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Plant Operator

Description : Application

JOB TITLE:  Treatment Plant Operator  
FLSA: NON-EXEMPT                                                  
DEPARTMENT:  Utilities                                  
PAY RANGE: 13 $15.53/hr
ACCOUNTABLE TO:         Treatment Plant Supervisor

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION: Under general supervision is responsible for monitoring and operating of their assigned Water and/or Wastewater Treatment facilities. Work varies requiring individual judgment and decision making within well established Federal and State regulations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Physical demands include some bending, stooping, walking on rough or uneven terrain, kneeling, and lifting up to 60#s (greater with assistance). Work may be performed in uncontrollable working conditions of heat, cold, dampness, and exposure to chemicals and infectious wastes;
  • Must possess and maintain ODEQ Class D Water or Wastewater Certifications, Class C Water or Sewer Lab Certifications within one year of employment, and Class C Water or Wastewater Certification within two years of employment and maintain such certifications throughout employment; Type of license dependent upon the type of plant assigned (Water or Wastewater);
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License.

MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE:

  • Operates the assigned water and/or wastewater treatment plant in compliance with federal and state regulations;
  • Monitors control panels, starts and stops pumps, adjusts valves and gates as appropriate to control the treatment processes;
  • Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings, testing results to determine load requirements;
  • Loads and unloads chemicals, add chemicals to treat water;
  • Monitors control panels and adjusts controls to specified levels;
  • Monitors equipment to determine any malfunction and provides maintenance of the assigned treatment facility and makes repairs as needed;
  • Checks the building and grounds for needed repairs and cleanliness and arranges for the needed maintenance;
  • Work may include weekends and holidays;
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Maintains daily logs, records, and prepares various monthly reports;
  • Is responsible for assigned facilities and equipment of substantial value requiring care;
  • Contacts with fellow employees and others requires common courtesy and respect;
  • Work is often performed in an uncontrolled environment that may require the use of proper safety equipment and procedures to prevent injury.

SUPERVISION - RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK OF OTHERS: May supervise Treatment Plant personnel as assigned in the absence of the Plant Supervisor.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school graduation or its equivalent; PLUS
  • Minimum one year work experience with experience in Water and/or Wastewater Treatment field preferred;
  • Previous mechanical experience desirable;
  • Must possess and maintain ODEQ Class D Water or Wastewater Certifications, Class C Water or Sewer Lab Certifications within one year of employment, and Class C Water or Wastewater Certificate within two years of employment and maintain such certifications throughout employment; Type of license dependent upon the type of plant assigned (Water or Wastewater);
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and maintain status of insurability.

EXAMPLES OF PERFORMANCE CRITERIA AND EXPECTATIONS:

  • Maintains knowledge of all permits applicable to the Water and Wastewater Plants and assures compliance with the regulations and permits;
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication and working relationships with fellow employees, other officials, and the public;
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces;
  • Performs Quality Assurance and Quality Control testing for the Plants and submits reports to the proper authority as required;
  • Possesses the skill to perform laboratory tests and to interpret test results;
  • Demonstrates the ability to follow oral and written instructions;
  • Mows the grass and performs other maintenance of the Plant grounds;
  • Works shifts as may be required;
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

Contact : Stacie Brown
405-878-1626

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled