Temp Equipment Operator- Palm Springs, CA in Palm Springs, CA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 7/21/2020

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Job Description

Summary:Operate and maintain the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Collection system for the City of Palm Springs. Perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance work, and operates a variety of light and moderately heavy construction and maintenance equipment in the Operations Dept. to assist with sludge handling processes at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Primary Job Functions:
  • Operates light to moderately heavy or complex equipment such as a dump truck, skid steer, front- end loader, etc.
  • May operate heavier or more complex machinery on a temporary basis.
  • Services and makes minor repairs to equipment, and reports major maintenance or repair problems to supervisors.
  • Performs duties of a general laborer in maintenance and construction work when not operating equipment.
  • Prepares for work by servicing needed equipment with water, oil, gas, and lubricating moving parts.
  • Inspects visible working parts to observe wear and replaces faulty parts to prevent breakdown.
  • Inspects equipment to see that hand tools such as shovels, forks, rakes, hose, and other needed equipment are available for use in assigned duties.
  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:
  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and
  • Two (2) years of experience relating to construction equipment operation, maintenance, or repair, or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting 2 years of experience for each year of college or vo-tech level education.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair activities;
  • Skill in operation of some of the listed tools and equipment;
  • Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time; Ability to work safely; Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public; Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions; Ability to exercise a moderate amount of independent judgement.