Operator - in - Training 2095

General Statement
Performs a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a water/wastewater treatment plant on an assigned shift. This position typically holds or is working on first level water/wastewater treatment certification.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Learns and gains skills involving the maintenance of equipment and servicing work in the plant
Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of water/wastewater, sludge, and effluent
Operates valves and gates either manually or by remote control, starts and stops pumps, engines and generators to control and adjust flow and treatment processes
Monitors gauges, meters, and control panels
Observes and reports abnormalities to supervisor
Maintains shift log and records meter and gauge readings
Collects samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analyses
Performs routine maintenance functions and custodial duties
Understands and carries out oral and written directions
Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work
Performs other duties as required

Basic Qualifications
High school diploma or GED
Possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools employed in the general operations of engines, pumps, and related equipment; general maintenance work; safe work practices; basic biological and chemical principles

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