ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Control treatment plant machines and equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption and or industrial use.
- Operates and controls electric motors, pumps, and valves to regulate flow of raw water into treating plant and dumps specified amounts of chemicals such as chlorine, polymer, and fluoride into water, or adjusts automatic devices that admit specified amounts of chemicals into tanks to disinfect, deodorize, and clarify water.
- Operate agitators to mix chemicals and allows impurities to settle to bottom of tank, turns valves to regulate water through filter beds to remove impurities, pumps purified water into water mains, monitors panel board and SCADA HMI and adjusts controls to regulator flow rates, loss of head pressure and water elevation and distribution of water.
- Cleans tanks and filter beds, using backwashing (reverse flow of water), repairs and lubricates machines and equipment, using hand- and power tools
- Tests water samples to determine acidity, color, and impurities, using colorimeter, turbidimeter, and conductivity meter.
- Dump chemicals such as polymer into tanks to coagulate impurities and reduce acidity
- Records data, such as residual content of chemicals, water turbidity, and water pressure.
- May also operate portable water-purification plant to supply drinking water, and purify wastewater from plant preparatory to pumping water into rivers and streams or city mains.
- Operate sewage treatment, sludge processing, and disposal equipment in wastewater (sewage) treatment plant to control flow and processing of sewage, monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually or by remote control to regulate flow of sewage, observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings, and tests results to determine load requirements.
- Starts and stops pumps, engines, and generators to control flow of raw sewage through screening, settling, aeration, and sludge digestion processes
- Maintain log of operations and records meter and gas readings
- Gives directions to wastewater treatment-plant attendants and sewage-disposal workers in performing routine operations and maintenance, and may collect sewage sample, using dipper or bottle and conduct laboratory tests, using testing equipment, such as colorimeter.
- Perform Preventative and Operational as well as corrective maintenance as required or directed.
QUALIFICATIONS - EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
- Required (Minimum) Qualifications:
- High School Completion or GED Equivalent.
- HAZWOPPER certification required (current)
- Valid Alaska Driver’s License (CDL with Tank Endorsement must complete w/in 6 months of hire)
- Must be able to clearly communicate (orally and written) in the English language
- Must pass a pre-employment urinalysis & background check
- Must have good documentation and organizational skills
- Must be able to respond to calls for work outside of normal working hours
- Must be able to clearly communicate by radio
- Must be able to pass background check, and pass testing to receive an Airport Identification Badge for access across the State Airport to the Waste Water Treatment Facility.
- Excellent Attendance Record
- Valid State of Alaska Water and Wastewater I Operators Licenses
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Operators at Waste Water Treatment Plant are required to undergo the series of Hepatitis vaccinations
- Must meet the requirements of an annual physical that will include pulmonary function testing and will require the occasional use of a respirator.
- Should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook programs. Should be ready to learn PLC based controls. Good computer skills
- Mechanical repair experience and mechanical aptitude highly recommended.
- Licensing above State Level 1 operators preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for bending, stooping, sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; most of time is spent squatting standing or kneeling position with frequent opportunity to move about. Sitting is less than 10% of the day.
Work Environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be borne by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Job is performed in an outside setting with exposure sewage, chemicals and related products. Some PPE usage required.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.