WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT LEAD OPERATOR

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT LEAD OPERATOR JOB IN LIBERTYVILLE


Organization : VILLAGE OF LIBERTYVILLE
Job Category : Water and Sewers
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : IL
City : Libertyville
Salary and Benefits : $63,156 - $94,735
POSITION SUMMARY: 
Lead Operator position responsible for performing a variety of activities related to the operation and maintenance of treatment plant, lift stations and pump station facilities and equipment.  Position is FLSA non-exempt.  Position reports to the Wastewater Superintendent.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Observes plant and lift station operations and checks for potential issues/problems.  Reads meters, gauges, charts and instruments and documents all required information.  Performs preventative maintenance on plant and lift station equipment.  Repairs and replaces pumps and motors, electrical panels, controls, and related mechanical equipment. Cleans, lubricates and changes component parts and otherwise maintains process monitoring and control systems.  Performs record keeping functions such as logging information regarding plant operation, test results from process lab, maintenance work performed and unusual operating conditions.  Assists with equipment replacement and/or installation projects.  Takes samples of wastewater, scum, grit, sludge and other materials and properly records chain of custody information; assists and may run process lab testing to determine efficiency of treatment processes.  Reads diagrams, blueprints, specifications and manuals for installation and repair projects.  Performs grounds and facilities maintenance and cleaning activities as required.  Updates superintendent and staff regarding work assignment status in a prompt and courteous manner.  Maintains and services equipment and hand and power tools; maintains inventory of frequently used supplies and parts.  Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.  Drives Village vehicles to work sites and transports materials as required.  Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.  The position requires weekend duty and work on Holidays on a rotational basis and availability for afterhours emergency situations.  

Education and Experience:  
High school diploma/GED and five (5) years of experience in the maintenance and operation of industrial equipment/systems; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of:  Operation and maintenance of pumps, motors, valves, control systems.  Record keeping principles and practices.  Concepts, materials and terminology related to wastewater operations.  Principles and practices of laboratory testing.  Occupational hazards and applicable safety practices.  Tools, equipment, practices and methods used in installing, maintaining and repairing industrial equipment.  Standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment.  Record keeping principles and practices; correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.  Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
Skill In:  Maintaining accurate and complete records on repair and maintenance of equipment.  Calibrating, aligning and testing a variety of processes, equipment, instruments systems.  Analyzing and evaluating chemical, biological and physical data and advising and coordinating appropriate corrective action when necessary.  Identifying and resolving operational, technical and procedural problems.  Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.  Preparing clear and concise written reports and activity records.  Operating an assortment of measurement tools, sampling equipment and laboratory instrumentation.  Reading, interpreting and understanding technical manuals and electronic schematics, drawings and diagrams.  Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.  Maintaining accurate inventory of parts and tools in stock.

Required Certificates, License and Registrations:  
Illinois Class D Driver’s license and Illinois Class 2 Wastewater Operator’s license required. 

Physical/Mental Requirements:  
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Mobility to work in an office setting and field setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 50 pounds; strength and agility to traverse construction sites and uneven terrain; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.  

Working Environment:  
Work is performed in an office setting and field setting. Work is subject to performance under adverse environmental conditions, exposure to hazardous chemicals, electrical currents, noxious odors, gasses and fumes.

Application Submission
Application and resume due no later than November 1, 2018 or until the position is filled.  Apply online at www.libertyville.com/jobs or employment@libertyville.com.  The salary range for this position is $63,156 - $94,735.  The starting salary will be dependent on qualifications.  The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
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