OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST II- 40001828

Date: Jan 11, 2023

Location: Durham, NC, US

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

DEPARTMENT:       

 

County Engineering

DATE POSTED:         

   

JANUARY 11, 2023

CLOSING DATE:           

 

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

SALARY MIN:  

 

$42,909.00

SALARY MAX:  

 

$77,237.00

POSITION NUMBER:        

    

40001828

JOB TYPE:

Full-Time

 

**THIS POSITION QUALIFIES FOR A $6,000 SIGN ON BONUS**.

***THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO CLOSE AT ANYTIME.***

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Performs routine and technical work in the operation of sewage treatment at the County owned Triangle Wastewater Treatment Plant, including but not limited to: SCADA monitoring, predictive maintenance, process control work, and maintaining operational logs.  Reports to a Utility Supervisor.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Monitors wastewater treatment plant operations through direct observation, and through SCADA system;
  • Adjusts valves, gates, and pumps either manually or by remote control to regulate flow;
  • Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements;
  • Starts, adjusts speed, and stops pumps, brush aerators, mixers, to control flow and to maximize treatment efficiency through screening, grit removal, anaerobic treatment, anoxic treatment, aerobic treatment, chemical polishing, filtering and disinfection processes;
  • Maintains accurate log of operations and records meter and gauge readings, as scheduled;
  • Completes minor predictive and preventative maintenance work on all plant equipment;
  • Completes laboratory process control testing;
  • Collects sewage samples;
  • Maintains log of operations and records meter and gauge readings; and
  • Performs related tasks as required.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • General knowledge of the principles, procedures, and techniques used in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities
  • General knowledge of chemical, physical, and bacteriological analyses of wastewater
  • General knowledge of the operation and maintenance of the equipment used in wastewater treatment
  • General knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations related to wastewater treatment and laboratory analyses
  • Skill in planning, organizing and prioritizing work; skill in the use of a computer
  • Skill in oral and written communication and the ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of high school and two years of experience in municipal or industrial wastewater treatment, laboratory operations, wastewater system inspection, or related experience. 

 

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Must possess a NC Biological Wastewater Grade III Certification and a valid North Carolina driver's license with a three-year acceptable driving record for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.  Must have the ability to lift 50 pounds.

 

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


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