Chemist Wastewater Treatment Plant Job Description Sample
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Apprentice - Treatment Plant Operator A
Working as part of a dedicated team Wastewater Treatment Operators support the successful operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and reuse facilities to deliver on business objectives and regulatory performance standards. Wastewater Treatment Operators must have a working knowledge of the operation, maintenance and cleaning of primary and secondary wastewater treatment equipment and facilities, wastewater treatment principles, safety rules, first aid, chemical handling, wastewater sampling and process control tests.
Performs a variety of duties in operation and maintenance of water or wastewater treatment plants under the supervision of a certified operator.
Accepts feedback and training from certified operator.
Inspects operating equipment.
Performs minor preventative maintenance.
Performs routine laboratory analyses.
Maintains log of activities.
The intent of this class description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of classifications given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbent may be required to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this job description.
Qualifications Based on Position Desired and Include:
High School diploma or GED.
Must participate in math and reasoning skills testing.
Possession of and ability to maintain a valid State of Florida Driver's License is required
WASTEWATER LICENSE CLASS C:
Two (2) years of college with major course work in chemistry, biology, or environmental sciences.
One (1) year of experience in the operation of a unit of a large water/wastewater treatment plant.
Must possess a Class "C" Florida Operator's Certificate.
Possession of and ability to maintain a valid State of Florida Driver's License is required.
WASTEWATER LICENSE CLASS B:
Two (2) years of college with major course work in chemistry, biology, or environmental sciences.
Three (3) years of experience in the operation of a unit of a large water/wastewater treatment plant.
Must possess a Class "B" Florida Operator's Certificate.
Possession of and ability to maintain a valid State of Florida Driver's License is required.
WASTEWATER LICENSE CLASS A:
Two (2) years of college with major course work in chemistry, biology, or environmental sciences.
Five (5) years of experience in the operation of a unit of a large water/wastewater treatment plant.
Must possess a Class "A" Florida Operator's Certificate.
Possession of and ability to maintain a valid State of Florida Driver's License is required.
Job Based Competencies
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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Supervisor (Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Foreman)
Help Duties Summary
Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?
You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions.
We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.
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This position is located in the Facilities Department at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Lompoc, CA. The incumbent trains and supervises staff and inmate workers involved in the operation of a primary and secondary wastewater treatment plant responsible for the operation, new construction, repair, improvement, and maintenance of all equipment within the plant.
The incumbent is responsible for the treatment of all wastewater produced by the institution and/or the residential housing area. In accordance with this position, the incumbent must be licensed in compliance with state and/or federal requirements. The incumbent will be required to maintain at a minimum a Grade 2 wastewater license through the California Water Quality Board.
Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.
- Job family (Series)
5408 Sewage Disposal Plant Operating
Operators, Wastewater System
Operators, Wastewater Treatment Plant
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
Wastewater Treatment System Operators
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is Required.
See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
Selective Service Requirement: http://www.sss.gov
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1)this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy.
To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy.
To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.
Applicants must have had sufficient training and experience to show their ability to perform the duties of the position.
Qualifications will be determined by comparing your application to the responses to the Applicant Assessment Questions against the guidelines found in the Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, WS-5408 series.
To qualify for this position, you MUST meet the Barely Acceptable level on both screen-out elements (Ability to supervise) and (Aptitude for work with prisoners); receive at least one half of the total possible points; AND you must furnish detailed information on your resume to support your assessment responses to demonstrate that you clearly possess the experience and skills to successfully perform the duties of this position at the journeyman level. Failure to specifically identify skills equivalent to a journeyman in this field may result in your score being lowered or in being found ineligible for this vacancy.
The screen-out elements are a critical self-assessment of the applicants experience and are essential for satisfactory job performance.
Selective Placement Factor:
Applicants applying for this position MUST also possess the following Selective Factor. In the event you do not possess the Selective Factor, you will be found ineligible for the position.
- Applicant must possess a current and valid California Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification (Grade II), or higher, or equivalent reciprocity. For a state to have reciprocity with California, the experience and education requirement must be comparable to the State of California, and it must grant reciprocal privileges to California certificate holders.
NOTE: ALL applicants must clearly address the Selective Factor in their resume and MUST upload certification. Certification MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply.
Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.
See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.
Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
1.Follow direction given by the Manager or Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) and in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), in accordance Colorado Regulation 5 CCR 1003-2 100. Cooperate with peers and other employees to accomplish overall company goals.
2.Operates various controls and processes required in the storing, processing, distribution and transportation of industrial wastewaters to ensure compliance with mandated regulations and permits. Makes necessary adjustments to controls, valves, pumps and other mechanical and electrical equipment as required. Adds chemicals needed for the treatment of wastewater, such as acid, caustic, oxidizers, reducing agents, precipitants and flocculants. Maintains OSHA 40 hour certification.
3.Responds to hazardous material incidents to support containment and clean up of materials to protect personnel and the environment. Performs process and emergency sampling as required, build temporary containments, clean and mitigate spills. Maintains OSHA 27 hour technician training, medicals and ability to respond.
4.Operates vacuumed pumper trucks and trailers and dispositions all wastewater in compliance with Regulatory Permits and SOPs. Pump such items such as Industrial tanks, containments, storm water, Chiller/Tower cleaning, utility line leaks, excavation, sanitary clean up, building flooding, etc. Performs maintenance, such as tank, pump and filter cleanings. Must obtain and maintain a Colorado Class 'A' Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with 'O' and 'X' endorsements.
5.Obtains and maintains current skills training required by regulations, permits and company skills certification. Including: Wastewater Certification and/or Industrial Wastewater Certification; Collection Certification (if obtained), OSHA 40 hour certification, OSHA 27 hour technician training, CDL, etc.
6.Assists groundwater well sampling, by operating pump/purging, when required.
7.Operates wastewater collection, treatment and disposal systems, processing waste through such operations as filter screens, grit chambers, clarifier, sedimentation, sludge and settling tanks.
8.Monitors waste water treatment operations using the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software. Wears pager, or other device designated by the company to ensure communications with the SCADA system.
9.Performs process control analysis such tests as pH, ORP and spectrophotometric to determine chemicals dosing.
10. Performs minor maintenance and emergency repairs to equipment to ensure continued waste management operations. Contacts maintenance group for major overhauls and repairs.
11. Performs necessary housekeeping to maintain safe working conditions. Safely Operates company vehicles and equipment in support of Wastewater Operations.
12. Collects and maintains records related to the operation and compliance of wastewater operations, compliance with other environmental regulation, such as SPCC, Storm water, ground water O&M, etc.
13. Cleans and maintains wastewater treatment units, such as Carbon, sand filters, batch tanks, etc.
Class D Industrial or Wastewater Certification, Class C or higher Industrial Wastewater Certification preferred.
Ability to distinguish colors.
Can pass Background check for Commercial Driver's License.
Can pass physicals for respirator and Hazardous Waste Operator (HAZWOPER).
Shift possibly shifts to weekend.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician I
The City of Winchester and the Public Services Department invites you to come join our team! The City has an outstanding strategic plan that includes goals and objectives, a clear vision, and a culture of collaboration. We are currently recruiting for Wastewater Treatment Plant Lab Technician I.
Example of Duties
Performs procedures for all laboratory analyses according to approved regulations.
Sets up, adjusts, and operates laboratory equipment and instruments such as microscopes, chemical balance scales, spectrophotometer, pH meter, ampere metric titrations, chlorine analyzers, dissolved oxygen meter, and other equipment.
Records test results on standardized forms and enters data into PC based database and writes test reports describing procedures used.
Prepares graphs and charts.
Cleans and sterilizes laboratory equipment.
Calibrates and maintains laboratory instruments.
Prepares chemical solutions according to standard formulas.
Performs general housekeeping duties in the lab which include but are not limited to washing windows, cleanings counters, etc.
Education and/or Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required. Some experience with laboratory procedures preferred.
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to understand and apply a broad knowledge of Math and Chemistry; to work with mathematical concepts such as probability, statistical inference, and fundamentals of algebra; to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical solutions; to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Environmental Conditions: Work is conducted outdoors under variable weather conditions. Frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, vibration, risk of electrical shock and toxic or caustic chemicals.
EQUIPMENT ESSENTIAL TO DO THE JOB: Ammonia meter, discrete analyzer, colorimeter, pH meter, vacuum pump, hot plate, stirring plate, spectrometer, titrator, scales, ovens, furnaces, fume hoods, oxygen meter, fecal bath, microscopes, incubator, samplers, thermometer, telephone, computers and calculators.
NOTE: This classification specification is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee will also perform other reasonably-related job responsibilities as assigned and required by management. City of Winchester reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities. This classification specification does not constitute a written contract of employment.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Mechanic II
The purpose of this position is to perform maintenance on wastewater treatment plant equipment. This is accomplished by performing preventative maintenance on equipment; repairing malfunctioning equipment; modifying existing equipment to improve operating efficiency or ease of maintenance; replacing existing equipment with new units; performing maintenance to buildings; attending safety and equipment training. Other duties include performing ground maintenance.
Performs preventative maintenance on WWTP equipment to comply with all safety procedures by collecting oil samples from aerator and mixer gearboxes; changing oil; inspecting equipment for leaks, vibration, temperature and odor; reviewing Preventative Work Order list and returning completed work orders; removing blockages from process piping; using high pressure cleaning equipment; chemically cleaning sand filters; determining parts needed for maintenance; taking collected materials to landfill; cleaning tanks ultra violet lamps.50%
Repairs malfunctioning equipment by determining causes for malfunctioning; replacing seals and bearings; replacing pump lobes and impellers; reviewing repair work order list; repairing or replacing underground pipes; re-building pumps and gearboxes.25%
Making modifications to existing equipment by designing, configuring and fabricating piping to make better access to equipment; installing pumps at various locations; changing pumps or motor configuration; updating existing poor-performing equipment with newer more efficient equipment; adding chemicals to pumps to dissolve buildup 15% .
Performs building and ground maintenance by replacing broken windows, lamps, fixtures and doors; painting walls and floors; mowing grass; removing snow; working with concrete; removing trees; and installing blacktop
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must has knowledge to perform maintenance on wastewater treatment plant equipment.
This is accomplished by performing preventative maintenance on equipment; repairing malfunctioning equipment; modifying existing equipment to improve operating efficiency or ease of maintenance; replacing existing equipment with new units; performing maintenance to buildings; attending safety and equipment training.
Minimum Acceptable Training and Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Over one year up to and including three years.
Class B Commercial Driver's License with tanker and air brakes endorsement issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is required.
This position is subject to the Article 35, Residency Requirements, of the City of York's Teamsters collective bargaining agreement, which states that all new employees "shall be or become residents of the City within six (6) months from the first date the employee achieves permanent employment status" and that "once their residence in the City is established, shall be required to maintain residence within the City during their employment. Failure to do so shall be determined to be a forfeiture of employment."
Provide proof of valid PA Class B Commercial Drivers License with Tanker and Air Brakes endorsements
Drug screening testing with negative results
You must provide the following:
PA Child Abuse History Clearance $13
Note: Child Abuse History Clearance must show that "no record exists".
Click here to submit your application for PA Child Abuse History Clearance online.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
The Oneida ESC Group is a family of companies owned by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin that delivers customer-focused engineering, science, and construction services worldwide.
Our family of companies include: Oneida ESC Group (OESC), Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises (OTIE), Mission Support Services (MS2), Sustainment & Restoration Services (SRS) and Oneida Engineering Services (OES). We integrate our staff for dedicated, cooperative, and business-like delivery of services to enhance our customers missions.
Sustainment & Restoration Services (SRS) is an 8(a) firm that provides engineering, science, construction, munitions, and specialized professional services solutions for customers nationwide.
SRS has an opening for a full-time Wastewater Treatment Operator with K-license. This work will be at a facility in the Chicago suburbs. Applicant should have relevant wastewater treatment experience to operate and trouble wastewater treatment operations, have experience with identifying and procuring parts and services, and be available and respond during off-hours.
Need Basic 40-hour Hazwoper certification
Latest Annual 8-Hour Refresher
Additional Preferred Certifications-
Typical duties would include, but not limited to the following tasks:
Operate, trouble shoot, and perform all work necessary for running the wastewater treatment plant. Should respond to any off-hour alarms and perform trouble shootings to get the WWTP running smoothly
Conduct daily operations, maintenance, basic repairs, equipment calibration, and maintain a good log of performed repair and maintenance activities
Monitor control panels and adjust as necessary all inputs to meet treatment goals
Control flow and process wastewater streams and byproducts
Monitor and adjust pH as recommended by the manufacturer of the system
Keep track of chemical inventories, dosages, and order them as necessary
Collect and ship out samples for evaluating system efficacy and for waste disposal
Update and maintain Operations and Maintenance Plan on a regular basis
Some heavy lifting may be necessary to remove and dispose used carbon
Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic Aide (Hourly City Worker) (19885636)
About Thousand Oaks
The City of Thousand Oaks, incorporated in 1964, is located in beautiful Ventura County, 12 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains. The City is surrounded by hundreds of square miles of open space. Within the City's 56 square miles, over 15,500 acres are publicly owned open space, containing 150 miles of trails for hiking, biking, or equestrian uses. Another source of pride in the community is the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, a beacon in the region featuring world-class entertainment, musicals, concerts, plays, children's shows, ballet, and much more.
A balanced family-oriented community of 132,000 with a strong local economy, Thousand Oaks is home to excellent schools, outstanding parks, and numerous retail-shopping opportunities. The City has adopted a balanced budget with appropriate reserves throughout its history due to conservative management and adherence to long-term financial strategic plans. City Departments include City Manager's Office, City Attorney's Office, City Clerk, Human Resources, Finance, Community Development, Cultural Affairs, Library and Public Works. Police and Fire services are provided by Ventura County.
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9600 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo, 93012
The City of Thousand Oaks Hill Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant (HCTP) has an excellent opportunity! We are seeking a highly motivated, resourceful, and reliable part-time Mechanic Aide to perform a variety of maintenance and repair on wastewater treatment plant equipment and facilities.
The Mechanic Aide will be a team player, self-starter, and take a proactive and solutions-oriented approach in support of the day to day maintenance functions.
Identifies and performs a variety of maintenance repair work
Dismantles, repairs, overhauls, and reinstalls mechanical grinders, pumps, valves, blowers, air compressors, and similar equipment
Repairs, installs and maintains machinery, industrial equipment, and bulk chemical storage and delivery systems
Operates lathes, drill and arbor presses, welders, cutters, pipe threaders, and various hand tools
Places orders requests for materials and parts
Maintains logs of plant and equipment maintenance activities
The ideal candidate should possess:
High school diploma or equivalent
2+ years of experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment
Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices
Experience with tools, materials, and equipment used to maintain industrial machinery and equipment
Proficiency with office and computer equipment and applicable software applications (MS Excel & Word)
Ability to respond to emergency/unscheduled repairs during nights and weekends
Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to carry out oral and written technical instructions
Ability to multi-task, change priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast paced, constantly changing environment
Decision making/problem solving ability
Attention to detail
Filing Deadline: Open until a sufficient # of qualified applicants has been received.
First review of candidates: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - The City of Thousand Oaks makes reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities to participate in the selection process. If you wish to request an accommodation in order to participate in the selection process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the final filing date. Applicants requesting an accommodation should document the request including the type and extent of accommodations requested to participate in the selection process and/or perform the duties of the job for which applied.
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE - In order to qualify for Veteran's Preference a Form DD214, or other acceptable proof of service, must be submitted by the deadline date/time noted in the job announcement. Any veteran who has successfully completed all phases of a selection process for employment with the City shall be granted a final interview regardless of his or her ranking on the eligibility list, providing he/she meets the criteria for an eligible veteran.
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
Wastewater Treatment Operator
Description of Work
This is a REPOST - previous applicants WILL NEED to reapply in order to be considered!
Salary Grade: GN07 Recruitment Range: $32,703 - $51,904
Operate Grade 2 waste water plant which consists of equalization basin, oxidtion ditch, a vector tank, drying beds and a UV system. In charge of grounds keeping and spray application of sludge. Supervise inmate labor for maintenance of plant compartments. Monitor and adjust valves, pumps, blowers re-circulation systems, chemical additive systems and maintain daily records and chart on plant operational efficiency and submit monthly and annual reports to DEHNR. In addition, this position will serve as the back-up operator for the wastewater treatments lagoon which serves Caledonia and Tillery Correctional Insitutions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Listed below are the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with this position. These KSAs, along with the minimum education and experience listed, are required in order to be deemed "eligible" for this position. Therefore, you must demonstrate or provide supporting information within the body of your application to demonstrate your possession of each KSA listed.
General knowledge of chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical process and transformation that they undergo which includes usages of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, and production.
Basic knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interaction.
Knowledge of state and local laws, ordinances and regulations related to the area.
Basic knowledge and skill in the operation, maintenance, and repair of applicable machines, equipment, and tools.
Ability to monitor the operation of the equipment by watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure machinery is working properly and performs routine maintenance.
Ability to identify and inform supervisor of potential safety problems.
Ability to warn others of potential hazards.
Ability to follow applicable, regulations, codes, policies and procedures.
Ability to complete appropriate documentation.
Ability to use appropriate protective equipment following established protocols.
Ability to follow post-emergency procedures.
Ability to identify and resolve standard/routine problems with systems, electronic devices, equipment, systems through routine inspection and preventive maintenance/testing, after system/equipment failure, or when updating equipment with new technologies.
Ability to operate standard test equipment to troubleshoot and repair devices or systems. .
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
High school or General Educational Development (GED) Diploma and three (3) years of experience in wastewater treatment operations and maintenance, which includes making prescribed chemical and bacteriological analysis of water/wastewater; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Special Requirement Work of some positions in this classification may require employee to possess or obtain C-Well, spray irrigation and subsurface certifications within 24 months and/or obtain & maintain Pesticide Applicator certification within 24 months of hire
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Supplemental and Contact Information:
The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages
qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.
Online applications are only accepted through http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application. Embedded or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application.
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application in the Education and Work Experience sections of the applications form. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit.
Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.
During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process.
If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/831a884b-7b81-42bf-aa64 6d725bbbd49e/Criminal-Justice-Education-and-Training-Standards.aspx for specific certification requirements.
The NC Department of Public Safety must adhere to the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the "National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape" under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards at 28 C.F.R. Part 115 Docket No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34. Refer to http://www.ncdps.gov/document/prea-hiring-and-promotion-prohibitions for hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the NC Department of Public Safety.
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Crystal Miller (252)-214-6906
Wastewater Treatment Operator
Summary of Job Duties
City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
Why Work for Aurora?
Make a difference in the lives of real people every day Diverse community
Competitive total compensation package
Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan Light rail station minutes away
On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
Access to innovation workspaces
Aurora Water Department
Aurora Water is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage systems, treatment of drinking water and non-potable reclaimed wastewater for irrigation, billing and collection, public outreach and water conservation, acquisition and development of future water rights, major capital projects programs, and quality control for regulatory compliance and public health.
The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.
BECOME A LEADER WITH THE INDUSTRY LEADER
WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATOR
Aurora Water, located in colorful Colorado, prides itself on having top-level staff members in all positions. We are recruiting high-quality treatment operators to fill vacancies created by retiring operators, and by those who have advanced to higher level positions. We are seeking Class A or B operators (or equivalents) that are innovative and excited to operate the industry's most advanced treatment processes and can share our passion for treatment and tenacity for quality.
Aurora Water's Sand Creek Water Reuse Facility has earned the NACWA Peak Performance Award for excellence. This demonstrates Aurora Water's commitment to water quality, optimization, staff development, quality maintenance, and continuous improvement as part of our culture.
Colorado is a great place to live, and our mission at Aurora Water is to promote a healthy work-life balance. Operators receive excellent benefits including competitive salaries, a stable fixed-benefit pension plan, additional pay for Class A or B certifications, and tuition reimbursement. For those who seek to advance in their career, Aurora Water supports professional growth and leadership development through succession planning and training.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for overseeing work performed on an assigned shift and ensures treated water quality surpasses all State, Federal, and Water Department standards
Monitors raw and treated water flows, adjust flows and pumping rates as needed
Conducts quality tests on raw and treated water
May develop, monitor, and implement a process control plan for plant operation using manual and computerized systems
Maintains, inspects, troubleshoots, reports, and performs maintenance and repair of plant equipment
May maintain plant facility and grounds
Maintains plant security
Prepares daily, weekly, and monthly reports of plant performance and responds to questions, problems, and complaints concerning water quality or service
Trains and instructs staff in plant maintenance and operation activities and ensures the use of proper safety equipment and procedures
Ensures cleanliness of assigned areas and proper storage of equipment and supplies
Performs additional duties as assigned
High School Diploma or GED
Associate's Degree in water technology or water quality management preferred
At least 4 years progressively responsible experience working in a Wastewater Treatment facility
Including at least 2 years experience working in a Wastewater Treatment facility installing, maintaining, and operating equipment
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Comprehensive knowledge of safety practices and requirements of a Wastewater treatment facility
Knowledge of chemistry, microbiology, mathematics, and hydrology
Knowledge of pumps, valves, motors, filters, backflow prevention devices, piping, and plumbing structures
Knowledge of chemical analysis and testing techniques
Personal computers including spreadsheet and word processing software applications
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Perform mathematical computations
Work without close supervision
Direct the work of other employees
Work shifts and nights; and work overtime, standby, and/or callback duty.
- Skill in the use of personal computers including word processing and spreadsheet software applications
Licenses and/or Certificates:
Colorado Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Class A or B Certificate required
Or the ability to obtain required certification within Aurora Water Department guidelines
Colorado Driver's License with a good driving record
Moderate physical work requiring the ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds repetitively, with or without assistance
Regular lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 20 pounds
Regular walking and standing to monitor control room and treatment plant operations
Pushing, pulling, and climbing to check system equipment; hand/eye coordination for operation of computer keyboard and treatment plant controls
Foot/eye coordination for operation of a motor vehicle
Vision to read and interpret written reports and control room gauges
Speech communications for communication with employees and citizens
Hearing and listening for instructions and warning signals
- Works primarily indoors and outdoors; with exposure to noise, dust, chemicals, and fumes
Operates treatment plant equipment, computer, and motor vehicles
This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment
For Veterans points: Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants. It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug-free workplace. A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.
Heavy Truck Driver Iii, (A184210-7), R28, Wastewater Treatment
Revised: 10/1/2018; Revised: 12/4/2018
Operates one or more types of trucks and assists with all labor duties. Assists customers with all inquires related to Wastewater Treatment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances, and rules involved in truck operations and wastewater services.
Knowledge of hazards and safety rules and precautions of heavy truck equipment.
Ability to read and follow route maps.
Ability to work safely without presenting a direct threat to the incumbent of others.
Ability to use a high pressure water hose to clean solid waste equipment.
Ability to travel across uneven or rocky surfaces in streets.
Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate the work of a group leader.
Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established polices and procedures.
Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
Ability to take and follow directions from supervisor.
Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff.
Ability to perform strenuous and routine work.
Ability to maintain a valid Texas Commercial Driver License and a good driving record.
Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language.
Required to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed inside and/or outside an office, library, computer room, stockroom, or warehouse. Work may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and outdoor elements, such as: excessive dampness, chill, heat, humidity, intermittent noise, and inclement cold weather. Work may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions, such as: unknown & dangerous conditions, unusual environmental stress, contagious infectious disease, irritating chemicals, life-threatening situations, dry atmosphere, solvents, dirt, grease, oils, silica, asbestos, dust, constant noise, pneumatic vibration, fumes, smoke, gases, radiant/electrical energy, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, working shift work and/or weekends, working with protective devices, working below ground, working on ladders or scaffolding, working around moving objects or vehicles, working around machines with moving parts and objects, working with hands in water, and traveling by truck 90% of the time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle, office equipment, and mechanical equipment; Work requires light to heavy carrying and lifting (under 15 pounds up to 45 pounds and over), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, repeated bending, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, crawling, twisting, kneeling, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, and reaching above shoulders. Ability to see, write, read, count, identify shade of colors, perceive depth, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Operates heavy dump trucks 26 and 12 cubic yards.
Operates front loader, backhoe, tractors, and medium size cranes.
Inspects trucks daily; detects, identifies, and reports improper equipment performance and make necessary operational adjustments.
Meets with customers and provides an explanation of services available or unavailable.
Maintains the records on problem pick-ups and tries to resolve the issue with the customer.
Assists in maintaining good communication between staff, visitors, and other business contacts.
Must follow all rules of telephone courtesy in all telephone communications.
Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High School diploma or G.E.D.
At least three (3) years of truck driving experience, including operating a Lowboy and Tractor Trailer Hauler (18-wheeler).
At least five (5) years of truck driving experience, including operating a Lowboy and Tractor Trailer Hauler (18-wheeler).
Valid Licenses and Certifications
Valid Texas Commercial Driver License (C.D.L.) Class A and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record*
- If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment.
As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.
Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.
Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 727-6460 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable.
"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, THE CITY COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT."
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