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Operations Technician 2 - Plant Lead Operator

Company: Westech Inc
Location: Pueblo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

WesTech Engineering, Inc. provides process solutions for water and wastewater treatment, liquids/solids separation, and biological treatment needs worldwide. We are proud the equipment and systems we design, build, maintain, and operate are making the world a better place and creating a more sustainable environment for future generations.

We have an immediate need for an Operations Technician 2 located in Pueblo, Colorado. This role is a lead operator position responsible for the daily operations of an industrial water treatment plant with responsibilities that include water treatment, clarifier, filters, and chemical treatment processes and will include overseeing and leading operations by scheduling and training other operators. Interpersonal skills a must as this position represents Westech to the client.

Essential Job Functions

* Creates and maintains operations daily, weekly and monthly reports * Works with client to prepare and present operations results and information * Watches project financials and prepares data for administrative group to create project invoices * Leads operations team by supporting hiring processes, training operators and creating and maintaining schedules * Represents Westech and presents operations information to the client. * Performs water sample testing to analyze and optimize plant efficiency * Maintains accurate and complete records and logs of all plant operations * Calibrates the various mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment associated with the plant * Diagnoses and repairs various electric pumps, drive units, reducers, pneumatic valves, solenoid valves associated with plant operation * Quickly and clearly communicates any malfunctions or operational problems * Understands the mechanical and scientific principles of each piece of equipment and a pro-active ability to troubleshoot equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelor Degree or higher in Engineering field or equivalent trade certification * Two (2) or more years of practical experience in water treatment plant operations * Ability to pass a background, medical, drug, and/or other related screenings, as required by specific client locations. * Ability to complete domestic travel, up to 10% for training or support other sites * Commitment to safety and understanding of safety requirements * Possess exceptional organization and communication skills * General understanding of total suspended solids (TSS), turbidity, pH, sedimentation, general chemistry reactions and coagulation in order to determine and perform operational adjustments * Effectively works in a team environment leading and prioritizing daily tasks and operations * Ability to work with water treatment chemicals * Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Adobe and other basic office software to document operations * Valid driver's license and acceptable motor vehicle record

Preferred Qualifications

* Prior experience as a Lead Operator * Masters degree or higher in Engineering or related field * Wastewater Operator License * Four or more years of practical experience in water treatment plant operation

Physical Requirements

* Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, * Ability to stand, bend, see, hear, speak, * Ability to work at heights and in confined spaces * Ability to work with chemicals, * Ability to work at computer/desk and lab table.

Hourly Range: $24.65 - $33.10

WesTech considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Westech Inc, Pueblo , Operations Technician 2 - Plant Lead Operator, Other , Pueblo, Colorado

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