City of Idaho Falls, ID.
Overall Job Objective General Purpose The City of Idaho Falls is accepting applications for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Truck Driver. This position performs a variety of working level, skilled duties related to the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment equipment. Works under the general supervision of the Chief Treatment Plant Operator or Wastewater Treatment Plant Foreman. Essential Functions Monitors digester and lagoon sludge levels; operates tandem-axle liquid sludge truck in transportation of sludge to agricultural property in accordance with State and Federal guidelines; performs general maintenance and upkeep of trucks, dredge and other equipment as needed; operates sludge dredge to move sludge to various processing stages; performs daily vehicle safety inspections as required. Assists solids handler; monitors primary digesters, boilers, recirculation pumps, heat exchangers; ensures proper temperatures and continuous feed operations; spin tests; conducts readings of various meters, feed controls, screen pressures; updates data sheets; prevents malfunctions. Assists with gathering laboratory samples from various stages of the treatment process. Performs and assists with maintenance and repair of plant equipment; when required, implements emergency repairs and procedures. May assist in pre-treatment program; may conduct inspections of local establishments to verify compliance with waste management regulations, oil and grease disposal, etc. Performs related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications 1. Education and Experience: A. Graduation from high school; plus, completion and passing designated Wastewater Treatment Operator, Class I test; AND B. One (1) year of experience in Treatment Plant operations as outlined in Idaho Administrative Code; OR C. An equivalent combination of education and experience. 2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of safety regulations associated with plant operations; Treatment Plant equipment and machinery, along with their operation, maintenance, and repair; plant processes; plant policies and procedures; Ordinances, Laws, and Regulations governing wastewater treatment and discharge; MSDS guidelines. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to operate a variety of types of hand and power tools related to the maintenance of plant facilities and equipment; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to develop working relationships with Supervisors and co-workers; tolerate weather extremes in the work environment. 3. Special Qualifications: Must possess a valid Idaho Commercial Driver's License, Class B, with tanker endorsement.Must be a certified Wastewater Treatment Operator, Class I.Must complete 0.6 Continuing Education Units in Wastewater annually.Residency Requirement: Shall be expected, within six months of hire, to establish residence within a 45-minute notification to respond zone from the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Work Environment Incumbent of the position may experience daily exposure to hazardous conditions such as working on high ladders and in manholes; daily potential for hazardous exposure to methane, hydrogen sulfide, chlorine gases, sodium bisulfite, acids and other chemicals; daily potential for hazardous exposure to oxygen deficient atmosphere; daily exposure to seasonal changes and weather extremes; daily potential for hazardous exposure to electrical shock, industrial wastes and raw sewage (containing pathogens such as typhoid, paratyphoid, dysentery, polio, tetanus, etc.); daily exposure to moving parts and equipment such as pumps, motors, heavy equipment, etc.; daily exposure to stressful environmental conditions such as dust, fumes, dampness, cold, heat and noise.
City of Idaho Falls, ID.