Performs a variety of skilled work pertaining but not limited to operating and inspecting of a variety of primary, secondary and tertiary plant equipment, plant sampling and any other duties related to continuous operation of a wastewater treatment plant. May be required to assist and or lead with maintenance repair and routine preventive maintenance of plant equipment.
This is the journey-level class in the Wastewater Plant Operations series. Incumbents in this classification are distinguished by being the first class that has the experience and level of certification to be in a lead position in any given area of the facility. In the lead position they have the responsibility for performing the more complex and difficult operation, maintenance, repair, and related service activities for the wastewater treatment facility while leading a group or individually. They are also responsible for making recommendations for process changes throughout the facility.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
The WRD Wastewater Treatment Operator will take direction from the WRD Wastewater Plant Operations Specialist, but ultimately reports to the WRD Wastewater Plant Operations Supervisor. The incumbent does not normally supervise any staff, but may be the lead operator on shift and be required to give direction when necessary.
Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or equivalent and three (3) years of full-time experience in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility.
Working Conditions: Work day, evening, night, weekend, holiday shifts and standby. Work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations. Work with potential exposure to hazardous chemicals and substances found in the wastewater treatment process. Work out of doors in all weather conditions.
Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of appointment. Must possess a valid Nevada Water Environment Association (NWEA) Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade III Certificate, or candidate must possess a valid Plant Operator Grade III Certificate, or equivalent, within another state. If a non-NWEA certification is held the candidate, within one year of hire, must obtain, either through reciprocity or test, a NWEA Plant Operator Grade III Certificate.
Some positions may require confined space entry certification.
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.
Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.
About Clark County Water Reclamation District
Since 1956, the Clark County Water Reclamation District (formerly the Clark County Sanitation District) has been collecting, treating and reclaiming wastewater in the unincorporated areas of Clark County. Each day, at our facilities throughout Southern Nevada, we treat and reclaim more than 100 million gallons of wastewater to levels near drinking water quality, and return it to the environment or send it to reuse locations throughout the community. The Clark County Water Reclamation District employs approximately 300 employees.