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WATER RECLAMATION OPERATIOR III

WATER RECLAMATION OPERATIOR III

Requisition ID 
2017-3202
Department 
PUBLIC UTILITIES
Minimum Salary 
USD $20.23/Hr.
Maximum Salary 
USD $26.37/Hr.
Post End Date 
10/25/2017
Location 
US-UT-Salt Lake City

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Overview

May be underfilled as Operator II or Operator I

 

Operates and maintains various types of sewage treatment plant equipment or pretreatment plant equipment to meet permit and environmental requirements.  Monitors and gauges systems and makes adjustments according to instructions.  Performs general cleanup of plant process units and grounds.  Performs routine tests, changes chlorine cylinders, makes adjustments to chlorination systems and other chemical feed systems. Provides training, coaching and mentoring to Operator I and II’s. Assists in developing Standard Operating Information (SOI) documents. Assists Operators through required WRF Work Station Competencies. Position is required to work shift work on a rotating schedule as assigned.

Responsibilities

  • Operates wastewater treatment plant process equipment, including pumps, filters, digesters, aerators, screens, rag rakes, grit chambers, compressors, blowers, boilers, energy generators, chlorine evaporators, basins, methane gas system, augers and associated equipment according to plant guidelines and procedures.
  • Monitors control panels and the condition and operation of all system components.  Uses computer to input and retrieve data and make adjustments on operational parameters.  Checks equipment and processes for excessive or unusual noises, odors, color, leakage, pressures, alignment, slippage, tension, vibration, heat, damage, corrosion, wear, or any deviation from standard. Identifies and reports equipment problems to Senior Operator or Water Reclamation Facility Supervisor. Adjusts dosages, flows, digester temperatures, retention times and sludge thickness. Keeps supervisor informed of actions taken or unresolved problems. Routinely logs gauge readings, adjustments and station status.
  • Operates chemical feeding equipment according to safety standards and management regulations.  Calculates dosage and flow rates.  Takes samples for laboratory analysis.  Conducts simple screening tests such as chlorine residual, dissolved oxygen (DO) and makes appropriate adjustments based on observed results and set procedures.
  • Assists with plant maintenance, repairs or installation work as required. Changes chlorine cylinders, and uses special tools, materials or procedures to contain chlorine leaks until the fire department or other assistance arrives. Tears down, and reassembles positive displacement pumps, thickeners and digesters to clean and replace defective parts.  Performs wash-down procedures in assigned areas, using steam cleaning equipment, bucket or brush and disinfectant.  Cleans pipes and pumps, and removes snow and ice from walkways, basins, lines and other plant surfaces or equipment.
  • Operates various kinds of heavy equipment, including front-end loader, Brown Bear and fork lifts.  This may be an assigned duty to selected individuals.
  • Assists in the handling and transporting of treatment plant biosolids, as well as handling and transporting rags and grit.
  • Attends training classes and completes educational programs according to plant guidelines.
  • Provides active, structured, supportive field training and coaching of Water Reclamation Facility Operator I and Water Reclamation Facility Operator II towards achieving confident demonstration of proficient execution of job duties and tasks.
  • Maintains plant security. Observes camera monitor; confronts unauthorized persons.  Notifies law enforcement as necessary.
  • Assists in the training of Water Reclamation Facility Operator I and the continued training of Water Reclamation Faculty Operator II. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Two years' post-high-school study of Algebra, Chemistry, Bacteriology, Hydraulics, Computer Science, Environmental Technology or other related subjects or programs. One year's experience as a Water Reclamation Facility Operator II in the plant in which the Operator III position is available. Additional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, materials and equipment used in waste water treatment.  Working knowledge of mathematics, chemistry and bacteriology relating to waste water treatment. Ability to prepare and perform routine laboratory tests and calibrate and adjust equipment.
  • Ability to perform occasional heavy lifting; inspect operation of equipment and detect and repair problem situations; understand and follow oral and written instructions; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and public.
  • Ability to operate computerized plant process control system and prepare and maintain computerized records, correspondence and reports.
  • Possession of current unrestricted Grade III Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification from the State of Utah.
  • Possession of a valid Class B Utah Commercial Driver's License. 

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