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Municipal Wastewater Plant Operator

Company: Brazos River Authority
Location: Clute
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:


Municipal Wastewater Plant Operator

Municipal Wastewater Plant - Clute, TX

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The purpose of this position is to safely operate and maintain wastewater treatment plants; ensure compliance with permits; regulate process controls; and maintain plant efficiency. This is accomplished by collecting samples; performing analysis on water/wastewater samples for process monitoring and reportable analysis; monitoring the operation of the plant; adjusting plant valves, flows, and return rates; adjusting chemical dosages as needed; running various analytical tests; calibrating and maintaining lab and equipment; operating the sludge press and conventional areas of the plant; entering data from lab analysis; and possibly conducting local laboratory testing. Other responsibilities include performing general and preventative plant maintenance; ensuring discharged water is good quality; ordering supplies and chemicals for treatment; properly maintaining buildings and grounds; maintaining and repairing mechanical equipment; and any other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of methods, practices, and equipment used in all sections of wastewater treatment systems including activated sludge wastewater process, solids treatment, and energy recovery; materials, methods, and techniques used in construction, maintenance, and electrical repairs; vehicle maintenance and repair; and welding and pipe fitting; methods, practices, and equipment used in a wastewater laboratory; state and federal regulations regarding wastewater treatment; and basic knowledge of chemistry; and safety procedures and first aid training.

REQUIRED EDUCATION & ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:. High school graduation, or its equivalent, and five years of experience in wastewater treatment system operations; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

POSTING DATE: January 21, 2022. Open until filled.

WORK SCHEDULE: This position will require some rotating 24-hour on-call duty for emergency calls.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Current Texas driver's license and a good driving record are required as this position will be required to travel as needed to other locations. A company vehicle will be available for such travel. A valid Class "D" Wastewater License is required for this position, higher certification preferred.

SALARY: $19.41 to $24.75 per hour (depending on qualifications). This is a non-exempt position.

BRAZOS RIVER AUTHORITY, EOE: The BRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1929 and exists to develop, manage and protect the water resources of the Brazos River Basin. Today, BRA's staff develops and distributes water supplies, provides water and wastewater treatment, monitors water quality, and pursues water conservation through public education programs. The BRA is looking for dedicated individuals who are team and customer-focused, perform their jobs ethically and with integrity, are adaptable and embrace diversity, seek innovative and creative ways to conduct business, have a desire to grow with a great organization, and are committed to the mission and goals of the BRA.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All applicants, including current employees, must submit an on-line Application for Employment Form to the BRA by way of the Brazos River Authority Web site at www.brazos.org/Careers.

Keywords: Brazos River Authority, Houston , Municipal Wastewater Plant Operator, Other , Clute, Texas

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