OPERATOR TRAINEE - Water Reclamation Facility

Cobb County Government | Marietta, GA

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Posted Date 3/16/2020

This position requires completion of an entry-level written examination that will be administered on Thursday, April 30th.

Further information regarding the exam, including the time and location will be included on the confirmation screen after you successfully submit your application. This is on a first come first serve basis.

This position requires shift work: 40 hours per week (12-hour shift) including nights, weekends and holidays.

Salary $13.85 - $22.17 per hour Grade Code 8 Position Number 3083047, 3083056, 3083003, 3083054, 3083025 Essential Functions

Operates a water reclamation facility: monitors plant operations and processes; checks system components; identifies any problems and makes necessary adjustments; ensures continuous and effective operation; and maintains compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations, standards and guidelines.

Monitors chemical feeds and distribution, flow rates, and related treatment processes: maintains appropriate chemical levels; adjusts system controls; adds, adjusts and replaces chemicals in the plant’s systems and components; and maintains related documentation.

Reads meters, gauges and dials: records readings, chemical levels, wastewater properties and statistical data; and prepares and maintains a variety of logs, records and reports including flowcharts, production reports, well reports and operation logs.

Under close supervision collects and tests water samples: performs all necessary qualitative and quantitative laboratory tests; performs quality control testing; analyzes test results; determines need for treatment process changes; maintains records of findings and sample characteristics; calibrates test equipment; and cleans and maintains laboratory equipment.

Inspects plant systems, facilities and equipment: performs preventive maintenance and repair on the plant equipment, gauges, meters and related systems; repairs system components; changes filters, and other parts; oils and adjusts power driven pumps; checks and fills storage tanks and feeders; cleans equipment; flushes system; makes minor repairs as needed; maintains related documentation; and reports any problems or need for equipment repair.

Prepares or completes plant records, logs, checklists, and other documents as required by local, state, and federal rules and regulations: records and reports process changes, equipment failures, service requests, work orders, and other details; and forwards, retains, or files, as appropriate.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

FLSA Status Non-Exempt Hours worked per week (include over time) 40 hours (Shift Work) Department Code 500 Department Name Water System Unit Code 5221 Unit Name PLANT OPERATIONS Position Information Position Type Full-time Job Category Water Agency Internal or External External-Open to Public Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED required; supplemented by one year of work experience that shows an ability to maintain steady employment in any field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Completion of an entry-level written examination that will be administered on Thursday, April 30th.

Further information regarding the exam, including the time and location will be included on the confirmation screen after you successfully submit your application.

Preferred Qualifications

Wastewater Operator Class I, II, or III preferred.

License and Certifications

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License. Must pass Georgia State exam for Wastewater Operator Class III and obtain license within one year of assignment to the position.

Physical Abilities

Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).

Sensory Requirements

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors

Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, gases, airborne particles,temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances.

Posting Number 03175 Posting Information


Posting Date 03/13/2020 Closing Date 04/17/2020 Open Until Filled No EEO Statement

Cobb County is an equal opportunity employer.

Cobb County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Employment Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact us if you require accommodation to apply for a position. If you need assistance, please contact us at 770-528-2541

Cobb County Government is a smoke-free environment for all employees.

Cobb County Government is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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