CH2M Wastewater Operator-in-Training - Rio Rancho, New Mexico in Rio Rancho, New Mexico87144

Performs a variety of routine maintenance tasks in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant on an assigned shift; learns and gains skills in a variety of equipment maintenance, servicing, and operating tasks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Learn and performs any combination of tasks pertinent to controlling operation of plants and pumping stations as directed

  • Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge, and effluent

  • Monitors gauges, meters, and control panels

  • Observes and reports abnormalities to supervisor or Lead Operator

  • Operates valves and gates either manually or by remote control; starts and stops pumps, engines and generators to control and adjust flow and treatment processes

  • Maintains shift log and records meter and gauge readings

  • Collects samples and performs process control laboratory tests and analyses

  • Performs routine maintenance functions and custodial duties

  • Follows written and oral instructions

  • Works safely and adheres to established safety procedures

  • Ability to carry and respond to pages as requested by management

  • Ability and willingness to work on-call shifts, as requested, including being fit and able to respond to call-ins in a timely manner

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

The work area can involve a working environment indoors as well as outdoors, which could cause exposure to outdoor elements; proper environmental attire will be provided. Some areas can have loud noise, active machinery, high pressure fluid systems, electrical equipment, confined spaces, heights and depths, fumes, airborne particles, noxious gases, pathogens and various chemicals. The use of appropriate safety equipment will be mandatory in these areas to prevent hazardous contact.

Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, twist and bend at the waist, turn, kneel, squat, raise arms above shoulder height, grasp, reach, perform repetitive hand movements and fine coordination to work on equipment, have vision sufficient to read blueprints; have hearing in the normal range with or without correction. In an 8-hour shift must be able to transport self across the facility, ascend and descend stair steps, lift objects up to 50 pounds from floor level to waist height, climb and work off of a ladder or scaffold; use arms and back to tighten and loosen nuts and bolts; work in confined spaces and wear and use appropriate safety equipment.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • New Mexico Level I certification in water and/or wastewater

  • High school diploma or equivalent GED

  • Valid driver's license and the ability to be covered by CH2M's auto insurer

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Possess a valid Class A or Class B CDL

  • Minimum of one year experience in operating water and/or wastewater plants

  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools employed in the general operations of engines, pumps, and related equipment; general maintenance work; safe work practices; basic biological and chemical principles

CH2M will not sponsor a work visa (e.g. H1B, etc.,) to fill this position.

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