Equipment Operator II - Sewers

JOB BID # JB 2018- 11 (Equipment Operator II – Sewers)

THE POSITION OF:  Equipment Operator II - Sewers
STARTING PAY RATE: $20.88/ hour – 40 hours/week
POSTING DATE:  November 16, 2018
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and a bid slip to the Human Resources Department by the end of business: November 29, 2018

This position requires experience with the operation and maintenance of underground utilities to perform repairs, replacement, and rehabilitation via excavation work, pipe inspection and cleaning using specialized in-pipe equipment, and preventive maintenance to maintain the sanitary and storm sewer facilities owned by the City of Reading.

Job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for performing all aspects related to excavation, inspection, & repair work pertaining to the City’s sanitary and storm sewer systems, including using any hand or power tools and operating heavy equipment necessary to complete the job.
  • Must be able to operate a combination sewer mobile line cleaning equipment such as vac/jetter truck independently.
  • Must be able to operate the in-pipe televisual inspection equipment hardware and software using industry-standard criteria and provide printed and/or electronic reports to supervision.
  • Responsible for providing accurate daily work performance reports used for PA DEP reporting to supervision.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Educational Requirements

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma required.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English.
  • Class B CDL PA driver’s license with air brakes and tanker endorsement.
  • California State University at Sacramento Operations and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems and / or Wastewater Treatment Plant courses preferred.
  • PA DEP Class E Collection System certification preferred.
  • Any new hire or employee outside Sewers bidding on positions will be required to obtain PA DEP Class E Collection System certification within two (2) years of date of hire or transfer.
  • NASSCO PACP certification preferred.
  • Any new hire or employee outside Sewers bidding on positions will be REQUIRED to obtain NASSCO PACP certification within two (2) years of date of hire or transfer.


  • A minimum of two years experience with underground utility excavation work, including deep excavations, with other utilities in close proximity is required.
  • Prior experience with operation of appropriate mobile heavy equipment including dump truck, backhoe, front end loader, and tanker truck is required.
  • A background with CCTV inspection work is preferred.
  • Previous combination vac/jetter truck experience is required.
  • Confined Space entry and trenching & shoring background is required.
  • Prior experience with hand and powered hand tools including jack hammers, lasers, cutoff saw, chainsaw, drain cleaning equipment, and pipe cutters.

Electrical Supervisor

JOB VACANCY #JV 2018-34 (Electrical Supervisor)

THE POSITION OF: Electrical Supervisor
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF: Public Works/Wastewater Treatment Plant-Electrical Division
STARTING PAY RATE: Depends On Qualifications, 40 hours/week
POSTING DATE: October 9, 2018

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application to Human Resources by the end of Business November 8, 2018. Email information to

The Electrical Engineer works to prepare designs, plans and specifications for the Waste Water Treatment Plant. This individual also estimates, inspects and tests the construction and installation of electrical equipment and systems in connection with a variety of public works projects. The Electrical Engineer is expected to be progressively independent and able to utilize judgment in planning work details and making technical decisions. The ideal candidate must have the ability to interact in a positive and effective manner with co-workers, boards and vendors. This individual must also be able to meet deadlines and work under time constraints. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Thorough knowledge of principles & theories of electrical/electronic engineering as applied to the design installation, operation and testing of electrical equipment. Engineering mathematics and mathematical tables used in electrical engineering; Modern construction methods and procedures as applied to the electrical phases of construction projects. Create engineering surveys and secure complete and accurate data required in design work; Follow regulations pertaining to electrical /electronic systems and equipment.
  • Designs and engineers plans; make necessary engineering computations, specifications and estimates for a variety of electrical equipment and systems. Advise and review the work of other engineers, engineering technicians and trades personnel on specific projects.
  • Collects information and data relative to the electrical engineering phases of construction projects,
  • Makes calculations to determine circuit requirements; prepares studies, plans and diagrams of a wide variety of electrical equipment, and makes scale drawings of electrical parts and equipment.
  • Revises circuit tracings, may participate in projects involving the use of a computer for engineering applications.
  • Inspects electrical equipment before, during and after installation; performs field inspections of work done by contractors for conformance with plans and specifications.
  • Manages electrical portion of emergency responses.
  • Assure all electrical vehicles, the electrical shop and storage are maintained and equipped, and all electrical activities are in compliance with the DOJ Consent Decree.
  • Keep current with Electrical Codes (NEC) and new Arc-Flash regulations.
  • Schedule training for Trades personnel.
  • Strong organizational skills in a multi-task environment required. Ability to plan and work independently, ability to work on and prioritize several on-going tasks. Ability to prepare routine correspondence, charts, graphs and reports utilizing computer office applications. Ability to work under general or minimal directions within specific set parameters. Must perform all aspects of job responsibilities with honesty and integrity.
  • Ability to keep accurate and detailed records; apply organizational skills efficiently with attention to detail; ability to perform effectively with frequent interruptions and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate; to comprehend the full scope of departmental activities and policies, and the ability to independently initiate actions and make decisions in support of those policies.
  • Oversee and management of the SCADA system.
  • Administrator of the CMMS, Antero Maintenance Program.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course works in electrical engineering or other related field.
  • Master Electrician License required
  • Water and/or Wastewater PaDEP Operators Certification, or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire is required.


  • 6-10 years of related experience; minimum of 3 years in a supervisory role.
  • Ability to perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions, such as working outside/inside the waste water treatment plant all year round.
  • Power distribution systems, electrical aspects of lighting, HVAC systems and controls, PLC programming and ladder logic controls.
  • Thorough understanding of instrumentation and telemetry systems, emergency power supplies, solid state alarm systems, control systems for electrical and mechanical systems and equipment, application of computer programs, knowledge and manipulation of SCADA systems for the collection of data.
  • Valid PA Driver’s License required
  • Utilities tracking and management.
  • Proficient with Computers, Microsoft Programs and ability to use standard office equipment as well as follow office protocols, procedures and etiquette.
  • High proficiency in writing and communicating in a clear, concise, and well composed manner; ability to document conversations and issues.

Part Time Crossing Guard


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READING, PA 19601-3690

(610) 655-6294


!Crossing Guards Needed!




This employee will work under the supervision of the Traffic Enforcement office of the Police Department. This employee will provide child pedestrian safety by facilitating safe passage of school children across high traffic streets and intersections, while remaining alert to traffic hazards. This position is part-time and requires serious commitment to be at the crossing guard post on each school day, before and after school hours as required. This position works approximately 3 hours per day. Crossing Guards follow the school calendar and only work when school is in session.




  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to stand for up to an hour and a half per shift on an assigned crossing.

  • Ability to remain aware of and alert to a variety of environmental factors such as moving vehicles and weather.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make rapid decisions relating to speed and distance of multiple vehicles, traffic signal cycles, and pedestrian traffic.

  • Skill in interacting with the public, especially children.




  • Must be able to work specific hours in the morning and afternoon

  • Must be able to move and react at a moderate/fast pace in case of emergencies.

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age at time of application

  • Must obtain a Child Abuse clearance report before you are hired.

To apply or if you have any questions please contact Audra Schreiner at 610-655-6294

City of Reading Traffic Enforcement
815 Washington Street, Room 1-18
Reading, PA 19601

Maintenance Mechanic

JOB VACANCY # JV 2018-25 (Maintenance Mechanic - Garage)

THE POSITION OF: Maintenance Mechanic
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Public Works/Operations-Garage
POSTING DATE: July 26, 2018
STARTING PAY RATE: $21.56 per hr, 40 hours per week
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume to the Human Resources Office by August 26, 2018. Email

This role is responsible for repair, inspection and maintenance of vehicles, machinery and equipment.
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Repair, service and maintain automotive and truck equipment.
  • Required to make major engine repairs to diesel and gasoline engines.
  • Removal or light repair of auto and manual transmissions, clutches and differentials.
  • Must be able to replace most brake systems and adjust, etc.
  • Test equipment and vehicles for problems and safety hazards in compliance to code standards.
  • Conduct state motor vehicle inspections and emissions testing on vehicles and equipment.
  • May be required to perform inspections and repairs of trailers and other equipment.
Educational/Experience Requirements
  • High School or GED required
  • Vocational and /or mechanical school training
  • Valid PA driver’s license Class B CDL required
  • Requires a valid PA State Inspection License Class 7 and a PA safety and state emission license
  • Minimum two years of maintenance mechanic experience
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Familiarity with computers is preferred
  • Experience in welding is preferred

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic WWTP

JOB VACANCY #JV 2018-29 (Industrial Maintenance Mechanic)

THE POSITION OF: Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF: Public Works/Wastewater Treatment Plant-Utilities
STARTING PAY RATE: $21.56/hour, 40 hours/week
POSTING DATE: August 15, 2018
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application to Human Resources. Email information to

POSITION SUMMARY:This position is responsible for maintaining all wastewater treatment equipment at the City of Reading facilities.

  • Perform all necessary maintenance tasks to maintain compliance with all Clean Water Act / Clean Stream Law requirements, NPDES Permit parameters, all other applicable regulatory requirements, industry standards and manufacturers recommendations
  • Assist Operations and other teams with any and all corrective tasks that arise
  • Communicate any disruptions of treatment units due to maintenance tasks to the Operations staff or others as appropriate
  • Lead a crew on projects and/or complex jobs
  • Work with new employees to assist in the training process.
  • Must be willing and able to respond to call-ins and address problems, emergencies and/or breakdowns as assigned. May be required to fill-in as needed on-call and respond to problems and/or breakdown
  • Frequent contact with employees in work area and occasional contact with employees in other departments throughout the City of Reading
  • Must be able to work independently and/or in groups as assigned
  • Frequent contact with outside contractors
  • Limited contact with visitors, vendors and suppliers
Educational Requirements
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • PADEP Certified in Wastewater Treatment to be able to operate the City of Reading’s facilities where assigned. Must be PADEP Certified in 2 years of appointment into position.
  • Trade School education in Mechanical. Electrical, Welding, Plumbing, or machine shop application is suggested.
  • Must possess a valid Class B CDL (w/ air brake and Tanker Endorsements) or obtain within six (6) months of being appointed into position.
  • Must have completed and passed (70% or better score) five (5) of ten (10) TPC Basic Mechanical Course Books within six (6) months and all ten (10) of the TPC Basic Mechanical Course Books within twelve (12) months.
  • 4 years of industrial maintenance experience.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the modern practices, principles, techniques and equipment used in wastewater treatment plant and pumping stations operations maintenance and repair. Must be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the functions and lubrication requirements of wastewater plant machinery and equipment.
  • Shall confirm Mechanical Course Books knowledge, laser alignment and welding knowledge.


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Information on upcoming Civil Service testing dates for the Fire Department are here and for the Police Department here.


To apply for employment with the City of Reading, download and complete an Employment Application specifying the type of employment/position you are applying for, attach resume' if applicable and send to:

Human Resources
City of Reading
815 Washington Street – Room 3-03

Reading, PA 19601
FAX: 610/372-3722

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