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Plant Operator

City Of Wooster Wooster Full-Time
$18.06 - $27.09 / hour
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Job Summary

The Plant Operator is responsible for the continuous operation, maintenance, and inspection of the plant in the Water Pollution Control or Water Treatment Plant on an assigned shift.

Essential Job Functions and their Measure

1.         Responsible for ensuring efficient operation, maintenance and inspection of the Water Pollution Control and/or Water Treatment Plant

a.       Performs routine inspections on plant equipment

b.       Responsible for minor repairs of plant equipment

c.       Reads meters, gauges, dials and records findings

d.       Uses plant computer system to monitor and adjust plant processes

e.       Starts and stops pumps, regulates valves, and observes flow dials

f.        Controls the various plant treatment processes including by not limited to sludge pumping, aeration rates, chemical feed rates, tank levels, etc.

g.       Collects samples for laboratory and process control tests

h.       Conducts process control and basic laboratory tests

i.        Performs routine maintenance duties to grounds and plant facilities

j.        Performs basic calibration, cleaning and maintenance of equipment

k.       Performs other duties as assigned

 

2.         Responsible for effective verbal, written and electronic communication

a.   Communicates status of workload to Supervisor and/or Director

b.   Responsible for completing all records and reports as required

c.   Writes legibly, maintains accurate information, and uses proper spelling, grammar

d.   Communicates information effectively, accurately and timely

 

3.         Demonstrates compliance with City of Wooster safety rules

a.       Operates equipment and vehicles safely and without at-fault accidents

b.       Actively works to maintain a safe physical environment for self and coworkers

c.       Utilizes appropriate protective devices as needed 

The following qualifications or equivalents are the minimum requirements necessary to perform the essential functions of this job.

Education and Formal Training           

·         High School Diploma or equivalent required

·         Valid motor vehicle license issued by the State of Ohio is required; commercial driver’s license issued by the State of Ohio preferred. Must meet insurability guidelines.

·         State certification of Class I, II, III, or IV issued by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency or obtained within 24 months of hire required

·         College level courses in any of the following: chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics, engineering, natural science or related fields preferred

Work Experience

·         Experience in the operation of the water pollution control or water production plant; equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

·         Good demonstrated knowledge of modern water pollution control and/or water production plant principles and operating practices

·         Demonstrated mechanical ability

·         Ability to plan and supervise the work of others

·         Proficient with Windows operating system, including spreadsheets, word processing and data base programs

·         Knowledge of occupations hazards connected with water pollution control and/or water production operations

·         Ability to observe and enforce appropriate safety precautions

·         Ability to understand and carry out difficult oral and written instructions

·         Must be available to work different shifts and/or weekends

Physical Requirements

·         Regularly lift and or move up to 25 pounds; occasionally up to 100 pounds

·         Ability to regularly talk or hear, see, stand, use fingers/hands/arms to feel objects, tools or controls

·         Ability to regularly bend, sit, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, reach, walk, climb or balance

·         Sufficient mobility and dexterity of both arms (or mechanical substitutes) to safely operate power equipment

·         Ability to work in all weather conditions including wet, humid, extreme heat, etc.

·         Occasional required to work in high, precarious places; exposed to risk of electrical shock, odorous vapors, harsh chemicals; handling of explosive, contaminated or infectious materials; exposed to vibrations; confined spaces

·         Must work weekends and shift work


Recommended skills

Chemistry
Biology
Physics
Mathematics
Sludge
Valves (Piping)
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