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POSTING #3224 Operator I -LWWW
An opening currently exists for an Operator I. Position is responsible for operation, monitoring and maintenance of the Media Wastewater Plant and all assigned wastewater facilities.
Provide on-site operation and maintenance of these facilities in order to achieve compliance with PADEP permit requirements. Responsible for understanding and following all regulatory operational and reporting requirements as stipulated by regulatory permits and undertaking efforts to assure facilities are sampled in accordance with all applicable permits and operated in accordance with company standard operating procedures and permits.
Applicants must have the following qualifications
Monitor Operations of the Media Wastewater Plant and associated facilities. Conduct testing and analysis required for proper operation and reporting.
All functions shall be performed in compliance with regulatory permits. The system is to be operated to achieve compliance with all regulatory discharge limits. General clean-up & maintenance on equipment around Wastewater Plants, pumping stations & Collection Systems, which will include the use of hand tools and mechanically powered equipment.
Operate a Belt Press for the possessing of Bio-Solids & Water Residual Sludge. Cleaning sewer mains and entering wet wells and manholes. Responsible for making and implementing recommendations regarding process changes and adjustments at facilities to improve operational performance.
Monitor collection system performance and pump stations. Make recommendations on improvements and upgrades as needed. Record at plant logs, spreadsheets and electronically all required test results, measurements, equipment readings and observations as specified and/or required by permits, standard operating procedures and as directed by the Supervisor.
Coordinate the removal of sludge and delivery of all chemicals, fuel, parts and supplies necessary for proper operation of the facilities. Assist with on call responsibilities during the work week and weekends including answering alarm calls and reporting to the facility as necessary to diagnose and address the cause of the alarms Monday through Sunday. Must be available 24 hours a day to respond to plant and system problems.
Maintain facility records, prints, equipment manufacture manuals as well as all operating data. Assist Supervisor in developing and administering applicable safety procedures at facilities, as required. Capable of monitoring PLC network to review automated operation of all wastewater facilities, monitor alarms and review computer generated data for proper PADEP and DMR reports, assist in the training of new employees in computer automation system.
Position requires good mechanical skills as required in the repair/replacement of all plant equipment, including but not limited to pumps, instruments, chemical feed equipment, etc. Must be able to make mathematical calculations to determine chemical doses required for flow rates and proper treatment. Required to meet and follow all Aqua safety requirements dealing with hazardous chemical handling and PPE requirements.
Must be able to lift 50lbs. The typical work week is Monday through Friday however the applicant must be willing to work a special work week if required by Management such as a Wednesday through Sunday schedule.
High school diploma or equivalent is required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
Must either possess or have the ability to obtain a State of Pennsylvania Sewage Plant Operator's license Type BE 1,4 within 24 months of date of hire. Applicant must have been actively involved in operation and maintenance of wastewater facilities for at least two (2) years or alternatively must have a 2-year college degree (Associate Degree) at a minimum.
Must have the capability to diagnose and correct process problems and upsets both reactively and proactively. Use of computers with proficiency in spreadsheets and databases is desirable. Formal training in wastewater is desired such as U.S. EPA Field Study Training Programs and analysis of treatment data and record keeping.
The hourly rate of pay is $27.17###
###The hourly rate of pay is initially $27.17 per hour for the first year increasing by $1.00 per hour in year two and $1.00 per hour in year three. Employee will receive annual contract increases.
Aqua America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.
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