The Water Treatment Plant Operator performs duties in alignment with requirements set forth by the Oregon Health Department and Environmental Protection Agency to protect public health and the environment through effective operation of the Water Treatment Plants. Responsibilities include maintaining plant operability, monitoring treatment process efficiency, ensuring water quality, and protecting the investment made in the infrastructure by being responsive to customer concerns and/or system failures. This position will be assigned primary responsibility for the Taylor Water Treatment Plant.
Qualifications and Skills
Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAbility to use SCADA and DCS systems to monitor and operate plant and off-site facilities. Knowledge and understanding of work-related safety practices, OSHA and environmental rules and regulations, particularly in regards to work in confined space and/or hazardous conditions. Knowledge and understanding of water treatment technical processes, procedures, and operations, as well as local, County, State, and federal regulatory requirements.Ability to use sound judgment, with minimal supervision, in applying this knowledge to immediate/emergency situations and in prioritizing ongoing responsibilities. Ability to plan and/or lead shift activities, operate the plant independently, develop procedures, and implement new programs. Effective communication, analytical, customer service and interpersonal skills. Capable of advanced decision making regarding assessment of immediate situations, available options, and selection of appropriate methods and procedures, material availability and ordering, equipment utilization and response to customer issues. Ability to work varying shifts, dependent on plant flow, customer demand and time of year. Ability to get along well with co-workers. Ability to use a computer to perform essential functions of the position. Thorough knowledge of traffic laws and defensive driving. Special RequirementsOregon Water Operator Grade Level II certification with a filtration endorsement.Oregon Water Operator Grade Level III certification within one (1) year of appointment. Oregon Water Operator Grade Level IV certification within five (5) years of appointment. First Aid and CPR certification, Confined Space Entry, and Forklift Operation or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of appointment. Possession of and the ability to maintain a valid Oregon Drivers License. Oregon Class A commercial driver's license with air brake and tank endorsement preferred.Ability to pass a pre-employment physical exam and a background check and/or criminal history check. Incumbents assigned the primary responsibility to the Taylor Water Treatment Plant must be able to respond within 30 minutes to the Taylor Water Treatment Plant for after-hours calls or emergencies prior to the end of probationary period. Demonstrable understanding and commitment to sustainability; promote commitment, understanding and use of sustainability principles by employees for day to day operations. Demonstrable commitment to diversity and promote diversity principles with employees in day to day operations. The individual shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others in the workplace.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit an online application. Click here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/corvallisor/jobs/2496077/water-treatment-plant-operator?keywords=water%20treatment&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
to create/submit your online application. First review of applications will begin after 5:00 pm July 15, 2019. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application; however applicants are encouraged to include a resume.
Education and ExperienceHigh school diploma, or equivalent. Associates Degree in Water Technology preferred. Three years of experience in the operation of a conventional water treatment plant. Specialized training in water treatment that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position, and meets the requirements to obtain the required Oregon Water Operator certifications required for this position.