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Class IV Wastewater Operator - City of Sturgis, SD

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Operate wastewater treatment plant producing a product that meets or exceeds state and federal regulations.
  • Performs lab analysis and documents results in accordance with policies.
  • Makes treatment adjustments as needed. Performs control room duties; use trending and reporting tools to optimize system operations.
  • Diagnose biological and chemical treatment conditions.
  • Monitor, identify, and advocate process recommendations and corrective actions.
  • Perform start-up, shut down, and adjustment of newly constructed facilities.
  • Monitor inventory of chemicals, consumable parts, and other supplies.
  • Follow established protocols when additional supplies are required.
  • Perform safety and overall plant inspections and reports.
  • Perform routine and non-routine maintenance: check, lubricate, maintain, and make minor repairs and adjustments to pumps, motors, mechanical equipment, screens, blowers, and other related equipment within the facility.
  • Respond to plant alarms and correct problems or contact appropriate personnel in any weather-related or other plant emergencies and provide essential services.
  • Attend training courses, formal classes, short schools, conferences, seminars, and online courses to meet educational and safety requirements and maintain South Dakota State Wastewater Treatment Operators license.

 

Qualifications

  • Class IV Operator License issued by the state of South Dakota or ability to gain Class IV status. Education and experience requirements apply.
  • Out-of-State Class IV Operators License must complete SD exam or apply for reciprocity and gain approval.
  • Experience operating an MBR treatment facility a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge of principles used in various processes of advanced water and wastewater treatment.
  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment regulations and compliance with NPDES permits and all other federal, state, and local requirements; OSHA guidelines related to large water and wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Ability to perform all routine operator functions; determine processing requirements; sample the influent and effluent at various stages of processing and identify problems and ensure proper and efficient operation of the treatment plant.
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines efficiently and cost effectively.
  • Keen attention to detail and a high level of initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrate strong decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to regularly and reliably attend work, accord to the schedule established at Management discretion (Facility may require 24/7 on-call monitoring).
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.  Knowledge of construction activities and mechanical processes a plus.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and or MSHA. Protective equipment that may be required, but not limited to, for this position is: Face Shield, Safety (hard toe) Shoes, and Coveralls
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, climb, balance, have hand/finger dexterity and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders.
  • Inside conditions, outdoor weather conditions, extreme temperatures, in wet and humid conditions, with areas of dust, odors, mist, gases or other airborne matter.
  • Heights, confined spaces and are exposed to mechanical, electrical hazards.
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Sensory ability to talk, hear, smell, touch and feel.
  • Must be able to exert up to 10-20 lbs. constantly to move objects, 25-50 lbs. of force frequently, and 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally.
  • Noise level is frequently moderate.

 

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The City of Sturgis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

 

Closes: 7/25/2020

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