WASTEWATER OPERATOR – I or II
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Operates and maintains .8 MGD state-of-the-art Wastewater Treatment Plant utilizing biological nutrient removal, membrane filtration, carbon absorption, and ultra-violet disinfection treatment to protect receiving water sources.
Work assignments are received from the Plant Supervisor or Assistant Plant Supervisor. Daily operations and assignments are performed independently with little or no supervision. Work shifts may fluctuate as needs arise and will include day, evening, weekend, and holiday shifts.
Operate and regulate facilities to achieve required water quality, conduct analytical laboratory testing with necessary record keeping, manually handle chemicals for wastewater treatment and be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the plant facilities and grounds.
Conduct analytical laboratory testing with necessary record keeping, coordinate and implement the following with the plant supervisor.
•Conducts daily standardized physical, chemical, and microbiological tests in a state certified microbiology lab; maintains laboratory equipment and cleans all apparatus.
•Monitors the operation of equipment/processes such as pumps, metering devices, electrical control panels, bio-solids dewatering, chemical feed systems and gas compressors.
•Conducts preventative and corrective maintenance on all plant equipment, using and interpreting the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
•Ensures upkeep of inventory of stock materials to complete tasks; obtains, secures, and monitors pricing on materials and goods; prepares cost estimates on equipment; prepares and processes purchase orders; maintains related documentation.
•Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; attends and/or conducts workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
•Assists in directing, monitoring, and inspecting projects.
Performs other duties as required.