American States Utility Services Treatment Plant Operator II (8MA.23) in JOINT BASE CAPE COD, Massachusetts
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Treatment Plant Operator II (8MA.23)
Location JOINT BASE CAPE COD, MA (BSUS)
Job Code 8MA.23
Pay range $51,864 / $67,437 / $83,015
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Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, American States Utility Services, Inc. contracts with the federal government to provide water and wastewater services that include operating, maintaining, renewing, replacing, and constructing new systems on military installations throughout the United States. The installations where we presently operate are home to nearly 350,000 military and civilian personnel and families.
We proudly deliver these vital services to military installations in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas (including southeastern New Mexico), Virginia, Florida, Kansas, and Massachusetts.
Serving those who serve®
United States Veterans, Reservists, National Guard Members, and Military Spouses encouraged to apply.
The Treatment Plant Operator II performs the full range of duties as assigned. Employees at this level receive only receive occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Performs assigned treatment plant rounds; inspects, monitors, troubleshoots, performance tests and documents plant processes by reading plant equipment gauges, dials, graphs, online analyzers, computer screens, meters, SCADA systems and other instrumentation
Operates and adjusts treatment plant pumps, motors, feeders and other equipment to maintain appropriate plant operations
Maintains, compiles, and updates plant operations logs and reports; performs and records mathematical calculations related to plant operational activities
Mixes and adds treatment chemicals; installs and replaces chlorine cylinder tanks; ensures adequate chemical application according to regulations and guidelines
Installs, maintains, repairs, modifies, troubleshoots, and services plant operations machinery and equipment including pumps, valves, motors, meters, tanks, reservoirs, feeders, and online analyzers; changes lubrications
Collects and documents liquid and solid samples and performs a variety of routine water quality laboratory tests; works closely with the laboratory on testing processes; monitors laboratory results; collects water samples as required by regulatory agencies
Performs general plant facility maintenance such as cleaning, painting and repairing plant facilities; performs various grounds maintenance duties as required
Operates a variety of heavy equipment including backhoes, loaders, scrapers, forklifts, dump trucks, truck-mounted sludge/compost mixers, and tractor trailer combinations; assists in unloading chemicals as necessary
Complies with all OSHA and ASUS safety standards and practices as they pertain to equipment, facility operations and chemical handling
Coordinates construction, maintenance, material selection, and repair activities with maintenance, laboratory, contractors, vendors and other staff
As assigned, participates in a variety of special projects such as construction of piping, electrical, and structural systems related to assigned work area
Participates in the development of goals and procedures for water or wastewater treatment activities; gathers and analyzes data; develops a variety of reports
Works with a variety of vendors, outside contractors and the general public on water or wastewater activities; answers questions and resolves conflicts
Performs related duties as required
May require after hour work due to 24-hour operation
Available for emergency response, 24-hours/day, seven days/week
Performs other duties as assigned
The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills or competencies associated with this job.
High school diploma or equivalent
Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License issued by the state where employed
Must take and pass Federal OSHA, US Army Corps of Engineers, and/or State Mandated Safety training, with annual refresher courses, as required by the associated regulations for this position. Such training will be provided by the Company and compliance is mandatory
M us t p o sses s Water or Wastewater Treatment L i c ense s re q ui r e d f or op era t i on of t h e s y s t em s or ha ve t h e a b ili ty to obt ai n suc h cer t ifica t i on f or s y s t em s working on wi t hi n 6 m o n t h s.
Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include standing for extended periods of time, lifting heavy loads, kneeling, crawling, and climbing
Ability to understand basic math and chemistry and apply knowledge to water/wastewater treatment process
Must possess knowledge and comprehension of safety practices for general construction and handling of all materials used in water and wastewater system operations, to include liquid and gaseous chemicals, as well as hazardous solids, confined space entry, competent excavation, electrical safety, etc., while being under close supervision. Application of such practices is mandatory
Ascertains general knowledge of water system operations, control settings, and plant operations
Communication skills including demonstrated fluency with reading, writing, and speaking the English language
Use and operate self-contained breathing apparatus and/or respiratory equipment
Two (2) years as a Treatment Plant Operator I or two (2) years of water or wastewater treatment experience
Intermediate math skills
Knowledge of hydraulics, chemistry and biology
Knowledge of basic plumbing skills
Recognize unusual, inefficient or dangerous operating conditions
Principles and practices of water or wastewater treatment plant operations
Operating principles of plant equipment such as valves, pumps and motors
Methods and techniques of maintaining, repairing and troubleshooting water or wastewater plant equipment and processes
Pertinent federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to water or wastewater treatment
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS MAY INCLUDE:
Working in confined space
Working in areas exposed to noise and chemicals. Work requires the use of appropriate PPE (e.g. hearing and chemical protection devices)
Working in extreme weather conditions
Lifting and carrying loads up to 50 lbs.
Performing work up to limits of elevated water storage tan
Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, handling, grasping, fine dexterity, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, vision including color determination, hearing, foot & hand controls
Our Company supports our employees with rich benefit programs and resources to help them thrive today and prepare for tomorrow. Benefit options include medical, dental, and vision plans with the Company currently paying 85% of the monthly premium for employees and their eligible dependents. We also offer paid vacation and sick time and twelve Company paid holidays per year. To help our employees plan for the future, we offer both a 401(k) retirement plan as well as a Defined Contribution Profit Sharing retirement plan. Additional benefits include life, AD&D, and LTD insurance as well as health savings account and flexible spending plans.
The compensation range provided is in compliance with state specific laws. Multiple factors are used to determine the actual starting rate of pay for all of our positions, including specific skills, years of experience, education, certification(s), and other job related factors.
The responsibilities of this position will involve access to information that may be considered confidential, private and sensitive. Therefore, the individual filling this position will be required to both allow and pass a background check.
NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform the essential functions.