Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

City of Anderson






OPEN UNTIL 8/16/2019

  • Performs skilled, technical and manual work in the daily operation and maintenance of the City’s wastewater treatment plants; preparing and maintaining required records.
  • Monitors and performs all daily plant operations.  Inspects equipment and processes to determine the efficiency of operations, maintenance requirements, and cleanliness.
  • Troubleshoots technical and mechanical problems; initiates corrective action as necessary.  Performs preventive maintenance on equipment; calibrates meters; performs and/or assists with equipment repairs as needed.
  • Monitors and records readings from meters, gauges, and instruments.  Starts up, shuts down, regulates and adjusts motors, pumps, compressors, grinders, blowers, valves and other apparatus to meet changing operating conditions.
  • Regulates and adjusts chemical rates as indicated.  Collects and prepares water samples for laboratory analysis; performs lab tests and prepares laboratory reports.
  • Operates sludge dewatering process; transports sludge to sand beds.  Assists with industrial pre-treatment activities as necessary.  Inspects and repairs backflow prevention devices as assigned.
  • Receives, unloads and stocks chemicals and supplies.  Cleans and maintains assigned vehicles and equipment.
  • Advises and consults with supervisors on unusual operating problems or the need for major repairs to equipment.
  • Assists in ensuring plant compliance with City/department policies and procedures, S.C. DHEC regulations, and all other applicable laws, regulations, and standards of quality and safety.
  • Provides leadership to and assists in training lower-level operators; performs certain duties of the supervisor as required in supervisor’s absence.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate and complete operations records.  Performs general building and grounds maintenance work as required.
  • Performs general clerical work as required, including preparing records and reports, completing forms, copying and filing documents, entering and retrieving computer data, answering the telephone, etc.
  • Attends meetings, training, seminars, etc., as appropriate to enhance job knowledge and skills.
  • Serves on call 24 hours per day to ensure uninterrupted operations.  Clears and mows city properties, rights-of-way, and easements.  Works weekend schedule on a rotating basis.

Essential Skills and Experience

Requires high school diploma, GED or specialized vocational training.

Must possess a valid state driver’s license; CDL license preferred.

Requires the ability to progress through Wastewater Treatment Certifications within 6 months of employment.

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