Plant Operator D

CITY OF OWATONNA

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

DATE:                       1/4/13

JOB TITLE:             Plant Operator “D”

DEPARTMENT:     Public Works

DIVISION:               Wastewater Treatment

 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:Wastewater Plant Superintendent

 

DIRECTION OF OTHERS:None

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:High School graduate and within one year required to be certified as a Class “D” Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator as determined by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

 

NATURE OF WORK:Assists in performing a variety of tasks related to the operation and maintenance of the plant and lift stations.  Assists in sampling and performing laboratory tests.  Assists in performing skilled work to control physical, chemical and biological treatment of waste water.

 

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WORK PERFORMED/AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  1. Complies with Federal and State regulations by maintaining complete and accurate records.

            A.  Assists in routine laboratory tests.

            B.  Records gas readings, digester temperatures, influent and effluent

                  temperatures, weather and other instrument readings according to

                  operating procedures.

            C.  Samples waste water and solids processing throughout the system and

                  keeps records of such.

 

  1. Assists in proper operation of treatment plant through regular maintenance programs.

A.  Operates components of waste water treatment processes as directed.

B.  Makes operation checks on sewer, sludge and recycle water pumps.

C.  Examines and maintains ventilators, boilers, filters, pumps, valves and

      pipes.

D.  Checks and maintains chlorinator, valves and controls as directed.

E.  Maintains and lubricates equipment.

F.  Operated and maintain sludge press and related equipment.

 

 

  1. Maintains equipment, facilities and grounds through periodic inspection as required.

A.  Inspects and services trucks, lawn mowers and other equipment as

      needed.

B.  Repairs and replaces pumps, motors, gate valves

C.  Makes repairs to buildings as necessary.

D.  Operates welding equipment.

E.  Maintains grounds and fences.

F.  Cleans out plugged pipes and lines.

G.  Performs plumbing and pipe fitting tasks.

 

  1. Operates and maintains vehicles.

A.  Operates vehicles as required to maintain facility and dispose of sludge

      and solids.

B.  Performs custodial duties to maintain a neat and orderly work place.

 

  1. Performs all other job-related activities as directed.

 

 

 

EXTENT AND TYPE OF INTERACTION WITH THE PUBLIC:

 

  1. Maintains good relations with land owners in the disposal and spreading of sludge.

 

  1. Work with homeowners to resolve sewer backups in a professional manner.

 

 

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS:

 

I.          Must have a valid State of MN Class A commercial driver's license, or obtain one within six months of hire.

           

  1. Must be certified as a Class “D” Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator as determined by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency within one year of hire.

 

  1. All required licenses and certifications must be maintained active and valid by the employee.

 

 

 

EQUIPMENT AND TOOL OPERATION:

 

I.          Motor vehicle, generators, pumps, gauges, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices, mobile radio, phone, calculator, dial indicator, multiple meters, calipers, and a variety of lab equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORKING HOURS AND CONDITIONS:

 

I.          The typical work week consists of five eight hour days, generally 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Varying shifts may apply. On call 30 minute response time. This is a non-exempt position.

 

II.        While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed daily to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places, confined spaces and occasionally confronted with fumes and airborne particles, risk of electrical hazards, and vibration. The employee works with toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud.

 

 

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents thePhysical and Environmental Demands:  This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting.  Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of seventy-five (75) pounds infrequently required.  Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required.  Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required.  Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position.  The majority of the workday is spent indoors.