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Wastewater Plant Operator

Company: City of Conroe
Location: Conroe
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY

This job position performs duties in the operations, maintenance and repairs necessary at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

* Conducts hands on operation of treatment plant as well as maintenance and repair to the facility and equipment.
* Operates and maintains the wastewater water plant to ensure that all permit parameters are met by performing all sampling and testing to requirements.
* Drives roll off trucks and operate dewatering equipment in the absence of press operator.
* Attends regulatory seminars and training.
* Maintains accurate records to comply with the discharge permits.
* Trains personnel in operations, maintenance and repair of plant.
* Performs other related job duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

Minimum 3 years of experience in operation and maintenance of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Special Requirements:

Must possess a valid Texas Class "B" driver's license within three 3 months of hire. Current class "C" Wastewater Certification issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Ability to lift weights of 50 pounds alone and up to 100 pounds with assistance. On call 24/7 every set period of time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Knowledge of and ability to drive heavy construction equipment.
* Knowledge of computer software and programs.
* Knowledge of operations, maintenance and repair of wastewater pumps and control system.
* Knowledge of City's policies and procedures.
* Knowledge of safe working conditions and procedures.
* Skill in communicating well with supervisors, subordinates and public.
* Skill in good communication.
* Skill in using attitude, tact and courtesy necessary to deal with internal and external customers.
* Ability to operate various types of hand and precision tools.
* Ability to climb in and out of confined areas.
* Ability to lift weights of 50 pounds alone and up to 100 pounds with assistance.
* Ability to stand, stoop, kneel or sit for long periods of time.
* Ability to utilize independent judgment and decision-making abilities as necessary.
* Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously in a team environment, and with minimal supervision.
* Ability to work as many hours needed to get the work assigned completed.
* Ability to adapt to new technology, new methods and changing conditions.
* Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
* Ability to obtain licenses/certifications to perform work assignments.
* Ability to respond at any hour during an emergency when requested.
* Ability to understand and follow City of Conroe and Departmental policies and procedures.
* Ability to maintain accurate records and reports to remain in compliance with the discharge permit.
* Ability to work outside in various conditions and terrain.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is medium and requires the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, fingering, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motions, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity and walking.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed where extreme temperatures, caustic substances, physical hazards, respiratory hazards, humidity, noise, vibrations and micro-biological hazards may be encountered.

Keywords: City of Conroe, Conroe , Wastewater Plant Operator, Professions , Conroe, Texas

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