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WWTP Operator

Company: City of Edmonds
Location: Edmonds
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

WWTP Operator Print (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/edmondswa/job_bulletin.cfm?jobID=3442039=0) Apply WWTP Operator Salary $5,547.00 - $8,201.00 Monthly Location Edmonds, WAJob TypeFull Time - RegularDepartmentPublic WorksJob Number2022-019Union ClassificationTeamstersApplication RequirementsA completed online application is required to be considered for this position. An incomplete application packet will disqualify you. Applicants may attach additional information that will assist us in the review and selection process.Social Security NoticeRegular full time and regular part time City of Edmonds employees do not participate in the Social Security program. For information on how this may affect your retirement benefit, please call Social Security or visit their website https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/wep-chart.html.+ Description + Benefits + Questions DescriptionCOVID-19 Notice: This position has been approved to be filled and recruitments efforts are ongoing. Please be conscious of possible delays in the process related to COVID-19.This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be provided to current City of Edmonds employees who are qualified bargaining unit members and apply by Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 4:30 PM If no internal candidate is selected, the first review date for all other applications will be Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 4:30 PM. The pay range for this position depends on certification level.WWTP Operator Class I PW-K $5,547 - $6,749WWTP Operator Class II PW-L $5,821 - $7,088WWTP Operator Class III PW-O $6,747 - $8,201About the PositionUnder the direction of the WWTP (Wastewater Treatment Plant) Manager, the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Operator receives assignments from the Manager and/or Lead Operator via work orders, mail or written log that requires the incumbent to understand, investigate and determine the appropriate procedures to follow to complete the work. The WWTP Operator works independently with little or no direct supervision; monitors and evaluates plant operations; monitors incineration process; conducts basic preventative maintenance and makes appropriate adjustments to ensure compliance with permit regulations. Work is reviewed in progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions and work standards. Due to the Operating changes, the incineration process is being replaced with a gasification system. The Job Description is currently being reviewed and will be updated to reflect the change. For the full job description visit the following link: WWTP Operator Please note the Teamsters union contract is currently in negotiations. The wages posted are 2021 wages. Any change to wages and/or benefits will be based on the final ratified union contract. About the Department The Edmonds Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is a regional facility. The plant maintains an accredited laboratory where the chemical, physical, and bacteriological processes that treat the wastewater are analyzed. The majority of staff require specialized training, knowledge, experience, and certifications. Based on need, the plant is staffed 14 to 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. About the CityThe City of Edmonds is a beautiful community on the Puget Sound waterfront with a population of 42,470 and is the gateway to the Olympic peninsula via the state ferry system. Edmonds provides a full range of services, including contracted fire services, police services a municipal court, a community pool, a regional performing arts facility, public works and utilities, a regional wastewater treatment facility, along with parks and recreation community events and services. Six department directors report directly to the Mayor and oversee approximately 241 fulltime-equivalent employees.Examples of Duties Essential Functions and Responsibilities:+ Performs a variety of semi-skilled work in the maintenance and repair of the Citys Wastewater treatment plant facilities and equipment to include: scrubbing, steam cleaning, painting, basic carpentry and mechanical repair, changing oil and HVAC filters to assure a safe working environment. + Makes periodic rounds to monitor, adjust and maintain wastewater treatment plant equipment to achieve desired process control objectives. + Inspects and cleans equipment; removing obstructions and debris in traps, pumps and sewage wet wells. + Enters empty tanks and other confined spaces in order to perform inspections, cleaning, and maintenance. + Assures proper equipment operations and conducts initial troubleshooting evaluation; monitors variable drives, various pumps, motors and drive units for proper operation. May perform or assist with required maintenance, repair or replacement. + Collects lab samples according to established operating procedures to ensure permit compliance and process control. Set ups, programs and maintains remote samplers.+ Performs laboratory sampling for permit compliance according to established procedures. Completes related lab records and charts as required. Reports any abnormalities as they arise and takes corrective action as indicated.+ Operates, monitors and adjusts the Fluidized Bed Incinerator, associated equipment and air quality monitoring equipment according to established procedures to ensure permit compliance; monitors and adjusts feed rates, temperatures, fuel consumption, air quality monitoring equipment.+ Operates, monitors and adjust Ishigaki Screw Presses and associated equipment according to established procedures; adjusts belt speed and hydraulic pressure; control and monitor sludge and polymer feed rate.+ Monitors and controls disinfection and de-chlorination systems; inspects, troubleshoots and operates chemical feed pumps. + Monitors SCADA system to ensure process is within established parameters; for example flows, dissolved oxygen levels, instrument calibrations, and proper flows, temperatures and pressures.+ Operates, monitors and adjusts ash collection and disposal systems; ensures proper lubrication, verifies proper seal water flows, inspects belts and sleeves of pumps.+ Conducts tours of plant for the general public as assigned.+ Follows appropriate safety regulations, maintains MSDS system as assigned.+ Works swing and graveyard shifts, weekends and holidays as scheduled and responds to emergency 24 hour calls as assigned.Minimum QualificationsEducation and Experience:High School Diploma/GED Certificate supplemented by college level coursework relevant to wastewater treatment ANDTwo years of experience maintaining and operating wastewater systems; OR An equivalent combination of education, training and experience.Preferred:One year of incinerator operation experience. Due to operational changes, this is no longer a preference but will remain listed until the Job Description is formally changed. Required Licenses or Certifications:+ Valid driver's license at time of hire. State of WA License within 30 days from hire.+ A 5 year driver's abstract will be required.+ WWTP Operator Class II License or a WWTP Operator Class I License with the requirement to obtain a Class II License within 9 months of hire date.+ Incinerator Operator License obtained within 6 months of hire date (internal training and certification course is available) Due to operational changes, this is no longer a requirement but will remain listed until the Job Description is formally changed.+ First Aid/CPR card within 6 months of date of hire.+ Forklift license with 6 months of date of hire.Other Requirements+ Must be able to successfully complete and pass a background check.+ Pre-employment drug screening.Note: Operators who hold a State of Washington WWTP Operator Class III certificate may receive an additional 3% premium pay upon completion of the internal operators training program and after demonstrating that they can effectively work independently.Supplemental InformationWORKING CONDITIONS:Environment:+ Indoor/outdoor work environment.+ Driving a vehicle to conduct work.+ Working in a confined or classified space.Physical Abilities:+ Hearing, speaking or otherwise communicating to exchange information in person or on the phone.+ Operating a variety of grounds equipment and power and hand tools.+ Operating a computer keyboard or other office equipment.+ Reading a variety of materials and instruments and possess close vision, far vision, side vision, depth perception, night vision and color vision.+ Ascending/descending ladders.+ Lifting/ carrying or otherwise moving or transporting heavy objects frequently up to 50lbs.+ Sitting/standing or otherwise remaining in a stationary position for extended periods of time+ Walking or otherwise moving over rough or uneven surfaces while performing inspections and investigations.+ Performing repetitive motions, including: balancing, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, crawling, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, and standing, pushing, pulling and using stairs.+ Working in tight spaces.+ Ability to wear appropriate personal protective equipment based on required City Policy.Hazards:+ Exposure to chemicals, used in Wastewater treatment such as: Sodium Hypochlorite, Caustic Soda, Bisulfate, Polymers, Clay, Lime and Carbon.+ Exposure to raw and treated sewage, odors associated with sewage treatment, high heat and moving equipment.+ Exposure to cleaning chemicals, herbicides and dust.+ Working at heights using ladders and structures.+ Working around and with sometimes noisy machinery having moving parts.+ Exposure to slippery surfaces, damp spaces while cleaning in and around equipment.+ Exposure to electrical power supply and high voltage.Benefits information is available below and varies based on classification status. Regular, part time employees may be eligible for prorated benefits.Please visit the HR Benefits Website (https://edmondswa.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=16495016=17263650) for more information. 01 What are your salary expectations? Please do not disclose current or prior position salary. 02 Which selection below best describes your level of education? + High School or GED+ Some College or Certificate+ Associates Degree+ Bachelors Degree+ Masters Degree+ None of the above 03 For continued education beyond high school/GED, what was your area of study? 04 As supported by your application materials, which of the following most closely matches your experience with maintaining and operating wastewater systems? + No Experience+ Less than 2 years experience+ Less than 2 years experience but I have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.+ 2 or more years experience 05 Do you currently, or will you (by start of the position), posses a valid driver's license and be able to provide a copy of your driver's abstract? [Note - A WA state driver's license is required within 30 days of hire date] + Yes+ No 06 Please indicate your WWTP certification level. + I currently have a valid WA State WWTP Operator Class I certification but am unable to obtain a Class II within 9 month from hire.+ I currently have a valid WA State WWTP Operator Class I certification and am able to obtain a Class II within 9 months of hire.+ I currently have a valid WA State WWTP Operator's Operator Class II or III certification.+ I do not have any of these WWTP Certifications 07 I already have my CPR/First Aid certification or will within 6 months from hire, if selected. + Yes+ No 08 I already have my Forklift certification or will within 6 months from hire, if selected. + Yes+ No Required Question AgencyCity of EdmondsAddress 121 5th Ave N Edmonds, Washington, 98020 Phone 425-775-7740 Website http://www.edmondswa.gov

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