Facility Operator I
Aqua America has an immediate opening for a FACILITY OPERATOR I in Limerick, PA
Responsible for operation, monitoring and maintenance of all assigned wastewater facilities and systems either owned by the Company's wastewater utility or operated under contract. Provide on-site operation and maintenance of these facilities in order to achieve compliance with PADEP permit requirements. Responsible for understanding and following all regulatory operational and reporting requirements as stipulated by the system's regulatory permits and undertaking efforts to assure facilities are sampled in accordance with all applicable permits and operated in accordance with company standard operating procedures and permits.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Monitor Operations of all wastewater facilities owned by the Company. Conduct testing and analysis required for proper operation and reporting for the facilities. All functions shall be in compliance with regulatory permits. Operate plants in full compliance with regulatory permits.
Responsible for making and implementing recommendations regarding process changes and adjustments at facilities to improve operational performance.
Monitor collection system performance and pump stations. Make recommendations on improvements and upgrades as needed.
Respond to PA-One Call utility mark-out requests as required.
Record on plant logs, spreadsheets and electronically all required test results, measurements, equipment readings and observations as specified and/or required by permits, standard operating procedures and as directed by the Supervisor.
Coordinate the removal of sludge and delivery of all chemicals, fuel, parts and supplies necessary for proper operation of the facilities.
Assist with on call responsibilities during the work week and weekends including answering alarm calls and reporting to the facility as necessary to diagnose and address the cause of the alarms Monday through Sunday. Must be available 24 hours a day to respond to plant and system problems.
Maintain facility records, prints, equipment manufacture manuals as well as all operating data.
Assist management and supervisors in developing and administering applicable safety procedures at facilities, as required.
Capable of monitoring PLC network to review automated operation of all wastewater facilities, monitor alarms and review computer generated data for proper PADEP and DMR reports, assist in the training of new employees in computer automation system.
Position requires good mechanical skills as required in the repair/replacement of all plant equipment, including but not limited to pumps, instruments, chemical feed equipment, etc.
Must be able to make mathematical calculations to determine chemical doses required for flow rates and proper treatment.
Required to meet and follow all Aqua safety requirements dealing with hazardous chemical handling and PPE requirements.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Must be willing to work a special work week, other than Monday – Friday, as required by management.
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL OR REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Must either possess or have the ability to obtain, within 24 months, a State of Pennsylvania Sewage Plant Operator's license, and required subclasses, applicable to the facility or facilities assigned.
Current working knowledge of wastewater treatment systems is desired. Must have the capability to diagnose and correct process problems and upsets both reactively and proactively.
Formal training in wastewater is desired such as U.S. EPA Field Study Training Programs and analysis of treatment data and record keeping.
Use of computers with proficiency in spreadsheets and databases is desirable.
Interested applicants can apply online at: https://aquaamerica.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Aqua_America_Careers