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Operator I & III

Department:Operations
Updated:1/18/12
Effective:1/1/12
Approved STPUD:NH
Approved LOCAL 39:CS

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Manager of Plant Operations, Chief Plant Operator, or Operations Supervisors, operates designated equipment at the treatment plant on any shift. Requires responsibility for carrying out stated operational procedures, and performing related duties as required to expedite repairs or changes needed.

Job Physical Requirements Analysis

Job Specific Body Movements Occasionally
1/3 of time or less
Frequently
1/3 – 2/3 of time
Continuously
More than 2/3 of time
Sitting20% of day  
Standing25% of day  
Walking 50% of day 
Driving2% of day  
Hearing  100% of day
Speaking 40% of day 
Lifting 1-20 lbs X 
Lifting 20-50 lbs X 
Lifting 50+ lbsX  
Working/reaching above shoulderX  
Working w/arms extended @ shoulder levelX  
Working with body bent over at waistX  
Working in kneeling positionX  
CrawlingX  
Climbing stairs X 
Climbing ladderX  
Major Hand X 
Pulling X 
Pushing X 
Fine ManipulationX  
Typing/KeyboardX  
Writing X 
Simple GraspingX  
FilingX  
Power GripX  
ToolsX  
EquipmentX  
Hand TwistingX  
FoldingX  

Height from Floor of Objects to Be Reached or Worked On:

Object Height
Some valves1-8 feet
Lab counter3 feet

Equipment Used

  1. All related wastewater treatment plant equipment, including filters, pumps, gauges, clarifiers, valves, hoses, computers, lab testing equipment, chemicals, polymers, microscope, scales, generators, electrical motors, blowers.
  2. Vehicles including hydro truck, 6X6 Utility ATV, cars, forklift, Camel trucks, snowblower, utility vehicle, hoists.
  3. All solids handling process equipment including furnaces, sludge pumps, centrifuges, dewatering polymers, chemicals for odor control, drying furnaces, etc.
  4. Hand tools, including wrenches, sockets, allen wrench, etc., and power tools including saws, drills.
  5. Monitoring equipment including ph, chlorine residual, odors, flow turbidimeter, VFD’s and D.O. meters.
  6. Computers, both word processing and data base, computerized telemetry system, SCADA, motor control centers, telephone, pager, two-way radio, facsimile, and copy machines.
  7. Safety equipment including respirators, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, and HAZMAT suit.
  8. Blowers, centrifuges, chlorinators, air compressors, bar screens, diesel engines, water cannons, pressure filters, shovel, level indicators, grit buggies.

Working Conditions

Works in extreme weather conditions (snow, rain, cold, hot), odors, H2S, chemicals ( CL2, sodium hypochlorite, NaOH, polymers, activated carbon), sludge handling, exposure to raw wastewater; must respond to chemical leaks, excessive noise conditions.