Posted on Oct 07, 2022
The City of Newport News is seeking a Residuals Facility Operator
What would a typical day on the job be like-what type of work would I do?
Are you looking for an exciting new career?  Do you enjoy using your critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills to make a difference? Well, this may be the perfect time for you to join the City of Newport News!   
As a Residuals Facility Operator, you will be responsible for operating residuals handling and processing facilities, land applying dewatered residuals, and operating the treatment and pump station facilities for the water treatment plant recycle streams.
Day to day, you will perform a variety of residuals analysis and tests on centrifuge performance and make process adjustments as necessary. This position will determine required chemical dosages and calibrate chemical feeders while assisting in maintaining inventory of chemicals and other supplies.  You will also collect samples as required to comply with operating permits. You will prepare reports, daily records, and documentation as required.
This position will operate, monitor and perform light maintenance work to ensure the efficient performance of a wide range of residuals and recycle treatment equipment such as pumps, industrial centrifuges, polymer feeds, mixers, chemical feed systems, pressure filters and instrumentation control devices.
The Residuals Facility Operator will also inspect the condition of motorized equipment to ensure safe operation; follows all safety standards. You will operate a tandem dump truck, front-end loader, land application vehicle, and other motorized equipment as necessary to haul residuals to land application sites and apply de-watered residuals.
How much money can I make?
The salary range for this position is $36k-63k.  Salary ranges are competitive based on qualifications and experience. 
What does career advancement look like in this position?
There are promotional opportunities to advance laterally or to supervisory roles. You will have exposure to the waterworks department as a whole, which will provide the opportunity to continuously learn and enhance your skill set.  We believe that long-term career growth is a key aspect of job satisfaction! 
What are the qualifications for this position?
Requires a high school diploma and 3-5 years of experience in water or wastewater operations, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Acceptable general background check to include a local and state criminal history check and a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. Must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) permit prior to employment and complete the practical portion of the CDL test within 60 days of employment.
Why should I work for the City of Newport News?
The City of Newport News is an organization committed to excellence in public service with strong communication and teamwork.  As an established employer of choice in the Hampton Roads area, the City is also dedicated to maximizing employee potential.  Join the City Newport News and embrace the City’s values of “Commitment, Caring and Collaboration.” 
Other stuff that is good to know:
The City of Newport News offers a comprehensive benefits package to include a Virginia Retirement System defined benefit and defined contribution plan, medical, dental, vision, and a variety of wellness initiatives. Come join a team that treats you like family and emphasizes open communication!
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