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City of Chicopee Special MEO Collection Systems in Chicopee, Massachusetts

Special MEO - Collection Systems Position Title: Special MEO / Collection Systems Department: DPW- Water Pollution Control (Collections) Employment Status Non-Exempt; Full-Time, UFCW Labor Salary: Grade 8L, Step 5, minimum starting pay $23.03 per hour ($20.28 base hourly + $2.25 per hour for CDL-B Driver's License, + licenses) Certifications/Licenses: Valid CDL-B Driver's License (CDL-A preferred) with Air Brakes and Tanker (Required), Grade II Collection System License (or obtain within one (1) year of hire), Massachusetts Hoisting License for Catch Basin Cleaner (or obtain within six (6) months of hire prior to end of probationary period), Wastewater Operator's License (Desired) SUMMARY The City of Chicopee's Department of Public Works - Water Pollution Control Division is hiring a Special MEO - Collection Systems who has the primary responsibility of maintaining the Collection Systems, operates and maintains special equipment such as dump trucks, sewer jet rodder/vactor truck, rod truck, TV camera equipment and vehicle, hydraulic winch truck, power bucket machine, and other sewer cleaning/repairing equipment and vehicles. Supervise assigned personnel and engage in maintenance and repair of the Collection Systems. SOME ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE Inspects, cleans, and repairs manholes, pipes, sewer lines, catch basins and all connected structures. Maintains written work and preventative maintenance work schedules. Performs work from work orders, inputs work into palm pilots and/or other information recording devices as required. Downloads information into data collection devices. Works in sewers and in confined spaces. Performs lateral house connection cleaning and camera inspections. Meets with the public and informs them of ongoing activities in regard to work assignments. Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) inspections maintenance and repairs. Gives oral and written reports to City, MADEP, USEPA as required. Must work emergency "on-call' duty when needed. Adheres to all state, federal, and local safety regulations as well as City of Chicopee Health and Safety policies. QUALIFICATIONS To be minimally qualified for this position, one must meet the following criteria: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one (1) year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Massachusetts CDL-B (CDL-A desired) with air brakes and tanker endorsements Grade II (2) Collection System License or must obtain within one year of hire. Working Knowledge of Sewer cleaning vehicles, equipment, and tools. Wastewater operator's license desirable. Massachusetts hoisting license for catch basin cleaner or obtain within six (6) months of hire, must obtain prior to completing probationary period. SCHEDULE & COMPENSATION The City of Chicopee provides its employees (contingent upon employment status) with a robust benefits package which include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Sick-Time, Life Insurance, 12 + Holidays, Personal Time, Vacation Time, Retirement Saving Plans, a Pension Plan, Employee Discounts, and more. This is a full-time, 40-hour work week position. The schedule varies. This role is classified as Grade 8L, Step 5, with a minimum starting pay of $23.03 per hour ($20.28 base hourly + $2.25 per hour for CDL-B Driver?s License, + license incentives) with periodic step and pay increases upon continuous completion of employment with the City of Chicopee.