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Industrial Wastewater Operator

Old Bridge, NJ

ProStaff is looking for a Wastewater Operator to work for a company in Old Bridge, NJ

  • Operate and adjust controls on treatment plant equipment and machinery, such as valves, pumps and motors.
  • Grease and clean plant equipment; read and interpret meters and gauges; regulate plant effluent.
  • Monitor, repair, and maintain wastewater system lift stations; remove debris; disassemble and clean pumps; perform minor repairs when necessary.
  • Respond to emergency calls as needed; locate problems and operate sewer cleaning equipment to clear stoppages.
  • Collect samples and perform various lab tests.
  • Inspect and make repairs to plant equipment.
  • Perform general plant maintenance work such as sweeping, cleaning, sanding and painting of equipment and facilities.
  • Assist in operating video inspection system.
  • Perform general grounds maintenance work.
  • Rod sanitary sewers; install and repair sanitary sewer laterals and trunk lines.
  • Enter and work in permitted confined spaces and underground trenches.
  • Locate, mark and notify sewer lines per USA (underground service alert) requirements.
  • Observe and enforce safety precautions.
  • May temporarily be assigned to work with other City departments as needed.
  • Operate trucks, tractors and other motorized equipment of comparable size and complexity.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Knowledge of:
  • Basic principles and practices of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic system.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Motor vehicle, generators, pumps, gauges, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices, mobile radio, phone, calculator, and a variety of lab equipment.
  • Operation and routine maintenance of wastewater treatment equipment and sanitary sewers.
  • Wastewater sampling and routine process control tests.
  • Mechanical, electrical and hydraulic principles related to the operation of wastewater treatment equipment.
Ability to:
  • Perform wastewater treatment plant and sewer system maintenance duties.
  • Operate trucks, tractors, and related equipment efficiently and safely.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Recognize inefficient, unusual or dangerous operating conditions.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • MUST have Industrial Wastewater Operator N-2 License from the NJDEP
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