- Wastewater Treatment
- Trainee $15.81 / Operator $17.43
- Full Time
Under supervision, operates, monitors, and maintains plant, equipment, and surrounding grounds associated with the treatment of city wastewater.
Starting Pay for Operator Trainee: $15.81 per hour
Starting Pay for Operator: $17.43 per hour (already has Class C Waste Water Certificate)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Under supervision of plant operator, operates, monitors, and maintains wastewater treatment plant and equipment, including washing and lubricating pumps, replacing worn parts, inspecting collection system and treatment units, checking safety equipment, and oiling, greasing, and painting equipment;
- Under supervision of plant operator, picks up weekly monitoring samples required for Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permits;
- Under supervision of plant operator, sets up and runs daily and weekly monitoring tests on solids;
- Under supervision of plant operator, runs belt press to extract water from sludge;
- Under supervision of plant operator, hauls and transfers sludge from wastewater treatment plant to landfill;
- Under supervision of plant operator, assists with changing out chlorine and sulfur dioxide cylinders; and
- Maintains grounds at wastewater plant, including mowing grass.
This is a non-supervisory position.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High school graduation or its equivalent; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Wastewater treatment principles, processes, and procedures; and standard office practices and procedures.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public; communicate effectively; perform basic mathematical calculations; computers; operate equipment used in treating wastewater; and read and understand manuals, policies, and other documents.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Trainee: Valid Texas driver's license; and ability to obtain Class C wastewater certificate within three years.
Operator: Valid Texas driver's license; and currently hold a Class C wastewater certificate .
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to engage in moderate to strenuous physical activity, work with tools and equipment, perform repetitive motions, perform work involving the entire body, stand, and walk and balance on all types of surfaces. The employee is required to bend from the waist, crouch or squat, kneel, sit, crawl, climb, twist, and reach with arms and hands. The employee is required perform job duties from various heights, lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds, such as materials and equipment, and must carry, push, and pull materials. The employee must be able to see clearly, with or without vision correction, in close situations, at a distance, and peripherally, and be able to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment requires that the employee exercise cautions at all times and adhere to safety standards to avoid the risk of personal injury. The employee is exposed to outdoor elements, loud noises, vibrations, and respiratory hazards such as dust, gases, chemicals, and bacteria. The employee may be required to work in confined spaces around gas, water, and sewer lines. The work environment is noisy and distracting.