**JOB FUNCTION/ PURPOSE**
The Operator in Training is responsible for learning to operate machinery, pumps and related equipment in water or wastewater treatment facilities.
+ Operates a variety of equipment/machinery including: valves, pumps, motors, belt presses, disinfection equipment, vehicles, etc.
+ Conducts routine testing, monitoring and maintenance of production wells, water/wastewater unit processes and basic laboratory analyses.
+ Performs and documents treatment process and maintenance of treatment facility equipment. Documents plant performance including daily flow, electrical and chemical usage and dosage.
+ Responds to call outs and after hours emergencies to repair treatment equipment, pumps, motors, sensing devices, instrumentation and electrical support.
+ Ensures facilities are clean, neat and secure.
+ Provides customer service functions when necessary.
+ Other duties as assigned.
+ Willing to work all shifts, including: weekends, holidays, evening and 24-hour emergency on call.
**_Education/Experience_** : High School Diploma or GED.
**_Licenses/Certifications_** : Valid Driver's License (CDL preferred). Ability to obtain Water/Wastewater Operator's License within one year. Other licenses may vary according to specific site and assignments.
**_Technical_** : Ability to follow manual & operating instructions; Basic knowledge of water/wastewater facilities and ability to obtain Water/Wastewater Operator's License (Level 1) within one year. Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office applications & internet.
**_Communication_** : Communicates clearly & professionally. Contributes to a positive internal & external customer experience. Willing to help others. Maintains composure in challenging situations.
**_Problem Solving & Quality_** **:** Pays attention to detail. Identifies & solves problems. Escalates issues accordingly. Checks work for quality.
**_Managing For Results_** : Works well with supervision. Takes projects to completion. Follows all company policies & SOPs. Manages multiple tasks.
**_Leadership & Initiative_** : Demonstrates a positive attitude. Acts in accordance with company vision, mission & values. Takes accountability for own performance. Willing to take on additional assignments.
Must be able to: frequently lift 50-60 pounds; load, unload & move large equipment/tools; access confined spaces; continuously walk and climb stairs and ladders.
An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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