Lead Operator- Oregon, OH

Consistently leads an assigned team to operate water / wastewater treatment, processing, disposal and testing equipment in water / wastewater treatment facility to purify water to meet permit requirements and operational requirements.

In conjunction with supervisor, or in his/her absence, reviews daily team requirements.  Oversees work assignments to ensure that schedules are met.  May recommend changes to schedule to optimize production and/or reduce costs.  Ensures that labor reporting is accurate and balances with labor tracking system.  Provides feedback to Supervisor on labor, material and equipment demands needed to achieve schedule. 

Monitors work assignments and ensures that team members are meeting or exceeding production and quality standards.  Coaches and trains team members to increase skill level and to improve productivity, safety, quality and processes in a cost effective manner.  Trains team members to troubleshoot and resolve problems.

Provides technical guidance, troubleshoots, resolves or coordinates resolution of technical issues/problems on a pro-active basis.  Models and teaches finding cost effective solutions to tasks.

Prepares work orders either manually or from a Computer Maintenance Management System as required and prepares work related reports, procurement requisitions, charts, graphs and data submittal requirements in an accurate and timely manner

Models safe work practices and provides leadership in achieving safety goals.  May assist with safety training.  Ensures that safety awareness is on going, that good housekeeping is practiced and that environmental and safety regulatory requirements are met.  Reports potential problems to supervisor on a timely basis.

Performs duties of Operator III as required.

Consistently serve as a lead:  Assigns, monitors & reviews accuracy of work, no authority for personnel actions, work time is spent performing many of same duties of those in group.  Models and teaches compliance with all work practices, policies and procedures.

Frequent contact with plant operators and other personnel in order to understand problems and training needs. 

Frequent contact with plant supervisory / management team to provide input in operational or personnel issues.

May have client contact to give or receive information and to resolve issues. 


High School education or equivalent with the ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions). Must have the ability to perform basic math equations.  Associate’s degree in a science or technical area strongly preferred.

Typically holds a high level water treatment certificate. (Requires minimum water/wastewater license as required by regulatory agencies at site).

Over five years experience in a related position and environment with knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices of water/wastewater treatment.   Regulatory Knowledge (RCRA, CERCLA), and knowledge of Title V – NESHAPS.

Demonstrates ability to mentor, coach and train others to identify cost effective solutions.

Must demonstrate ability to use computer programs for preparing work orders, work related reports, charts, graphs and data submittal requirements.

Must demonstrate proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), including respirators, gas detectors, confined space equipment, etc).

Must consistently demonstrate the ability to operate all machines and equipment meeting or exceeding processing and quality targets under general supervision.

Must demonstrate ability to efficiently operate all equipment in facility which may include pumps, engines, centrifuge, generators, valves, gates, mixers, conveyors, blowers, dryers, chemical feed,  odor control, disinfection equipment, vacuum filters, belt presses and measuring devices, testing equipment, material handling equipment.

Must have the ability to diagnose process problems regardless of complexity, troubleshoot process control instrumentation equipment and related systems and take corrective action within policy and procedure limitations. 

Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.

Must be able to serve rotational 24 hour emergency on-call if required by site.

Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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