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Wastewater Treatment OIT

Location: WWTP | Blackfoot, ID | WWTP
Work Schedule: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.,
Open Until: February 8, 2018 at 05:00 PM MST
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: 13.45 - 18.56
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Job Description


The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform semi-skilled operations and maintenance duties in the City wastewater treatment facility, including monitoring, operating, and maintaining equipment. Additionally, an employee in this class performs testing and sampling duties, including making equipment adjustments to maintain operational standards, as well as other related duties as required. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Wastewater Plant Supervisor with indirect supervision of the Wastewater Superintendent and the Public Works Director. The principal duties of this position are performed in a treatment plant environment that may include working in adverse weather conditions and hazards involving the use of power tools, heavy equipment and exposure to hazardous and allergenic materials. Due to the on call nature of this position, the working hours vary and may include weekends, evenings and holidays.


  • Monitors control panels, gauges, and meters to detect variations in operating conditions; 
  • Monitors operation of aerator, clarifier, centrifuge, pumping system, injector, digester, lagoon, and related treatment equipment and systems
  • Inspects and maintains sewer lift stations, pumps, collection lines, manholes, equipment, and related facilities of the wastewater collection and treatment system;
  • Performs scheduled and emergency maintenance and repairs on all plant equipment;
  • Performs sampling and testing to monitor plant processes;
  • Operates a variety of hand tools and job-related power equipment;
  • Operates job-related heavy equipment including, but not limited to, dump trucks, sewer cleaning trucks, sludge trucks, spreader trucks, backhoes, and forklifts;
  • Performs general vehicle and building maintenance, custodial, and grounds keeping tasks such as general cleaning and snow removal;
  • Maintains compliance with Federal, State, County, City and other applicable public health environmental and safety standards;
  • Performs laboratory sampling and supervised testing, as needed and instructed;

Specialized Knowledge

Successfully pass the Idaho Wastewater Treatment Operator-In-Training certification within 6 months of date of hire and Idaho Wastewater Collection Operator-In-Training certification within 12 months of date of hire;
Must possess an Idaho driver’s license with Class B CDL, air brake and tanker endorsements within 90 days of date of hire;
An understanding of the methods, equipment, materials, tools, and standard practices for the operation and maintenance of a wastewater collection and treatment facility;
An understanding of laboratory sampling and testing procedures and standards;
Mechanical knowledge of electrical, pump and pipe fitting methods and techniques;
Knowledge of basic math and science principles required to perform routine testing, sampling and reporting;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

EDUCATION - High school diploma or GED equivalency required OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work;

Accurately read and interpret system technical and operational manuals and guidelines;

Accurately read and interpret meters, gauges, control panels, testing and monitoring equipment;

General equipment and tool operation and maintenance practices;

Ability to operate manual and automated valve, pump, and control systems;

Ability to operate heavy equipment and hand tools;

COMPUTER APTITUDE - Operate standard office equipment, including a computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;

Demonstrated ability to prepare written reports and maintain system performance records;

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with supervisors, the public, and other employees;


Ability to conduct oneself appropriately in a professional environment, and to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers both internal and external to the WWTP Department;

Ability to accurately and cooperatively follow written and oral instructions;

TECHNICAL APTITUDE - Ability to learn and interpret test results, make visual inspections, and adjust processes accordingly;

Physical Requirements

Sufficient clarity of speech, hearing, manual dexterity and personal mobility and stamina, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to:

- discern verbal instructions, communicate with other employees and the public, and discern warning or emergency alarms, including vehicle backup warnings;

- comprehend written work instructions and work orders, technical and operational documents and diagrams, and read and record meters and gauges;

- operate a variety of power and hand tools, including specialized meter reading equipment, and to make adjustments to equipment;

- frequently lift and/or move objects up to 75 pounds, and work in an outdoor field environment

Sufficient visual acuity required by this job, with or without reasonable accommodation, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus;

Application Special Instructions

Applications need to be filled out completely, even if you attach a resume. Do not state ‘see resume’ when asked to describe your responsibilities, experience and employment dates. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of information you provide on the application. Your resume will be reviewed for clarification purposes only.

You MUST submit a completed ‘Veteran’s Preference’ form (even if you are not claiming a Veteran’s preference) as well as an ‘Authorization for Release of Personal Information’ form in order for your application to be considered complete.