Under general supervision, operates and maintains a City wastewater treatment plant and lift stations.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:Knowledge:
- Operates and maintains wastewater treatment and lift stations.
- Reads and records readings from meters, gauges and other recording devices; interprets data to maintain or improve plant operations.
- Inspects plant and mechanical equipment for malfunctions, irregularities and repairs; follows preventive maintenance schedules.
- Performs inspections of lift stations, including pumps, controls and surrounding grounds; maintains logs and reports on lift stations.
- Cleans lift station areas and floats.
- Conducts running repairs and adjustments to machinery and equipment.
- Prepares work orders for equipment maintenance and repair services as needed.
- Participates in the installation, overhaul and repair of treatment and pumping equipment.
- Collects samples of wastewater and sludge; performs analysis as appropriate.
- Maintains records of test results.
- Cleans and washes clarifiers, center wells and aeration basin; removes floating debris from clarifiers and aeration tanks.
- Calibrates metering instruments; records readings in log books.
- Ensures all plant activities meet regulatory compliance requirements; provides various activity reports.
- Ensures adherence to safety procedures and programs.
- Supports the relationship between the City of Galveston and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
- Employees may at any time be required to work in order to provide for the safety and well-being of the general public, including the delivery and restoration of vital services, in the event of an emergency.
- City organization, operations, policies, and procedures.
- Wastewater treatment principles, methods and practices.
- Methods, techniques and equipment used in wastewater treatment.
- Local, state and federal laws, codes, regulations and permits affecting wastewater treatment operations.
- Recordkeeping and reporting procedures.
- Safety rules and regulations.
- Business and personal computers, and spreadsheet software applications.
- Handling situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness and sound judgment.
- Understanding and applying City policies and procedures.
- Compiling data; maintaining records and files; and preparing clear and concise reports.
- Providing efficient customer service.
- Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with all levels within the City.
- Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
High School diploma or equivalent; AND four years’ experience in wastewater plant operations; OR
an equivalent combination of education and experience. Mush have the B Wastewater Treatment license through TCEQ.LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
- Possession of a Wastewater Operator “B” license required.
- Possession of a valid Texas Driver’s License. May require possession of a Class B Commercial Driver’s License.
Work is performed both in an indoor and outdoor work environment. May be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, potential physical harm, hazardous chemicals and infectious diseases. May be required to climb ladders. May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds.
Closing Date/Time: September 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST