THE CITY OF PORT HURON IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: To perform technical, semi-skilled and labor work in the operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical systems in a wastewater treatment plant; to perform laboratory analysis, maintain records and perform related work as required; to operate an analog process control computer; to calculate and implement pumping and chemical application rates. Monitor, maintain and adjust a complex biological reactor treatment process.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Work is performed under the supervision of the facility superintendent or other designated official.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK: An employee in this class may be called upon to do any or all of the following: (These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform.)
Ø Work swing shift schedules.
Ø Perform scheduled inspections on machines, equipment, and pumps in a wastewater treatment plant, interpreting information from gauges, charts, laboratory test results and process computer outputs.
Ø Read and record weather conditions and various flow and treatment data.
Ø Stand watch in an operations control room and take appropriate action to respond to changes in flows, changes in effluent quality, interruptions in electric or gas supply, computer or process control malfunctions, and computer alarm points.
Ø Operate raw sewage pumps, bar screens, grit removal equipment, sampling pumps, primary clarifiers, skimmers, flights, primary effluent pumps, complete mix biological reactors, activated sludge clarifiers, chlorination and/or de-chlorination equipment, compressors, pneumatic flow control systems, chemical metering equipment, sludge pumps, and other equipment associated with the routine operation of a secondary wastewater treatment plant.
Ø Take wastewater samples according to correct protocols and perform analysis for: heavy metals by colorimetric methods, suspended and total solids, biochemical and carbonaceous oxygen demand concentrations, pH, temperature, fecal coliform counts, microorganism identification and quantification, dissolved oxygen levels.
Ø Conduct tours for visitors of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Ø Perform various equipment and building maintenance and repair tasks at a Wastewater Treatment Plant or in remote pumping stations.
Ø Clean and maintain buildings and equipment; wash floors, pits, tanks, walls, windows, pumps, machinery; adjust pump packings and sealing water supplies.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT:
Ø Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods used in Wastewater Treatment Plant operations for secondary treatment in a Michigan "Class A" plant.
Ø Knowledge of machines, equipment, and materials used in a Wastewater Treatment Plant utilizing biological secondary treatment with PO4 reduction.
Ø Knowledge of chemical and physical processes involved in treatment utilizing chemical and biological pollutant reduction and removal techniques.
Ø Knowledge of laboratory practices prescribed by the facility superintendent or promulgated in "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater," and other practices associated with the operation of a "Class A" secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Ø Knowledge of safety equipment and practices used when working with hazardous chemicals, gases, or wastewater constituents, including full-face respirator and hazardous gas detectors; ability and knowledge to implement local and MIOSHA safety requirements while working in enclosed spaces and with hazardous chemicals or gases.
Ø Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction, including those of a technical nature.
Ø Ability to service and make repairs and adjustments to pumps, chemical feed systems, and other equipment.
Ø Ability to maintain logs, records, perform routine laboratory tests and appropriate arithmetic calculations.
Ø Ability to work effectively with other employees.
An employee in this class, upon appointment, shall have the equivalent of the following training and experience:
Ø Graduation from an accredited high school.
Ø Additional formal training in the sciences and electronic data processing.
Ø Must have a valid Michigan Driver License (Operator=s).
Ø Experience in the operation and maintenance of a Wastewater Treatment Plant or in related work.
Ø Certificate from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (MDNRE) to operate a Class B plant desirable.
Ø Certificate from the MDNRE to operate a Class C plant required.
Ø Class C certification from the MDNRE requirement may be waived when no applicant meets certification requirement but not beyond applicant's first opportunity to write for certification, when such opportunity is offered by the MDNRE.
Working Hours: 8-hour, swing shifts (The WWTP operates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year.)
Current Salary Range: $ 14.78 - $ 21.11 hourly
Salary Range effective July 1, 2016: $ 15.08 - $ 21.53 hourly
Additional Compensation (per the U.W.U.A. Local 532 collective bargaining agreement):
· WWTP Operator possessing a State of Michigan Class “C” Certification will receive an additional $1.25/hour.
· WWTP Operator possessing a State of Michigan Class “B” Certification will receive an additional $1.75/hour.
Benefit Package, including:
· Paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal days and holidays.
· Healthcare, dental, life and optical insurance.
· Disability income plan.
· Pension program.
· Deferred compensation plan (457).
· Healthcare savings plan.
Application Deadline: Monday, March 14, 2016
· Job applications can be obtained from the Human Resources Department or downloaded from
· A resume must accompany the completed job application.
· If mailed, it must be postmarked by the deadline date listed above.
· Original job applications will be accepted in-person or by mail at:
City of Port Huron
100 McMorran Blvd.
Port Huron, MI 48060
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