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MD Class 5A Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator

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Fort Meade, MD

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Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 7,200u00a0dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46u00a0states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water andu00a0additionalu00a0career opportunities, visit . Position Summary:u00a0 Independently operates, maintains, repairs and inspects wastewater treatment plant and collection system (lift stations, holding tanks, grease traps, etc). Includes the collection of wastewater samples per state regulations, performing process control laboratory testing, recording data and preparing regulatory reports, adjusting chemical feed rates, and other similar duties. Performs general cleaning of grounds and buildings. Ensures plant safety and sanitary requirements. Key Accountabilities: Operates wastewater system (conventional treatment plant, spray irrigation system, lift stations, holding tanks, grease traps, etc) to provide compliance with applicable state and federal regulations. Collects and analyzes samples required for compliance and process control. Conducts proper operations of wastewater solids handling. Performs maintenance of the wastewater systems. Perform assigned general housekeeping duties. Maintains and calibrates hand-held and on-line monitoring equipment and treatment equipment as required. Follows Companyu2019s Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies, and report unsafe conditions. Takes and records system operation readings according to prescribed schedules. Maintains daily logs, records plant operating data as required in logs and operations software Effective, timely, and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and customers. Assist in repairs of treatment plant equipment, and water and sewer main and service repairs with other project staff Performs other related functions assigned or as they become apparent or as management assigns. Knowledge/Skills: Able to read gauges and meters. Prepare and maintain accurate paperwork such as records, logs, orders, surveys and routine reports as directed. Able to perform accurate mathematical calculations related to this position. Perform standardized water process control, monitoring, and compliance sampling and testing. Past working knowledge using mechanical skills, for making minor repairs to process equipment, piping, motors, etc. Hands-on experience in light duty electrical power systems (240 V/ single and three phase) and instrumentation calibration and use. Some computer skills; MS Word, MS Excel and SCADA systems. Collect wastewater samples for analysis by state lab Knowledge of the techniques, equipment and materials used in the mechanical maintenance and repair of related equipment and systems. Possesses a thorough knowledge of activated sludge treatment for domestic waste. Specifically but not limited to knowledge of methods and precautions in storing and handling chlorine and other industrial chemicals. Knowledge of health and safety regulations. Education/Experience: Must possess a high school diploma or GED Maryland class 5A Wastewater License highly preferred but a combination of experience and lower license could be considered. Additional trade specific courses preferred. Three years in operation of activated sludge plants Three years experience in working in sewage collection systems Certifications & Licenses: Three years in operation of activated sludge plants Three years experience in working in sewage collection systems Work Environment: Employee may be required to work indoor or outdoor work during seasonal heat and cold or other adverse weather conditions.u00a0 Must be physically able to complete necessary tasks while wearing an approved respirator as required, as some required work may have potential for exposure to harmful contaminants, environments, noise, etc. Must be able to lift 75 pounds, unassisted There will be some weekend, holiday and overtime work as needed, including on-call assignments Employee may be required to work indoor or outdoor work during seasonal heat and cold or other adverse weather conditions.u00a0 Must be physically able to complete necessary tasks while wearing an approved respirator as required, as some required work may have potential for exposure to harmful contaminants, environments, noise, etc. Must be able to lift 75 pounds, unassisted There will be some weekend, holiday and overtime work as needed, including on-call assignments Travel Requirements: Less than 5 %

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