The Southwest Cleanwater Plant (SWCWP) is one of two wastewater treatment facilities for the City of Springfield. The SWCWP is capable of continually treating 42.5 million gallons per day of Springfield's wastewater, and 100 million gallons per day for shorter periods. The average daily flow at this time is approximately 35 million gallons per day. The City of Springfield is committed to protecting the water quality of the Ozarks for many generations to come. The SWCWP is an award winning facility for it high quality of treatment it provides. It has received its Platinum 8 NACWA Award for zero NPDES violations for the 13th consecutive year.
The Plant Operator III shall perform specialized skilled work in the operation and routine maintenance of sludge conditioning and thickening equipment, mixed media filtration, cryogenic oxygen generation and ozone generation facilities.
Two years of college or vocational technical training in wastewater technology, chemical or biological sciences or a related area;
Three years experience in an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant, or in a closely related area;
Two years of experience may be substituted for a degree in biology, environmental science, or related field;
Directly related work experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Must possess a Missouri Class "C" Wastewater Operator's Certificate;
Class "B" Wastewater Operator's Certificate is desirable;
Must obtain and maintain a Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements within the following guidelines: Pass written portion of exam within 90 days of employment and skills test portion within the probationary period.
About City of Springfield
The City of Springfield offers challenging employment opportunities for people interested in careers in public service. The City has more than 400 job classifications which offer qualified applicants a variety of opportunities to develop careers in their areas of interest.
The City operates under a merit system which has established guidelines for the use in the selection, compensation and discipline of its employees. The City is fully committed to a policy of hiring without regard to age, sex, color, race, religion, national origin, or disability as prescribed by federal and state laws.
The Human Resources Department is committed to hiring, compensating, and developing the city's workforce to ensure its ability to serve the citizens by strategically partnering with other city departments. We are dedicated to the fair and equitable treatment of all individuals whether citizen, applicant or employee by providing support, advice or guidance in an ethical, courteous and timely manner.