• McWane Ductile Ohio - Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

    Job Locations US-OH-Coshocton
    Environmental Health & Safety
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    McWane Ductile - Ohio
  • Overview

    McWane is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices.  McWane will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


    Summary:  The Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Operator is responsible for operating and maintaining an industrial WWTP. This includes water management in the process water loop, Quencher water loop, cooling water loop and blow down system. Ensures discharge from the blow down system is in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations which include sampling, onsite testing, monitoring, and recordkeeping.  Conducts operator preventative maintenance and repairs. Disposes of wastes generated at the WWTP in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines. Works during an assigned shift in a safe, continuous and efficient manner while maintaining environmental, safety and housekeeping standards.



     Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may also be assigned.


    Inspects blow down system every half hour.
    Inspects process water and quencher water systems every two hours.
    Monitors processes and equipment utilizing gauges and instrumentation.
    Conducts chemical laboratory testing of discharge every four hours for three parameters (Zinc, Cadmium, Phenols) to determine proper chemical feed rate to maximize efficiency of the system and to ensure compliance based on permit limitations.
    Collects composite sample of discharge every 2 weeks which includes programming the sampler, filling sample bottles, and filing chain of custody.
    Cleans and calibrates 11 pH probes and other instrumentation as needed.
    Monitors chemical addition to process water, quencher water, cooling water and blow down system.
    Oversees offloading of chemicals and changeover of chemical containers.
    Conducts inventory of all chemicals and supplies weekly.
    Maintains pH of the cooling water loop which includes batching an acid solution as needed.
    Records daily meter readings, inspection results, test results, calibrations, inventories, chemical feed rates, water levels and other data as required.
    Completes environmental and safety inspections and other documentation as necessary.
    Maintains proper sludge bed in process water clarifiers.
    Batches WWTP sludge mixing tanks with lime.
    Collects representative sample of WWTP sludge as needed.
    Filter presses WWTP sludge for disposal as needed.
    Operates heavy mobile equipment.
    Manages roll-offs which includes lining, transportation, disposal and cleaning.
    Troubleshoots operational issues which include equipment malfunctioning, water balancing, and maintaining compliance in the blow down system.
    Monitors equipment for potential failures and submits maintenance request for any needed repairs.
    Conducts operator preventative maintenance and repairs as needed.
    Assists in maintenance of the WWTP which may include: tearing down and repairing sludge pumps, chemical pumps, valves, plugged piping; cleaning of the blow down system; cleaning of the fly ash system/primary clarifier; cleaning clarifiers and containments; acid washing sand filter.
    Responds to off hour alarms.
    Keeps supervisor informed of problems as they arise.
    ·         Fosters positive work relationships.
    Works in a safe manner and complies with all Company policies, procedures and practices.


    Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


    Interpersonal Skills - Inspires the trust of others; approaches others in a tactful manner; listens to others without interrupting; focuses on solving conflict, not blaming others; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; builds positive work relationships; reacts well under pressure and keeps emotions under control; gives and welcomes feedback; balances team and individual responsibilities; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; fosters a harassment-free environment.


    Judgment – Makes decisions based on sound, accurate judgment; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process.    


    Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens effectively; obtains clarification; conveys information and ideas in understandable terms; participates in meetings; responds well to questions.


    Organizational Support – Upholds organizational goals and values; complies with Company policies, procedures and processes.


    Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; completes administrative tasks correctly and timely; uses time efficiently; adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, interruptions or unexpected events.


    Problem Solving – Identifies and defines problems, gathers and analyzes information, pays attention to details; weighs relevance and accuracy of information, establishes facts and draws valid conclusions; develops and evaluates alternative solutions; makes sound decisions; resolves problems; uses logic even when dealing with emotional topics; works well independently; works well in group problem solving situations. 


    Professionalism - Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; behaves in an honest, fair and ethical manner; shows consistency in words and actions; accepts responsibility for own actions; reacts well under pressure; follows through on commitments; models high standards of ethics; maintains confidentiality.


    Quality - Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; fosters a quality focus in others.


    Safety and Security – Complies with safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


    Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others; makes effective use of technology to achieve results.

    Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; reads and interprets written information; prepares forms and simple reports; edits work for spelling and grammar; presents numerical data effectively.






    Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Education and/or Experience:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Experience in manufacturing, heavy industry, or WWTP environment preferred.


    Computer Skills:  Computer literate; proficient with Microsoft Windows, MS Office programs and applications for word processing, email, database management and spreadsheets.


    Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret equipment manuals, general technical instructions, work instructions, operating procedures and Company policies.  Ability to document data, complete forms and prepare routine reports.  Ability to speak effectively, present information clearly and respond to questions. 


    Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as mass, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


    Mechanical Skills:  Ability to understand the use of machines and tools and diagnose and correct equipment malfunction.  Has thorough knowledge of mechanical equipment; has working knowledge of preventive maintenance and repair on basic machinery. Has considerable knowledge of operating principles and practices and maintenance requirements of treatment and pumping equipment and machinery.


    Reasoning Ability:   Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, schedule or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and solve practical problems.


    Other Skills:  Skill in operating heavy mobile equipment.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  None.


    Physical Demands:   The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach, bend, stoop, climb, and ascend fixed vertical ladders.  Use of hands and arms is required to reach, pull, push and lift up to 50 lbs.  The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Ability to open and close valves of various sizes manually by turning difficult-to-operate valve handles and wheels.


    Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes, airborne particles, and concentrated chemicals which may require personal protective equipment such as a respirator and chemical suit; and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    How to Apply

    Interested candidates must complete an online McWane Ductile Ohio Application Form which can be accessed at http://careers-mcwane.icims.com.  Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a Company Application, Confidentiality, Assignment and Non-Competition Agreement, criminal background check, professional reference check, health assessment and pre-employment hair analysis drug screen.  Applications must be received by close of business Friday, December 28, 2018 in order to be considered.  This job is also being posted internally.


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