WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: An incumbent in this position is responsible for the efficient maintenance and operation of a Wastewater Treatment Plant. The work is performed under the general supervision of either a higher level operator qualified to be in charge of the plant or a higher level administrator. This position may oversee the work of subordinate staff in the performance of their assigned duties. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Operates, inspects, maintains and repairs pumps, motors, compressors, valves, screens, filters and other related mechanical and electrical equipment at a wastewater treatment plant; Performs laboratory and field tests on samples to determine treatment plant effectiveness and efficiency; Records readings from meters and gauges; Cleans channels, screens, tanks and other related equipment; Preparation and maintains of activity records and reports; Performs custodial duties in connection with the maintenance of the treatment plant’s buildings and grounds; Performs duties of increasing responsibility as assigned in the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Good knowledge of the principles and procedures of the maintenance and operation of a wastewater treatment plant; Working knowledge of the elementary principles of chemistry and general science as related to a wastewater treatment plant; Skill in the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors, valves, and other related mechanical and electrical equipment; Ability to read, understand and record data from meters and gauges; Ability to make routine laboratory and field tests of treatment plant samples; Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions; WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR –CONTD 2 Ability to get along well with others; Mechanical aptitude; Good judgement; Dependability; Alertness; MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and successful completion of the required wastewater treatment operator course.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT AT TIME OF APPOINTMENT: Possession of the required 3A certificate as issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 6NYCRR Part 650.11, appropriate to the plant.
NOTE: Incumbents in this position may be required to be on call/respond to emergencies on weekends, evenings and holidays.