Oxygen Plant Operator Job Description Sample
Plant Operator 1 (Open) (Noncompetitive)
General Statement of Duties
Under direct supervision, this employee is responsible for monitoring the proper operation of and controlling the various processes and equipment in a facility (e.g., water/wastewater treatment plant, pumping station). May perform process maintenance tasks to ensure normal, continuous operations. Performs related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)
(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)
High school mathematics (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; solving word problems using mathematical equations); high school algebra desirable.
Safety policies and procedures, e.g., Employee Safety Instruction Manual and applicable agency requirements.
Operate and maintain plant equipment in a safe manner (including skimming, shoveling, turning large valves, controlling high pressure water hoses, climb ladders, replace shear pins, clean filters, and strainers).
Monitor numerous computer displays and recognize priorities and need for modifications to avoid process upsets that may lead to OEPA or USEPA violations.
Use tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers, grease guns, etc.
Use dippers to transfer samples into quart or gallons jars.
Attach and detach discharge hoses, place submersible pumps in underwater tanks, pits, channels, etc.
Operate a personal computer and other standard office equipment.
Open and close valves sized from 1 inch to 72 inches, including some which require overhand or hand-over-hand operation.
Move three cubic yard containers of grit, screening, etc., by level, moving containers on dollies, using overhead raking cranes, etc.
Transport, set up, and use hoses varying in size from ¾ inch garden hoses to 3-inch fire hoses and 8-inch vactor hoses.
Use basic tools to clean debris from pump casings and ball checks.
Wipe and wash equipment and follow assigned cleaning schedule.
Operate assigned vehicle in the course of duty.
Read gauges, diagrams, charts, and color computer video graphics.
Solve word problems using mathematical equations.
Recognize and respond to process conditions that may lead to process failures or problems.
Read and follow instructions.
Understand plant processes.
Understand chemical and biological treatment characteristics and water/wastewater process control strategies.
Tour plant often in inclement weather, over hard and slippery surfaces, while adhering to safety practices and procedures.
Keep accurate written and computerized records.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with supervisors and coworkers.
Remain calm in stressful situations.
Hear and respond to telephone, alarm signals, and unusual noises in the plant.
Work in confined spaces and at heights.
Lift up to 60 lbs.
Wear an air supplied and/or filter respiratory protection device in a manner that provides the required protection against toxic fumes, oxygen deficiency, dust, and/or airborne particles.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.)
Monitors the operation of various processes and equipment to ensure that the process is operating according to specifications and operating manuals.
Operates and make process adjustments using computerized control systems (SCADA).
Provides prescribed maintenance for machinery (pumps, compressors, motors, chemical feed equipment, valves, etc.) and plant facilities to ensure normal, continuous operation of unit processes, related mechanical and control equipment.
Loads and unloads water treatment chemicals.
May mix chemicals to prepare solutions used in chlorine titrations.
Responds to telephone calls and messages and alarm signals for emergencies such as fluid leaks (chemicals, water, etc.), equipment changes and failures, process failures, etc.
Working knowledge of current safety policies, instructions for proper usage, and other procedures and professional practices required for completing job duties.
Identifies unsafe practices and conditions and brings such matters to the attention of the crew leader or supervisor.
Tours the assigned water treatment plant and grounds to check for unusual or faulty operation of pumps, motors, and equipment.
May be required to drive a light truck, van, or car to various plant sites.
May perform laboratory analysis to evaluate treatment process, i.e., chlorine residual.
Assists those contacted in the course of duty in an effective, efficient, and professional manner.
Climb and descend ladders up to 25 feet.
Required Education and Experience
THE APPROPRIATE CERTIFICATION OR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT MUST BE ATTACHED OR THE APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED.
Each applicant must be a high school graduate or have passed the GED (General Education Development) test and have either a Class 1 Operator-in Training designation or a Class 1 Operator Certification. CERTIFICATION MUST BE ATTACHED.
Each applicant must have forty-eight credit hours of college level course work, of which twenty-four must be in the areas of math, physics, biology, chemistry, engineering, water or wastewater technology, or related field. One year of experience working in the field of water treatment may substitute for 24 hours of course credit. TRANSCRIPT MUST BE ATTACHED.
Must have a valid Driver's License.
May be required to work irregular and/or rotating shifts including weekends and holidays.
Positions within the Department of Water: Must have or obtain an Ohio EPA Class I Water Certification (or Operator-In-Training designation) and have satisfactory work performance during 12 month probationary period in order to pass probation. A Plant Operator 1 possessing the required Ohio EPA Class I Water Certification and one year satisfactory performance as a Plant Operator 1 will be promoted without exam to Plant Operator 2.
Positions within the Department of Sewers: Must have or obtain an Ohio EPA Class I Wastewater Certification (or Operator-In-Training designation) and have satisfactory work performance during 12 month probationary period in order to pass probation. A Plant Operator 1 possessing the required Ohio EPA Class I Wastewater Certification and one year satisfactory performance as a Plant Operator 1 will be promoted without exam to Plant Operator 2.
MILITARY EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE EVALUATION
Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.
Background Investigation: A criminal background investigation will be conducted for this position (according to Civil Service Commission Rule 15 – Sensitive Classifications/Positions and the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2001 and the Patriot Act). The purpose is to detect security risks and prevent security threats posed by potential employees.
U.S. Citizenship: All positions with the City of Cincinnati require that each applicant be a citizen of the United States or have a valid permanent resident card at the time of appointment (date of hire).
HR Contact: Amy.Luthanen@cincinnati-oh.gov Working and Physical Conditions
Environmental Conditions: Indoor and outdoor environments; exposure to extreme heat and extreme cold; exposure to computer screens; work in confined spaces, closely with others, with machinery, on ladders/scaffolds; work around moving objects/vehicles, on slippery or uneven surfaces; work with electrical energy; exposure to vibrations, noise; exposure to dust, silica, etc.; exposure to fumes, smoke, gases; work with toxic chemicals; sewage.
Physical Conditions: Duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, and walking for prolonged periods of time; moderate and heavy lifting and carrying; pulling, pushing, reaching; crawling, kneeling, bending, climbing; general manual dexterity required; must be able to operate all assigned machinery; must be able to operate assigned vehicle; for some positions, must maintain ability to pass annual respirator fit tests as required by OSHA; and have good hearing and vision.
Laborer/Loader Operator And Plant Operator
Aggregate Industries is an environmentally responsible producer of high quality construction materials. We operate six regional construction materials businesses and a national Building Materials business in the United States, supplying aggregate-based materials and contracting services to a wide range of projects including large, publicly financed infrastructure projects, commercial, and residential developments.
The core business of producing crushed stone and sand and gravel is enhanced by value adding operations that produce ready mixed concrete, asphalt, and concrete products. In addition, recycling, liquid asphalt, soil remediation and retailing operations are also offered in some business regions. Currently we are seeking high energy candidates with experience and with a combination of the following;
Experienced welder/fabricator (preferred)
General Laboring (carrying, lifting parts and tools, cleaning)
Experience using hand tools (Drills, pneumatic powered tools, hammers, wrenches, etc.)
MA Hoisting License (Skid Steer, BobCat, Man-Lift operator) (preferred)
Ability to read measuring tools
Understand Basic mathematics
Good communication skills/someone who can work in a team environment
Ability to diagnose problems with plant/site equipment
SOMEONE WHO WILL FOLLOW ALL SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMPLIANCE POLICIES
Boiler Plant Operator
Help Duties Summary
The position is organizationally located in the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center's (MC), Facilities Engineering Service, General Utilities Section under the direct supervision of the Section's Maintenance Foreman. The Boiler Plant Operator is responsible for general maintenance and operation of the boiler plant.
Work is assigned on a long-term, as well as on a day-to-day basis. The incumbent performs regularly scheduled preventive maintenance and repairs boilers, safety devices, pumps and other equipment throughout the boiler plant. The incumbent prepares the boilers for safety inspections.
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The Boiler Operator is solely responsible to run the Boiler Plant and auxiliary equipment to insure a continuous flow of steam at the proper pressure. This is obtained from two (2) 40,000 pounds per hour (1160 HP each) and two (2) 20,000 pounds per hour (580 HP each) package type oil and or gas fired, forced draft, water tube boilers capable of generating a total of 120,000 pounds of steam per hour at 125 PSI.
The operator is responsible for the operations of four (4) sets of boiler controls; each boiler has one (1) set of combustion control instruments and an interlock safety procedure control system. Two (2) fuel oil pumps producing 300 pounds per square inch pressure, both electrically driven.
Four (4) 30 HP electrically driven boiler feed water pumps. One (1) 70,000 pounds per hour capacity feed water heater and deaerating tank for preheating feed water and removing dissolved oxygen and carbon dioxide from the feed water. One (1) 3,200 gallon surge tank for receiving condensate return from buildings.
Two (2) 173,000 gallons per cycle regenerating type water softeners in the building 15 basement. The Boiler Plant is in operation on a 24-hour per day, 7 day per week basis and all the operators rotate the shifts to be worked. Therefore, on the night shift (4PM to midnight), early shift (12 midnight to 8AM) and all weekends, the one (1) operator on the shift is in complete charge of the Boiler Plant operations. In event of a breakdown, the Operator has the responsibility to either make the repair, changeover to another boiler, or shut down the plant.
Work Schedule: Rotating shifts with nights and weekends
Position Description Title/PD#: Boiler Plant Operator/ PD# 3074A
Incumbent is frequently subject to very uncomfortable and possibly dangerous conditions.
They must be in satisfactory physical and mental condition and fit for duty at all times.The incumbent works from ladders, scaffolding and hydraulic platforms. They often work in portions of the utility systems requiring attention that are cramped, dirty and hard-to-reach locations. The work may involve prolonged crouching and standing and frequent stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing and working in exhausting and uncomfortable positions.
The incumbent frequently lifts or carries tools, equipment, ladders, scaffolding, parts and supplies up to 50 pounds. Occasionally, the incumbent will be required to lift and carry items over 80 pounds.
- Job family (Series)
5402 Boiler Plant Operating
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
May serve a probationary period.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position.
Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire.
Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
Ability to Inspect
Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
Operation of Boiler Plant and auxiliary equipment
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week.
Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Lynn Power Plant Operator - 3Rd Class Engineer
Experience as an operating engineer
Experience in the operation of oil and gas fired high pressure boilers, water softeners, air compressors and related auxiliary equipment
Experience with computers, applications, and keyboarding
Have knowledge and understand safety rules in an industrial setting
Ability to troubleshoot problems
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In this role you will operate all boilers and boiler auxiliaries in the power plant.
Operate all boilers and boiler auxiliaries in the power plant, including all types of equipment to support the entire facility
Support the organization and determination of boiler load and load distribution
Report operating conditions to and operate under the direction of Power Plant Engineer
Operating includes communication between operators and maintaining proper operating conditions, boiler pressure, steam temperature, water levels and operating all types of auxiliary power plant equipment
Take required action in emergencies, report any unsafe conditions, keep area clean, etc.
Monitor alarm panel and take actions to alarms and or notify appropriate personnel
Make tests on water and determine characteristics such as sulfate, alkalinity, phosphate, solids and oxygen on water condition
Prepare records, record data and make necessary correction to control water condition
Perform related duties to maintain proper water treatment
Report unusual or unsafe conditions and take action when needed and or notify appropriate personnel, take required action in emergencies
Comply with all state regulations regarding boiler / turbine operation and all state records and logs must be completed
Complete and maintain company records and logs relative to all phases of the power plant operation and maintenance requests
Must be knowledgeable of all power plant systems including steam and water lines, condensate lines, surge tank lines, compressed air lines and all other lines pertinent to the operation of the facility
Power Plant Operators must wear proper PPE for work being performed, keep assigned areas clean and provide communication to Power Plant Operators and Power Plant Engineers
Perform other duties as required
High School Diploma or equivalent education (GED)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Third Class Engineer's License
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS :
Power Plant Operators must wear proper PPE for work being performed
Ability and Willingness to work rotating shifts
Willing to work in area with elevated heat and noise
Ability to lift, move and manipulate fixtures and component hardware up to 40 lbs. (with or without reasonable accommodations)
Ability to work in confined areas, work off ladders, platforms and heights
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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Wastewater Plant Operator (Vacancy)
Under general supervision, is responsible for operating wastewater treatment, biosolids processing and disposal equipment at a wastewater treatment plant; performs related duties as required.
This is a second shift position located at the Southerly Wastewater Plant 6977 S High St, Lockbourne, OH 43137. This position is in the Department of Public Utilities Division of Sewerage and Drainage.
Examples of Work
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties that may be performed.)
Operates a computerized Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) to monitor the flow and processing of wastewater, biosolids, and effluent;
Monitors wastewater treatment and biosolids processing equipment such as pumps, motors, air compressors, blowers, thickeners, valves, and gates;
Monitors control panels and computer terminals; makes adjustments or changes manually or by remote control to regulate flow of wastewater;
Observes variations in operating conditions; logs and interprets readings from computer, meters, gauges, charts, and instruments; observes and reports variations in visual appearance, sounds or smells;
Starts and stops pumps, engines and generators to control flow and processing of wastewater via computer or operator interface terminals;
Maintains legible, accurate records and logs of shift operations; records meter and gauge readings;
Monitors and controls the application and supply of chemicals, dissolved oxygen or other materials to the treatment and processing of sewage and sludge;
Collects sewage samples using dipper or bottle; check autosamplers for proper operational requirements;
Communicates with others performing operations and/or maintenance tasks via phone or two-way radio;
Prepares maintenance repair requests; performs minor equipment maintenance including lubrication and light painting;
Operates an incinerator by performing inspections and operational tasks as necessary to maintain burner control;
Cleans work area including stairs, equipment, floors, and conveyor belts; picks up trash;
Trains less experienced operators in functions of specific operational area;
Performs field tests such as ammonia concentration-level assessment, percent total solids, temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, and other related tests;
May use hand tools and grease guns in the performance of some job duties.
Possession of a valid Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) State of Ohio Class I, II, III, or IV Wastewater Operator certificate for wastewater treatment works.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
Applicants currently holding an equivalent operator certification in another state and who are eligible to obtain reciprocity from the Ohio EPA will be considered by the Division of Sewerage and Drainage. Successful attainment of the appropriate Ohio EPA operator certificate is required at the time of a Minimum Qualifications review.
Test/Job Contact Information
Recruitment #: 18-3873-V4
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
If you wish to apply in person, please submit an application and any supplementary materials to:
Department of Public Utilities
Division of Sewerage and Drainage
910 Dublin Rd
Columbus, Ohio 43215
P: (614) 645-5802
Applicants may inspect and acquire a copy of the City of Columbus, Department of Public Utilities EEO Plan by visiting the DPU website at https://www.columbus.gov/utilities/
Plant Operator 3 (Pump Stations)
Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions
Incumbents in this classification are responsible for performing activities related to ensuring that operational plans/procedures are properly implemented to meet regulatory requirements, and to perform specialized work associated with operation/maintenance of primary systems, secondary systems, pump stations, the control room, and oxygen plant systems. Other duties include coordinating communications between appropriate personnel to ensure problems receive appropriate attention; scheduling workers during worker absences and generating reports. Work requires limited supervision.
WORK HOURS: Rotating Shifts
WORK LOCATION: Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant
Examples of Duties:
(The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.)
Serves as a lead to lower level plant operators to include assigning and monitoring work and providing direction.
Operates, maintains and monitors wastewater treatment plant, including remote pump stations and the collection system. Utilizes graphic displays for equipment and pump stations and compares with computerized graphic displays to verify validity and assign proper personnel to resolve problems indicated by computerized results.
Monitors telemetry system for plant and collection system pump station equipment; verifies the validity of computer telemetry.
Assists in coordinating the operation and maintenance of the treatment plant, storm water stations, pump stations and combined sewer overflow stations.
Provides assistance and/or back-up coverage at the oxygen generation plant and at primary and secondary pump stations.
Coordinates the resolution of wastewater plant operational problems to ensure efficient and safe plant operations.
Prepares and disseminates a variety of routine and legally mandated reports related to wastewater plant operations.
Receives, investigates, resolves and responds to complaints and potentially hazardous situations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Three (3) years of any combination of relevant education, training or experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job will be considered.
Examples of relevant education include a High School diploma or GED, as well as vocational/technical training in wastewater treatment plant operations or a related field. Examples of relevant experience include wastewater treatment plant maintenance and operations.
LICENSING AND CERTIFICATIONS:
A valid Tennessee Driver's License.
Wastewater Certifications preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of operation, maintenance and repair of major wastewater plant equipment, operations and facilities; wastewater treatment principles, methods and practices; operation and maintenance of a wide variety of tools and equipment utilized in the trade; mathematical concepts; safety rules, codes and regulations and safe work methods and precautions related to the work; methods and precautions in storing and handling chlorine and other hazardous gases and chemicals; process control tests; telemetry systems; and preventative maintenance practices and procedures as applied to wastewater treatment facilities and collection systems.
Skill in prioritizing and assigning work; coordinating the repair and/or resolution of potentially hazardous situations; identifying and responding to wastewater system problems; preparing legally-mandated reports; using a computer and related software applications; operating wastewater treatment plant equipment; performing routine maintenance and making operating adjustments to wastewater equipment; cleaning facilities and equipment; recognizing unusual, inefficient or dangerous operating conditions and taking appropriate action; reading and recording data from gauges and meters; performing routine control tests and adjust plant equipment accordingly; preparing and maintaining a variety of records and logs of work performed; and, communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Positions in this class typically require climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and seeing.
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, confined space entry and infectious diseases.
All employment offers are made at the beginning salary unless otherwise authorized.
All employees must maintain Tennessee residency from the date of hire.
Only applicants who provide a valid email address will be notified when the position has been filled.
The City of Chattanooga, Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Plant Operator I
Under general supervision, performs all activities to operate and maintain the biological treatment process, chemical treatment, mechanical functions, and labor operations of the wastewater treatment plant, and to monitor and operate sewage lift stations and the water distribution system.
Examples of Duties
1.Monitors and operates wastewater treatment plant equipment such as pumps, valves, motors, filters, gauges, and meters to ensure proper functioning of the wastewater plant and sewage lift stations.
2.Monitors, and operates water distribution system equipment such as pumps, valves, motors, gauges, and meters, to ensure the proper functioning of the water distribution system.
3.Monitors the flow of wastewater, dissolved oxygen concentration, and ammonia concentration, to make adjustments to treatment processes.
4.Monitors water storage tank levels and distribution pressures to make adjustments needed to meet consumer demand for potable water.
5.Monitors and operates bio-solids dewatering equipment as needed.
6.Collects wastewater samples and interprets lab results to make process adjustments.
7.Maintains daily records and monthly reports on wastewater operations.
8.Maintains a clean and safe work area in and around all the plant processes and buildings.
9.Completes preventative and corrective maintenance work orders on pumps, motors, air blowers and other equipment in a timely manner.
10.Informs supervisor of all problems, deviations, and unfamiliar situations.
11.Adheres to the personnel, safety, and department policies and procedures.
12.Assist other coworkers as needed.
13.Performs other duties as assigned.
Must have a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). One year or more of experience in wastewater treatment operation is required. Must possess a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Class "C" Wastewater Operator license prior to employment offer, and obtain a Class "C" Water Distribution Certificate within 12 months of date of employment.
Must have a valid Texas driver's license and driving record must be in compliance with Town policy. Must submit to and pass a post-offer, non-regulated drug test and thorough background checks (including criminal history).
Good knowledge of the operation, equipment, and materials used in wastewater plants and sewage lift stations and potable water distribution systems. Must have basic knowledge of computers, SCADA systems, water treatment chemicals and testing procedures, math and mechanical skills.
To perform the essential functions of the job, must be able to read, write, see, hear, and walk; have good hand/foot/eye coordination to operate equipment; perform strenuous physical activities to include, exerting up to 100 lbs of pressure; lifting heavy objects; shoveling for long time periods; crawling; bending; walking; kneeling; climbing on and off equipment; operating moving and vibrating equipment; working indoors, underground, outdoors, in confined spaces, on level, unleveled terrain, and under constantly noisy conditions; and work in adverse environmental conditions to include inclement weather, hazardous conditions including mechanical, electrical, fumes, odor/dust/mist, chemical, and toxic waste hazards and other solid waste substances. Work various shifts in a 24 hour period to include nights, weekends and holidays.
Water Treatment Plant Operator II
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About The Position
This position performs journeyman-level operational tasks involved in the operation and maintenance of the City's water treatment plant equipment and processes.
Selection Process: Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:
Criminal Background screening for the past 7 years
Pre-employment Drug test
Pre-employment Physical/Hearing Test
The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time. Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience:
A high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent.
Three years experience in the operation of advanced, complex water treatment facility.
Experience with advanced computerized systems utilized in water treatment facilities.
Experience in mechanical and electrical trouble shooting.
Satisfactory completion of the Scottsdale Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator Apprentice Program will meet the required years of experience for the Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II.
The Scottsdale Water Resources Division offers an Operator Certification Incentive Program for those employees who obtain certifications above what is required of their positions. The department recognizes the intrinsic value of operator certifications and the added value to the city of having a workforce that possess them.
Depending on job discipline obtain one of the following:
- Water - Must possess upon hire or promotion, and maintain a Grade II operator certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality within the discipline of Water Treatment.
Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment.
- This position requires satisfactory results of a pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment physical that includes a pulmonary/respiratory exam.
Laboratory practices required to properly evaluate treatment processes, such as Dissolved Oxygen (DO), potential Hydrogen (pH), jar test, Chlorine (CL2) residual, turbidity, color, hardness, (TSS), (TDS), Chemical/physical processes used in water such as coagulation, flocculation, settling, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection.
Basic operational practices and principles of advanced water treatment processes such as membrane filtration plants.
Maintains and operates plant equipment and processes related to water and advanced water treatment systems on an assigned shift.
Prioritizes activities between the different treatment facilities and systems, including the operation of valves, gates, pumps, and machinery manually, locally in automatic mode or remote via computerized control strategy.
Samples and analyzes influents/effluents, source water/product water, feed water, and permeate to detect quality variations, interpret laboratory results, reading sheets, process test, computerized data, and information trends to identify variations in flow and water quality and make appropriate changes.
Oversees operation of an assigned treatment facility to maintain day to day operation necessary to meet all required Local, State and Federal regulations pertaining to the production of reuse, ground injection and potable water and comply with prescribed operating and safety standards.
Uses a variety of standard testing procedures to determine problems and any adjustments needed in the treatment process.
Conducts tours of facilities; responds to plant emergencies; and maintains a safe, clean and orderly work environment.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
Works with highly hazardous chemicals such as chlorine, sulfuric acid and sulfur dioxide following strict Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health(ADOSH) and Water Resources departmental guidelines.
Work around or uses potentially hazardous materials requiring the use of specialized equipment.
Lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds both short and long distances.
Lift and carry heavy (up to 100 pounds or more) equipment, drums and chemicals for distances of 20 feet or more with the assistance of a hand cart or power equipment.
Exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing stairs, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).
Moderate exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, fumes, hazardous materials, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, water hazards, bright/dim light, toxic agents, disease or pathogenic substances.
Work rotating shifts, weekends and a call-out schedule.
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.
This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.
Plant Operator I
Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to operate water and wastewater treatment facilities in compliance with federal, state and local regulations for the operation of water treatment, distribution, storage facilities and/or wastewater collection, lift stations or treatment facilities.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Performs all aspects of operation, sampling, monitoring, and testing required to maintain compliance with federal, state and local regulations that govern water treatment and wastewater operations; performs laboratory analysis; and physically checks equipment to ensure correct operation feed, dosages, and calibrations necessary to properly operate facilities and systems.
Assists in the performance of regular and unscheduled repairs and maintenance on plant equipment and machinery; conducts weekly checks of the treatment plant; rotates equipment; changes and connects chlorine and other specialized water treatment plant equipment; monitors chemical feed equipment, operates solids processing equipment; and operates load lugging trucks.
Collects potable water and wastewater samples and performs laboratory analysis such as pH, turbidity, chlorine levels, fluoride levels, dissolved oxygen levels, and total suspended solids, total volatile solids, and temperature on grab samples; and calibrates lab equipment and instruments.
Monitors the SCADA systems for any changes that may affect the plant processes such as pressure changes, chemical pumps faulting out, distribution storage tank levels, chemical tank levels, turbidity levels, and filter function.
Prepares reports and records testing results; completes forms and various paperwork; enters data into the computer; and takes telephone calls and responds to customer complaints.
Maintains a safe and clean work environment (both inside the facilities and on the grounds) per OSHA and DeKalb County standards.
Assists in the training of entry level operators and lower classifications of operators (II and III) as needed. Participates in continuing education classes and testing to maintain and renew Georgia and DeKalb County certification and licensure requirements.
High School Diploma or GED required; three years of experience in operation of a water or wastewater treatment facility; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license; must possess and maintain a valid State of Georgia Class I Water or Wastewater Operator License.
Fill Plant Operator
AWG has immediate openings for Fill Plant Operators in our Lexington, KY location. These positions have the primary responsibility of manufacturing of compressed gas and liquid products, which includes pre-fill inspection of cylinders, filling, labeling and analysis or quarantine of cylinders prior to release for shipment. In these roles, the ideal candidates must also move and store cylinders and may load/unload cylinders for transport.
THERE ARE FIRST AND THIRD SHIFT OPENINGS
Competitive pay structure
Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
Short-term & Long-term Disability,
401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
Safety and Quality incentives
Fill Plant Operator Duties:
Read, understand, and follow all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)
Ensure manifold meets required specifications (daily)
Ensure all cylinders pass required pre-fill inspections prior to filling
Fill cylinders as outlined in the SOP
Moves compressed gas or liquid cylinders
Correctly label cylinders
Ensures completion and accuracy of paperwork
Ensures compliance with cGMP, HazMat, OSHA, and other regulatory agencies
Other duties as assigned
Fill Plant Operator Qualifications:
High school diploma/GED
Able to read and write English
Able to read and interpret gauges and analog dials
Able to move compressed gas and liquid cylinders
Forklift skills and experience a plus
Ability to lift 75-100 lbs
Must be detail-oriented, flexible and work well with other people
Ability to perform duties in a safety-conscious manner with minimal supervision
American Welding & Gas (AWG) is an employee owned company, which manufactures and distributes industrial, medical, specialty and beverage gases. AWG is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with 72 branch locations, 15 gas fill plants in 19 states, stretching from Montana through Georgia. As one of the largest independent gas and welding supply distributors, AWG has the expertise, assets and sources of supply necessary to service large, bulk cryogenic gas customers as well as small one man businesses. American Welding & Gas is growing rapidly and looking for top talent to move us forward.
American Welding & Gas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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