Lift Station Operator

Department: Water and Wastewater
Division: Utilities Maintenance
Hiring Range: $14.24 – $21.37


This is a skilled position under the supervision of Utility Maintenance management and is responsible for monitoring the pumping stations to ensure proper operation. Work is reviewed through reports, observation and results achieved.

Essential functions

  • Inspects daily for the proper operation of pumps, valves, control systems, alarm systems, alternators, dehumidifiers and conditions of wet and dry wells.
  • Checks and record all fluid levels and test run emergency generators on a weekly basis.
  • Records the voltage and amperage readings at each lift station monthly.
  • Calculates and records pump run time three (3) times per week.
  • Inspects and assists in the wiring, pump and valve repairs with mechanics or electricians.
  • Replaces filters and filter rocks; performs maintenance and minor repairs.
  • Performs preventive maintenance including wet and dry well cleaning, painting, application of chemicals, collection of trash and yard maintenance.
  • Performs lift station emergency on-call duties on a rotating basis (six-week rotation).
  • Communicates effectively with all staff, vendors and the public.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.
  • Performs other work as assigned.

Note:  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Ability to calculate pump running time and record data.
  • Ability to inspect pumping station equipment, troubleshoot and correct malfunctions.
  • Ability to use and understand voltage and amperage meters.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in enclosed below ground level areas.
  • Knowledge of pumping stations and related equipment.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with fellow employees; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to tow / maneuver small and medium sized trailers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school Diploma/GED or equivalent.
  • One (1) year experience in wastewater utility.
  • An equivalent combination of the required education and experience may be considered.

Certifications and Training

  • Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver License.
  • FWPCOA Class “C” Wastewater Collection certification or ability to obtain one within one year.



Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions.


This is light work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 25 pounds of force frequently and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping. Work may require sitting at a keyboard for extended periods of time.


Tasks require manual dexterity in addition to visual and hearing acuity as well as oral communication ability.