Prince William County Service Authority Recruitment 2020
Detail of : Water Reclamation Operator Trainee thru Class I Job Opening in Woodbridge
Candidates for this position will receive overtime each pay period when assigned to a shift and will also receive shift differential pay when working during the hours of 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Employees' work schedule will be 14 days in a 28 day cycle, (seven on and seven off). Candidates who possess a current Virginia Wastewater License from Class IVClass I and have wastewater experience may be hired in above the entry level trainee in accordance with the Service Authority's Career Path Policy requirements. The candidate will be required to meet Service Authority specific requirements within a set period of time. Position Summary: Learns to perform technical work in the operation and maintenance of an advanced water reclamation facility. The work involves working with experienced wastewater treatment plant operators as part of a planned program to learn the duties and to acquire certifications. Employees may be assigned various projects for learning and developmental purposes and perform helper duties while serving as trainees. Workers follow specific instructions and procedures and refer nonstandard situations or problems to others. Position Responsibilities / Essential Job Functions:
Learns water reclamation facility operation to include:
Ensuring proper operation and maintenance of plant machinery and equipment used in wastewater treatment; oils and adjusts machines; to determine if process changes are required and make adjustments; to calibrate meters in preparation to run tests on various samples; to start and stop plant machinery and pumps as required; to regulate valves and observe and record plant flows; to operate and maintain incinerator.
Operating equipment such as blowers for air supply to activated sludge, influent and backwash pumps for filtration, UV for disinfecting, centrifuge for dewatering and incinerator for solids and scum disposal.
Maintaining logs and to record all parameters related to plant operations; to record and manage the consumption of all chemicals used at the plant; to collect composite samples for process control and permit compliance; to perform testing on various samples in order to make lime feed change; to use computer graphics and trends to identify necessary plant changes and/or adjustments.
Monitoring Solids Handling; to collect samples from holding tanks, gravity thickeners and cake pump; to obtain level readings from holding tanks and gravity thickeners; to run tests on holding tank samples; to check equipment settings; to open and close chain valves at scheduled times.
Making routine checks throughout the plant; to record temperature and pressure readings to exercise and check position of valves; to check operation of pumps, and to haul sludge: visually inspect the facility.
Monitoring SCADA system in order to stay within specific guidelines; to record equipment information from equipment; to identify problems; to connect and disconnect fuel oil line, water sprayers as required.
Performing preventive maintenance; to steam clean hoses and equipment; to check oil and temperature; to clean filters, hose draft tubes; to pump standing water; and to perform other related maintenance duties for units.
Learns to coordinate the plant's maintenance requirements with superiors; to ensure that the plant is operated efficiently and at minimum reasonable cost; to ensure that all equipment and machinery is kept in good working condition.
Learns to collect and test samples; to collect data from field testing samples; to perform various tests on wastewater samples.
May be deemed essential at any time.
Required to work rotating shifts including days and nights
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Essential Skills and Experience: Minimum Skills and Experience (Trainee):
Knowledge of: basic mechanical concepts and procedures; English usage, spelling and grammar.
Aptitude for the use of the tools, equipment and materials of the work.
Ability to: understand and follow oral and written instructions; learn the water reclamation facility operations; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; work cooperatively with others.
High school diploma or GED.
Must possess the ability to obtain a VA Class I Wastewater license.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license consistent with Service Authority policy requirements.
Must obtain a Class 4 License within two (2) years of appointment.
Must pass the skill level 3 written exam in each major work areas (liquids, dewatering and incineration) within two (2) years of appointment.
Must pass the skill level 3 practical exam in each major work areas (liquids, dewatering and incineration) within two (2) years of appointment.
Preferred Skills and Experience for Class IVClass I:
Knowledge of: advanced water reclamation facility operations and of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work; computer equipment and software applications related to assignment; English usage, spelling and grammar.
Ability to: work rotating shifts; perform mechanical work; pass a color blindness test; exercise excellent judgment; be highly dependable and in good physical condition; receive and carry out verbal and written instructions; maintain records and prepare reports thereon; communicate effectively, both orally; work cooperatively with others; operate computer equipment and software applications related to assignment; follow established codes, policies, and guidelines; perform work in accordance with safety regulations, guidelines and practices; work independently in absence of supervision; understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
High school diploma or GED.
Employees must possess a minimum of an appropriate Virginia State Class IV Wastewater Certification and pass plant specific operations tests within one year of appointment. In addition to the above: Level 4: Must possess Class IV license obtain skill level of three in all work areas (3, 3, 3) as outlined in the Water Reclamation Operator Career Path Policy.
Level 5: Must possess Class III license and obtain a skill level of 4 in one major work area, 3 in the others (4, 3, 3) as outline in the Water Reclamation Operator Career Path Policy.
Level 6: Must possess Class II license and obtain a skill level of 4 in two major work areas, 3 in one other (4, 4, 3) as outlined in the Water Reclamation Operator Career Path Policy.
In addition to the special requirements above, for a Class IV – Class I:
Ability to achieve Class I Wastewater License.
Must show continuous self-improvement towards goals of obtaining a Class I Wastewater License
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demand: The work is regularly active with periods of moderate exertion. Typical positions require workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry unaided up to 60 pounds; climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding; bend, kneel, crouch and crawl; reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; feel the size, shape and temperature of items; and operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak clearly, to see and hear clearly with or without correction, and to detect odors.
Work environment: Work is performed in shop or
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