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Operator / Public Works Laborer - Military veterans preferred

Mission Wisconsin (


  full-time   employee

United States

Job Description: Wastewater Operator / Public Works Laborer

Job Title: Wastewater Operator / Public Works Laborer

Department: Department of Public Works and Utilities

Reports to: Director of Public Works and Utilities

Status: Full Time / Hourly

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Public Works & Utilities Director, the Utility Operator / Public Works Laborer performs skilled and semi-skilled maintenance and repair work. The primary job duties for this position include serving as the waste water system operator. Secondary responsibilities will include assisting in water system operations and public works operations as needed. Other duties include but not limited to plowing snow, operating and maintaining various pieces of equipment, streets, sidewalks, cemetery, parks, municipal buildings, storm water collection system and sanitary sewer collection system.

Essential Job Duties:

Performs maintenance and repair tasks in municipal buildings and facilities to include inspecting fire extinguishers, emergency lights, and exit lights; park structures and playground equipment.

Ability to read blue prints and schematics and perform maintenance on pumps, motors, valves, plumbing, chemical feed systems, electrical controls, generators, vehicles and other related equipment.

�· Responsible for operation of the WWTP and fulfilling requirements of WDNR permits.

�· Assist in the operation and maintenance of the sanitary sewer system, including inspecting and cleaning of manholes, wet wells and lift stations.

�· Calibration of chemical equipment, calculation of chemical feed rates, sampling, and conducts all laboratory tests.

�· All recordkeeping and budgeting input associated with the position, including maintaining daily records and electronic data

�· Operates and maintains dump truck, snowplow, tractor, street sweeper, air compressor, mowers, utility trucks, brush chipper, paint striper, welders and power tools.

�· Performs infrastructure maintenance and repairs to include, but not limited to the water distribution system and pump houses, wastewater treatment plant, lift stations and collection system, street and sidewalk repair, sign repair, and catch basin and manhole repair.

�· Ability to use a variety of tools and equipment such as multi-meters, various welders, chain saw, concrete saw, steamer, calipers, table saw, circular saw, sand blaster and power sprayer, etc.

�· Performs landscaping tasks to include mowing grass, sweeping, raking, and trimming trees, shrubs, and weeds.

�· Assist the water and wastewater operators as needed or directed.

�· Monitors the SCADA system for the water, wastewater, and collection system and troubleshoot problems that may arise.

�· Prepare routine records on work and equipment, and complete data entry on SCADA computer.

�· Perform all work functions in an efficient manner while maintaining the highest quality service possible, and while following the proper procedures for workplace safety.

�· Perform any other related duties that are not listed here that may be required for this position, or as assigned by the Superintendent of Public Works and Utilities.

Additional Requirements:

�· Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license, and have a valid Wisconsin CDL or the ability to obtain one within six months from hire date.

�· Must pass a post-employment offer drug screen and physical.

�· Subject to random drug testing as part of the Brown County drug testing program.

�· Must pass a background check.

�· Must successfully complete a twelve (12) month probationary period.

�· Is required to plow snow during winter operations.

�· Required to be part of the weekly on call rotation and work scheduled overtime on weekends and holidays.

�· Required to respond to after hour emergencies that include, but not limited to water main breaks, service leaks, water well and lift station alarms, or snow plowing.

�· Ability to perform basic math functions.

�· Ability to communicate in a professional manner at all times while conducting Village business.

�· Required to carry Village provided cell phone while on duty and while on call rotation.

�· Perform quarterly water readings at all customer locations.

Experience, Education, and Training Required:

�· A High School diploma or GED, and at least three (3) years of quality experience in the public works, water, wastewater, electrical, plumbing or maintenance fields. Certification in Plumbing, Maintenance or Electricity is desired but not required.

�· Qualifications for this position include having, or the ability to obtain Wisconsin advanced wastewater certification with subclass A1, C, P, D, L, and B.

�· Basic computer skills and knowledge with using Microsoft Word and Excel, and experience with SCADA systems.

Minimum Physical Abilities Required Performing Essential Job Functions:

�· Work in outdoor settings and in varied weather conditions.

�· Ability to lift loads up to eighty pounds.

�· Ability to climb ladders, water towers, and enter confined spaces.

�· Ability to operate office equipment such as computer, fax, telephone, and copy machine.

�· Work will require the ability to sit, stand, or walk for up to eight hours.

�· Ability to operate and use hand tools, motorized vehicles and equipment.

Function of Job Description:

This job description has been prepared to define the general duties of the position, provide examples of work and to detail the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as the acceptable experience and training for the position. The description is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the duties of employees under supervision. The Village of Wrightstown retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete from any portion of this description in its sole judgment.


New employees must either live in the Village or live within a twenty (20) minute response time by the end of six (6) months following the completion of a twelve (12) month probationary period (total 18 months

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