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Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
7:30 AM-4:00 PM CT

 

Job Opportunity


Metro Utilities Department

705 Fayetteville Hwy

P.O. Box 503

Lynchburg TN 37352


Application for Employment

Job Description: Sewer Plant Operator

SKILLS / REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong decision and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical skills and willingness to learn
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently, plan and prioritize
  • Basic computer knowledge including Microsoft Office modules
  • High School Diploma
  • Must participate in all training sessions and be willing to obtain certifications required

The Sewer Operator job consists of the following but not limited to:


MAINTENANCE & INSPECTIONS

  • Daily clean screens (multiple times if needed).
  • Keep the plant clean and neat to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Keep the lab and all equipment clean and in good repair; setup yearly calibrations
  • Inspect main pump station daily and notify maintenance with work order when issue(s) occur
  • Order chemicals and supplies using approved PO procedure.
  • Make adjustments to plant to insure proper operation by using one of the following, MLSS, F/M ratio or MCRT.
  • Notify the Chief Operator or Utility Manager when malfunctions or problems occur.

REPORTING

  • Record all messages, visitors, deliveries, duties, etc in calendar
  • Fill out monthly MOR and electronic DMR prior to the 15th of each month. Paper copy of MOR must be mailed to Columbia Field Office postmarked 15th or before. The electronic DMR is also due prior to 15th.
  • Read and maintain all chemical equipment - maintain SDS datasheets and SDS notebook.
  • Report Influent, Effluent and WAS flow daily from Scata to monthly spreadsheet
  • Check by-pass valve as needed for reporting
  • Prepare samples for third party lab testing.
  • Facilitate all audits and complete action items from audits within time constraints
  • Receive pretreatment certification
  • Complete FOG inspections every year
  • Track land application hauls and report yearly land application reports
  • Complete Semi Annual Reports on time
  • Maintain and Update Jack Daniel Permits (3 years)
  • Maintain and Update NPDES Permit (5 years start work 2 years out and due 180 days prior to completion date)
  • Maintain and Update Land Application Permit (3 years and due 90 days prior to completion date)
  • Maintain and Update Special Waste Permit (3 years)
  • Yearly work with Office Manager to evaluate budget for sewer plant and make recommendations based off of past spending history and future needs.

Job Description: Water Plant Operator

SKILLS / REQUIREMENTS

  • Be dependable, arrive on time for work, have good attendance
  • Strong decision and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical skills and willingness to learn
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently, plan and prioritize
  • Have a good working knowledge of computer use.
  • Must be able to work required schedule and/or circumstances. This includes nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must participate in all training sessions and be willing to obtain certifications required
  • Must be able to accept responsibilities, especially where the public health is involved.
  • High School Diploma

The Water Plant Operator job consists of the following but not limited to:


MAINTENANCE & INSPECTIONS

  • Always Follow Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Follow all plant Start up and Shut down instructions.
  • Check to see water levels, pumps and chemical feeders are working properly. This includes both Raw Water and Finished Water.
  • Keep the plant clean and neat to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Keep the lab and all equipment clean and in good repair; setup yearly calibrations
  • Inspect main pump station daily and notify maintenance with work order when issue(s) occur
  • Order chemicals and supplies using approved PO procedure.
  • Keep a visual check on all plant operations.
  • Monitor plant and distribution systems.
  • Backwash filters according to back wash instructions. (see SOP.)
  • Must be able to accept responsibilities, especially where the public health is involved.
  • Notify the Chief Operator or Utility Manager when malfunctions or problems occur.

REPORTING

  • Record all messages, visitors, deliveries, leaks, etc. on the Daily sheet.
  • Report malfunctions of equipment and report any problem to the Chief Certified Operator or the Utility Manager. Make notes on the Daily Sheet.
  • Record weather Data and send report.
  • Perform all tests as required by the State Div. of Water Resources and record accurately on the MOR and Daily sheets.
  • Test and record results of Finished Water Chlorine as required.
  • Test and record Turbidity as required on Finished and Raw Water.
  • Follow all laws, rules and regulations as determined by the Division of Water Resources.