CH2M Lead Operator - Duncan, Oklahoma in Duncan, Oklahoma

Performs a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a water/wastewater treatment plant on an assigned shift. This position is fully qualified to perform the most complex functions and typically holds a high-level water/wastewater treatment certification.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishes and maintains effective sample procedures of plant operations and effluent

  • Diagnoses operating problems; directs and performs necessary corrective action during work shift

  • Makes process control adjustments, reads gauges and meters, records data, prepares necessary shift log reports

  • Prepares required reports and maintains complete record keeping procedures

  • Performs operations and maintenance activities including collecting samples and performing routine laboratory tests and analyses

  • Directs, assigns and trains employees

  • Conducts weekly safety meetings

  • Makes operating decisions in the absence of supervisory personnel

  • Maintains discipline and ensures proper procedures are followed

  • Determines proper chemical flow rates

  • Assigns operators’ monthly work schedule

  • Assigns replacement operators during emergency situations

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work

  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools employed in the general operation of engines, pumps, valves, motors, and related equipment; general maintenance work; safe work practices; principles and methods of biological and chemical sewage analyses, effects and problems of industrial waste in water/wastewater treatment processes, principles of supervision

  • Knowledge of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, data management systems and be able to successfully operate various plant systems, run basic reports, accurate data entry, etc.

  • Performs other duties as required

Working Conditions & 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 required. Some areas can have loud noise, active machinery, high pressure fluid systems, electrical equipment, confined spaces, heights and depths, fumes, air borne 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 service equipment, 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, push a push-type mower; wear and use appropriate safety equipment.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Oklahoma Class B Operator License in water or wastewater and/or the ability to obtain through reciprocity or testing within six months from date of hire

  • Three (3) years of experience in operating water/wastewater or industrial pre-treatment plants

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)

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

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Six (6) years experience operating water/wastewater treatment plants

  • Oklahoma Class A license in water/wastewater

  • One to two (1-2) years post high school education related to water/wastewater utility operations and maintenance

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

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