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(Archived) Wastewater Plant Operator I
Primary Reason Why Classification Exists
To perform technical and skilled manual work in the operation and maintenance of the City's wastewater treatment plant
Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class is responsible for operating and maintaining the City's wastewater treatment plant. Emphasis of the work is on making hourly rounds of the plant to inspect operations, entering readings into operating records, taking samples of effluent processes and performing required tests, documenting and/or repairing malfunctions, troubleshooting mechanical problems, and performing related plant work. Work includes adding required chemicals to wastewater, and troubleshooting mechanical problems. Work of the wastewater plant operator is differentiated by the level of state certification (I is lowest and IV is highest), length of experience and broader knowledge and responsibilities of plant operations, and ability to lead and train other plant personnel. Work is performed under the supervision of the Chief Wastewater Plant Operator or Wastewater Plant Superintendent and is evaluated on the basis of efficiency and cleanliness of plant operations, accuracy in tests performed and documentation, quality of treated wastewater, and observation of work in progress.