SEWAGE PLANT OPERATOR
Under direction operates, adjusts, and regulates sewage plant
pumps, valves, and other equipment, takes periodic readings of
relevant gauges, and may conduct routine standardized tests on
sewage samples; does related work as required.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not
perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Operates, adjusts, and regulates chemical feed machines, sludge
digestion pumps, flowmeters, valves, and other equipment.
Checks and adjusts the flow and levels in varied tanks and sludge
Takes periodic readings of relevant gauges and records these
Opens and closes appropriate valves.
Maintains proper liquid levels in pressure accumulators.
Reads and checks gas meters and regulates gas cocks.
Operates, adjusts, and regulates chlorinators.
Operates sewage plant incinerator.
May perform routine tests on samples taken from portion of
sewage passing through the plant.
Maintains the working area in a clean/sanitary condition.
Packs pumps and maintains proper flow in sedimentation tanks.
Periodically inspects plant and equipment for malfunctions and
needed repairs, performs minor repairs, and lubricates machines
May maintain and prepare all equipment and paraphernalia
necessary for performance of tests to sewage samples.
Keeps records and files.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
One (1) year of experience in operating, adjusting, regulating,
repairing, and maintaining pumps, valves, electric motors, and
other electrical and mechanical equipment of the type used in
a sewage treatment plant.
Appointees may be required to possess a current and valid
Public Wastewater Systems Operator License and/or a Public Water
Treatment System Operator License of the appropriate class issued
by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid
in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than
employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties
of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of procedures used in operating, adjusting, and
regulating sewage plant pumps, valves, and other equipment.
Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written
Ability to determine whether equipment is working properly.
Ability to understand significance of various gauges.
Ability to maintain records and files.
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office,
or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in
English sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American
Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable
forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job after
reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.
If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause
the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.