OVERVIEW: The purpose of this position is to help ensure the proper operation of the wastewater treatment facility. Successful performance in the job contributes to the effective and efficient treatment of wastewater that produces a treated effluent and sludge that are in compliance with Local, State, and Federal Rules & Regulations. Must be able to work independently under general supervision.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Customer Service • Provides customer service by performing turn ons and turn offs, locating lines, and handling customer complaints according to company procedures. • Assists in performing public relations activities including tours of facilities. 2. Operations • Operates wastewater treatment facilities including record keeping and maintenance. Work will includes some or all of the following duties: observing flows, chemical feed, and effluent quality making process changes as directed; monitoring and adjusting levels, flows, and pressures to meet demands calibrating laboratory testing equipment according to specifications; disposing of sludge per regulations and as directed by supervisor. • Monitors the wastewater treatment process and the structural, mechanical and electrical systems within the treatment plant. Makes necessary adjustments; troubleshoots and corrects problems as directed by supervisor. • Assists in the collection and testing of wastewater and sludge samples for operational testing and NPDES permit required testing. Follows federal and state rules and regulations regarding the collection, preservation, and testing of all samples collected. • Maintains inventory of supplies as directed by the supervisor. • Cleans equipment and work areas, performs housekeeping and groundskeeping duties as directed by the supervisor. • Follows safety rules set by company, state and federal regulations which may include participating in safety meetings, inspecting equipment, assisting and/or advising coworkers of possible safety hazards. • Operates production equipment; handles chemicals precisely and safely. • Utilizes assigned company vehicles as needed to provide effective and safe service. • Executes periodic rounds of facilities observing, recording, and communicating operation conditions to appropriate personnel. • Ensures compliance to federal, state and local regulations including preparation of necessary reports. • Uses and maintains tools, equipment, and computers associates with wastewater system operations. 3. Maintenance • Performs maintenance and repairs on treatment plants, equipment, lift stations, and buildings as directed. • Assists in the maintenance and inspection of wastewater mains as requested according to specifications. • Performs a variety of maintenance and repair work in the collection system on mains and service lines • Performs other duties as needed or assigned
QUALIFICATIONS: • High school diploma or GED/HiSET/TASC • Must have a valid driver's license • Must possess a a first-level operator license per state regulation
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: • Ability to read meters, charts and gauges, interpret findings and accurately maintain records of plant operations. • Ability to read and comprehend written technical information and to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing. • Ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize and/or analyze data. • Ability to perform mathematical equations to determine chemical doses required for flow rates and proper treatment. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, clients, vendors, co-workers and regulatory agencies. • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. • Ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials used in performing essential functions. • Ability to make repairs on a variety of plant equipment and distribution/collection systems. • Knowledge of practices, methods, tools, material, and equipment relating to water/wastewater treatment activities and distribution/collection systems. • Knowledge of state and federal standards and regulations governing wastewater treatment and collection • Knowledge of safety standards and precautions pertaining to the use and operation of motorized equipment and tools
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • Moderate to heavy physical demands, including lifting, walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, digging and climbing • Work in confined spaces and wearing appropriate safety equipment • Grasp, lift, maneuver, rotate and otherwise use small to large hand tools • Grasp, lift, carry and set down objects weighing up to 50 lbs • Grasp turn, twist, pull, push, lift and otherwise move equipment, controls and parts weighing up to 100 lbs • Exposure to noise, dust, great, smoke, fumes and/or potentially hazardous chemicals • Perform outside work in all weather conditions
EQUIPMENT USED: Company phone, tablet, water and/or wasterwater facility equipment and machiney including pumps, aerators, chemical feed quipment, booster pumps, etc; jack hammer and other construction equipment; may operator heavy equipment; operates a Company issued motor vehicle
TRAVEL REQUIRED: Within service area SHIFT: May include weekend scheduling: on-call, emergency call duty and paid overtime may be required
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as desired
EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth (or related medical condition) or any other characteristic protected by law. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Characteristic protected by law.