Black Butte Ranch
General Summary: The Black Butte Ranch Utilities Department provides potable water for domestic use on the Ranch and treats the wastewater generated on the Ranch to a non-polluting form. The water and sewer systems department has miles of piping, electrical and mechanical equipment, several buildings and other facilities, and numerous vehicles. The quality of the water and treated wastewater are highly regulated by various government agencies. The Utilities personnel maintain all components of the water and wastewater systems and work to ensure that the stringent quality regulations are met.
Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:
- Perform wastewater treatment analysis daily or as required.
- Check lift stations and well houses daily.
- Dewater, stabilize and haul sludge.
- Install and service pressure sewer tanks.
- Maintain all sewer and water system lines, pumps, valves, buildings, vehicles and other facilities.
- Move wheel lines and monitor effluent area.
- Inspect gravity hookups and make water and pressure sewer hookups.
- Flush water lines annually.
- Check air relief valves annually.
- Flush gravity lines annually.
- Clean sewer lines and remove roots as necessary.
- Exercise water system main line valves.
- Maintain all Black Butte Ranch fire hydrants.
- Stake all sewer and water main valves for location under snow.
- Test backflow devices.
- Pump sewer pressure tanks annually.
- Install, service and read water meters.
- Other duties as assigned.
Specific Job Skills:
- Working knowledge of wastewater treatment process controls and operations.
- Ability to run basic wastewater laboratory tests and analysis.
- Mechanical knowledge of pump and motors.
- Basic electrical knowledge, basic knowledge of water and sewer line maintenance and repair.
- Ability to drive large trucks and backhoe.
- Ability to make complex mathematical computations.
- Read maps and blueprints.
- Physical ability to dig in rocky and compacted soil for extended periods of time in hot or extreme cold weather.
- Lift 75 pounds.
- Flexibility to work in small confined dark areas.
Education and/or Experience:
- Minimum one year college or technical school studying water/wastewater treatment.
- Working knowledge of laboratory procedures and plant process controls.
- Possess State of Oregon Level I Wastewater Treatment and Collection System Certification or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment.
- Obtain water distribution certification.
- Obtain cross connection certification.