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Operator Wastewater Treatment Plant

Company: Town of Front Royal
Location: Front Royal
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

JOB
The Town is seeking Operators to join it's Wastewater Treatment team! A Plant Operator performs responsible technical work in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant and related equipment. -The Town offers a competitive salary based on experience, certifications, and job performance.The Town is offering a hiring incentive of $3,000 to operators who hold a Virginia Wastewater Treatment Plant Class 1 Operator License.The starting pay rate for licensed Operators is dependent on current licensing and experience. The entry level hiring range for this position is $33,280 with training and support to obtain a Class IV Operators Certification within the first year of employment. -The Town's Wastewater Division offers a career development program. The purpose of this program is to recognize and compensate those individuals who have acquired additional or advanced work-related knowledge, skills and abilities during their career with the Town's Wastewater Department. This program provides a career development plan based on an employee's performance, training, licensure and length of service. -The Town offers excellent benefits to include automatic enrollment in the Virginia Retirement System; health, vision, dental and wellness benefits; disability and life insurances; paid time off; and tuition assistance. The Town of Front Royal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Operate a wastewater treatment plant; take samples; read gauges and charts; maintain plant equipment.Make regular tours of plant and equipment; assist in plant operations.Monitor gauges, meters, control panels, etc.Record readings from meters and instruments.Assist in calibrating meters.Check functions of equipment.Help perform various tests.Regulate and adjust motors, pumps, blowers, valves, and other apparatus to meet changing operating conditions.Collect samples of wastewater and sludge.Monitor operation of gauges, charts, equipment, and motors.Pump sludge treatment tanks and tanker.Perform basic laboratory tests when required.Assist in writing reports.Unload and store chemical supplies in their proper places.Clean and service pumps, motors, and other equipment.Help perform routine equipment and plant monitoring maintenance.Perform minor preventive maintenance on equipment and pumps.Perform building and grounds maintenance duties.Perform related tasks as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
RequirementsEducation: -High School Diploma/GEDExperience: No experience requiredValid driver's licenseClass 4 Wastewater Operators License within one (1) year of employmentCPR and First AidKnowledgeCommon practices, tools, and terminology used in the wastewater treatment plantChemicals used in the plantHydraulic, chemical, and mechanical principles pertinent to wastewater treatment plant operationsHazards of the job and safety precautionsSkillsUse and care of hand tools used by the departmentCommunicate in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing.Prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.Be organized and capable of multi-tasking.AbilitiesCheck the operation of equipment and detect defects in their operation.Follow directions.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Work EnvironmentWastewater Treatment Plant; The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, and atmospheric conditions. -The worker may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.Physical DemandsThis is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions.

Keywords: Town of Front Royal, Germantown , Operator Wastewater Treatment Plant, Professions , Front Royal, Maryland

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