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Water Reclamation Facility Operator III

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Jefferson County Commission
Physical Address
716 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Job Description

Work involves the collection and testing of wastewater samples which requires a basic knowledge of chemistry, biology and analytical procedures, and the ability to interpret the results of these tests. Work also involves operating, monitoring and performing preventive maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant to ensure plant effluent meets local, state and federal guidelines for purity. Employees in this class normally work independently. Work is prescribed by standard methods and is reviewed by the Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Supervisor or Manager.


  • Conducts preventative maintenance techniques on WWTP operating equipment to ensure proper and safe plant operations.
  • Maintains plant equipment by replacing, rotating and cleaning clarifiers, presses, belts, pits, pumps, basins, UV module, sand filter system, etc.
  • Collects samples, conducts field and lab tests, performs laboratory tests, records calculations and test results and transposes results into monthly operating reports for submission.
  • Performs detailed inspections of the wastewater flow and the operating equipment and make necessary adjustments to ensure proper functioning.
  • Regulates plant processes depending on various settings, flow movement and other variables.
  • Gathers information from plant equipment and gauges, records readings and reports any malfunctions.
  • Maintains plant grounds by cleaning floors, walkways, buildings, removing trash and debris and performing repairs as necessary.

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