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Township of Hampton

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

The Township of Hampton, Allegheny County, PA is currently seeking candidates for the position of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator at the Townships Allison Park Water Pollution Control Plant. Applicants may obtain a job description and a list of the position requirements, as well as an application for employment form from the Township’s web site by clicking here.

Description for position of Plant Operator

The position of wastewater Treatment Plant Operator requires the applicant to be able to perform the full range of duties and functions required to ensure the wastewater treatment facility operates effectively and efficiently within the prescribed requirements of the facilities National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit while maintaining safe and effective working conditions within the facility. These duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

Duties and Responsibilities for the position of Plant Operator

* Perform treatment plant rounds to inspect, monitor and record plant operational conditions by reading and interp

reting information obtained through visual observation of process instrumentation, the SCADA system data, and through standard process control testing and evaluation of the activated sludge process.

* Inspect, monitor and record conditions of remote and ancillary facilities such as wastewater pumping stations, sewer overflow regulators, sanitary sewers etc. and report any abnormal conditions.

* Evaluate the activated sludge treatment process through standard process control testing and make necessary process control decisions and adjustments to assure proper treatment to permit limitations.

* Operate, adjust, inspect and maintain all pumps, blowers, screens, valves, motors, gates, and other process equipment.

* Receive, unload and properly stow deliveries of chemicals used in the treatment process.

* Prepare, compile and maintain plant and remote facility operations logs and reports.

* Conduct necessary process control tests and perform mathematical process control calculations related to the process control tests.

* Collect wastewater samples, complete the required documentation for sampling chain of custody forms and perform a variety of routine laboratory tests for both process control and regulatory compliance.

* Perform general facility maintenance such as cleaning, housekeeping, proper storage of materials and parts inventories, as well as minor equipment repairs.

* Must be on-call and able to work shifts, weekends, holidays, and respond to emergency calls on regularly scheduled off times in a timely manner as required.

* Must be able to operate a variety of hand tools, and equipment utilized in an industrial plant environment.

* Assist with snow removal at the facility and remote locations as required during winter months including the operation of snow blowers and snow plows.

* Accept a responsible role in implementing the safety culture of the facility by adhering to all safe work practices, utilizing all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and wearing the appropriate PPE in all work situations.

* Must be able to demonstrate the proper use of PPE and general safety equipment including gas monitors, confined space entry equipment, arc flash protection equipment, and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) where applicable.

* Must be able to utilize personal computers and a variety of software applications such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.

* Must ensure compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations.

Requirements for the position of Plant Operator

* A High School Diploma or GED is required. Technical Training, Associates Degree or Bachelors Degree a Plus. Strong mechanical aptitude, analytical skills and mathematical skills are required.

* Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Drivers License, a CDL Class B with airbrake and tanker endorsement is a Plus.

* Pennsylvania Certified Wastewater Treatment Operators License class (SB1) is required or the ability to obtain certification at the SB1 certificate level within 36 months of employment.

* Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical.

* Must be able to pass a drug screening.

* Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

* Must be a US Citizen, or legally documented to work within the United States.

* The Plant Operator position is covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement between the Township and the Teamsters Union. The position requires Union membership.

* The position of Plant Operator is a physical position and requires the applicant to be able to lift heavy weights periodically, to stand for prolonged periods, to reach, stoop, bend, climb and descend ladders, etc.

* The applicant must download and complete an employment application from the Hampton Township web site located at the following link: http://hampton-pa.org/DocumentCenter/View/275

* Applicant must submit the completed employment application, along with a resume, and a minimum of three personal references.