This is an entry level position which performs all necessary technical and physical functions needed to operate and maintain the components and equipment of a wastewater treatment plant with guidance from the wastewater treatment plant lead operator and/or Plant Manager.
Monitors parameters, flows, and equipment. Manipulates flows and equipment using accepted methods to produce the highest quality product in an economical manner after consultation and approval of Plant Operator A or higher staff. Reports impending process problems in a timely and proper manner. Performs and participates in all testing and sampling schedules with accepted techniques and at scheduled times. Interprets test results and performs calculations with guidance and consultation of higher level staff. Maintains records by keeping all records of parameters and results up to date and neat. Records operational changes, observations and completed jobs daily. Is responsible for monitoring the treatment efficiencies and levels with the assistance of higher level personnel. Maintains cleanliness of work areas.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Maintains cleanliness in laboratory. Performs maintenance and calibration on laboratory equipment. Uses proper safety equipment in all testing and sampling tasks. Maintains benchsheets, worksheets, and logs in a neat and current condition. Accurately enters data into computer spreadsheets. Participates in major equipment and process upkeep.
The incumbent is not responsible for supervising the work of others.
One (1) year of experience in wastewater in a comparable position and jurisdiction required. Specialized training or education in treatment plant operation is desirable.
Must possess a Colorado Class D Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's License.
Thorough knowledge of methods, equipment and procedures used in wastewater analysis. Extensive knowledge of mathematics and regulatory standards relative to wastewater discharge limits. Ability to apply logic of the scientific methods to solve problems encountered in laboratory testing. Ability to assimilate and interpret scientific data as required for the methodologies utilized. Ability to perform all sampling and testing procedures, such as turbidity, pH, settleometer, dissolved oxygen, etc.
Working Environment and Required Background Checks:
Work is performed in a standard laboratory and office environment that may involve climbing ladders, stairs and steps. and traversing catwalk. Grating, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping and kneeling on a frequent basis, and working in confined spaces. Work may also require working outside in all weather conditions and at all times of the day. Work may involve coming into regular and sometimes long-term contact with bacteria and odorous, infectious and obnoxious material. Work may involve performing sampling calibration or equipment calibration/maintenance often in difficult areas. Strenuous physical work involving moving, positioning, pushing, pulling or manipulating objects up to 150 pounds occasionally and/or moving, positioning and carrying loads of up to 50 pounds upstairs and loading on four-foot high surfaces frequently. Ability to perform flow, dosage, loading and other applicable calculations manually. Manual dexterity is required to complete work tasks through safe and proper operation of power and hand tools. Ability to inspect and determine status of equipment and unit processes using audio, visual, aromatic and tactile indicators. Ability to use gas monitoring equipment, safety tripod and harness and any other required safety equipment for entering both high and low hazard confined spaces. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and supervisor. Ability to work unsupervised and alone on both day and night shifts. Ability to respond to audio alarms and phone calls. Ability to work rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays. Ability to fill in scheduled on-call shift and respond to plant alarms at night.
Material and equipment directly used :
Telephone, 2-way radio, personal computer equipment, calculator, safety equipment, breathing apparatus, laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
This job announcement is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
A criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment