Treatment Plants Operator
|Open Date||Aug 28 2019 - 12:10:00 PM||Close Date||Sep 11 2019 - 11:59:00 PM|
|Position Title||Treatment Plants Operator||Posting Type||Full-Time|
|Posting Status||Active||Position Length||Continuing|
|Department Group||Operations||Hours per Week||40|
|Location||Wastewater Treatment Plant, 67 Street|
|Salary Range||Water & Wastewater Salary Grid: $27.27 - $36.00|
Reporting to the Manager, Wastewater Treatment, the Treatment Plants Operator will provide expertise in controlling the wastewater treatment process and equipment, inclusive of the operation of the facility, maintenance of the equipment, and laboratory analysis. This role also includes participation in the City of Lloydminster’s Safety Management System. Treatment Plant Operators must be well versed in critical thinking, troubleshooting and making real time process adjustments as required. Activities include: data collection, data analysis, starting/stopping equipment, conducting all preventative maintenance, maintaining the cleanliness of the facility, and the collection and analysis of all laboratory samples. These tasks and skills, ensure that the City of Lloydminster protects the integrity of their infrastructure, meets all Permit requirements and ultimately protects the receiving environment, by producing the highest possible quality of effluent.
The secondary role of a Wastewater Treatment Plants Operator is to assist in promoting and conducting all aspects of the City of Lloydminster’s Pollution Prevention Program. The Treatment Plant Operator is required to assist in providing knowledge and insight to local businesses regarding their effluent quality. This entails assisting in conducting our industrial sampling program, completing site inspections, and presenting residential educational programs. The definitive goal of the Treatment Plants Operator in this role is to improve the effluent quality entering the City of Lloydminster’s sewer system, which protects our infrastructure, community safety, and the receiving environment.
Specific Duties include:
Process Maintenance and Operation
- Adjust airflow and blower outputs, as necessary to maintain bacterial populations.
- Monitor flows, pond levels, wetwell levels, pressures, dissolved oxygen levels, and effluent quality. Must make appropriate process changes as required.
- Perform preventative maintenance, including lubrication, operating of moving parts, cleaning, and painting. Operators will also be required to make or direct emergency repairs or process corrections on a 24 hour per day basis.
- Maintain the plant’s boilers and glycol circulation system and the Make-Up Air Unit.
- Observe pumps and motors to detect unusual noises, vibration or excess heat. Adjust or replace pump seals, packing, or mechanical seals, as required.
- Monitor and maintain pipeline to the river inclusive of valves, irrigation systems, and vacuum reliefs
- Maintain Wastewater Treatment Plant Site, inclusive of weed maintenance, string trimming, garbage pickup and general janitorial tasks.
Research, Data Entry, and Compliance
- Maintain plant records, including operating logs, daily inspection data, equipment maintenance files, supply inventories and weekly lab entries. Collects and records data for weekly, monthly and annual reporting, as well as all other Permit requirements.
- Develop Standard Operating Procedures, conducting regular safety inspections, and hazard assessments. Take corrective actions whenever required to ensure a safe working environment.
- Research process variables and potential process improvements, to ensure optimum treatment.
- Research and develop educational materials to present to the public. Conduct tours of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
- Collect representative wastewater samples and conducts laboratory analysis for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, ammonia, nitrates, alkalinity, turbidity, and colour.
- Collect, transport, and submit samples to be analyzed by third-party laboratories.
- Perform calibrations on lab equipment monthly.
- Clean and maintain all lab equipment and wastewater lab facilities.
Pollution Prevention Program
- Assist in conducting commercial and industrial site inspections, requiring discussions and presentations of educational material to business Owners and Operators.
- Assist in the investigation of spills to the stormwater or sanitary sewer systems, as well as the environment.
- Assist in collecting, transporting, and packaging of industrial wastewater samples to determine compliance with the Pollution Prevention Program.
- Assist in the development and presentation of residential educational material.
- Assist in updating and enforcement of the Sewer Use Bylaw 65-2013.
This position is a combination of office, laboratory, workshop, and outdoor work, potentially in adverse weather conditions and in potentially hazardous worksites. Normal working hours are between 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. with the occasional requirement to work outside these standard hours and a rotating on-call schedule.
The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:
- Post-secondary certificate or diploma from a recognized institution in the fields of wastewater and/or water treatment, environmental management, or an acceptable equivalent.
- Ability to upgrade certifications throughout the course of employment.
- Team player with a positive attitude that can communicate effectively with supervisors and operators on the appropriate technical level.
- Must be able to lift up to 22 kg (50 lbs).
- Must possess a basic mechanical knowledge and be in good physical condition.
- Must be able to complete tasks with minimal direction and be self-motivated.
- Must be able to comprehend maps, schematics, blueprints, and technical documents.
- Strong communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal; with the ability to speak confidently in a public setting are essential.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.
- Must be innovative, detail-oriented, and methodical.
- Capable of managing conflicting, high-priority assignments.
- Strong interpersonal skills to develop good working relationships at various levels both internally and externally; able to resolve concerns or complaints.
- Strong analytical skills to interpret research data for reports and apply mathematic techniques in practical situations, such as calculating volumes, flows, and percentage removals.
- Comprehension of laboratory data, bylaws, and Permit language.
- Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
- A valid Class 5 Driver’s License registered in Alberta or Saskatchewan with an acceptable Driver’s Abstract is required. This position may be required to operate a municipal vehicle for business purposes.
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required prior to employment
- Successful candidate must provide proof of qualifications.