WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT HELPER 7670
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for assisting wastewater treatment plant operators in performing a wide variety of unskilled or semi-skilled manual tasks. Work involves the use of hand tools and may require the ability to learn to operate simple machinery or other equipment. The work is performed under the direct supervision of a qualified wastewater treatment plant operator, but many tasks assigned may be routine and repetitive in nature and once learned can be carried on without difficulty and under only general supervision. Does related work as required.
Cleans manholes, bar screens, comminutors, tanks and other equipment;
Cleans and maintains sewers and pumping stations;
Performs sewer line cleaning requiring the operation of sewer rodding equipment;
Collects and transports samples;
Reads meters, gauges and other instruments and records readings;
Assists in the assembly and disassembly of machinery;
Performs hand and machine excavations and assists in the installation of underground piping and equipment;
May assist in building and lawn or landscaping maintenance;
Assists in the use of sewer maintenance equipment;
May occasionally operate light motor vehicles, such as automobiles and small trucks.
Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions; ability to use hand tools; ability to learn to operate simple machinery and equipment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Depending upon the assignment, at the time of appointment and during employment in this title, employees must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.