Plant Operator Trainee

City Of Savannah Savannah , GA 31401

Posted 7 days ago


This position is responsible for assisting with the operation and maintenance of a water/wastewater treatment facility under the general supervision of a designated supervisor.


Essential Job Functions

  • Collects and analyzes samples; performs pH, dissolved oxygen, and suspended solids tests.

  • Monitors operation of equipment and treatment processes and makes appropriate entries in the shift logbook and spread sheets.

  • Monitors and adjust plants operations based on microscopic analysis and laboratory results.

  • Makes adjustments and changes to hydraulic and chemical processes.

  • Calibrates instruments and equipment, including a pH meter and dissolved oxygen meter; maintains assigned tools and equipment.

  • Documents findings; maintains logs and spreadsheets.

  • Operates after hours 311 city-wide dispatch program for civil issues.

  • Performs grounds maintenance duties, including mowing, weeding, and applying insecticides.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED equivalent; with six (6) months of work experience in the field of public water treatment or distribution or industrial wet process; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license with an acceptable driving history.

Must successfully complete mandatory Basic Water/Wastewater training course and obtain Georgia Water/Wastewater Operator Class 3 Certification within sixteen (16) months of employment. Failure to secure the required certification will result in separation from employment.

Additional Requirements

Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, post offer/pre-employment medical screen; and verification of education, certifications, and licenses required prior to employment

Additional Information

  • Knowledge of department policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment process control techniques.

  • Knowledge of state and federal environmental laws and regulations.

  • Knowledge of laboratory analysis techniques and processes.

  • Knowledge of safety regulations pertaining to chemicals.

  • Skill in collecting and analyzing data.

  • Skill in using a computer.

  • Skill in operating standard wastewater treatment instruments and equipment, including a belt filter press, pump, generator, and water pressure machine.

  • Skill in using laboratory tools and instruments.

  • Skill in operating heavy and light equipment, including a dump truck, overhead crane, tractor, loader, forklift, bobcat, and mower.

  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.

  • Skill in oral and written communication.

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