WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATER IN TRAINING (OIT)

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR IN TRAINING (OIT)

Full-Time Position: Starting at $17.00 an hour plus Benefits

Position Open Until Filled
Job Description:
Summary:
This is the trainee level role within the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator class series. Incumbents learn and perform a variety of
monitoring, maintenance, operations, and repair work on the wastewater treatment system and facilities. It is distinguished from Wastewater
Treatment Plant Operator I by performing less complex work and requiring no certification. Under supervision, to learn and perform a variety
of operations, monitoring, maintenance, and repair work on the City's wastewater treatment facility, including pumps, lift stations, collection
system and associated equipment, and to do related work as required.

Primary Responsibilities:
Many of the assignments listed below are performed in a training and learning capacity under the direction of a certified operator with the expectation

that an incumbent will develop the capacity to perform the full scope of work the minimal guidance and supervision. Essential and other important
responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Monitors wastewater treatment system operations, reading charts and gauges noting operational problems and
           recommending adjustments to maintain system balance.
  • Inspects pumps, sump pumps, ventilators, and air supplies.
  • Gathers samples at appropriate sampling points, using proper procedures and recording information for records.
  • Performs basic laboratory tests, as needed.
  • Checks and maintains proper oil levels in equipment.
  • May assist with raising and lowering influent gates.
  • Cleans strainers.
  • Changes charts.
  • Bleeds off compressed air reservoirs.
  • Primes pumps.
  • Checks flow patterns of water and sludge.
  • Ensures proper operation of stand-by-generators.
  • Measures sludge depths and temperature.
  • May assist in taking Primary and Secondary lift pumps out of service, cleaning, and placing back in service.
  • Inspects and cleans lift stations facilities and grounds.
  • Uses a variety of testing equipment and procedures.
  • Operates a variety of equipment and hand power tools.
  • Maintains a variety of records and reports related to wastewater system operations.
  • Performs preventive maintenance.
  • Learns to perform calculations for process control and process optimization.
  • Maintain district buildings and grounds, including Edgewater Park.
  • Performs related duties as assigned or as needed. 
Working Conditions:

Work may involve weekends and/or evenings and may involve working under adverse conditions such as in confined areas (manholes, underground sewer lines etc.),

inclement weather, dust, chemicals, odors and noise. Job requires physical strength and no physical limitations that prevents heavy lifting, climbing, bending, stooping,

or walking over uneven ground or rough terrain when needed. 

Requirements:
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License.
  • Must obtain a California SWRCB Grade 1 Wastewater Plant Operator certificate within eighteen (18) months of appointment to the classification. 
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment medical examination, a drug screen, LifeScan screen and reference check.
  • Must be able to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to work in the United States.
Close Date: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Employment Type: 
Full-time
Announcements: 
“HCCSD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”
How to Apply: 
All applicants are encouraged to review a detailed job description available by contacting the Hamilton City Community Services District at (530) 826-3208 or via email at hccsd@sbcglobal.net
Hamilton City Community Services District
(530) 826-3208
211 Main Street PO Box 116
95951 Hamilton City , CA