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Plant Operator (2 positions)

Company: HRSD Hampton Roads Sanitation Dist.
Location: Newport News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

HRSD's apprenticeship programs are a combination of on-the-job training and related class room instruction. All can be completed in three or four years. A Math Skills Assessment Test is required prior to entry into HRSD's Apprenticeship Program. You must be willing to work rotating shifts and attend classes two evenings per week.
Brief Description:
Under broad guidance, the Plant Operator is responsible for:
Operating and controlling all Sewage Treatment, Solids Handling, Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) and other ancillary facilities during work shift, completing HRSD's Plant Operator Apprenticeship Program and performing various maintenance assignments as needed.

Job Requirements:

a. Education
Required
High school diploma or GED and Completion of HRSD's Plant Operator Apprenticeship Trade or equivalent as determined by HRSD's Apprenticeship Committee
b. Experience
Required
Completion of the On-The-Job-Training skills portion of HRSD's Apprenticeship program for this trade, or approved equivalent as determined by HRSD's Apprenticeship Committee
c. Training Levels
This position is fully qualified at Grade 5 with completion of all relevant apprenticeship trade coursework, on-the-job training skills, and a Class 1 Wastewater Operator License. Plant Operators must regularly test for their Virginia Wastewater Works Operator License until they achieve the fully qualified level. Failure to progress through the training levels by obtaining appropriate licenses may result in progressive disciplinary action, up to and including removal from position. If a Class 1 license is not obtained within six years of appointment into the position, you may be administratively separated from employment.
For those persons not fully qualified, please refer to the established training and licensure requirements below:
Grade 5 Virginia Class 1 Wastewater Operator License, all relevant trade related apprenticeship courses, and 100% of on-the-job training skills
Grade 5a Virginia Class 1 Wastewater Operator License OR Completion of 24 trade related apprenticeship courses, 75% of on-the-job training skills, AND a Virginia Class 2 Wastewater Operator License
Grade 5b Virginia Class 2 Wastewater Operator License OR Completion of 16 trade related apprenticeship courses, 50% of on-the-job training skills, AND a Virginia Class 3 Wastewater Operator License
Grade 5c Virginia Class 3 Wastewater Operator License OR Completion of 8 trade related apprenticeship courses, 25% of on-the-job training skills
Grade 5d No experience required
d. Special Licenses
1. Required
Virginia Class I Wastewater Works Operator License (Must be obtained within six years of appointment to position)
2. Desired
Valid Driver's License from state of residence
HRSD is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. HRSD does not discriminate against individuals in employment on the basis of race, sex, including sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, engaging in protected activity or any additional protected characteristics recognized by federal, state and local law
HRSD is a Drug Free Workplace

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Keywords: HRSD Hampton Roads Sanitation Dist., Newport News , Plant Operator (2 positions), Professions , Newport News, Virginia

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