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Wastewater Plant Operator I

Company: City of Edinburg
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title:Wastewater Plant Operator IDepartment:Utilities Reports to:Wastewater Plant ManagerFLSA Classification:Non-Exempt Effective Date:03/05/2021Job Summary:Performs moderately complex plant operations and maintenance of equipment. Work involves operating and maintaining essential equipment, troubleshooting issues, taking wastewater samples and tests, ensuring the cleanliness and organization of the building and grounds at the Wastewater Plant. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Essential Job Functions:Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position. a. Maintain and clean buildings, other facilities and grounds at the Wastewater Plant, as assigned by manger. b. Collect and test samples; inspect pumps, chlorine tanks, equipment, and other machinery to assure the Wastewater Plant is functioning properly at all times.c. Operating and maintaining essential equipment, troubleshooting issues, taking wastewater samples and performing laboratory tests, maintaining logs.d. Operate pumps and regulate the flow of chemicals used in sewage treatment.e. Record readings from gauges, meters, and/or other instruments.f. Maintain Trojan UV system, remove sludge from drying beds, and maintain and repair pumps, equipment and other machinery.g. Transport dried sludge to the City Landfill and fill in all applicable reports.h. Performs related work and reports as assigned. Conditions of Employment: Applicant will be subject to a complete background investigation. Incomplete, inaccurate and/or failure to report information will cause the applicant rejection from consideration.Applicant must take and pass a pre-employment drug test administered by the City of Edinburg at the City's expense.Must have a current valid class "C" driver's license from the Texas Department of Public Safety with a satisfactory driving record.Preferred Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Achieve TCEQ Class "D" Wastewater Operator's License within first (1) year of employment.Achieve TCEQ Class "C" Wastewater Operator's License within three (3) years of employment.Achieve TCEQ Class "B" Wastewater Operator's License within five (5) years of employment. Required Education:High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalency. Education Preference:Community college, vocational business, technical, or correspondence school certificates are likely sources. Educational Substitute:Not Applicable Required Work Experience:Requires five (5) years' experience in Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations, maintenance and repairs. Experience Preference:Not Applcable Supervisory Experience Requirement:Not ApplicableRequired Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities a. Requires a working knowledge of wastewater treatment operations, lab operations, wastewater sampling and recoding of results.b. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees.c. Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of information.d. Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.e. Intermediate computer skills in database management, and record keeping, and in SCADA software systems.f. Ability to read and interpret gauges and keep accurate records. Equipment Materials:General office and safety equipment/materials to include but not limited to the following: Personal computer Copier/Fax Machine/Printer/ScannerPumps/Gauges/GeneratorsSCADA systemDump Truck/City VehicleLab/Protective Clothing/Safety Equipment Work Conditions:Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Physical Demands:The job has some significant exposure to hazards and physical demands are moderate. Duties involve considerable bending, lifting, and carrying or walking with little chance for variety, and/or using force equal to lifting 25-50 pounds.Mental Demands: While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; use math and mathematical reasoning; perform detailed work, multiple tasks; work with constant interruptions; and interact with staff and the public.

Keywords: City of Edinburg, Edinburg , Wastewater Plant Operator I, Other , Edinburg, Texas

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