Pump Station Operator I & II

Department:Water Operations
Approved STPUD:NH
Approved LOCAL 39:CS

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Pump Station Supervisor: operates and maintains water wells, booster pump stations, sewer pump stations, reclaimed water and potable water storage tanks, various control valves, pressure reducing valves, sewer vacuum valves, and related equipment and appurtenances. Maintains operational and repair records for same.

Job Physical Requirements Analysis

Job Specific Body Movements Occasionally
1/3 of time or less
1/3 – 2/3 of time
More than 2/3 of time
Sitting20% of day  
Standing  70% of day
Walking 30% of day 
Driving 30% of day 
Hearing  100% of day
Speaking10% of day  
Lifting 1-20 lbs X 
Lifting 20-50 lbs X 
Lifting 50+ lbs X 
Working/reaching above shoulderX  
Working w/arms extended @ shoulder level X 
Working with body bent over at waist X 
Working in kneeling position X 
Climbing stairs X 
Climbing ladder X 
Major Hand  X
Pulling X 
Pushing X 
Fine Manipulation X 
Writing X 
Simple Grasping  X
Power Grip X 
Tools X 
Equipment X 
Hand Twisting X 

Height from Floor of Objects to Be Reached or Worked On:

Object Height
Equipment0-40 feet
Equipment0 to minus 40 feet (dry wells and wet wells)

Equipment Used

Trucks, snow plows, sewer vacuum truck, welding and metal fabrication equipment, hand and power tools, forklift, crane truck, scientific instruments, computers, metal lathes, milling machines, hydraulic press and benders, grinders, drills, air compressors, snow cat, snowmobile, log books, charts, graphs, radios, VFD’s and PLC.’s.

Working Conditions

Exposure to all weather conditions, including extremely severe weather (blizzards). Works with extremely hazardous chemicals (sodium hypochlorite, zinc orthophosphate, cyanide, hydrogen peroxide, and ozone). Exposed to noxious fumes and odors from equipment welding, sewer wet wells. Frequently works in confined spaces above and blow ground, including wet and dry wells, storage tanks, vaults, and manholes. May also be responsible for infrequent filing and computer work. May be required to wear escape respirator in a confined space entry.