Plants Operator In Training, Plants Operator I, II, & III

Job position / title

Plants Operator In Training, Plants Operator I, II, & III

Name of business / employer

City of Bellingham

Job description / duties

The City of Bellingham is currently recruiting a Plants Operator! Placement in the series depends on the level of experience.

This series performs progressively responsible wastewater and water duties, computer console operations, process control, troubleshooting functions, minor maintenance to equipment, facilities and grounds to ensure proper operation of incinerators, advanced secondary wastewater treatment plant systems, water distribution, wastewater collection, and water treatment plant. Duties are performed on a rotating shift basis and include weekend, graveyard, swing shift, and after hours public works dispatch responsibilities. Error or negligence in performance could result in equipment damage, violation of air and water quality standards, and have serious consequences for the City’s water supply and/or wastewater treatment system

Qualifications

Plants Operator in Training
– High school diploma or GED required upon entry.
– One year of experience or related training using hand and power tools and motorized equipment to perform manual labor required upon entry.
– Associates in applied science degree in process technology, instrumentation and control technology, water supply technology, wastewater technology, or related field preferred;
– OR Associates of science degree or bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or mathematics is preferred.
– Department of Ecology certification as an Incinerator Operator obtained within 1 year from date of hire.
– Must advance to Plant Operator I within two years of hire as a Plant Operator in Training.

Plants Operator I
– Department of Ecology Solid Waste Incinerator Operator certification.
– Department of Ecology Wastewater Operator Group I certification.
– Department of Health Waterworks Operator Level I certification
– Must advance to Plant Operator II within three years of promotion or hire as a Plant Operator I.

Plants Operator II
– Department of Ecology Solid Waste Incinerator Operator certification.
– Department of Ecology Wastewater Operator Group II certification.
– Department of Health Waterworks Operator Level II certification.
– Must advance to Plants Operator III within six years of promotion or hire as a Plants Operator II.

Plants Operator III
– Department of Ecology Solid Waste Incinerator Operator certification.
– Department of Ecology Wastewater Operator Group III certification.
– Department of Health Waterworks Operator Level III certification.

Necessary Special Requirements

– Valid Washington State driver’s license and good driving record. Candidate considered for hire must submit an abstract of his/her driving records for the past three years.
– Willingness to work a flexible schedule involving shift rotation, call-back for relief shifts, overtime and emergency situations which may include evenings, weekends or holidays. Employment contingent upon passing a criminal convictions and local background check.
– Must secure and maintain the required certifications to progress in the classification series within established time limits. Failure to secure and maintain required certifications will result in dismissal.

Application deadline / closing date

07/06/2020

Salary / rate of pay

See Job Posting at //www.cob.org/jobs

Days and hours of employment

40 hours/week (Rotating shifts)

Person or department to contact

Human Resources

Business address

104 W. Magnolia St, Bellingham, WA

Email

hr@cob.org

Phone

360.778.8220

How to apply

To view the full job posting and to apply online, please visit //www.cob.org/jobs!

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 07/06/2020 4:30 PM Pacific Time