City of Newberg
Salary: $4,184.27 – $5,356.00 Monthly
Location: NEWBERG, OR
Job Type: Regular Full-time
Department: PUBLIC WORKS
Job Number: 202300120
Closing: 2/28/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
This position is a member of a team responsible for monitoring, operating and maintaining the City’s (WTS) Water Treatment System (well field, treatment plant, booster station, reservoirs and springs) and/or (WWTS) Wastewater Treatment System (remote pump stations, composter and treatment plant) (WWTS). This is an entry-level position with expected progress toward, and eventual achievement of, a Treatment System Operator II position.
Works under the general supervision of the Wastewater and/or Water Treatment Plant Superintendent. Daily duty scheduling and monitoring may be performed under the direction of the appropriate plant Senior Operator.
Examples of Duties
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs inspections of the treatment systems to ensure proper equipment operation, working conditions, safety and cleanliness per established requirements.
Assists in monitoring, controlling and maintaining facilities, equipment and system processes.
Ability to safely and efficiently operate vehicles and equipment, including fleet vehicles, front wheel loader used in composting, tractors, mowers. etc.
Utilizes computer work stations with specialized software to log, retrieve, manipulate and interpret various types of information in differing formats.
Operates, troubleshoots and control systems from the computer workstations using specialized software.
Participates as a member of the operations and maintenance team to assess conditions, plan and offer input.
Learns to collect samples and properly conduct elementary laboratory testing.
Learns to interpret basic laboratory data and make adjustments to meet process control target guidelines as instructed by senior staff.
A significant portion of the Operator 1 position at the WWTP involves the operation of the solids handling portion of the plant (dewatering, composting, dehydration unit, and loading compost customers).
Complies with rules and regulatory guidelines spcific to the operation of the plants established by the City of Newberg, OR-OSHA, EPA, DEQ and the Oregon Health Authority.
Increases proficiency by reading materials and attending meetings, seminars, training conferences, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility.
The duties and responsibilities listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
Education and Experience:
High school graduation or equivalent.
Any satisfactory combination of experience, training or education which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities may be considered.
Valid state driver’s license with a clean driving record, Oregon CDL preferred.
Ability to wear hazard appropriate personal protective equipment.
Selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment physical which includes drug screening, and successfully pass the City of Newberg Fit for Duty Testing; job related tests as may be required.
Must successfully pass a criminal history background check and the record must be clear of any criminal convictions for crimes which would preclude the individual from performing the essential job duties and responsibilities. Must be able to pass the department’s security clearance standards for unescorted access to certain City facilities.
This position is considered a “First Responder” which may be considered essential personnel. This means that in the event City offices close due to inclement weather, etc., you are still required to report to work for your scheduled shift, as well as any overtime or extra hours required.
This position is subject to a rotating “on-call” schedule and weekend shifts after training has been completed.
Ability to become First Aid and CPR certified and Confined Space Entry Certificate and Fork Lift Certified.
Possession of, or the ability to acquire within two years of employment:
Level I Water Treatment Certification and Level I Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Skill in the utilization of MS Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and database software.
- Ability to train and develop skills in the use of computer work stations with specialized software to log, retrieve, manipulate and interpret various types of information in differing formats.
- Ability to learn to collect samples and how to properly conduct elementary laboratory testing.
- Ability to learn to interpret basic laboratory data and how to make adjustments to meet process control target guidelines as instructed by senior staff.
- Ability to work in confined space areas and to wear the hazard appropriate personal protective equipment.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the public, members of outside agencies, and employees.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds, and with other organizations.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Operation of motor vehicles including trucks, crane truck, Vactor truck, forklift, wheel loader and utility vehicles is required, as well as operation of small tools, pumps, power equipment, etc. The use of personal protective equipment appropriate to the hazard will be required.
The position requires skill in the use of phone, personal computer and virtual desktop infrastructure environment (thin client computing), MS applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, scheduling, and other software, SCADA systems, plant-specific computer applications, network-connected copy machine with scanning, and other office equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation will be made to meet the needs of qualified individuals with limitations who can perform the essential functions of the job.
This position requires frequent standing, walking, climbing, kneeling, and sitting, reaching/manipulating objects, tools or controls. Must be able to observe, listen, feel, smell and communicate. Specific vision abilities include: close, distant, color, depth and ability to focus.
Must be able to work in confined space areas and to wear the hazard appropriate personal protective equipment. Many duties are physically demanding and may require movement of materials weighing up to seventy (70) pounds. Activity and types of duties performed require manual dexterity, coordination and endurance.
Work will be performed indoors and out in all possible weather conditions. This will include stairs, concrete, gravel, dirt, office buildings, industrial spaces, and near moving equipment.
This position may be exposed to biological and chemical hazards, dirt, oil, grease, grass, pollen, noise and electrical or mechanical hazards. Entry into confined spaces may be required. The use of personal protective equipment appropriate to the hazard will be required.
Position will be subject to “on call” status and emergency response after normal duty hours. May require working on weekends and holidays.
This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job may change.
To Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/newbergoregon/jobs/3908770/operator-1-water-and-wastewater-treatment-plants?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs