Lead Plant Operator
BRAZOS RIVER AUTHORITY Hutto, TX
- Expired: November 18, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCYLead Wastewater Plant OperatorHuttoBRIEF DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this position is to perform in a lead capacity to safely operate and maintain wastewater treatment facilities; ensure compliance with permits; regulate process controls; and maintain plant efficiency for the Brazos River Authority (BRA). This is accomplished by overseeing less experienced employees while collecting samples; performing analysis; adjusting plant flows; observing plant conditions; adjusting chemical dosages; monitoring water quality and tank levels; performing routine lab analysis; calibrating and maintaining equipment; maintaining chlorine gas systems; performing meter reader collection for reports; performing data entry to record analysis results; performing preventative and corrective maintenance; and collecting samples throughout the plant. Other responsibilities include lubricating all moveable and stationary equipment; fabricating equipment; operating the sludge press and...
conventional areas of the plant; performing administrative functions; working within budget guidelines; assisting with training and mentoring less experienced operators; ordering supplies and chemicals; properly maintaining buildings and grounds; painting equipment, buildings, and structures; communicating Chief Operator's instructions to staff; and any other duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of methods, practices, and equipment used in all sections of wastewater treatment systems including materials, methods, and techniques used in construction, maintenance, and electrical repairs; vehicle maintenance and repair; methods, practices, and equipment used in a water laboratory; state and federal regulations regarding water treatment; basic knowledge of chemistry; safety procedures and first aid training.REQUIRED EDUCATION & ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: High school graduation, or its equivalent, and seven years of experience in wastewater treatment system operations; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. POSTING DATE: November 17,2020 - Open until filled.WORK SCHEDULE: This position will require some rotating 24-hour on-call duty for emergency calls.CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: A current Texas driver license and a good driving record are required. A Class A Wastewater License for wastewater treatment plants is required, however, appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.SALARY: $21.55 to $33.41 per hour depending on experience.
This position is non-exempt.BRAZOS RIVER AUTHORITY, EOE: The BRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1929 and exists to develop, manage and protect the water resources of the Brazos River Basin. Today, BRA's staff develops and distributes water supplies, provides water and wastewater treatment, monitors water quality, and pursues water conservation through public education programs. The BRA is looking for dedicated individuals who are team and customer-focused, perform their jobs ethically and with integrity, are adaptable and embrace diversity, seek innovative and creative ways to conduct business, have a desire to grow with a great organization, and are committed to the mission and goals of the BRA.APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All applicants, including current employees, must submit an on-line Application for Employment Form to the BRA by way of the Brazos River Authority Web site at
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