City of Shawnee
Job Opening


Job TitlePlant Operator
DepartmentNorthSide Waste Water
Date Posted3/13/2018
Posting Expires3/20/2018
Job DescriptionCity of Shawnee
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JOB TITLE: Treatment Plant Operator


FLSA: NON-EXEMPT


DEPARTMENT: Utilities


PAY RANGE: 13 $15.08/hr


ACCOUNTABLE TO: Treatment Plant Supervisor


SHIFT: 2:30 PM to 11:00 PM


DAYS OFF: Wednesday & Thursday





PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION: Under general supervision is responsible for monitoring and operating of their assigned Water and/or Wastewater Treatment facilities. Work varies requiring individual judgment and decision making within well established Federal and State regulations.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:



• Physical demands include some bending, stooping, walking on rough or uneven terrain, kneeling, and lifting up to 60#s (greater with assistance). Work may be performed in uncontrollable working conditions of heat, cold, dampness, and exposure to chemicals and infectious wastes;




• Must possess and maintain ODEQ Class D Water or Wastewater Certifications, Class C Water or Sewer Lab Certifications within one year of employment, and Class C Water or Wastewater Certification within two years of employment and maintain such certifications throughout employment; Type of license dependent upon the type of plant assigned (Water or Wastewater);


• Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License.



MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE:



• Operates the assigned water and/or wastewater treatment plant in compliance with federal and state regulations;




• Monitors control panels, starts and stops pumps, adjusts valves and gates as appropriate to control the treatment processes;


• Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings, testing results to determine load requirements;


• Loads and unloads chemicals, add chemicals to treat water;




• Monitors control panels and adjusts controls to specified levels;


• Monitors equipment to determine any malfunction and provides maintenance of the assigned treatment facility and makes repairs as needed;


• Checks the building and grounds for needed repairs and cleanliness and arranges for the needed maintenance;


• Work may include weekends and holidays;


• Performs related duties as required.




• Maintains daily logs, records, and prepares various monthly reports;


• Is responsible for assigned facilities and equipment of substantial value requiring care;




• Contacts with fellow employees and others requires common courtesy and respect;


• Work is often performed in an uncontrolled environment that may require the use of proper safety equipment and procedures to prevent injury.



SUPERVISION - RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK OF OTHERS:



May supervise Treatment Plant personnel as assigned in the absence of the Plant Supervisor.






EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:



• High school graduation or its equivalent; PLUS




• Minimum one year work experience with experience in Water and/or Wastewater Treatment field preferred;


• Previous mechanical experience desirable;


• Must possess and maintain ODEQ Class D Water or Wastewater Certifications, Class C Water or Sewer Lab Certifications within one year of employment, and Class C Water or Wastewater Certificate within two years of employment and maintain such certifications throughout employment; Type of license dependent upon the type of plant assigned (Water or Wastewater);


• Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and maintain status of insurability.


EXAMPLES OF PERFORMANCE CRITERIA AND EXPECTATIONS:


• Maintains knowledge of all permits applicable to the Water and Wastewater Plants and assures compliance with the regulations and permits;


• Establishes and maintains effective communication and working relationships with fellow employees, other officials, and the public;


• Must be able to work in confined spaces;


• Performs Quality Assurance and Quality Control testing for the Plants and submits reports to the proper authority as required;


• Possesses the skill to perform laboratory tests and to interpret test results;


• Demonstrates the ability to follow oral and written instructions;


• Mows the grass and performs other maintenance of the Plant grounds;


• Works shifts as may be required;




• Performs such other duties as may be assigned.


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the non-essential functions.