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Watershed Plant Operator Class I, II, III & Trainee (OWTR - Waste Water) at City of Atlanta

Watershed Plant Operator Class I, II, III & Trainee (OWTR - Waste Water)

City of Atlanta Atlanta, GA Full Time

Here at the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and Building Inspectors keep our Citizens safe. Our Public Works Staff keep our City clean and help to maintain, build, and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life. Our Engineers help to keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating, and our buildings maintained.  Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta!  If you’re seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

General Description and Classification Standards

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. Performs operator assignments associated with operating the wastewater treatment plant and to ensure a continuous, adequate supply of potable wastewater meeting federal/state regulations for the citizens of Atlanta. Wastewater analysis and treatment; mixing chemicals; laboratory testing; operating various pumps and valves; repairing and maintaining machinery and equipment; maintaining records, instructing and disciplining assigned staff.

Supervision Received

Works under minimal supervision. May assist in training, orienting, or observing lower level associate, apprentice, or semi-skilled employee in the group. Direction received is very general and focuses on end results and is typically collaborative in nature.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities   These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations. Communicates with coworkers to ensure proper plant operation of the Standard Operating Procedures. Prepares and maintaining reports, logs, and records on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.  
  • Controls treatment plant processes, chemical dosages, and equipment used to treat, clarify, and disinfect, water for reclamation.
  • Operates and controls various pumps and valves to regulate the flow of water through the treatment plant.
  • Assists in performing a variety of laboratory tests to determine the chemical composition of water and to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations for TSS, DO, pH, ammonia, phosphorus, and CBOD; makes adjustments to chemical dosages as necessary.  
  • Records plant operation data from observations, instrumentation and laboratory tests; records test results for reporting to state agency as appropriate.  
  • Receives and/or prepares letters, reports, correspondence, forms and other documentation; reviews, processes, and/or forwards as appropriate; maintains files and logs; performs other clerical duties.

Decision Making

Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks. Applies organizational policies.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully.  It is not an exhaustive list.

  • Knowledge: of the operation, methods and procedures of a wastewater treatment plant; knowledge of the machinery used for wastewater treatment and pumping stations; knowledge of mechanical equipment; knowledge of basic machinery preventive maintenance and repair; knowledge of State and Federal rules governing wastewater discharges and worker’s safety; knowledge of laboratory procedures and terminology; knowledge of Chemistry terminology; knowledge of microorganisms; knowledge of  Back Flow Prevention.
  • Skill: in communicating effectively verbally and in writing; skill in solving complex problems independently; skill in operating composite samplers, and various lab test equipment; skill in operating a computer and computer software; skill in performing analysis of laboratory data; Skill in basic math and chemistry, in oral and written communication; skill in wastewater plant operation and in the use of maintenance equipment and wastewater analysis equipment; skill in utilizing various software programs relevant to the position; skill in organizational, management, human resources techniques.
  • Ability: to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related information; ability to handle required mathematical calculations; ability to treat wastewater in a safe, effective manner; ability to work outdoors in any kind of weather; ability to operate a vehicle; ability to diagnose and correct equipment malfunctions.  Ability to work and make routine decisions on the operation of the plant processes and equipment; ability to treat the water in a safe, effective manner; ability to work outdoors in any kind of weather; ability to read and understand design drawings and plans; ability to operate a company vehicle and pick-up truck.

Qualifications

Trainee - Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

Class I - Preferred Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • Three years of work experience as a Class I Wastewater Plant Operator.

Class I - Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • Holds and works as a Class I Wastewater Water Plant Operator.

Class II - Preferred Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • One to two years of work experience as a Class II Wastewater Plant Operator.  Must be able to receive Class I license within 12 months.

Class II - Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • Holds and works as a Class II Wastewater Plant Operator.

Class III - Preferred Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • One year of work experience as a Class III Wastewater Plant Operator.  Must be able to receive Class II license within 12 months.

Class III - Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • Holds and works as a Class III Wastewater Plant Operator. 

Licensures and Certifications

  • Applicants must have a valid State of Georgia Class I, Class II or Class III Wastewater Treatment Operator License or eligibility to transfer registration from other states is required. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license at the time of application. Certificate and license must remain valid during tenure in this classification.
  • Class B CDL license desirable
  • Forklift certification is desirable.
 

Recommended Skills

Pumps
Valves (Piping)
Ammonia
Decision Making
Sewage Treatments
Water Treatment

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