Plant Operator III

Description : Plant Operator III
General Statement of Duties

Performs skilled work in the operation and maintenance of water reclamation systems, while maintaining maximum
efficiency of plant equipment including preventative, predictive and emergency maintenance while taking great pride
in plant cleanliness and appearance.
Organizational Responsibilities
Work under the direction of the Chief Operator. This position requires a 40-hour work week and is an on-call
position. Must live within 30 minutes of the plant and be able to arrive at the plant within 30 minutes of an alarm.
Maintaining an acceptable MVR is required as this position may use a company vehicle.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Controls and monitors, both manually and through the use of a process control computer, mechanical
  • equipment designed to operate water reclamation systems, to maintain NPDES effluent and EPA Biosolids
  • permit compliance.
  •  Monitors unit process variables and initiates process control changes as determined through calculations, test
  • procedures and independent judgment in order to achieve effluent quality goals.
  •  Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes and works cooperatively to
  • provide quality effluent.
  •  Collects samples in compliance with NPDES and EPA permit sampling requirements; collects samples for
  • process control analysis and reporting.
  •  Performs maintenance on all mechanical and electrical equipment, systems, and structures of the wastewater
  • treatment facility including buildings, pumps, motors, HVAC, vehicles, and heavy equipment.
  •  Diagnoses faulty equipment operation.
  •  Assists in providing a neat and orderly facility. Communicates equipment problems to appropriate staff.
  •  Assists in determining and specifying maintenance and repair requirements to ensure safe and efficient
  • operation.
  •  Observes, inspects and analyzes the installation, testing, operation, and operating conditions of all plant
  • equipment for compliance with specifications.
  •  Coordinates with staff and participates in major maintenance operations and projects.
  •  Performs process control and other laboratory testing as required.
  •  Operates heavy equipment such as the loader, skid steer, forklift, tractor, mower, and trailer jockey.
  •  Performs data processing functions including process control tracking, maintenance data management and
  • daily flows spreadsheet. Provides summary reports at weekly staff meeting. Provides large data reports as
  • required.
  •  Assist with conducting tours of the plant for members of the public, other public agencies, and school groups.
  •  Writes and maintains Standard Operating Procedures.
  •  Assists Chief Operator and Maintenance Supervisor in training and leading Operators.
  •  Coordinates with reuse users and the contracted hauler for solids handling schedule.
  •  May participate in CDPHE workgroups.
  •  May perform or supervise inspections of reuse, biosolids, and stormwater in accordance with CDPHE
  • guidelines and regulations.
  •  Coordinate and assist the Chief Operator in completing the annual CDPHE reports for reuse, biosolids, and
  • stormwater programs.
  •  Develops Notice of Authorizations for the reuse and biosolids programs.
  •  Orders and maintains process chemicals and operating supplies.
  •  May participate in the on-call rotation, which requires them to be within 30 min of the plant to respond to alarms.
  • Responds to plant emergencies on a 24-hour basis.
  •  Must comply with standard operating procedures and safety standards.
  •  Performs other duties as required
These duties are not all inclusive, but represent items that are critical to successfully accomplishing this particular
Education and Experience
  •  Associate’s degree in wastewater technology or bachelor’s degree in the sciences – preferred.
  •  High school diploma or equivalent.

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Deadline for Applying : Open until filled