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POSITION              Wastewater Treatment Plant Senior Operator I

DEPARTMENT     Public Works Wastewater Treatment Plant

REPORTS TO        Wastewater Treatment Plant Senior Operator II

FLSA STATUS       Non-Exempt, Full-time

SCHEDULE             Rotating 4-week schedule (8-hour shifts plus 30-minute lunch period): Monday through Friday 1st shift: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm (3 weeks)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 1st shift: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm (1 week)

PAY                           $29.51/hr – $38.50/hr- dependent on experience

Residency is not required; however, relocation assistance may be considered.


Insurance Coverage Starts Day 1 of Employment

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Qualifying Employer

Medical, dental, and vision insurance

Retirement plans

Life and disability insurance

Employee assistance program

Professional development and training

Paid leave and holidays

Tuition reimbursement

POSITION SUMMARY:  This position operates the municipal wastewater treatment plant on a daily basis but also assists with the organization and coordination of work activities for the operation and maintenance of the Borough’s Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant and related facilities, including remote pump stations, hydrogen peroxide feed stations, wastewater conveyance system, and solids handling facilities.

The Senior Operator I does not normally have formal oversight of staff, but will closely assist the supervisor and will serve as plant and staff supervisor in the absence of the supervisor. The incumbent will serve as a lead to plant operators and mechanics by demonstrating initiative and leadership, promoting and maintaining a positive Borough image, and fostering pride and professionalism in the workplace.

The Senior Operator I provides exceptional customer service and is expected to uphold the public interest and advance the vision set forth by the Borough and community.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFYING CRITERIA:  An equivalent combination of credentials and experience to sufficiently perform the duties of the position may be considered:

  • Graduation from high school or vocational school or GED with supplementary post-secondary course work in wastewater treatment, chemistry, or microbiology.
  • Five years of increasing responsibility in wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Pennsylvania Class A Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate with Subclass 1.
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