Principal Plant Operator

County of Chesterfield   Chesterfield, VA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on January 5, 2022
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Principal Plant Operator

Utilities Department
Hiring Range: $45,833 - $78,267
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. January 16, 2022

Chesterfield County Utilities Department is currently seeking a Principal Plant Operator focusing on plant operations at one of Chesterfield County's wastewater treatment plants.

We are currently hiring a night shift position for the Falling Creek WWTP. The shift is from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., on a continuous three days on and three days off schedule. This is a static shift, which does not rotate.

The Principal Plant Operator will perform all operational aspects required to maintain compliance with federal, state and local regulations governing wastewater treatment. This requires observations and/or adjustments of physical, chemical, and biological treatment processes at a wastewater treatment plant. This includes but is not limited to the following: Operate process equipment and systems associated with wastewater treatment. Monitor the SCADA system. Observe and record process trends related to equipment operation and plant performance on daily log sheets. Monitor and adjust process control instrumentation. Inventory chemicals and inspect chemical dosing pumps and storage tanks. Ensure proper operation of samplers, collect process monitoring samples and perform field analytical tests. Transfer sludge by manually turning valves in correct sequence with operation of pumping equipment. Perform preventive maintenance. Work outdoors in the elements. Perform other work as required. This position is part of an approved Career Development Plan (CDP) and offers career progression opportunities and salary incentives, as funding permits, based on performance, qualifications, and experience.

Successful candidate will possess a High school diploma or GED; three years of experience in water/wastewater plant operations; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Possession of Commonwealth of Virginia Class I Wastewater Operator's License required. Candidate must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at date of hire. Candidate must be able to perform manual labor in the elements. Ability to use ladders, lift up to fifty (50) pounds, and stand or walk for 30 minutes at a time.

Current valid driver's license and good driving record required. Based on the Virginia DMV point system, record must not reflect a total of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four months preceding the anticipated hire date, or one major violation of six demerit points within the preceding thirty-six months. Out of state driving records must be obtained by applicant and presented at time of interview. Records must reflect at least three years of history and be dated within thirty days of interview date.

Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.

Chesterfield County application is required and must be submitted online by deadline.

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