Under general direction, is responsible for the operation, maintenance and regulatory compliance of the wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations. Managerial and technical skills are utilized in the management of skilled, semi-skilled and technical employees, who are supervised through oral and written work orders, reports and personal observation. Work is performed exercising considerable independent judgment within the guidelines of established policies and goals.
Training and Experience
Bachelor degree or equivalent in engineering technology, biology, chemistry or a related field from an accredited college or university and four years progressively responsible experience in wastewater treatment; or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of accepted practices and standards of wastewater treatment; thorough knowledge of wastewater treatment plant operations, processes, equipment, machinery, instrumentation, lab procedures and testing; of occupational hazards and safety procedures; of the laws and regulations that impact the work performed; and knowledge of municipal budgeting and administration.
Excellent skill in public, employee and labor relations and in maintaining effective working relationships; advanced skill in operating Illinois Class I or equivalent wastewater treatment facilities; in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other software applications; in analyzing and solving diverse problems; written and oral communications; completing accurate financial and operational information reports; skill in directing and interpreting chemical and bacteriological examination of wastewater at various stages of treatment.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and complex documents in written, mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables; maintain absolute confidentiality of the materials and situations encountered on the job; respond effectively to inquiries, complaints or requests for service from elected and appointed officials, managers, government agencies and the general public; compile and maintain records required by regulatory agencies; meet mandated deadlines; identify problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid Illinois driver’s license or equivalent
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Class 1 Certificate of Competency as a wastewater treatment works operator or equivalent with reciprocity from Illinois
The physical 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; frequently required to sit; and occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Non-union employees shall live within a 20-mile radius from the City’s Emergency Center, located at 1630 8th Avenue in Moline, within 1 year of hire.
About City of Moline, IL
The City of Moline is located in the heart of the Midwest, nestled between the banks of the Mississippi and Rock River in Rock Island County, Illinois. Home to 43,768 people, Moline is one of the four cities making up the Quad Cities, a metropolitan area of over 350,000 people residing in Moline and Rock Island, Illinois and Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa. The City of Moline currently employees around 400 people. Some employee benefits include: paid time off, participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), and medical, dental and vision health insurance.