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WW-02: Wastewater Lead Operator (Grade 3)


Description

The Lead Operator maintains wastewater treatment plant, processing, disposal and testing equipment in wastewater treatment facility to purify wastewater to meet permit and operational requirements. Is fully qualified to perform the most complex functions and may lead the work of others.

  • Must have a valid Califiornia Grade III WWTP Certification.
  • Maintenance background is a plus.


 Qualifications

  •  High School education or equivalent with the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally (operational, process, safety and quality instructions). Must have the ability to perform basic math equations. Associate's degree in a science or technical area strongly preferred.
  • Must have a valid California Grade III WWTP Certification.
  • Must reside within 45 minutes of plant location.
  • Must be on call for plant alarms and able to work weekends
  • Over five years experience in a related position and environment with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices of water/wastewater treatment.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), including respirators, gas detectors, confined space equipment, etc.)
  • Must consistently demonstrate the ability to operate all machines and equipment meeting or exceeding processing and quality targets under general supervision.
  • Must demonstrate ability to efficiently operate all equipment in facility which may include pumps, engines, centrifuge, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, dryers, chemical feed, odor control, disinfection equipment, sludge processing filters, belt presses and measuring/control devices, testing equipment, and material handling equipment.
  • Must have the ability to diagnose process problems regardless of complexity, troubleshoot equipment and take corrective action within policy and procedure limitations.
  • Must demonstrate a working ability to use computer programs for process control.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
  • Must be able to respond to emergency calls as needed and work extended hours to accommodate site needs.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and a safe driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check.