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Plant Operator

Savannah


Listing Summary

We offer excellent medical, dental and vision benefits; wellness programs; educational reimbursement; deferred benefit contribution (457B), and 12 paid holidays. 

 

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Essential Job Functions

 

  • Observes plant metering equipment on a scheduled basis, noting reading of flows at specified intervals; makes adjustments to flows of water and chemicals as necessary to maintain plant operation within operational standards.
  • Keeps a log of plant operational characteristics, changes and repairs made, and other incidents of relevance to plant production. Reports defects of plant operations to the Superintendent.
  • Collects samples of water or wastewater at stages of treatment for lab analysis; performs pH, dissolved oxygen, and suspended solids tests.
  • Monitors and adjust plants operations based on microscopic analysis and laboratory results.
  • Makes adjustments and changes to hydraulic and chemical processes.
  • Calibrates instruments and equipment, including a pH meter and dissolved oxygen meter; maintains assigned tools and equipment.
  • Performs grounds maintenance duties, including mowing, weeding, and applying insecticides.
  • Washes prescribed areas of the plant on a designated schedule; paints areas and equipment as required.
  • Performs routine/daily maintenance activities on treatment plant and generator equipment.
  • Support and assists in major maintenance activities on treatment plant and operation equipment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 


Additional Duties - Class II Operator 

  • Calibrates lab equipment for proper function and accurate results.
  • Operate motor driven equipment i.e. forklifts, jockey truck and trailer.
  • Supervises the work of new Plant Operators and instructs them in plant operations and the responsibilities of an operator.


Additional Duties - Class I Operator 

  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Coordinates, assigns and reviews work and establishes work schedules; maintains standards; monitors status of work in progress; inspects completed work assignments; answers questions; gives advice and direction as needed.
  • Prepares work orders and directs the maintenance and repair of fixtures and equipment.
  • Provides technical assistance to operators.
  • Performs visual inspection of water samples for color, microscopic particles, and insects.
  • Operates a belt filter press and sand filter; cleans clarifiers and filters.
  • Operates the activated sludge treatment plant.
  • Records data pertinent to daily plant operations and processes; maintains operator log.
  • Performs grounds maintenance duties, including mowing, weeding, and applying insecticides.
  • Monitors Supervisory and Control Data Acquisition (SCADA) information to foresee potential problems.
  • Responds to after-hours emergencies.

 

Minimum Qualifications

No License - High School Diploma or GED equivalent; with six months of work experience in water/wastewater treatment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to obtain a Water/Wastewater Operator Class 3 certification within 8 months from date of hire. Operators working at the Regional Plants will have to obtain a CDL.

Class III - High School Diploma or GED equivalent; with one (1) year work experience in water/wastewater treatment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Class II - High School Diploma or GED equivalent; with two (2) years of work experience in the treatment of surface, ground water or the operations of water/wastewater treatment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Class I - High School Diploma or GED equivalent; with three (3) years of work experience in the treatment of surface water or ground water under the influence; operation of a ground water well system; or physical/mechanical activated sludge treatment process of municipal wastewater; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Some supervisory experience is preferred. 

Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license with a acceptable driving history.

Additional Requirements
Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, post offer/pre-employment medical screen; and verification of education, certifications, and licenses required prior to employment. 
 

Additional Information

 

  • Knowledge of department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment process control techniques.
  • Knowledge of state and federal environmental laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of laboratory analysis techniques and processes.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations pertaining to chemicals.
  • Skill in collecting and analyzing data.
  • Skill in using a computer.
  • Skill in operating standard wastewater treatment instruments and equipment, including a belt filter press, pump, generator, and water pressure machine.
  • Skill in using laboratory instruments such as a settleometer, drying oven, pH meter, dissolved oxygen meter, and Imhoff cones.
  • Skill in operating heavy and light equipment, including a dump truck, overhead crane, tractor, loader, forklift, bobcat, and mower.
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

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Listing ends on:

2/4/2022