City of Garland, TX

Plant Operator/Mechanic

US-TX-Sunnyvale
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-5159
# of Openings Remaining
1
Department
Wastewater Treatment Duck Creek
Min
USD $17.75/Hr.
Mid
USD $24.85/Hr.
Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Code Category
Water Utilities

Position Summary

Responsible  for operating and maintaining the wastewater treatment plant by monitoring plant processes, systems, and equipment; while performing the necessary activities to meet applicable state and federal regulations.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Operate wastewater treatment plant to ensure that the effluent discharged meets the permitted federal and state regulatory requirements
  2. Make decisions on how to best maintain, repair or install equipment and process units in the Wastewater treatment system.
  3. Operate various types of equipment necessary in the daily repair, installation and maintenance of the Wastewater treatment plant.
  4. Perform installation of new and replacement substandard equipment items
  5. Perform other duties associated with regulatory compliance and the day-to-day operational requirements of the wastewater treatment plants.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of wastewater operations
  • Ability to read and write English and to perform math functions
  • Ability to operate light to heavy equipment and machinery; wear and utilize personal protective equipment
  • Skills to operate a computer and various equipment

Licenses & Certifications

 Must have Class C driver license
 Obtain TCEQ Class D wastewater Iicense within 1 year of hire date
 Obtain TCEQ Class C wastewater license within 3 years of hire date
 TCEQ Class B wastewater License within 6 years of hire date

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in an outdoor environment; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Majority of work performed in a plant or outside with exposure to risk. Work schedule involves 8-12 hours per day, some schedules rotating. Lifting a maximum of fifty pounds. Frequent noise, fumes, dirt, dust, hazardous industrial chemicals, and toxic situations. Position subject to emergency stand-by and 24-hour call. Work performed both inside (40%) and outside (60%). Inside work would be divided between heated/air-conditioned office and industrial type facilities. Work location is an industrial-type environment. Subject to extreme cold, fumes, chemical hazards, noise, electrical hazards, mechanical hazards, environmental hazards, situational hazards, communicable disease, and poor lighting.

Competencies

n/a

Minimum Education & Work Experience

 Less than 1 year work experience
 High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D)

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