Water/Wastewater Operator in Training
Allentown, PA 18106
This position is a three-week rotation working every third weekend.
The OIT performs a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a water/wastewater treatment plant including maintenance of equipment, quality control/testing and day-to-day activities on an assigned shift.
Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of water/ wastewater, sludge, and effluent
Monitors gauges, meters, and control panels
Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings
Operates valves and gates either manually or by remote control
Starts and stops pump, engines, and generators to control and adjust flow and treatment processes
Maintains shift log and records meter and gauge readings
Collects samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analyses
Performs routine maintenance functions and custodial duties
Makes operating decisions in absence of supervisory personnel Performs other duties as required
High school diploma or GED
Certification at a level required by the State in which the project is located
One year of experience in operating water/wastewater treatment plants
Possess a valid driver’s license
Basic familiarity of the principles and practices of water/wastewater treatment plant operations; operating principles of valves, pumps, and motors; principles and methods of bacteriological and chemical sewage analyses; effects and problems of industrial waste in water/wastewater treatment processes; safe work practices
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