The Cherokee Metropolitan District has an opening for the position of Wastewater Operator. The incumbent operator will perform the full-range of semi-skilled and skilled duties involved in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the District’s Wastewater Operations; to include process control, general facility maintenance, equipment operation and maintenance, and Rapid Infiltration Basin site duties.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
o Operate and adjust controls on treatment plant and machinery, including: valves, pumps, motors, electronics and SCADA.
o Assist lab technician in the collection of wastewater and sludge samples and perform field/laboratory tests and analyses to identify chemical, physical and/or biological characteristics of wastewater.
o Collect and document data from plant charts, gauges and other instrumentation; perform calculations to ensure proper plant operations; maintain operation records and files reports as needed in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines and/or requirements
o Operate facility centrifuges.
o Monitor water replacement basin operations and functions; make necessary control adjustments to ensure proper operation of the facility.
o Assist with routine and special maintenance, including: equipment repair; calibration and adjustment.
o On call rotations
o Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
o Strong attention to detail & legible handwriting
o Knowledge of wastewater treatment/collection process and the operation, maintenance and repair of related equipment
o Biology, chemistry and mathematics related to wastewater treatment processes
o Excellent interpersonal skills & communication (written & oral)
o SCADA system experience desirable
o Agricultural tractor and tractor implement experience desirable and/or the ability to learn.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
o This position typically requires: climbing, balancing and occasionally working from heights.
o This position may be subjected to fumes, odors, dusts, chemicals, oils and moderate noises.
o This position also requires the ability to occasionally lifting of 55 lbs. and frequent lifting of 20lbs. – 25lbs.
o High-school diploma or GED Required
Minimum Qualifications (Continued):
o Colorado Class D Wastewater Treatment Certification (OR the ability to test and obtain within
12 months is required) with one-year experience and progressive responsibility working at a
wastewater treatment facility or in the field of water and wastewater.
o Valid Driver’s License with an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record
o Aptitude for operating tools & equipment