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Wastewater Treatment Operator

HKA Enterprises Spokane, WA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

General Statement

Performs a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a water/wastewater treatment plant including maintenance of equipment, quality control/testing and day-to-day activities on an assigned shift. This position typically holds or is working towards an intermediate level water/wastewater treatment certification.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of water/wastewater, sludge, and effluent
  • Diagnoses operating problems and performs necessary corrective action during work shift
  • Monitors gauges, meters, and control panels
  • Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine process adjustment requirements
  • Operates valves and gates either manually or by remote control
  • Starts and stops pump, engines, and generators to control and adjust flow and treatment processes
  • Maintains shift log and records meter and gauge readings
  • Collects samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analyses
  • Performs routine maintenance functions and custodial duties
  • Makes operating decisions in absence of supervisory personnel
  • Understands and carries out oral and written directions
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work
  • Performs other duties as required

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • WA Group I or II WasteWater Treatment License
  • Two years experience in operating water/wastewater treatment plants
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic familiarity of the principles and practices of water/wastewater treatment plant operations; operating principles of valves, pumps, and motors; principles and methods of bacteriological and chemical sewage analyses; effects and problems of industrial waste in water/wastewater treatment processes; safe work practices
  • Knowledge of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, data management systems and be able to operate plant PLC’s and SCADA systems

 

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HKA Enterprises

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Spokane, WA
USA

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