SUMMARY To operate the wastewater treatment plant to meet the requirements to produce effluent discharge, reconditioned water, and process solids of acceptable quality as per appropriate regulatory authorities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. **This position requires one who is multi-task oriented and a team player. Is responsible for the daily operation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) while maintaining and always looking for future improvements. May work alone on a shift.
1.) Operator must understand the complete flow process.
2.) Must be able to monitor analytical equipment, diagnose, and make chemical changes, as needed.
3.) Should have a basic knowledge of chemistry and biology with the ability to do minimal analytical lab work.
4.) Should be able to maintain and/or repair individual problems as needed. Maintenance of plumbing and electronic equipment is helpful.
5.) Must be able to compute and document information from process.
6.) Must be physically capable of climbing ladders up to 30 feet.
7.) Should be able to operate manual equipment such as pallet jacks and barrel drums, which may be required to move chemical drums weighing up to 750 lbs.
8.) Operate power equipment such as fork lifts and 5th wheel to jockey trailers, may be required.
Plant Safety: The operator will be responsible for compliance of safety requirements.
1.) Must be able to maintain a safe, clean, and healthy working condition at all times.
2.) Must be capable of following specific safety procedures and caring for various safety equipment, including self-contained breathing apparatus equipment.
3.) Must have an awareness of chemical safety and associated hazards.
1.) Must have the ability to follow instructions with limited supervision
2.) Must have the ability to communicate questions and problems relating to plant operations back to the supervisor.
3.) Ability to be flexible. The work environment is constantly changing.
Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Hearing protection, safety shoes, hard hat.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and at least one year related experience and/or training and have attained state certification to operate a WWTP.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
REASONING ABILITY Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Forklift Certification is required. Fire Extinguisher Lock-out/Tag-out certification Confined Space Entry PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. The color of wastewater is very important; a distortion in color will alert possible problems. This job may require operating various hand trucks and forklifts and driving/jockeying tractor trailers and backing them into small areas.