Posted in Other 19 days ago.
Provides day-to-day monitoring/operation of equipment, routine lab tests, and minor
maintenance activities and uses experience to optimize plant performance.
Essential Job Functions
Operates equipment manually and through instrument panels, computer terminals, and
programmable logic control units in an assigned area.
Performs field tests (chemical, physical and biological) in order to pace chemical dosages
for process and odor control units or alter unit processes.
Monitors and observes operating conditions, and records observations and data in area
shift log; diagnoses basic operational problems and takes corrective action; and
communicates status, changes, and abnormalities in operating areas.
Follows process control procedures for assigned areas; verifies and reports suspected
malfunctions and variances to supervisor.
Prepares chemical solutions, and monitors process chemical supplies and recommends
Samples water, wastewater, sludge, and gases according to schedule; and services
Performs routine lab tests and routine instrument calibration for portable meters.
Performs minor maintenance including routine preventive maintenance, lubrication, and
minor adjustments; and performs basic troubleshooting of equipment, recommends
solutions and, where appropriate, fills out work orders.
Operates vehicles for plant operational purposes.
Provides on-the-job training for Operator in Training and Operator I & II in operational,
maintenance, and safety duties as required.
Assures work is performed in a safe and professional manner by following established
safety, operating, and emergency response procedures.
Performs cleanup and housekeeping tasks for work area, tools, equipment, facilities, and
Performs the duties of Operator Supervisor and related duties as needed.
Essential Job Requirements
Ability to perform tasks standing (25%) and walking (75%) for as many as five miles per
Work positions including climbing stairs (60%), squatting, and working with hands
extended above head 18 inches (25%) and 30 inches in front of body (10%).
Must be able to lift and carry 60 pounds while walking distances of 10 feet.
Requires working in outside and inside environments with noise and all temperatures and
climatic conditions, and must be able to work under adverse weather conditions for
extended periods of time.
Must have a valid driver's license and a safe driving record.
Must demonstrate a working ability to use computer programs for process controls.
Requires highest level water/wastewater operator's license as required by site, or ability
to acquire this license within one year of appointment to Operator III.
Requires working knowledge of the methods, techniques, principles, and practices of
water/wastewater treatment, as acquired through five years of experience.
Requires ability to diagnose plant-wide process problems and take remedial action, and to
Requires good reading, math, writing, and verbal communication skills; a scientific and
mechanical aptitude; and the ability to read, interpret, and record data from meters,
gauges, scales, panels, computer consoles, and other equipment.
Requires ability to plan, organize, train, and functionally supervise subordinates.
Requires the ability to carry out verbal and written instructions.
Must have the ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees.
Verbal and written instructions from Management.
Functional supervision of the Operator in Training and Operator I & II as required.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.