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Plant Operator

Company: Chisholm Creek Utility Authority
Location: Wichita
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Chisholm Creek Utility Authority Plant Operator Grade: 1 or 2 Depending on experienceType of position: Full-timeHours: 40 / weekGeneral DescriptionUnder the supervision of the Utility Manager, the Operator I is a non-exempt position under FLSA. This employee assists with the operation and maintenance of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, performs repairs and inspects equipment. This employee performs manual labor and should possess a strong mechanical aptitude.Essential Functions- Operates, inspects and monitors plant equipment and machinery for proper operation at the Wastewater and Water Plants and makes corrections and adjustments as necessary;- Performs maintenance and repairs to machinery;- Adjusts chemical feed levels;- Inspects equipment and reservoirs for damage;- Assists with the maintenance of plant facilities and buildings;- Measures and records water levels, flow rates, pressures and hours of equipment operations;- Takes samples and performs tests to determine water and wastewater quality;- Records results from water and wastewater tests;- Operates equipment including tractors, trucks, mowers, loaders and forklifts;- Performs janitorial work;- Follows policies and procedures;- Follows safety procedures and practices;- On Call when required- Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.education requirements- High school diploma or GEDEXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATION requirements- One year of similar or related experience is required- State of Kansas certification as a Class I or II Water Supply System and/or Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator within one year of hire.- Valid Kansas Driver LicenseWORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL requirements- Some adverse working conditions exist within this position.- Exposure to water- and blood-borne pathogens, hazardous chemicals, machinery, excessive noise, heights, confined areas, and all types of weather conditions is expected.- This employee works in confined spaces, performs daily walking, climbing, reaching, kneeling and stooping tasks and operates departmental equipment on a constant basis. Determined Work Level: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and not greater than 10 pounds of force constantly = Level 3 Medium Work.TECHNICAL SKILLS- A working knowledge of laboratory testing procedures, equipment maintenance, mathematics, computers and chemistry is required.- This employee must be able to operate laboratory equipment, hand tools and other equipment with a high degree of efficiency as well as have the ability to read and interpret laboratory test results and written instructions.- Problem solving is a factor in this position. This employee encounters problems with equipment malfunctions and changes to water quality.- Decision-making is a factor in this position. This employee makes decisions about chemical adjustments and repairs.- Strong communication and technical skills are also required.Job Type: Full-timePay: $15.29 - $26.84 per hourBenefits: Dental insurance Flexible spending account Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Professional development assistance Retirement planSchedule: 8 hour shift Holidays Monday to Friday Weekend availabilityAbility to commute/relocate: Wichita, KS 67219: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Education: High school or equivalent (Required)License/Certification: Driver's License (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Chisholm Creek Utility Authority, Wichita , Plant Operator, Professions , Wichita, Kansas

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