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City Of Salida Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator in Salida, Colorado

Job Title:Wastewater Treatment Plant OperatorReports to the Wastewater Plant Manager. Works closely with other staffmembers of the wastewater treatment plant and also assists in other areas ofthe public works organization as needed and will work under the direction ofpublic works supervisors in those instances. Exercises supervision over andmentors traineesand/or D operators. Performs operation of Wastewater Treatment Plantsincluding: Receiving raw wastewater from Salida and Poncha Springs, mixingchemicals, coagulation of suspended matter, edimentation of matter,filtration and disinfection of wastewater by use of ultra violet disinfection.Pulls sludge from digester; adds proper enzymes and chemicals towastewater, monitors and changes ultra violet bulbs and maintenance on UltraViolet Units.The operators work with large totes and barrels containing polymer and must beable to maneuver these items. Maintains equipment, building and grounds in aclean and orderly manner by; cutting and pulling weeds, mowing grass;shoveling snow; and other miscellaneous duties. Changes charts and recordingsheets; inspects motors and pumps, bearing and gear boxes for overheatingand proper lubrication, checks temperature on digester heatexchangers, maintains records and reports on daily plant activity, whichincludes all chemical usage, flow rates, and laboratory analysis andreports it to manager, and or records in computer systems. Assists withreports to the state and laboratory testing.Performs other work as needed or as directed by manager.Requirements of the job:Must be at least 21 years of age; must have drivers license, passbackground check and drug test; High School Graduate or Equivalent. Musthave at least five years experience in treatment plant operations or aColorado Wastewater Certification Class D or higher. Previous experienceworking for a utility a plus.Wages and how often paid:Pay is $26.70 upon experience and/or qualifications; paid bi-monthly.Benefits:Yes. To be discussed with employer.Job Location: Salida, Co.This is a full-time permanent position; 40 hours per week. Days and hoursworked will be determined by employer. Must be able to work nights,shifts, holidays and weekends as assigned. TThis position is open untilfilled. Employer has one position to begin as soon as possible. If you meetthe minimum requirements for this position, please click on "How toApply" to view application information. You must be registered withConnecting Colorado to view the application information (registration isavailable at no cost.) Positions may be filled without notice to theColorado Workforce Center. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.