Duties and Responsibilities:(Other duties may be assigned)Reads and records meters and gauges or observes automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify operating conditions.Operates and visually inspects equipment such as pumps, valves, gates, chemical feed systems, odor control systems, digester heaters, thickener units, chart recorders and all other process equipment.Performs preventative and/or repair work of process equipment.Records shift activity in operator’s logbooks and completes daily check sheets.Assists other plant operators as directed i.e. control testing, microscope work, etc.Uses SCADA system it to manipulate and control plant operations.Adjusts pumps, blowers, air diffusers, chemical feed equipment, digester heaters, thickener units and all other process equipmentUses computer software programs for word processing, spreadsheets, Maintenance Management and Operations support.Cleans and adjusts instrumentation.
The Operator’s shift will be assigned based on the needs of the District and seniority with the expectation of working 1st, 2nd or 3rd including weekends. Minimum Experience required 2 years as an operator at a Class 2 or Class 1 wastewater treatment plant as defined by the Illinois EPA.
Certificates, Licenses, RegistrationsMust have Illinois EPA Certificate of Competency as a Class 4 Wastewater Treatment Works Operator. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s license.