This job classification has been designated as a safety sensitive job classification in accordance with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S., § 427.1 et seq., (OSCN 2019), effective August 29, 2019. This means employees in this job classification can be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination if they test positive for marijuana components or metabolites, even if they possess a medical marijuana license.
Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Any experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Licenses and Certifications: Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record. Wastewater Operator Certification, Class D from Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment.
Knowledge: Tools, equipment, and materials used in wastewater treatment. Occupational hazards and safety rules and regulations. Traffic control regulations and procedures.
Skills: Operation of standard equipment used in wastewater treatment. Interpersonal skills necessary to be courteous of fellow employees and citizens while performing duties.
Essential Functions: Maintains plant grounds. Paints structures and equipment. Performs clarifier weir cleaning. Relieves plant operator when necessary. Inspects equipment for safety hazards before use. Performs preventive maintenance on equipment as needed. Inspects defective equipment to determine cause or malfunction and possibility of repair. Works in a safe manner. Keeps work area clean and safe. Follows safety rules and uses safe work practices. Uses safety equipment as required. Performs other related duties as required.
Mental and Physical Abilities: Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail. Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy (25-50 lb.) and heavy (50-75 lb.) supplies, materials, and debris frequently. Work requires continued walking, stooping, standing, and some climbing. Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.
Working Conditions: Frequent exposure of up to 80% of work time to dirt, dust, extremes of temperatures, noise, and noxious fumes and odors. Exposure to hazards associated with equipment, machinery, and moving vehicles on roadways. On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies.
Additional Information: Selected applicant must pass background investigation, physical examination, and drug screen.