Operator I- Oregon, OH
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Operates and maintains water/wastewater treatment, processing,
disposal and testing equipment in water/wastewater treatment
facility to purify water to meet permit and operational
Must have the ability to read, write and comprehend English
(operational, process, safety and quality instructions). Must have
the ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
Typically holds or is working toward a first level treatment
certificate. (Requires minimum water/wastewater license as required
by regulatory agencies at site).
Six months to two years experience in a related position and
environment with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and
practices of water/wastewater treatment.
Must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and
independently operate assigned machines and equipment meeting or
exceeding processing and quality targets.
Must demonstrate ability to learn and independently operate
equipment such as pumps, engines, centrifuge, generators, valves,
gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, dryers, chemical feed, odor
control, disinfection equipment, sludge processing filters, belt
presses and measuring/control devices, testing equipment and
material handling equipment.
Must demonstrate a working ability to use computer programs for
Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and
willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities
Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if
required by site.
Must possess a valid drivers license and a safe driving record.
Employee Orientation, Departmental Operating Procedures, Safety,
OSHA and Quality Training. HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and
Emergency Response) Level I and II certification within 6 months of
hire date if required by site.
Cross-training if feasible.
Must become proficient in the care and use of all site specific,
facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), including
respirators, gas detectors, confined space equipment, etc.)
Forklift Certification if required at site. Work toward higher
level water treatment certification.
May perform more advanced functions as part of training and
Tends automatic and semi-automatic machines and related
equipment including pumps, engines, generators, valves, gates,
mixers, conveyors, blowers, chemical feed and odor control and
vacuum filters used to decontaminate waste water by settling,
aeration and sludge digestion.
Monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually or
by remote control to regulate flow.
Monitors flow meters, gauges, flow ratios, pressures and related
controls through instrument panels, computer terminals and
programmable logic control units in assigned area .
Monitors and records operating conditions observations and data in
area shift log. Ensures conformance to process specifications.
Diagnoses basic operational problems and takes corrective action
per procedure. Verifies and reports suspected malfunctions and
variances to supervisor and takes corrective actions.
Performs routine and preventative maintenance and maintenance
related items as assigned.
Performs manual labor including filling and emptying of machine
bins and cleaning equipment, facilities and grounds as
Performs minor maintenance including, but not limited to, routine
preventive maintenance, lubrication and minor adjustments.
Operates vehicles for plant operational purposes.
Practices good housekeeping in assigned area and properly disposes
of waste according to safety and environmental policies.
Performs field tests (chemical, physical and biological) in
order to pace chemical dosages for process and odor control units
or alter unit processes.
Samples wastewater, sludge and gases (odor control, digester, etc.)
according to schedule.
Prepares chemical solutions and services automatic samplers .
Monitors process chemical supplies and recommends reorder.
Performs routine lab tests.
Performs routine instrument calibration for portable meters
including, but not limited to, dissolved oxygen, pH, H2S, percent
oxygen, lower explosive limit.
Assists in other areas of plant as needed.
Works under direct supervision : Specific instructions
are given on assignments or follows written or verbal instructions
and established procedures and standard practice to perform
assigned tasks. Work is reviewed for completeness and accuracy, or
inherent checks are built into the nature of the work.
Spends 100% of time in operations environment. May need to work
outside in inclement weather conditions and drive company vehicle
to perform duties.
Possible Work Hazards:
May be exposed to possible operations hazards including fumes,
toxic and caustic chemicals, heavy machinery, high pressure, hot or
cold work environment temperatures, slippery surfaces, water
hazards and electrical equipment.
Amount of time spent Standing 25%, Walking 75% for as many as
five miles per shift.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and
arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to
stoop, kneel, or crouch and enter confined spaces. May be required
to use ladders or stairs.
The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds (occasionally 60
pounds). Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust
focus. Requires close visual observation to detect process
non-conformance and machine malfunction.
Operation / Maintenance / Transport Utility
Jun 4, 2021, 6:46:44 PM
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