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Treatment Plant Operator (Wastewater Plant)

Category: Public Utilities
Description:
PERFORMS INTERMEDIATE TECHNICAL WORK IN THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF A TREATMENT PLANT, CONDUCTING REGULAR PLANT INSPECTIONS AND RECORDING READINGS. AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS CLASS PERFORMS A VARIETY OF OPERATIONAL, LABORATORY, AND MAINTENANCE DUTIES DESIGNED TO PRODUCE SAFE TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER AND DISPOSAL OF DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL WASTE MATERIALS. WORK IS PERFORMED ON AN ASSIGNED OR ROTATING SHIFT. WORK INCLUDES MONITORING THE PLANT'S OPERATION THROUGH OBSERVATION AND MECHANICAL READINGS, THE RESULTS OF STANDARD CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL TESTS AND TO MAKE NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS IN THE PROCESS AS CONDITIONS OR TEST RESULTS DICTATE. OTHER DUTIES INCLUDE PERFORMING STANDARD LABORATORY DUTIES AND TESTS AND ASSISTING WITH PLANT AND FACILITIES MAINTENANCE. WORK ALSO INCLUDES SUBSTANTIAL RECORD KEEPING OF WORK ACTIVITIES. EMPLOYEES ARE SUBJECT TO HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH WASTEWATER AND PLANT OPERATIONS INCLUDING WORKING BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE ENVIRONMENTS, IN EXTREME HOT AND COLD WEATHER, AND EXPOSURE TO VARIOUS HAZARDS SUCH AS LOUD NOISES, MOVING MECHANICAL PARTS, ELECTRICAL CURRENT, CHEMICALS, FUMES, ODORS, DUSTS, MISTS, GASES, POOR VENTILATION, WORKING IN SMALL SPACES SUCH AS SEWER PIPES, AND OILS. WORKERS MAY BE REQUIRED TO WEAR RESPIRATORS WHEN WORKING AROUND CHLORINE TANKS. WORK AROUND WASTEWATER IS ALSO SUBJECT TO THE FINAL STANDARDS OF OSHA ON BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS. WORK IS PERFORMED UNDER THE LIMITED SUPERVISION OF THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT SUPERINTENDENT, AND REVIEWED BY OBSERVATION, CONFERENCE, AND REVIEWING RECORDS FOR ADHERENCE TO OPERATIONS STANDARDS, INSTRUCTIONS, AND SAFETY PRACTICES. HIRING SALARY: $36,000 (ENTRY LEVEL/NO CERTIFICATION), $38,250 GRADE I CERTIFICATION, $40,500 GRADE II CERTIFICATION, $42,750 GRADE III CERTIFICATION, $45,000 GRADE IV CERTIFICATION. PLEASE VISIT WWW.SILERCITY.ORG FOR FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND HOW TO APPLY.
Employer: Town of Siler City
Expires: 5/9/2019
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