Performs a variety of duties related to the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater plants in accordance with State and Federal water quality regulations. Day shift only.
Pay is based on licensure level attained by the employee. Duties and responsibilities vary slightly depending upon licensure level.
1.Engages in the safe and compliant operation, and monitoring, of the County's water, wastewater treatment facilities, and distribution and collection systems.
2.Follows Standard Operating Procedures and regulatory requirements for operating water and wastewater treatment systems.
3.Collects regulatory samples and maintains plant records and audit documentation.
4.Maintains appropriate inventories of chemicals, operator supplies and personal protective equipment.
5.Performs a variety of preventive maintenance tasks associated with operating water and sewer treatment systems and associated collection and distribution systems.
Knowledge of the principles, laws, procedures and regulations of water and wastewater treatment
Knowledge of the biological, chemical, and physical processes of water and wastewater treatment
Knowledge and ability to operate, monitor, and maintain water and wastewater plant machinery and equipment
Ability to evaluate operational process performance and to select appropriate actions
Knowledge of appropriate operational responses to emergency situations
Ability to write accurate reports and maintain accurate records
Skilled in using a computer and various software applications
Ability to perform medium physical work
Ability to follow safety procedures
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
Minimum Qualifications & Experience
High school diploma or GED
Requires Class 1-4 Wastewater and Water Operators licenses within specified time frame; must obtain satisfactory results of a criminal history background check; must possess and maintain a valid Virginia driver's license.
Working is normally performed at the various water/wastewater facilities. Must be physically able to operate water/wastewater equipment. Must be able to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 25 pounds of force constantly to life, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Physical demand requirements are for Medium to Light Work; may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 125 pounds). May be required to work afterhours, on weekends, or on call.
Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate depths. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate odors.
Tasks may risk exposure to chemicals, odors, machinery, wetness, dust, fumes, dirt, vibrations, electricity, driving and confined spaces.
County Of Culpeper