Perform all aspects of sampling, monitoring and testing required to maintain compliance with Federal State and Local regulations governing the wastewater treatment process, and storm water and sludge management
Perform the installation, maintenance and repair of the physical plant and lift stations.
Assist in the performance of regular and unscheduled maintenance and repairs on all plant equipment and machinery.
On call to respond to emergencies and breakdowns at the plant and pump stations. Conduct the necessary weekend checks of the treatment plant on a rotating basis..
Maintain open communications with the foreman regarding the treatment process and pump stations operation and malfunctions, as well as make recommendations for repairs and improvements to these systems.
Essential Job Functions
Be able to perform and document various tests required by State and Federal agencies for the operation of a wastewater treatment plant.
Perform daily checks of the wastewater treatment process and onsite lift stations.
Have a working knowledge of the operation, methods and procedures of a wastewater treatment plant.
Have a working knowledge of the machinery used for wastewater treatment and pumping stations.
Have a thorough knowledge of mechanical equipment and the ability to diagnose and correct equipment malfunction.
Have a working knowledge of basic machinery preventive maintenance and repair.
Have a basic knowledge of State and Federal rules governing wastewater discharges and workerƒ??s safety.
Training and Experience Required
Must have a High School Diploma or GED; Must have and maintain a valid Texas Driverƒ??s License. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driving record.Prefer previous municipal experience in a Public Works, Water and/or Sewer department.
Necessary Special Requirements
Must possess a Texas Wastewater Treatment Plant and Collection System Operators Type B, C or D license. Valid State of Texas driver's license desired.
Position requires ability to work extended hours and be on-call on a routine basis.Willing to be on-call for emergencies and able to respond within a timely manner.
Must be able to lift 80 pounds, climb into and out of trenches, and perform strenuous manual labor.Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and able to write routine reports and correspondence.Good communication skills, both orally and written.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
To operate, monitor, maintain, and trouble-shoot the wastewater treatment facility and its processes.
Work involves responsibility for the technical aspects of plant operations, compliance with state and federal operating regulations, and underground sewer system. Work is performed with considerable independence under the direction of the Wastewater Foreman, subject to review through reports and results achieved.
Salary is $17-22 per hour, depending on experience.