- High school diploma or GED.
- Basic familiarity of the principles and practices of water/wastewater treatment plant operations.
- One year of experience in operating water/wastewater treatment plants.
- Basic familiarity of the operating principles of valves, pumps, and motors; principles and methods of bacteriological and chemical sewage analyses; effects and problems of industrial waste in water/wastewater treatment processes; safe work practices.
- Knowledge of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, data management systems, and be able to operate plant PLC's and SCADA systems.
- Performs a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant including maintenance of equipment, quality control/testing and day-to-day activities on an assigned shift.
- Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge, and effluent.
- Monitors gauges, meters, and control panels.
- Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings.
- Operates valves and gates either manually or by remote control.
- Starts and stops pump, engines, and generators to control and adjust flow and treatment processes.
- Collects samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analyses.
- Performs routine maintenance functions and custodial duties.
- Makes operating decisions in absence of supervisory personnel
- Understands and carries out oral and written directions.
- Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work.