Head Operator

CME Operations LP (CME) provides Water and Wastewater System Management, Operation and Maintenance for various clients. A client of CME’s, West Elizabeth Sanitary Authority (WESA), is seeking a full-time Head Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator to run their system. This position will work directly for a local authority and will interact with CME personnel to operate, manage and maintain the wastewater system.
The Head Operator will be responsible for the safe and efficient, operation, management and maintenance of an advanced wastewater treatment facility of multi-million dollar value. The Head Operator will use their own judgement in planning methods and procedures and in dealing with emergency conditions.
Job duties:
• Maintains plant effluent concentrations within State and Federal discharge permit limits to safeguard public health
• Takes plant readings and checks equipment to verify proper operating conditions
• Troubleshoot all plant equipment failures and acts accordingly
• Monitors plant flow to make necessary adjustments to plant processes during high flow conditions
• Monitors and adjusts chemical feed systems
• Monitors plant processes and equipment alarm system
• Adjusts manual controls or overrides automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges, switch to backup equipment or systems or to shut down equipment
• Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for maintenance, repair or lubrication
• Schedules preventative and corrective maintenance
• Conducts daily laboratory testing necessary for adjustment to plant processes
• Records operation and maintenance action taken during shift
• Develop and complete reports related to the operation of the facility
• Other duties may be assigned
• PA DEP Wastewater License (Class: B, E Subclass: 1,4. Subclass 5 would be a nice addition but not required.)
• Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices used and equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant
• Comprehensive knowledge of chemicals used in wastewater treatment and safety precautions pertaining to their usage
• Comprehensive knowledge of sludge handling, treatment and disposal
• Comprehensive knowledge of treatment of plant safety
• Thorough knowledge of operation of digital control systems
• High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is required (Bachelor’s degree in Environmental studies, Biology, or a related field is a plus)
• Must have experience in basic computer use including the use of work processing, spreadsheet, and email software
• Must have a valid driver's license.
• Great team player who interacts effectively with co-workers and subcontractors
• Must be accountable and self-driven to learn, and to continuously develop and improve skills through both formalized and on-the-job training
• Must be detail-oriented and possess good time management skills
• Must be willing to comply with all Authority policies and regulatory requirements
• Willingness to work overtime, weekends and holidays as appropriate
This position offers competitive wages and an exemplary benefits package which includes pension, healthcare, vision, dental, paid time off and holidays.

Work Location: West Elizabeth Sanitary Authority
125 1st St.,
West Elizabeth, PA 15088

Human Resources Department
CME Management LLC
975 Georges Station Road, Suite 100
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone 724-672-4822
Fax 724-672-4801
Contact email:
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