Wastewater Treatement Plant Certified Operator (or Trainee) - Bowling Green, KY

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Wastewater Treatement Plant Certified Operator (or Trainee) - Bowling Green, KY

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Position Title:
Wastewater Treatment Plant Certified Operator (or Trainee)

Position Description:
Description/Job Summary

BGMU is recruiting for an individual to work at our Wastewater Treatment Plant (Water Recovery Facility) in Bowling Green, KY. We are willing to train the right individual if not already certified in Wastewater Treatment. If already certified in the state of Kentucky or a reciprocating state, we welcome you to apply. BGMU offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees that includes health, dental, life, LTD, paid holidays, leave benefits and a retirement plan. There is no residency requirement for this position.

This full-time position is scheduled to work 40 hours per week, initially on day shift during training, and later assigned to 2nd shift (2p to 10p) with rotating weekends. This position monitors wastewater treatment processes and performs operational duties necessary for the proper operation of BGMU’s Wastewater Treatment Plant in accordance with guidelines set forth by federal, state and local regulators. If the successful candidate does not currently possess certification in wastewater treatment through the state of Kentucky, this individual will be required (as a condition of employment) to progress toward certified operator status through training and certification testing. Training and testing expenses paid by BGMU, with pay rate increase upon certification. Base pay is commensurate with wastewater certification level attained.


• monitoring gauges, meters and control panels to ensure proper equipment operation;
• utilizing computer systems to monitor automated plant operating systems, remote facilities, and security systems;
• performing preventative maintenance on equipment as needed;
• operating various equipment, including pumps, valves and controls on unit processes;
• conducting sampling during the treatment process;
• making adjustments to process upsets, mixing chemicals required in treatment, and performing basic tests;
• recordkeeping related to testing and maintenance;
• performing other duties which may be assigned.

Skills and Qualifications: This individual must be able to perform duties efficiently and effectively with or without direct supervision. This individual must be able to operate a front-end loader, dump truck, air packs, and all operations equipment found in a secondary wastewater treatment plant. Competency in the use of computers with standard office software and competency in basic math is required.

Physical Tasks & Work Environment: The job requires medium physical effort to perform manual labor tasks, with frequent standing, walking, forward bending, trunk rotation, climbing, and postural balancing. Due to the physical nature of the job, the candidate demonstrate the ability to perform the tasks associated with this job by passing a physical demands test. Work will be performed inside and outside, subject to prevailing weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold. The work environment includes occasional work near moving machinery, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals and high noise levels, and will involve proximity to untreated wastewater. The individual will be required to follow prescribed safety practices and to use safety equipment such as steel-toed shoes, hearing protection, gloves, mask, safety glasses, hard hat, tyvek suits, and chemical resistant aprons.

Education/Experience/Skills Required:
Required Qualifications

A high school diploma or graduate equivalency.
A valid Kentucky driver's license.
Must have the ability to obtain certification in wastewater treatment through the state of Kentucky.

Preferred Qualifications

Certification by KY Division of Water as a wastewater treatment plant operator (Class I or higher).
Experience using backhoe, forklift, and Bobcat.

Commensurate with wastewater treatment certification level through the state of Kentucky.

Application Instructions:
To apply, click here: https://bgmu.balancetrak.com/202108005/WWUS