Become a leader within the industry as a Wastewater Treatment Operator for the City of Olathe, located in a suburb of Kansas City. We are recruiting Treatment Operators that are innovative and excited to operate the industry's most advanced treatment processes, and can share our passion for treatment and tenacity for quality to set the standard of excellence. Olathe's two Wastewater Treatment Facilities have earned Peak Performance Awards for excellence from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. The City has also received EPA's National Exemplary Biosolids Management Award for its compost facility.
If you are looking for a rewarding career that puts you in the position of helping the environment in your community come work for the City of Olathe's wastewater industry as a Wastewater Process Operator.
Perform assigned treatment plant rounds to inspect, monitor and document plant operations by reading and interpreting information by the SCADA system, visual observations of tanks and tests, and other instrumentation.
Inspect, monitor and document remote facilities and lift stations; address or report abnormal conditions.
Operate, adjust, and maintain all pumps, valves, motors and other equipment required to maintain appropriate operations; receive and unload chemical deliveries.
Maintain, compile and update plant and remote facilities operation logs and reports; perform and record mathematical calculations related to plant operational activities. Must be able to communicate effectively as well as follow written and oral instructions.
Collect samples; perform a variety of routine wastewater quality laboratory tests for process control and regulatory compliance; complete associated documentation for sample collection and analysis; work closely with the laboratory on testing requirements.
Perform general plant facility maintenance such as cleaning and repairing plant facilities as required.
Ability to work weekends, overtime, regular days off or holidays as assigned or needed and carry on-call phone as required after initial training.
Respond to emergency alarms and calls as required.
Operate assigned equipment and vehicles.
Assist with snow removal as required, including operating snow blower and snow plow.
Accept a responsible role in implementing the safety culture of the department; adhere to safe work practices and procedures; review chemical MSD sheets. Must be able to demonstrate proper use of and use proper safety equipment, including respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and participate in required safety training. Correctly wear personal protective equipment for appropriate situations.
Utilize a variety of software applications such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Word) XLIMs database, and erPortal work order tracking system; learn new software programs as they become introduced.
Ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
Experience: Entry level position requiring strong organizational, analytical, teamwork, communication and mechanical skills. Previous team work experience with responsibilities preferred.
Education: High School diploma/GED required. Wastewater treatment plant operation and or maintenance experience is preferred. Specialized education in mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, mechanics, hydraulics, computer technology, laboratory, or applied science is desirable.
Licenses and Certifications: Possession of or ability to obtain a Wastewater Class I Certification from the State of Kansas within 18 months. Class B CDL with air brake and taker license within 6 months.
Work Schedule: M-F 7am-3:30pm, rotating on-call and weekend shift every 4 to 6 weeks.
Must successfully pass a supplemental background check, pre-employment and drug screen.
Internal Number: 201800169
About City of Olathe, Kansas
At the City of Olathe, Kansas we are "Setting the Standard for Excellence in Public Service" and we have the results and the awards to prove it! Leading public sector customer service results and recognition by Fast Company magazine as a Fast City, and Money magazine as a "best place to live" place Olathe in an elite category for local government. With a population of approximately 136,000 and growing, Olathe is the second largest among the 21 communities in prosperous Johnson County and the fourth largest city in the state. Location: On Interstate 35, 20 miles southwest of downtown Kansas City on the Oregon-California and Santa Fe Trail. City Government: Council-City Manager form of city government with an elected mayor. Olathe is a recognized model for good government. Education: 93% of the population age 25 and over possesses at least a high school degree and 45% of the population age 25 and over possesses a bachelor’s degree or higher.