizontal push/pull force of 150 lbs.
  • Occasional maximum vertical pull force of 65 lbs. at 58 high
  • Occasional maximum vertical pull force of 90 lbs. at ground height
  • Frequent push/pull force of 30 lbs.
  • Frequent maximum grip force 65 lbs.
  • Constant maximum grip force 10 lbs.
  • Frequent climb up to 24 high
  • Frequent forward reach
  • Occasional overhead reach
  • Frequent bend and crouch
  • Occasional crouch/kneel/crawl
  • frequent balance
  • Frequent neck rotation
  • Frequent bilateral hand coordination
  • Frequent exposure to whole body vibration
  • Frequent sitting, standing, and walking.

Problem Solving:

  • Occasional independent problem solving is a factor.
  • Encounters problems with equipment malfunctions, sewer line backups, water leaks and power failures.


  • Works under the direction of the Water/Sewer Supervisor.
  • Must be available for on-call, overtime, weekends, and holidays.

Must be able to pass an extensive background check, drug screen and physical.