Wastewater Operator Trainee

Company/Organization: West Hanover Township Water and Sewer Authority

Job Position/Title: Wastewater Operator Trainee

Location: 7901 Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg PA 17112

Pay range scale: $22.14-$24.54

Job Description:
Wastewater Operator Trainee Requirements West Hanover Township Water and Sewer Authority 7901 Jonestown Rd Harrisburg Pa, 17112 717-540-0124 operations@whtsa.com
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION Under immediate supervision of Wastewater Operator.
Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and operation of the Township’s sanitary sewer system and wastewater treatment plant.
Description of the Position This is the entry level class in the Wastewater Operator series. This class is distinguished from the Wastewater Operator by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters related to established procedures and guidelines as are positions allocated to the Operator level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no direct related work experience. Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. This position does include on-call, weekend, and holiday work.
Compensation: $22.14 to $24.54 / hour dependent on experience, Medical, Dental, Vision, Municipal Retirement Plan, Paid Vacation Time and Holidays.
Wastewater Operator Trainee Requirements QUALIFICATIONS The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Knowledge of:
Basic principles and practices of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic system.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Motor vehicle, generators, pumps, gauges, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices, phone, calculator, and a variety of lab equipment.
Operation and routine maintenance of wastewater treatment equipment and sanitary sewers.
Wastewater sampling and routine process control tests.
Mechanical, electrical and hydraulic principles related to the operation of wastewater treatment equipment.
Education and Experience Guidelines Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Ability to:
Perform wastewater treatment plant and sewer system maintenance duties.
Operate trucks and related equipment efficiently and safely.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Recognize inefficient, unusual or dangerous operating conditions.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Perform basic mathematical calculations and conversions.
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
No experience is required. Municipal utility maintenance experience is desirable. Wastewater Operator Trainee Requirements
License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid Class C driver’s license.
Must become a PADEP Licensed Wastewater Operator within 12 months of beginning employment.

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