BGMU has a full-time opening for Wastewater Treatment Plant operations. The position is scheduled to work 40 hours per week (either 2nd or 3rd shift, TBD) with rotating weekends off. This position monitors wastewater treatment processes and performs operational duties necessary for the proper operation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. If the successful candidate does not currently possess certification in wastewater treatment through the state of Kentucky, this individual will be required as a condition of employment to progress toward certified operator status through training and certification testing. Training and testing expenses paid by BGMU, with pay rate increase upon certification. Base pay is commensurate with wastewater certification level attained. Essential functions include:
monitoring gauges, meters and control panels to ensure proper equipment operation
utilizing computer systems to monitor automated plant operating systems, remote facilities, and security systems
performing preventative maintenance on equipment as needed
operating various equipment, including pumps, valves and controls on unit processes
conducting sampling during the treatment process
making adjustments to process upsets, mixing chemicals required in treatment, and performing basic tests
recordkeeping related to testing and maintenance
performing other duties which may be assigned
Skills and Qualifications: This individual must be able to perform duties efficiently and effectively with or without direct supervision. The work requires moderate physical effort to perform manual labor tasks. Work will be performed outside subject to prevailing weather conditions. This individual must be able to operate a front-end loader, dump truck, air packs, and all operations equipment found in a secondary wastewater treatment plant. The work environment involves proximity to untreated wastewater, and requires the individual to follow prescribed safety practices and to use safety equipment such as gloves, hard-toe shoes, respirators, SCBA or air-line supplied respirator, and protective clothing such as tyvek suits. Use of computers with standard office software is required. Competency in basic math is required.
Minimum Requirements: A high school diploma or graduate equivalency. A valid Kentucky driver's license is required. Must have the ability to obtain certification in wastewater treatment through the state of Kentucky.
Preferred Characteristics: Possession of certification by KY Division of Water as a wastewater treatment plant operator (Class I or higher). Experience using backhoe, forklift, and Bobcat.
Additional Salary Information: BGMU offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life, LTD, paid holidays, leave benefits. Pay increases are provided as the individual progresses to certified operator status.
BGMU is a non-profit, municipally owned utility that provides water,
wastewater, electric and fiber optic services to the city of Bowling Green KY. The utility consist of 3 divisions: Water/Wastewater, Electric, and General Services (commercial high speed data services). We are governed by a 5-member Board of Directors, which meets monthly. We employ approximately 170 employees and we provide a ...excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance and participation with Kentucky Retirement Systems.
BGMU provides electricity to more than 48,000 people through more than 20,000 meter connections. The electric system contains more than 300 miles of distribution lines and 13 substations.
The BGMU water system contains over 300 miles of distribution lines and the wastewater system contains over 200 miles of collection lines. BGMU can also provide up to 22.5 million gallons of water per day, and can treat 10.6 million gallons of wastewater per day. Our most recent expansion at the Water Treatment Plant allows BGMU to provide up to 30 million gallons of water per day to a growing Bowling Green and Warren County.
Our General Services division, with two fiber optic loops encircling Bowling Green presently provides fiber optic service to the local businesses.
BGMU proudly plays an important role in the development of our community. We actively plan for the future to meet the needs of a growing community. Our plans ensure that Bowling Green continues to receive high quality electric power and provides safe drinking water and environmentally safe wastewater disposal.