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Wastewater Operator I/II/III

at City of Baytown, TX

Pay: $15.99 to $25.31/hour
Salary : $15.99 - $25.31 Hourly
Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2547151
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Job Title:Wastewater Operator I/II/III
Opening Date/Time: Tue. 08/20/19 12:00 AM Central Time
Salary:$15.99 - $25.31 Hourly
Job Type:Full Time
Location:Public Works, 2123 Market St Baytown, Texas
Department:Public Works
 


Come Join the Growth In Baytown

Hidden from the big city hustle and bustle, Baytown is one of the Texas Gulf Coast's best kept secrets. With a population of approximately 80,000, it is the fourth largest city in the Houston metropolitan area and is situated at the north end of Galveston Bay. The Baytown area is experiencing tremendous growth brought on by expansions in the energy market. Not only is the economy booming here, but so is the quality of life for Baytown residents.

Our Wastewater Division has a key role in maintaining and improving that quality of life. We are searching for talented individuals to join the Public Works team.  If you are interested in starting your career or taking the next step with the work skills you have already acquired, we want you to consider us!

The Wastewater Operator I role protects public health and welfare.  This position will learn all aspects of the plant including maintaining equipment and cleaning clarifiers.  This role participates in training to learn wastewater plant operations and maintenance. 

The Wastewater Operator II/III position is responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the wastewater treatment plant. Responsibilities are to include treatment of the water to insure compliance with TCEQ. Available to be on call in the absence of Foreman - Wastewater Treatment.


 Duties:
Wastewater Operator I
  • Participates in training of plant operations, equipment and grounds maintenance.
  • Participates in training of preventive maintenance of plant mechanical equipment.
  • Participates in training of laboratory testing, recording results, and reporting and monitoring all data.
  • Participates in cleaning of the plant such as clarifiers, bar screen area, and digester.
  • Participates in keeping the Treatment Plant compliant with the EPA's Risk Management Plan, and the TCEQ's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan permits.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Wastewaste Operator II/III
  • Collect and run daily/weekly samples and storm water sampling during inclement weather as required by TCEQ.
  • Insure proper chlorination and de-chlorination, clean clarifies, running of belt press. Makes plant inspections, takes readings: totalizer, water meter, flow meter, and hour meters on various equipment.
  • Prepare work orders, retrieve purchase orders to complete work ordered Acquire bids for work to be completed following HUB vendors list.
  • Complete monthly reports for water intake/output averages and weekly reports for daily averages.
  • Provide routine maintenance and grounds keeping as needed in the plant. Changes out empty chlorine and sulfur dioxide cylinders as needed. Changes out polymer.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Wastewater Operator I
REQUIRED:
  1. High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  2. Valid State of Texas Class Driver's License with acceptable driving record.
  3. Six (6) months of related experience.
  4. Must be able to obtain a Class "C" Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) within 18 months from date in position.


Wastewater Operator II/III
REQUIRED:
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Possess valid State of Texas Driver's License with acceptable driving record.
  • Two years of related experience.
  • Computer literate in Word and Excel.
  • Class "B" Wastewater Treatment Certification from the TCEQ. (Wastewater Operator III)
  • Class "C" Wastewater Treatment Certification from the TECEQ. (Wastewater Operator II)

 Additional Information:
Knowledge of math. Ability to operate machinery, equipment necessary to run treatment plant and keep records of daily activities. Computer literate in Word and Excel. Ability to get along appropriately with co-workers and the public.

This position is plant based and will require shift work.  This role will be exposed to extreme hot and cold weather conditions, as well as humidity, caustic substances, noise, physical hazards, vibrations and respiratory hazards.
 
Attendance is an essential function of this position and in the event of an emergency this position may be required to work in order to perform essential services needed to sustain City operations.

The City of Baytown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of qualified individuals.