Please note that this is a TEAMSTERS (union) position and the wages listed are for 2017 as this contract is currently in negotiations.
This position is open until filled.
Under the direction of the WWTP (Wastewater Treatment Plant) Manager, the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Operator receives assignments from the Lead Operator via work orders, email or written log that requires the incumbent to understand, investigate and determine the appropriate procedures to follow to complete the work. The WWTP Operator works independently with little or no direct supervision; monitors and evaluates plant operations; monitors incineration process; conducts basic preventative maintenance and makes appropriate adjustments to ensure compliance with permit regulations. Work is reviewed in progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions and work standards.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Performs a variety of semi-skilled work in the maintenance and repair of the City's Wastewater treatment plant facilities and equipment to include: scrubbing, steam cleaning, painting, basic carpentry and mechanical repair, changing oil and HVAC filters to assure a safe working environment.
Makes periodic rounds to monitor, adjust and maintain wastewater treatment plant equipment to achieve desired process control objectives.
Inspects and cleans equipment; removing obstructions and debris in traps, pumps and sewage wet wells.
Enters empty tanks and other confined spaces in order to perform inspections, cleaning, and maintenance.
Assures proper equipment operations and conducts initial troubleshooting evaluation; monitors variable drives, various pumps, motors and drive units for proper operation. May perform or assist with required maintenance, repair or replacement.
Collects lab samples according to established operating procedures to ensure permit compliance and process control. Set ups, programs and maintains remote samplers. Performs laboratory sampling for permit compliance according to established procedures. Completes related lab records and charts as required. Reports any abnormalities as they arise and takes corrective action as indicated.
Operates, monitors and adjusts the Fluidized Bed Incinerator, associated equipment and air quality monitoring equipment according to established procedures to ensure permit compliance; monitors and adjusts feed rates, temperatures, fuel consumption, and air quality monitoring equipment.
Operates, monitors and adjusts Screw Presses and associated equipment according to established procedures; adjusts and monitors sludge and polymer feed rate.
Monitors and controls disinfection and dechlorination systems; inspects, troubleshoots and operates chemical feed pumps.
Monitors SCADA system to ensure process is within established parameters; for example flows, dissolved oxygen levels, instrument calibrations, and proper flows, temperatures and pressures.
Operates, monitors and adjusts ash collection and disposal systems; ensures proper lubrication, verifies proper seal water flows, inspects belts and sleeves of pumps.
Conducts tours of plant for the general public as assigned.
Follows appropriate safety regulations, maintains MSDS system as assigned. Works swing and graveyard shifts, weekends and holidays as scheduled and provides timely response to emergency 24 hour calls as assigned.
Required Knowledge of:
Basic mechanical equipment maintenance and repair.
Operation and use of hand and power tools and equipment.
Methods, equipment and materials used in grounds keeping, maintaining building and facilities in good repair.
Current practices in secondary wastewater treatment operations.
Fluid bed incineration theory and operations.
Laboratory procedures and analysis.
Screw press theory and operations.
Solids handling and disposal regulations.
Hazardous chemicals handling and disposal requirements related to SDS.
Various types of Wastewater Treatment Plant instrumentation.
Chemistry and microbiology related to pumping and chemical tests.
Health and safety regulations related to plant operation and maintenance. Requirements of maintaining wastewater treatment plant and related facilities in a safe and proper working condition.
Effective oral and written communication principles and practices.
Technical record keeping and report preparation techniques and practices. Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications sufficient to perform work assignments. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Required Skill in:
Operating and maintaining the Wastewater Treatment Plant and ensuring plant processes are in compliance with local, state and federal discharge limits.
Protecting the health and safety of personnel, the public and the environment.
Operating a variety of hand tools, machinery, vehicles and equipment.
Recognizing and responding quickly to operational emergencies.
Performing plant maintenance and housekeeping work.
Interpreting, analyzing and applying new technical information.
Working independently with little direction and determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
Observing health and safety rules and regulations.
Maintaining current knowledge of technological advances in the field.
Observing health and safety regulations and procedures and wear appropriate and required Personal Protective Equipment.
Utilizing personal computer software programs and other relevant software affecting assigned work.
Establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Maintain accurate log readings, operating information and a variety of records, logs, files and reports.
Communicating technical information clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Ability to provide a timely response to 24 hour emergencies, and work all shifts including nights and weekends.
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma/GED Certificate supplemented by college level coursework relevant to wastewater treatment and two years of experience maintaining and operating wastewater systems; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Preferred: One year of incinerator operation experience
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Valid State of Washington Driver's License.
WWTP Operator Class II License or a WWTP Operator Class I License with the requirement to obtain a Class II License within 9 months of hire date.
Incinerator Operator License obtained within 6 months of hire date (internal training and certification course is available).
First Aid/CPR card within 6 months of date of hire.
Forklift license with 6 months of date of hire.
Must be able to successfully complete and pass a background check. Mandatory drug test subject to conditional job offer.
Note: Operators who hold a State of Washington WWTP Operator Class III certificate will receive an additional 3% premium pay upon completion of the internal operators training program and after demonstrating that they can effectively work independently.
Internal Number: 2018-013
About City of Edmonds
Edmonds, a vibrant city located just 15 miles north of Seattle and 18 miles south of Everett, is easy to reach by Amtrak and Sound Transit commuter rail, Community Transit buses, Washington State Ferries, automobiles and bicycles. Edmonds was a well-established town by the turn of the century and the present urban form preserves many characteristics of its historic origins. The community's location along the west-facing slopes of Puget Sound provides many amenities, including extensive views of the water and Olympic Mountains, access to four beaches and waterfront parks, and convenient access to a compact, walk-able downtown area.