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Water Resources Facilities Operations Supervisor

Job Description: This class is responsible for supervising the operations of one or more water or wastewater treatment plants. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, analyzing laboratory results; maintaining/preparing/ submitting records/reports; identifying needed supplies/materials and requisitioning them; locating/pricing/ordering necessary parts, equipment, and supplies; inspecting records/laboratory results and identifying necessary changes in chemical, biological, or mechanical plant processes/functions; maintaining inventory of parts/materials; reviewing computerized information for trends/problems/anomalies; driving/operating vehicles in performing work assignments/ responsibilities; supervising/scheduling shift personnel to insure operations coverage 24 hours; touring plant(s) and checking equipment/operations; programming logic control systems; serving as Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC). Operating under general supervision of the W/R Treatment Facilities Manager, leeway is allowed for the exercise of independent judgement in carrying out the details of the work. On-call and extended hours required. Performs related work as required.

How to Apply: Email a resume to brittany.sisco@faypwc.com

posted 6/9/21  (070921)

Water Plant Operator I

Job Description:
Performs responsible technical and skilled work in the operation and maintenance of the water treatment plant equipment.
An employee in this class is responsible for monitoring and treating the drinking water and water supply. Emphasis of the work is on performing routine tests to ensure the highest possible quality of water. Primary work responsibilities include conducting hourly rounds of the plant, maintaining records, performing tests, adding any necessary chemicals to the water, troubleshooting mechanical problems, assisting customers, and performing related water treatment plant tasks. Work is differentiated from the Water Plant B Operator and Water Plant “A” Operator by having a lower level of certification and no supervisory or lead worker responsibility. Work is performed under the supervision of the Water Plant Superintendent, and is evaluated for accuracy in tests performed, accuracy in results documented, and the sufficient operation of the plant. Work is checked by reviewing log book and observation of work in progress.

Primarily 3rd Shift 12am- 8am, occasional weekend first shift 8am-4pm.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

•Makes hourly tours of plant and checks and documents gauge readings and calibrations; adjusts chemical feed rates of plant equipment; checks meters and pumps for proper functioning
•Conducts tests for turbidity in raw, settled, and filtered water, chlorine residuals in filtered water, alkalinity levels in raw and filtered water, and records all results; calibrates fluoride meter and tests fluoride residual in raw and filtered water and records results
•Backwashes and rewashes filters using a backwash pump
•Checks levels of alum, caustic fluoride, corrosion inhibitor, carbon, coagulant aid, and other chemicals and adds chemicals as needed
•Calculates chemical dosage, average readings, and plant performance and records in log book
•Reports equipment failures to supervisor
•Assists customers, answers phones, and responds to questions as needed

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

•Knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a water treatment plant
•Knowledge of state and federal water treatment and water quality regulations
•Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the work and necessary safety precautions
•Ability to make decisions about water quality and water supply in the absence of a supervisor
•Ability to detect problems in the operation of mechanical equipment and report those problems to a supervisor or the appropriate employee
•Ability to conduct routine water quality tests and read meters and charts accurately, and record results
•Ability to perform algebraic calculations and to keep detailed records
•Property Maintenance to include mowing, weed-eating, and trash pick-up around Water Plant

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

Physical requirements – work in this class is very heavy work, requiring exertion of in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. This employee must have the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, perform extensive reading, conduct visual inspection of small defects or parts, operate a machine, use measurement devices, and to assemble parts at distances close to the eyes.
Working conditions – work is performed in both inside and outside environmental conditions, including extreme heat and extreme cold. Employee is subject to hazards, including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, exposure to chemicals, noise, and atmospheric conditions. Employee is frequently in close quarters, crawl space, shafts, man holes, small enclosed rooms, water lines, and other areas which could cause claustrophobia and is required to function in narrow aisles or passage ways.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from high school or GED equivalency and 1 or more years related experience within a water plant, basic laboratory bench work or other similar work environment. Prior experience is water treatment facility is desired. Preferred qualifications would include State “C” Surface Water Operator Certification or ability to obtain within one year of employment.
Trainee
Employees, who not have a “C” Certificate will be considered apprentice until “C” Certificate is obtained, pay for Apprentice must be less than the minimum of the range. Apprentice will work under the supervision of a Certified Water Plan Operator.
Special Requirements
NC Driver’s License; Surface Water “C” Certificate preferred (must obtain within designated time); First Aid and CPR
FLSA Status: Nonexempt

How to Apply: Email resume to: townofdentonnc@gmail.com In person: Denton Town Hall, 201 W. Salisbury St, Denton, NC 27239

posted 5/18/21 (070121)

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR

General Statement of Duties
Performs responsible technical and skilled work in the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant process and equipment.

Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class is responsible for operation and maintenance of the Town’s wastewater treatment plant, lift stations and duties related to collection of samples, flushing lines, reading and replacing meters and repair to lines. Work is performed under the supervision of the Wastewater Plant Superintendent (ORC) and the employee is expected to make decisions in response to operational problems and report more difficult problems to the supervisor

Work is evaluated in terms of efficient plant operation, accuracy and completeness of tests performed, quality level of effluent, documentation of work, and personal observations.

Illustrative Examples of Work
•Work primarily includes rounds of the wastewater plant, maintaining records, performing tests, documenting and/or repairing any noted malfunctions, troubleshooting mechanical and electrical problems, sampling, and performing related wastewater treatment plant tasks.
•Performs maintenance duties such repairing sand filters, and other necessary maintenance work
•Performs preventive maintenance duties to operators in accordance with the plant maintenance system;
•Makes regular tour of plant checking for proper operation of bar screens, grit collector, motors, generators, pumps, aerators, settling tanks, filters, clarifiers, cooling, and other equipment; records readings from meters and instruments
•Regulates and adjusts motors, pumps, blowers, valves, and other apparatus based on changes in operating conditions and to ensure optimum plant performance;
•Collects and performs tests on samples of effluent and influent
•Applies chemicals and observes their effect on plant operation adjusting comply with industry and regulatory standards
•Skims grease from settling tanks, cleans bar screens, disposes of sand, trash, and other waste; washes basins and cleans clarifiers
•Reports equipment failures to the Wastewater Plant Superintendent. Maintains plant inventory records, operating and maintenance records, and records of purchases of equipment and supplies
•Collects samples, flush lines, reading and replacing meters, repair of lines (as needed)
•Oversees sampling and reporting of SIU and FOG (Fats, oils and grease) programs
•Oversight and maintenance of 6 pump/lift stations
•Enforces compliance with safety standards from OSHA and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
•Assists customers, answering phones, and provides information in response to questions
•Fills in for other treatment plant personnel in instances of short staffing or in emergencies
•Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Thorough knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a wastewater treatment plant
•Thorough knowledge of state and federal wastewater treatment guidelines and regulations
•Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the work and necessary safety precautions
•General knowledge of physics, chemistry, and biology
•Ability to make decisions on wastewater operations in the absence of the chief operator
•Ability to conduct routine wastewater tests, accurately read meters and charts, and form conclusions and make operating decisions based on results
•Ability to detect problems in the operation of mechanical equipment, perform preventive maintenance on equipment, and report problems to the chief operator
•Ability to receive and implement instructions provided by the chief water plant operator
•Strong organizational, communication, mechanical, and electrical skills
•Ability to detect flaws in the operation of mechanical equipment and to determine proper remedial measures
•Ability to conduct routine wastewater tests and read meters and charts accurately
•Ability to understand and follow moderately complex oral and written instructions
•Ability to train subordinates in the processes and procedures of wastewater plant operations

Physical Requirements
Work in this class is heavy work, requiring exertion of more than 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or more than 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or more than 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Employee must have the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, perform extensive reading, conduct visual inspection of small defects or parts, operate equipment, use measurement devices, and assemble parts at distances close to the eyes. Sufficient physical strength is required to perform many duties such as skimming grease from settling tanks, cleaning bar screens, disposing of sand, trash, and other waste, and washing basins and cleaning clarifiers.

Working Conditions
Work is performed in both inside and outside in varied environmental conditions, including extreme heat (above 100 deg F) and extreme cold (below 32 deg F). Employee is subject to noise, vibration, and hazards, including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, fan belts on motors, high voltage electrical current, exposure to chemicals, and atmospheric conditions. Employee is exposed to oils and greases. Employee is required to wear a respirator when required. Employee may work frequently in close quarters, crawl space, shafts, man holes, small enclosed rooms, small sewage and water lines, and other areas which could cause claustrophobia. Employee is required to function in narrow aisles, passage ways, and catwalks.

Education and Experience
Completion of high school or GED equivalency supplemented by additional vocation training in mechanics, electronics, chemistry or biology. Prior experience in wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) treatment facility is desired; 3 or more years practical experience in operations and/or distribution and collection systems. Preferred qualifications would include:

Special Requirements
• Valid North Carolina Driver License
• Grade 2 Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
• Grade 1 Collection System Operator and
• Grade C Distribution System Operator

Ability to Obtain the Following Certifications
• Pretreatment Certification
• Backflow/ Cross Connection

Trainee
Employees, who do not have their Grade 1 (one) Operator Certification will be considered apprentice until Grade 1 (one) Operator Certification is obtained, pay for Apprentice must be less than the minimum of the range. Apprentice will work under the supervision of a Certified Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator until certification is obtained.

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

How to Apply: Email resume: townofdentonnc@gmail.com In person: Denton Town Hall, 201 W. Salisbury St, Denton, NC 27239

posted 5/18/21  (070121)