Principal Plant Operator
Company: County of Chesterfield
Posted on: May 6, 2021
Principal Plant OperatorUtilities DepartmentSalary Range:
$45,833 - $78,267Deadline: 11:59 p.m. May 2, 2021
This position is for a Principal Plant Operator focusing on plant
operations at one of Chesterfield County's wastewater treatment
plants. We are currently hiring a night shift position for the
Falling Creek WWTP. The shift is from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., on a
continuous three days on-three days off schedule. This is a static
shift, which does not rotate. The Principal Plant Operator will
perform all operational aspects required to maintain compliance
with federal, state and local regulations governing wastewater
treatment. This requires observations and/or adjustments of
physical, chemical, and biological treatment processes at a
wastewater treatment plant. This includes but is not limited to the
following: operate process equipment and systems associated with
wastewater treatment; monitor the SCADA system; observe and record
process trends related to equipment operation and plant performance
on daily log sheets; monitor and adjust process control
instrumentation; inventory chemicals and inspect chemical dosing
pumps and storage tanks; ensure proper operation of samplers,
collect process monitoring samples and perform field analytical
tests; transfer sludge by manually turning valves in correct
sequence with operation of pumping equipment; perform preventive
maintenance; work outdoors in the elements. Perform other work as
required. This position is a part of an approved Career Development
Plan (CDP) and offers career progression opportunities and salary
incentives based on performance, qualifications, and experience.
Successful candidate will possess a high school diploma or GED.
Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at date of hire. A
Commonwealth of Virginia Class I Wastewater Operator's License is
required for Principal Plant Operators. Candidate must be able to
perform manual labor in the elements. Required duties include use
of ladders, lifting up to fifty (50) pounds, and standing or
walking for 30 minutes at a time.
Applicants with a Class II, Class III or non-licensed status will
receive consideration at lower level plant operator classifications
and salary grades/ranges.
The hiring range for this position, depending upon qualifications,
is as follows: $45,833 - $78,267 for applicants with a Commonwealth
of Virginia Class I Wastewater Operator's License; $40,119 -
$68,510 for applicants with a Commonwealth of Virginia Class II
Wastewater Operator's License; $35,113 - $59,961 for applicants
with a Commonwealth of Virginia Class III Wastewater Operator's
License or hold a bachelor's degree in biological, chemical or
engineering Science or related field; $30,735 - $52,482 for
non-licensed applicants will start as an Unlicensed Operator.
Through the career development plan, Unlicensed Operators and
Operators with licensees with lower than a Class I license will
receive salary increases after passing higher license exams and
establishing minimum tenure requirements.
Current valid driver's license and good driving record required.
Based on the Virginia DMV point system, record must not reflect a
total of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four months
preceding the anticipated hire date, or one major violation of six
demerit points within the preceding thirty-six months. Out of state
driving records must be obtained by the applicant and presented at
time of interview. Record must reflect at least three years of
history and be dated within 30 days of interview date.
Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and
education/degree verification required.
A Chesterfield County application is required and must be submitted
online by deadline. Visit chesterfield.gov/careers to view
instructions and to complete and submit an application. (804)
An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity
Keywords: County of Chesterfield, Richmond , Principal Plant Operator, Professions , Chesterfield, Virginia
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