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The City of Helena is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) Operator with the utility department.  This position is responsible in duties to operate, monitor, inspect and perform routine maintenance on equipment, facilities, pump stations, and related appurtenances as found in a wastewater treatment plant and collection system; takes periodic samples and performs tests to ensure proper operation within established guidelines; assists with preventive maintenance and makes minor repairs to plant and system facilities and equipment; performs related work as required according to City practices and procedures, as well as state and federal guidelines, CDL License required.

Duties may include, but not limited to:

 Perform operational duties required to operate the wastewater treatment system/plant; inspect equipment, review operating procedures to ensure adherence to maintenance operation and safety procedures.

Experience in running Vacuum and Jetting Trucks required .

Recommend process and task changes or adjustments, equipment needs personnel needs and allocation.

 Plan and perform operations tasks requiring process changes such as; major maintenance tasks that require interruption of flow bypassing systems adjusting treatment process monitoring sludge inventory.

Participate in plant inspections in order to project quality operations image to customers.

Monitor and make routine adjustments to various processes in order to ensure the wastewater treatment process adheres to guidelines and standards.

Attend safety training classes wastewater process control classes and other approved training.

Check for electrical and mechanical problems based on SCADA alarms and troubleshoots the problems as needed.

Calculate, document and modify chemical feed settings and other operational data.

Knowledge of methods, principles and practices of operating maintaining and repairing wastewater treatment plant equipment instrumentation and associated systems.

Knowledge of wastewater treatment process control, operational maintenance strategy and laboratory procedures.

Knowledge of treatment schemes associated with maintaining quality wastewater effluent.

Ability to work around hazardous chemicals.

Ability to interact with and maintain relationships between co-workers and customers in a professional manner.

Ability to document work material and daily maintenance procedures or work instructions through handwritten records and on the computer.

Read and interpret plant piping plans; assist in locating and troubleshooting plant malfunctions; read meters gauges charts and instruments and monitor continuous operation of the plant and collection system; maintain flow to assure maximum efficiency of plant equipment.

Assist in routine maintenance of facilities painting of plant machinery, equipment, piping and other structures, and care of grounds adjacent to the work location.

Responsible for adhering to rules and regulations of City of Helena, State of Alabama, ADEM and EPA for compliance.

Must be willing to work as needed for nights, weekends, holidays and overtime.

Requirements: current experience at or around wastewater plants ; Vacuum/Jetting Trucks and/or mechanical experience preferred. Valid CDL driverís license required.

Salary and benefits depending on Grade Certification, experience, education, and credentials.

Applicant must satisfactorily pass a Background Investigation and pre-employment drug screen after receiving conditional offer of employment. Applications are available on this website or at Helena Municipal center 816 Highway 52 east Helena Al 35080.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 14, 2019 by 5:00pm

City of Helena is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is E-Verify compliant





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