Wastewater Treatment Operator #2024-#21

Lake County Department of Utilities   Mentor, OH   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on June 25, 2024

Operator – Wastewater Treatment Plant - Mentor

The Wastewater Treatment Operator is responsible for operating and maintaining technical devices, pumps, instruments, and treatment equipment to control the processes and monitor the plant to ensure discharge compliance.

Essential Job Functions: • Operates equipment, instruments, pumps, valves, etc. associated with Preliminary Treatment, Primary Treatment, Intermediate Treatment, Secondary Treatment, Post Treatment, Chemical Treatment, Anaerobic Digestion and Biosolids Treatment/Dewatering. • General housekeeping including process equipment, buildings, tanks and channels. • Performs routine plant rounds to inspect plant processes and equipment for proper operating condition. Immediately reports any deficiency to supervisor or senior operator. • Takes readings of pressures, levels, volumes, flows, and weights to monitor operation efficiency and records the data. Immediately reports any abnormal data. • Collects samples and operates automatic sampling equipment for the purpose of wastewater analysis and NPDES permit sampling and reporting requirements. • Adjusts operational processes for effective treatment to maintain or achieve discharge compliance.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a High School diploma or GED, a valid Ohio Driver’s license with a safe driving record, and possess an OEPA Class I or higher Wastewater Certification or must be able to successfully complete a state sponsored wastewater examination within 18 months of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Applicants should have good working knowledge of mathematics; excellent written and verbal communication skills; basic computer skills and have the ability to learn principles and practices used in wastewater treatment. This position will include physical labor, maintaining neat and accurate records and be available to work various shifts in a 24-hour operation including weekends and holidays. Qualified candidates should be able to multi task, problem solve and work with various teams. The applicant should be self-motivated and goal oriented.

Job Type: Full Time

Pay: $18.25/hour (with no OEPA Wastewater License) $20.50 - $27.71 (with OEPA Wastewater License)

Additional Premium: • Class I License: $1.50/hour • Class II License: $1.75/hour • Class III License: $2.25/hour • 2nd Shift Premium: $1.50/hour • 3rd Shift Premium: $3.00/hour • Saturday/Sunday Premium: $2.25/hour.

Fringe Benefits: • Medical, Dental, Rx, Vision, Telemedicine, Gym Membership, EAP • 12 Paid Holidays • Sick (4.6 hours/pay), Vacation (3.1 hours/pay), Personal Days (6/year from sick time), Overtime, Compensation Time • PERS 10% employee contribution with 14% employer contribution, Deferred Compensation

An Equal Opportunity Employer M.F.H.V.