Septage Station Attendant

  • 009410

SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, performs all duties associated with monitoring, recording, off-loading and pH testing sampling of all septage waste received; operates and maintains equipment used in septage receiving activities; provides assistance to operations staff; may perform related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:(Which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Fill out septage tickets and record data on computer program for daily and monthly reports.
  2. Performs pH test on septage when required; complete monthly reports.
  3. Monitor truck haulers to ensure proper off loading; clears and cleans job sites of debris and restores site to original condition.
  4. Performs preventative maintenance on all septage equipment; assists other crewmembers with cleaning vehicles, hand and power tools.
  5. Shut down septage operations and perform clean up.
  6. Provides assistance to operations staff in operating valves, equipment shutdowns, operational changes, housekeeping and special projects.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (Based on area of assignment)
  • Knowledge of basic math and mechanics.
  • Knowledge of computerized systems and programs.
  • Knowledge of Department of Environmental Protection rules and regulations of septage receiving, basic sample collection and pH analysis computers.
  • Knowledge of basic preventative maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Knowledge of machinery, equipment and tools necessary for the maintenance of public utilities.
  • Skills in safe and efficient operation of septage receiving equipment.
  • Skills in operating personal computer.
  • Skills in following oral and written instructions.
  • Skills in following safety practices and recognizing safety hazards.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves light to moderate work in all types of weather; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals; occasional exposure to pathogens in wastewater, septage, and port-o-let waste. There is frequent need to stand, kneel, stoop, walk, balance, push and pull objects (up to 50 pounds). The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent and up to one year work related experience or equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid State of Florida Driver’s License is required.

FLSA Code: Non Exempt
Last revision date:3/10/2008
Overtime: Yes
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