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Job Description

 

Attention Applicants:


Please make sure you read the attached job descriptions.  In order to be considered for the wastewater treatment plant operator you must have at lease a level 1 wastewater treatment certification.

Salary range for the operator is $2,899.00  to  $3,785.00 monthly.

If you do not have any wastewater certifications you are applying for the wastewater trainee classification.

Salary range for the trainee is $2,501.00  to  $3,263.00 monthly.

This is an emergency response position so you must be able to respond within 30 minutes.

You will be required to work a rotating weekend schedule for the weekend duties at the water and wastewater plants.



 

WATER/WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR - TRAINEE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

This is an entry-level training position. Under close supervision, the position is assigned to work with the plant operators and public works personnel to prepare for advancement to the position of Water/Wastewater Plants Operator.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASSIFICATION:

Assists in the safe and efficient operation of water treatment and distribution and wastewater collection and treatment systems, under the direction of the Public Works Superintendent. May assist in any other Public Works functions as assigned such as: street maintenance, ditch cleaning and park and buildings maintenance.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Public Works Superintendent but require and under the direct supervision of certified Water and Wastewater Plant Operators and other City personnel.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Supervision is not a responsibility of positions in this class.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

            WASTEWATER COLLECTION AND TREATMENT 

  1. Operation and maintenance of the wastewater plant and lift stations, to insure the City's compliance with state and federal regulations.
  2. Records data from charts, flow meter and totalizer to meet operational and DEQ compliance requirements.
  3. Performs and records laboratory tests and analyses, including BOD, chlorine, pH, total and suspended solids, and volatile solids in order to establish plant operational parameters and meet DEQ reporting regulations.
  4. Adjusts chlorine feed rates as necessary.
  5. Conducts sludge monitoring and disposal operations.
  6. Comes in daily contact with noxious substances, including raw sewage and sludge that pose personal health risks.
  7. At times must work in confined spaces where hydrogen sulfide and methane gas may form a lethal environment.
  8. Performs related work as assigned.
  9. Repairs and maintains equipment, taking daily readings, analyzing results and conducting laboratory tests.

10.  Participates in appropriate training and safety programs.

           

WATER TREATMENT AND DISTRIBUTION

1. Operation and maintenance of the water plant, intake and distribution system to protect the public health and       meet O.S.H.D. requirements.

2. Records and analyzes charts, readings, totalizer and hour meter readings to spot equipment malfunctions and       takes appropriate measures.

3. Performs and records laboratory tests, adjusts chemical feed rates and meets O.S.H.D. reporting requirements.

4. Collects bacteria samples for analysis.

5. Adjusts chemical dosages as required.

6. Checks backwash pond for proper drainage and operation.

OTHER PUBLIC WORKS

 

  1. Maintains the grounds and physical plant in a professional manner.
  2. Deals knowledgeably and tactfully with the public in dealing with their problems and concerns.
  3. Reads and records water meters and performs turn on/offs.
  4. Maintains meter boxes and surrounding area.
  5. Maintains and repairs streets, alleys and right-of-ways which include patching pavement, cleaning and repairing sidewalks, curbs, and streets, paints crosswalks and curbs.
  6. Maintains storm drainage system by cleaning and repairing ditches, storm drainage lines and catch basins.
  7. Repairs and replaces street regulatory, directional and informational signs.
  8. Operates light and medium construction equipment including dump truck, mowers, and various power tools.
  9. Performs routine maintenance on city buildings, parks, and vehicles.

    10.  Performs other related work as required.

GENERAL

1. Keeps detailed records of all operations, including daily equipment checks, chemical usages, preventive maintenance, a daily log, and records required by state regulatory agencies.

2.   Performs a wide variety of skilled tasks in the preventive and reactive maintenance of plant and transmission system equipment, including lubrication, mechanical adjustments.

3.   Trouble shoots electrical equipment malfunctions, in the motor control and telemetry systems.

4.  Works with large quantities of hazardous chemicals including sodium hypo chlorite, caustic soda, and concentrated acids, involving personal, public and environmental health risks.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

High School diploma or GED. 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

None required, however, experience in an area providing basic knowledge relevant tot this position will be given preference. Examples are experience in public works, construction or engineering. Knowledge of computer usage is helpful. Applicants must possess the ability to read and comprehend, to prepare written materials for reports, and to speak clearly.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license and the ability to obtain Class B CDL within one (1) year of hire.

Individuals in this class are expected to obtain a Class I Water and Wastewater treatment certificate in one year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS CLASSIFICATION:

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Wastewater and storm water transmission systems and treatment techniques and procedures; strong mechanical aptitude and experience for repair and maintenance work normally performed in treatment plant facilities; chemical, bacterial and lab processes used in wastewater/water treatment; safety precautions related to water and wastewater treatment chemicals and hazards.

SKILL IN:

Safe operation of tools, equipment and vehicles to perform in the position.

ABILITY TO:

Operate and maintain the wastewater and storm water transmission systems and treatment plants; make independent decisions to keep processes and operations correctly within established guidelines; perform and evaluate laboratory tests for control and compliance purposes; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the general public; understand and follow oral and written instructions; work weekends and be on-call for emergencies; operate sludge truck.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Application of principles and methods used in water and/or wastewater treatment facilities; operation of all common heavy equipment; repair and maintenance work normally performed in treatment plant facilities; chemical, bacterial and lab processes used in wastewater/water treatment; using all safety precautions related to water and wastewater treatment chemicals and hazards.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Drug screen, educational and experience verification.  Demonstrated ability to perform essential functions.

COMPENSATION TYPE:  Monthly

FLSA EXEMPTION STATUS:  Non-exempt

JOB GRADE:  Entry level through Step "10

 

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