Wastewater Treatment Plant Technician/Laborer
Nature of the Work
To operate, monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot the wastewater treatment facility and its processes.
Work involves responsibility for the technical aspects of plant operations, compliance with state and federal operating regulations, and underground sewer system. Work is performed with considerable independence under the direction of the Manager/Supervisor, subject to review through reports and results achieved.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Perform all aspects of sampling, monitoring, and testing required to maintain compliance with Federal State, and Local regulations governing the wastewater treatment process and sludge management.
Assist with the installation and inspection of new sewer lines and services.
Perform the installation, maintenance, and repair of the physical plant and pump stations and all of their components.
During the Manager/Supervisor’s absence, act as the Department’s representative to the public.
Assist in the performance of regular and unscheduled maintenance and repairs on all plant equipment and machinery.
On-call to respond to emergencies and breakdowns at the plant and pump stations.
Conduct the necessary weekend checks of the treatment plant on a rotating basis.
Perform all work in conformance to Occupational Safety and Health Act regulations.
Maintain open communications with the Manager/Supervisor regarding the treatment process and pump station operation and malfunctions, as well as make recommendations for repairs and improvements to these systems.
Be able to perform and document various tests required by State and Federal agencies for the operation of a wastewater treatment plant.
Perform daily checks of the wastewater treatment process and periodic checks of pump stations.
Have a working knowledge of the operation, methods, and procedures of a wastewater treatment plant.
Have a working knowledge of the machinery used for wastewater treatment and pumping stations.
Have a thorough knowledge of mechanical equipment and the ability to diagnose and correct equipment malfunction.
Have a working knowledge of basic machinery preventive maintenance and repair.
Have a basic knowledge of State and Federal rules governing wastewater discharges and worker safety.
Have the ability to work with independence and to make routine decisions on the operation of the plant processes and equipment during the Manager/Supervisor’s absence.
Training and Experience Required
Hold a high school diploma. No experience is needed.
Have the ability to descend and climb a maximum of 30 rungs to access system pump stations.
Have the ability to lift 50 pounds.
Have adequate respiratory function to utilize a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.
Have the ability to detect and differentiate colors.
Interested applicants may apply by submitting a written resume, including employment references, educational qualifications, and general salary requirements to the Milford Trumbauersville Area Sewer Authority, Attn: Harold Koenig, Manager, P.O. Box 126, Spinnerstown, PA 18968. Resumes can also be dropped off in our office at 1845 Rosenberger Road, Quakertown, PA, or by email to [email protected].