Trainee Operator

Location
Northern Virginia
Salary
Salary Range $35,173.96- to $58,674.29
Posted
Oct 19, 2017
Closes
Nov 23, 2017
Ref
Treatment Processing
Career Level
Entry Level
Hours
Full Time

TRAINEE OPERATOR
Treatment Process Division
(Internal ID: 5131/5167)
Grade 21
$35,173.96 - $58,674.29
Open: October 19, 2017   ▪   Close: Open Until Filled
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Upper Occoquan Service Authority (UOSA) is a regional water reclamation plant serving four
jurisdiction (Fairfax County, Prince William County, City of Manassas and City of Manassas Park).
WHAT WE ARE SEEKING
UOSA has an immediate opening for a Trainee Operator. If you have the ability and willingness to
increase you knowledge and skills and perform progressively complex and difficult tasks that aid in
the continuous operatio of UOSA’s state-of-the-art water reclamation plant then UOSA has a need for
you!
RESPONSIBILITIES
Trainee Operators work 24/7/365 on assigned  fixed  shifts.  New  hires  will  work  all  shifts,
transitioning to an assigned shift dependent upon the plant’s need after 6 months. The Trainee
Operator is trained to perform a wide-range of tasks of one section (Liquid Team sections;
including SRF and Conventional Treatment, Chemical Treatment, AWT Physical Treatment and Activated
Carbon Regeneration Furnace; or Solids Team sections; which may include Presses and Trucks,
Centrifuge, Dryer Field, Dryer Driver or Carbon Regeneration Furnace) of the facility. Work is
performed alongside highly skilled UOSA employees and under the immediate supervision of a
Treatment Plant (TP) Manager or experienced operator in accordance with the provisions of each
section.
Responsibilities of the position include; but is not limited to, operating and monitoring treatment
equipment that may include pumps, motors, rake arms, and etc., the use of process equipment for
assigned sections, perform house-cleaning tasks on a regular basis, collect samples for lab
analysis and perform tests on samples collected, collects and records data required for logbooks,
troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and writes maintenance work order requests.
Must have a mechanical aptitude and willingness to readily acquire the knowledge and skills
required for promotion by satisfactory completion of plant operation tasks of progressively
increasing difficulty to the class of Process Operator. The knowledge of elementary mathematics and
science and the ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions are
essential to the position. Must be able to retrieve computer data and to perform related process
control tasks safely and effectively.
Trainee Operators are expected to progress up the Treatment Process Career Ladder and achieve the
level of Process Operator within 30 months, starting after the completion of the probationary
period.

REQUIREMENTS
▪ Completion of high school or a GED program, preferably including basic mathematics and science
courses. A two-year Associate degree program in mathematics or science is desirable; or any
equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge,
skills and abilities.
▪ Possession of a vehicle operator’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required.
▪ Must be able to meet physical requirements of position to include extensive walking, bending,
stooping, climbing of stairs and ladders, lifting and/or carrying up to 75 pounds.
▪ Must be able to work in Permit Required Confined Spaces and to become Confined Space Entry
certified.

All employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug and
alcohol screening, physical exam, and background check paid for by UOSA.

All interested candidates must submit a completed UOSA Employment Application. Applications are
available at https://uosa.org under Careers. Go to careers>Employment">https://uosa.org>careers>Employment. Create your profile and submit your application and resume.
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UOSA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.                                     
                                                                                                   
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