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Technician, Plant Operator II

Wind River Environmental
Taunton, MA
  • Expired: June 09, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

Headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Wind River Environmental services and maintains a broad array of non-hazardous liquid waste systems, including grease traps, septic tanks and related waste systems. The company offers a full suite of services to business, residential and municipal customers. Wind River Environmental is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Position Summary 

This position is responsible for operating sewage, FOG and sludge waste processing and disposal equipment in septic and wastewater processing plant to produce quality effluent water in compliance with federal, state and local requirements. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Act as plant lead operator, responsible for total plant operations. 

Mentor and lead other plant operations staff.  

Perform all work with safety and compliance top of mind. 

Works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function.  

Monitors control panels and makes adjustments to the plant operations as needed.  

Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets instrument, meter and gauge readings and test results to determine process control needs.  

Responsible for operating equipment associated with receiving, headworks, chemical addition,filtering, settling, and sludge processing etc.  

Maintains plant log of all operations events and important parameters.  

Conducts routine plant laboratory tests: TSS, COD, pH etc.  

Ensures that pumps, valves, instruments and other plant equipment and other waste water treatment equipment are functioning properly.  

Monitors equipment for potential failures and may make minor repairs or adjustments as needed.  

May be required to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty.  

Build proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job.  

Perform plant maintenance and cleaning, including but not limited to troubleshooting, repairs,preventative maintenance and documentation of work performed.  

Calibration, cleaning and documentation of process instrumentation like Conductivity, pH, Temp and other meters and instruments as needed.  

Perform and document daily plant process parameters, testing results and discharge volumes etc.including collecting all necessary samples for testing at our in-houselaboratory and outside laboratories as required.  

Hook up and unload tractor trailers, and pump trucks, as needed and conducting necessary sampling and testing and processing disposal tickets.  

Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine process control needs.  

Operate a FOG recovery and treatment process.  

Ensures that pumps, valves, instruments, boiler and other plant equipment and other waste water treatment equipment are functioning properly.  

Monitors equipment for potential failures and may make minor repairs or adjustments as needed.  

Act as plant lead operator, responsible for total plant operations. 

Mentor and lead other plant operations staff.  

Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

Leadership, fill the role as lead plant operator. 

Mentor and guide other plant operations personnel.  

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, Standard Operating Procedures(SOP's), operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.  

Ability to identify the need and then create Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), operating and maintenance instructions and procedures. 

Ability to write and interpret routine reports and correspondence.  

Ability to speak effectively with customers, vendors, regulatory agents and employees of organization.  

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as volumes, dosing rations, proportions, percentages,area, circumference, unit conversion etc. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.  

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.  

Ability to apply concepts of basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, algebra and geometry.  

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as, percentages, area, circumference, flow and volume.

Ability to complete standard wet lab tests like TSS, COD, pH, Conductivity etc.  

Ability to solve day to day practical plant challenges and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  

Strong mechanical background with an understanding of pumps, valves, instruments, blowers, and hydraulics.  

If not already confined space certified will need to become certified in confined space entry and forklift operation. 

Outstanding communication, customer service and interpersonal skills.  

Be able and willing to work weekends, evening or night shifts during busy season and participate in an on-call rotation.  

Be able to work overtime as may be required. Have desire to expand your personal skills and contribute as a team member to improve, strengthen and grow the business. Minimum Education and Experience 

Required a high school diploma or general education degree (GED). 

Preferred a one-year certificate from college or technical school; or greater than three years related experience and/or training.  

Must have valid and current mid-level Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification recognized by state DEP. 

Must have a valid driver's license. 

Ability to successfully pass drug screen and physical exam.  

Must be able to operate in a drug-free workplace. 

Must be able to meet physical demands evaluation. 

Strong mechanical and process background with an understanding of pumps, valves, blowers, and hydraulics.  

Basic math skills, and good computer skills. (Word, Excel)  

Will need to become certified in confined space entry and fork lift operation. 

Outstanding communication, customer service and interpersonal skills.

Be able and willing to work weekends during busy season and participate in an on-call rotation.

Have desire to grow with the team and strengthen the business. 

We Offer: 

Competitive starting rates  

Medical and dental insurance  

Matching 401K  

8 paid holidays and generous paid time off plan  

Uniforms  

If you have a proven track record of success working independently, have a good driving record and enjoy dealing with customers apply now. 

Wind River Environmental

Address

Taunton, MA
02780 USA

Industry

Manufacturing

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