• Wastewater Pretreatment Operator

    City of Mitchell
    Job Description
    This position is responsible for participating in the administration and implementation of the Industrial Pretreatment Program. An incumbent in this position may be designated "Wastewater Pretreatment Operator I," "Wastewater Pretreatment Operator II" or "Wastewater Pretreatment Operator III."
    • Evaluates and files data provided by industrial users, compliance reports, and permit applications; ensures compliance with applicable regulations.
    • Monitors and inspects industrial user sites to verify compliance with permit requirements.
    • Maintains records of Significant Industrial Users flow rates, characteristics, permit status, changes in processes, and contact information.
    • Conducts wastewater sampling; cleans and maintains sampling equipment.
    • Conducts sump inspections and drain tile inspections, floor drain inspections, and area drain inspections.
    • Generates, maintains, and updates records, files, and database information.
    • Assists in developing standard operating procedures for sampling, flow meter usage, and other pretreatment operating procedures.
    • Assists in laboratory analysis as required and assists with collections and operations as needed.
    • Conducts commercial inspections to determine applicability of pretreatment regulations and compliance with City ordinances.
    • Performs related duties.
    • Knowledge of city, department, and division operating requirements, policies, procedures, and practices and of local, state, and federal regulations related to department programs and operations.
    • Knowledge of industrial pretreatment principles, practices, rules, and regulations.
    • Knowledge of wastewater collection and on-site inspection policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of data collection, analysis, and reporting principles.
    • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining accurate records of assigned activities and operations.
    • Skill in the interpretation and implementation of local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; and federal, state, and local regulations.
    • Skill to perform mathematical calculations required of this position.
    • Skill in the use of a variety of tools and equipment.
    • Skill in problem solving.
    • Skill in prioritizing and planning.
    • Skill in interpersonal relations.
    • Skill in oral and written communication.
    The Wastewater Supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
    Guidelines include federal and state environmental rules and regulations, permit requirements, and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application.
    • The work consists of related inspection, administrative, and reporting duties. Strict regulations and timelines contribute to the complexity of the position.
    • The purpose of this position is to participate in the administration and implementation of the Industrial Pretreatment Program.  Successful performance contributes to compliance with all relevant rules, regulations, and guidelines.
    • Contacts are typically with coworkers, other city personnel, industry representatives, representatives of state and federal agencies, and the general public.
    • Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
    • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color.
    • The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.
    • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
    • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
    • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of South Dakota for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
    • Possession of or ability to readily obtain SDDANR Wastewater Operation 1 certification.
    • First Aid and CPR Certification required upon hire.

    Starting wage is $22.412 (Operator I) per hour for 2023 and $23.615 (Operator I) per hour for 2024.  Excellent benefit package includes health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, participation in the South Dakota Retirement System, vacation & sick leave.

    Apply online at www.cityofmitchellsd.gov or pick up a paper application at City Hall 612 North Main Street  Mitchell, SD.  

    Position is open until 9/24/2023.
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