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Lead Plant Operator


  • Orange County Sanitation District
  • 12/20/18
  • Fountain Valley, CA
  • 92708
  • Full-Time
ORANGE COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT
invites applications for the position of:
Lead Plant Operator

An Equal Opportunity Employer


SALARY

Hourly
$45.09 - $54.79

OPENING DATE: 12/20/18

CLOSING DATE: 01/10/19 05:00 PM


DESCRIPTION:


What do you value in your next job?



At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further.



Honesty, Trust, & Respect
We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community.



Teamwork & Problem Solving
We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.



Leadership & Commitment
We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community.



Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities
We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals.



Recognition/Rewards
We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees.



OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Lead Plant Operator.


Under direction, the Lead Plant Operator leads, oversees, and participates in the work of staff responsible for operating, monitoring, and maintaining plant equipment including engines, motors, boilers, compressors, and pumps to control unit processes; performs the more complex and advanced functions; provides training, field direction and guidance to operators and senior operators in relation to plant procedures and processes; and ensures that the treatment plant operates within regulatory guidelines. Specifically, the selected individual will plan, coordinate, and execute construction related outages and major maintenance shutdowns to include the more complex shutdown activities; provide written outage and LOTO procedures to operations staff; lead and direct field activities of operators responsible for isolation of equipment and processes; and oversee construction related field activities including attendance at Capital Improvement Program (CIP) design and construction meetings, and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) planning meetings. In addition, this person will be responsible for shift supervisor duties in the absence of the Operations Supervisor.


QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
The successful candidate will possess a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED), supplemented by college level coursework specialized in training in wastewater treatment plant operations or a related field.

A minimum of four years of experience in wastewater treatment plant operations is required, including at least two years comparable to a Senior Plant Operator with the District. Possession of a valid Grade IV California Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's Certificate and a valid California class "C" driver's license is required.

Ability to perform shift work, possibly including weekends and holidays is required. Knowledge in the use of hand and power tools is a plus. Ability to read blue prints and piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID's) is a plus.


RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PROCESS

Vacancies: 1

IMPORTANT: Only current employees of the Orange County Sanitation District who meet the education and experience requirements will be considered for this promotional opportunity. Complete information on education and employment history must be provided on the application to ensure an accurate evaluation.

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 5 PM PST





SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Physical Demands:

Must possess mobility to work in the plant; strength, stamina and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces, around machines and to climb and descend ladders, and operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing a minimum of 40 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.



Environmental Elements:

Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives, and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.



Disaster Service Worker:

All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

OTHER information
For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website. Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.

False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

OCSD only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Resumes submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.




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Lead Plant Operator Supplemental Questionnaire


1. PLEASE READ. The information provided on the Supplemental Questions will be used in conjunction with your job application to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements. Failure to provide detailed and complete information may result in your application being rejected. Please do not submit a resume in place of completing the Supplemental Questions. Education obtained outside the United States must be comparable to education earned at an accredited school in the United States. We reserve the right to request further information about your academic program, evidence of comparability, or an original transcript. Any information you submit may be verified. When applying for this position, I understand that I must thoroughly complete the Education and Work Experience sections of my application and the Supplemental Questions. This includes a detailed description of each position that I feel qualifies me for the job I am seeking. I have read the above statement and understand that failure to provide sufficient detailed information may result in my application being rejected. I also understand that I may not submit a resume in lieu of filling out the job application or answering the Supplemental Questions. However, I may attach a resume to the application to provide additional information.
Checkbox Yes, I understand.

2. Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED), supplemented by college level course work in wastewater treatment plant operations or a related field?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No

3. Briefly describe any college level courses or specialized training you have received in wastewater treatment plant operations or a related field.


4. Do you have a minimum of four (4) years of experience in wastewater treatment plant operations including at least two (2) years of experience at a level comparable to a Senior Plant Operator with the District?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No

5. Please describe your experience in detail.


6. Are you currently in possession of a valid Grade IV California Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's Certificate?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No

7. Are you currently in possession of a valid Grade V California Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's Certificate?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No

8. How many years of lead or supervisory experience do you have in wastewater treatment plant operations?
Checkbox No experience
Checkbox 1 - 2 years experience
Checkbox 2 - 3 years experience
Checkbox 3 or more years experience

9. Are you available and willing to perform shift work on weekends and holidays?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No

10. Which of the following best describes your knowledge in the use of hand and power tools?
Checkbox No Experience
Checkbox Beginner
Checkbox Intermediate
Checkbox Advanced

11. Do you have experience reading blueprints or piping and instrumentation diagrams?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No

12. Do you possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No

13. All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Click on the radio button below to acknowledge you understand these requirements.
Checkbox Yes, I understand.

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