Wastewater Plant Operator - Posted Until December 14, 2020


General Definition of Work

Performs intermediate skilled trades work participating in the operation and maintenance of the waste water treatment plant, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Wastewater Supervisor/ORC.


Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Functions

Makes regular tours of plant and equipment.

Monitors and records readings from meters, gauges and instruments, reviews laboratory analyses and checks functioning of equipment.

Starts up, shuts down, regulates and adjusts motors, pumps, compressors, grinders, blowers, valves and other apparatus to meet changing operating conditions.

Conducts basic laboratory analysis on wastewater samples to ensure compliance with state regulations.

Maintains adequate chemical level in tanks.

Advises and consults with superiors on unusual operating problems or the need for major repairs to equipment.

Prepares and maintains records and reports.

Performs general building and grounds maintenance work; receives, unloads and stores deliveries.

Performs grounds maintenance work at Spray Irrigation field.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of the water treatment equipment in the plant; general knowledge of hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles pertinent to water treatment plant operations; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards of the work and of necessary safety precautions; ability to detect flaws in the operation of mechanical equipment and to determine proper remedial measures; ability to understand and follow moderately complex oral and written instructions; ability to read meters and charts accurately and to maintain records of shift operations; skill in the use and care of laboratory testing and analysis equipment and instruments; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.


Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Physical Requirements

This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work frequently walking, sitting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel and occasionally requires standing; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work frequently requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and exposure to the risk of electrical shock; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).


Special Requirements

Possession of or ability to obtain Grade 1 Biological Water Pollution Control System Operator certification within one year of employment.

Valid driver's license in the State of North Carolina.

Possession of or ability to obtain valid commercial driver’s license within one year of employment upon request.


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Contact Human Resources

Beverly Fonville Human Resources Post Office Box 190 330 US Highway 158 East Camden, NC 27921 252-338-6363 ext. 315