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Wastewater OampM Technician

Laurel, MD

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General Summary Assists with performing routine and critical work in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plant equipment and facilities on assigned shift(s). Shift work, call back duty and possible mandatory overtime may be required. May perform tasks and shift operations under supervision of other Wastewater O&M Technician II and III. Essential Functions Assists with collecting and analyzing samples of plant processes and receiving waters. Assists with operating and monitoring equipment and processes with potential exposure to chemical, biological, electrical, thermal, noise and radioactive hazards. Operates and maintains equipment in facilities for cleaning, lubrication, for items such as centrifuges, incinerators, belt presses, gravity belt thickeners, augers, mixers, etc. Assists with evaluating the performance of mechanical equipment and conveyance systems; Interprets conformance of test procedures to u201cStandard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater. Assists with overhauling specialty valves or swaps out valves in the plant. Utilizes drawings, blueprints, plans, and references materials to locate pumping stations, valves, process equipment, electrical substations, chemical storage, feed facilities and underground piping. Climbs into tanks to include 30-foot depths using rigging equipment to lift equipment. Assists with conducting general plumbing repairs such as compression fitting replacement, pipe joining, and cutting for various pipe materials. Makes basic repairs for pneumatic and hydraulic control systems on valves and process equipment. Uses TEAMS/CMMS to create record data from parameters gathered, work orders and other administrative tasks such as accessing backlog, adding material to work orders, and finding parts in WSSC warehouses. Operates WSSC motor vehicles and other specialized equipment such as forklift and tractor, as required. Assists with inspecting motors for heat, noise and vibration and performs motor lubrication and cleaning. Calibrates UV sensors, isolates UV reactors, and changes UV lamps and quartz sleeves. Conducts proper operation of wastewater solids handling processes. Other Functions May shovel and plow snow. Operates and maintains remote facilities. Enters and performs O&M tasks in confined spaces. Performs major housekeeping. Responsible for keeping supervisors informed relative to facility status. Performs other related duties as required. Work Environment And Physical Demands This position requires walking stairs May be required to lift up to 25lbs with or without reasonable accommodation. Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities Skill in performing routine mathematical calculations and chemical analyses. Ability to differentiate between normal and abnormal conditions of equipment and processes. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Knowledge of basic mathematics skills which include arithmetic functions, area calculations and estimation. Knowledge of state regulations and basic wastewater regulations related to SSOs, overflows and discharge permits. Skill in hand tools and power tools use. Ability to maintain clear written records of activities and effectively communicate information verbally. Ability to climb ladders, work in confined spaces, and work in elevated locations. Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, and effectively utilize appropriate safety equipment and procedures. Ability to demonstrate normal color perception, hear audible alarms and detect abnormal equipment sounds. Ability to visually inspect equipment and processes at anytime of the day or night (contact lenses not permitted on the job). Ability and willingness to learn processes and associated sciences (math, chemistry, biology). Ability to work independently and as a part of a team. Basic computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and entering plant process data into computer software. Minimum Education, Experience Requirements High School diploma or equivalent. Additional Requirements Possession of a valid driveru2019s license with no more than 4 points and the ability to obtain a WSSC driveru2019s permit. Obtain MDE State Temporary Certification for the WW5A. Candidate is expected to obtain full certification for the facility within 3 years, and maintain full certification thereafter, or may be demoted or released. Obtain Incinerator Operator License within 1 year of employment (if required by Group Leader). Obtain Fork Lift Operatoru2019s Certification within 1 year of employment (if required by Group Leader). Employees are considered essential personnel and therefore must report to work as scheduled under all weather conditions. This is a 24-hour operation, must be able to work off shifts. Preferences General knowledge of wastewater treatment processes theory and practical application, which include preliminary treatment, primary treatment, secondary treatment, biological treatment, tertiary treatment, disinfection process, and chemical addition. Knowledge of the function and servicing of mechanical equipment. Knowledge and understanding of drawings, scheu00acmatics, specifications, and reference materials. Salary $19.37 - $25.08

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