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The City of Grand Island, Nebraska, is looking for a qualified candidate to fill their Wastewater Plant Chief Operator position. This position performs skilled and specialized tasks in the operation and maintenance of Grand Island’s Wastewater Treatment Plant; assist in process control work; lead wastewater treatment plant operators and perform a variety of other duties and responsibilities involved in providing Wastewater Treatment Plant services for the City of Grand Island.
Display a willingness to assume and visibly demonstrate mentoring and coaching, role modeling and leadership to staff members by recognizing and developing talent.
Display honest, trustworthy, and ethical behavior when dealing with internal and external customers.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Regular attendance that is punctual and dependable is required.
Evaluate process parameters and make suggestion to optimize the operation of the plant.
Troubleshoot process problems and provide recommendations for problem solving.
Provide or assist with wastewater treatment plant operations and training to the maintenance personnel; work with trainees to correct deficiencies; provide guidance throughout the performance of all duties.
Report plant problems to upper level supervisory or management staff; consult with supervisor to convey the needs of the treatment plant.
Conduct regular inspections of the treatment plant and processes; perform readings of equipment and chemical levels.
Collect wastewater samples; perform laboratory tests on wastewater samples; determine wastewater quality and wastewater characterization and adjust accordingly after reviewing with the supervisor.
Become certified on all laboratory procedures
Maintain various records; clean and maintain laboratory equipment, plant facilities and grounds; implement work orders in a timely manner; notify plant maintenance staff of problems requiring their attention.
Maintain a log of wastewater treatment plant operations, laboratory results and equipment.
Assist Wastewater Plant Operations Engineer to update the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for wastewater treatment plant operations.
Collect influent and effluent samples and perform process control tests; record influent and effluent flows; monitor flow charts and gauges; adjust and maintain flows as needed for proper treatment.
Maintain computerized databases of information regarding wastewater treatment plant operations and process control; input data needed for reports; produce various reports as requested.
Basic understanding of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems.
Monitor pumps, blowers, and digesters; monitor and control UV disinfection; monitor readings on all plant equipment.
Compute daily averages on chemical and flow levels and laboratory results; submit averages to supervisory staff.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Four years of experience equivalent to that of a Wastewater Plant Operator holding a Class IV Wastewater Operator's certificate in the City of Grand Island.
A degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in the following disciplines can be used to reduce the years of experience: Environmental Science/Engineering, Biology, Chemistry or related field. An associate degree can reduce the years of experience requirement by one year and a baccalaureate degree can reduce the years of experience by two years.
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by additional specialized training in wastewater treatment or a related field.
License or Certification:
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class IV Nebraska Wastewater Operator's certificate within 6 months of hire.
For more information and to apply, visit www.grand-island.com/jobs. Position will remain open until filled. Candidates are subject to a background check and post-offer/pre-hire physical and drug screen. EO/AAE/M/F/D/V/G
Internal Number: 0660-0117
About City of Grand Island
The City Of Grand Island is a municipality in Grand Island, Nebraska. With a workforce of more than 500 employees, the City offers an extensive level of programs and services to the community. The City supports over 50,000 residents with services including; Law Enforcement, Fire, Utilities, Public Works, Emergency Management, Parks and Recreation, Library, Building, Regional Planning and Administration.
The City offers a number of career opportunities for a wide variety of professional, trade, administrative, managerial and other employment occupations. To learn more about the City Of Grand Island and career opportunities, please visit www.grand-island.com.
is to enhance the quality of life in the Grand Island community, to recognize the vitality and diversity of our neighborhoods, and to promote development by providing effective and responsive services through vision, respect and courtesy.