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Wastewater Plant Operator I

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$15.85 per hour minimum rate
  • Posted Date:06/14/2019

Will perform skilled work in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant.  Operates, monitors, and maintains wastewater plant; performs maintenance and lubricates equipment and pumps, blowers, and motors; assists with changes in plant process as necessary to improve plant efficiency; makes regular inspection of plant, equipment, biological, and chemical systems to ascertain that it is in proper operation at all times, notifies personnel of operating and maintenance issues; prepares work orders; regulates and adjusts motors, pumps, blowers, valves, and other apparatuses to meet changing operating conditions; calibrates equipment, meters, and pumps; reads meters, gauges, and dials; records readings from instruments and maintains records; assists with laboratory functions; collects samples and performs minor laboratory tests; analyzes results and enters data into the operations database; follows the Quality Assurance/Quality Control measures and other laboratory procedures.  Also, operates and maintains a variety of equipment such as a front-end wheel loader, skid steer, small dump truck, mower, and pressure washers; assists with monthly, quarterly, and annual compliance internal audits and inspections; and performs general custodial and grounds maintenance work; sweeps, mops, and buffs floors; cuts grass; cleans and paints equipment.

Hours:  Full-time, first shift hours.  Will be required to work outside of normal working hours in stand-by, on-call or other emergency situation.

To Compete in the Selection Process:

High school diploma or equivalent with minimal experience in operation of a wastewater treatment plant including some experience in the maintenance of machinery and equipment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Knowledge of hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles;  ability to read meters and charts accurately; ability to operate SCADA systems; mechanical aptitude; ability to operate personal computer including some knowledge of applicable software packages; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with associates.

Special requirement:  Obtain Grade I Biological Wastewater Treatment Operator certification within 18 months of hire.  Valid NC driver’s license.

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