Senior Plant Operator
Orange County Sanitation District 7 reviews - Fountain Valley, CA

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At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we’d love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further. Honesty, Trust, & Respect
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We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts. Leadership & Commitment
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We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees. OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Senior Plant Operator.

Under direction, the Senior Plant Operator oversees and participates in the more complex and difficult work; responsible for operating, monitoring, and maintaining plant equipment including engines, motors, boilers, compressors, and pumps to control unit processes; ensures waste treatment plant operates within regulatory guidelines; performs adjustments and repairs to plant equipment; collects samples for laboratory testing; and performs minor maintenance such as flushing sludge lines to digesters, adding oil, and cleaning drains. Duties include providing technical direction and assistance to plant operators and operators in training in the operation of wastewater treatment process equipment; assisting with training of staff; acting as shift supervisor in the absence of the Operations Supervisor; process control for specific areas of the plant; and assisting the maintenance division in preparing equipment for maintenance department work.

Qualifications & Requirements:
The successful candidate will possess a High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution, supplemented by specialized training in wastewater treatment plant operations or a related field. A minimum of three years of experience in wastewater treatment plant operations is required comprised of at least two years of experience at a level comparable to a Plant Operator with the District. Possession of a valid Grade III California Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s Certificate and a valid driver’s license are required. The selected individual will possess the ability to train and oversee the work of less senior staff as well as communicate effectively, both orally and in writing .

Recruitment & Selection Process:
Vacancies: 1
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 5:00 P.M.
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)

Supplemental Information:
Hiring Salary Range: $35.03 - $38.62/Hour Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in the plant; strength, stamina and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces, around machines and to climb and descend ladders, and operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing a minimum of 40 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment. Environmental Elements Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives, and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Disaster Service Workers All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. OTHER information For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on the Class & Compensation page of our website.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OCSD’s pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

OCSD only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Resumes submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

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