Operator in Training


Roseburg, Oregon

a month ago

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Operator in Training
Roseburg, Oregon

a month ago

Job Description

Title- Operator in Training (Wastewater treatment plant)
Duration- 12 months
Location- Roseburg, OR

Job Description:

As an Operator-in-Training, you’ll join a collaborative team ensuring that our clients can deliver their services – uninterrupted. Based in Roseburg, Oregon, you’ll have the opportunity to perform a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant including maintenance of equipment and quality control testing. You’ll contribute to the success of our program with efficient preventive maintenance and effective solutions to challenges that may arise in municipal facilities. You’ll operate treatment facilities to control flow and processing of water/wastewater, sludge, and effluent, observe variations in operating conditions, and interpret meter and gauge readings. You’ll also collect samples, maintain shift logs, and perform other duties as required. Most importantly, you’ll?take action?to ensure the safety, health and well-being of you and your team. 

Here's What You'll Need:

•    Basic experience in operating water/wastewater treatment plants
•    Basic understanding of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to enter data into a maintenance management system.
•    Valid Oregon driver’s license
•    Highschool diploma or equivalent

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

•    A current or working towards obtaining a first level water/wastewater treatment certification. Obtain license following one year of experience.
•    Basic familiarity of the principles and practices of water/wastewater treatment plant operations, valves, pumps, and motors
•    Safe work practices

Job Duties:
•    Perform daily plant checks to ensure process continuity and equipment function.
•    Engage with potentially hazardous matrices including wastewater and solids.
•    Collect process and permit samples to run analyses and interpret results.
•    Learn advanced laboratory tests such as nutrient analyses.
•    Alter plant processes to adapt treatment to changing conditions.
•    Maintain an accurate log of activities.
•    Make minor repairs to equipment and assist maintenance with major repairs.
•    Carry a 24/7 on-call phone for seven consecutive days in a rotating schedule.
•    Respond to emergency events as necessary. Staff the facility beyond normal hours during ‘high flow’ conditions.
•    Assist in maintaining the facility appearance. Mowing lawns, raking leaves, painting, pressure washing etc.
•    Work outdoors on rough terrain in the summertime making irrigation system repairs.
•    Earn an apprentice herbicide applicator license to help control noxious weeds.
•    Conduct pretreatment inspections of local businesses as required.

Work Schedule
•    Mon – Fri 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
•    Upon completion of basic training, an alternative work schedule might be assigned:
      Mon – Thurs 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM        Sun 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM
      Tues – Fri 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM             Sat 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM
•    On-Call duties rotate on a weekly basis. Carrying the On-Call phone during an assigned week starts on Tues and ends the following Mon. 

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:
Safety is a core value at Client. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. This position will spend a substantial amount of time performing safety sensitive labor or services. Due to the nature of the job passing a Fitness for Duty testing is required to ensure candidates for this position are physically and functionally fit to perform the essential physical work functions of this safety sensitive position without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of themselves or others.

The physical and environmental demands required to perform the essential duties of this position include standing, walking, sitting, coordination, balance, and agility demands, which may include the ability to stoop, kneel, squat, grasp, reach, perform repetitive hand movements. The candidate should be able to consistently lift 50 lbs of weight. Additional demands may involve a specific level of dexterity, grip strength, climbing and cardiorespiratory demands. The work areas may be indoor, outdoor, have loud noise, active machinery, high pressure fluid systems, electrical equipment, confined spaces, heights and depths, fumes, air borne particles, noxious gases, and chemicals. The use of appropriate safety equipment will be mandatory in these areas to prevent hazardous contact.  

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at: http://www.spectraforce.com
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at LOA@spectraforce.com if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $20.00/hr.