WWTP Shift Operator Class III
TOWN OF RICHLANDS
Department: Richlands Wastewater Treatment Facility
Job Title: Shift Operator Class III
Reports to: Chief Operator
Classification: Hourly, Non-Exempt
Nature of Work:
The shift operator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the treatment facility. Shift operators provide for safe, economical operation and maintenance of the facility and keep a constant watch on the treatment process. Though all work performed is under the direct supervision of the chief operator or facility supervisor, shift operators are required to exercise independent judgement and initiative in the proper operation of the facility.
Examples of Job Duties:
Maintains the required facility reports; inspects and directs action for treatment functions; directs or takes corrective action for equipment malfunctions; performs BOD, TSS, pH, and other laboratory work; collects samples; performs grounds maintenance and housekeeping duties; performs related duties as required.
Minimum Education, Experience, and Licenses:
Graduation from a standard high school (or GED equivalent); holds a valid Virginia Class 3 Wastewater Operator’s license; and at least two years progressive experience in the operation and maintenance of a Class 3, or higher, wastewater treatment facility. Also must possess a valid Virginia Drivers License.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have an extensive knowledge of wastewater treatment facility operations, state and federal regulations and guidelines, the town’s Sewer Use Ordinance, and OSHA safety regulations. Must be able to interact with other employees and the general public.
Must be physically able to perform maintenance on equipment and grounds maintenance, perform moderate to heavy lifting/moving up to 100 pounds, and carry out voice communication.
All work performed by the shift operator will be reviewed, through observation, conferences, and examination of facility records, by the chief operator and facility supervisor.
Background Investigation and Pre-employments Requirements:
Applicant will be subjected to a pre-employment physical examination, drug screening and criminal background investigation.