WASTEWATER PLANT TREATMENT OPERATOR I
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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 10/15/2016
CITY OF HICKORY
JOB DESCRIPTIONMAJOR DUTIES:
Monitors wastewater treatment plant and identifies needed changes and potential problems; interprets lab data; makes necessary adjustments.
Receives shipments of chemicals and other supplies from vendor.
Performs chemical analysis of water samples.
Operates a computer to monitor pump stations, plant operations, and alarms.
Maintains daily records and shift logs of plant operations.
Reviews readings from meters, computers, and instruments.
Performs preventative maintenance on plant equipment.
Performs grounds maintenance duties as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain an appropriate state-certified license for water or wastewater treatment or distribution as appropriate.
Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and techniques used in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities.
Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of the equipment used in wastewater treatment.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations related to wastewater treatment and laboratory analyses.
Must be self-motivated and possess the ability to make decisions independently based on previous experience.
Skill in planning, organizing, and prioritizing work.
Skill in performing mathematical computations.
Skill in the use of a computer.
Skill in oral and written communication.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, climbs ladders, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
SAFETY SENSITIVE: This position has been identified as safety-sensitive. The employee in this position will be part of a random drug testing pool. The methodology for choosing the random test subjects is handled by an outside, impartial, third party vendor.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office and at wastewater treatment plant facilities. The employee is exposed to noise, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious disease and irritating chemicals. The work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather and requires the use of protective devices.