Under general supervision, the Water Reclamation Process Specialist performs various activities to optimize the wastewater/water reclamation treatment processes related to effluent quality, wastewater reuse and reclamation, process optimization, troubleshooting, operational costs, and overall workflow. Toward this goal of optimization and efficiency, this position will supervise and coordinate with others to perform functions in several areas of wastewater/water reclamation treatment and reuse, operations, maintenance, laboratory, instrumentation, and control. Incumbents are responsible for investigating new approaches, studying and analyzing process and performance data, and implementing ideas where the benefit/cost ratio is favorable. This position will supervise, train and mentor others in the water reclamation utility. Incumbent will facilitate the implementation of changes within the water reclamation utility or those recommended by the Water Reclamation Superintendent, Water Reclamation Utility Director and/or City Administration, including new software, regulatory programs, policy changes, and technical advances in the water reclamation system operation.
The job requires at least one year of accredited technical training in the operation of wastewater treatment processes and five or more years of previous experience in the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and related machinery; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. A valid driver’s license is required. A North Dakota Grade 4 Operator's Certificate is preferred or must obtained in a timely manner.
Knowledge, skills and abilities include:
Knowledge of local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations concerning treatment plant operations;
Knowledge of the proper operation and maintenance of equipment used in the treatment process including pumps and motors;
Knowledge of confined space entry and hazardous materials handling as related to treatment process;
Knowledge of procedures of sampling and sample testing;
Knowledge of principles of water, wastewater and sludge treatment processes and process control;
Skill in organizing and prioritizing work;
Skill in providing instruction and training to other workers;
Skill in performing mechanical maintenance and repair to equipment;
Skill in performing basic mathematical computation such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division;
Skill in reading and writing English sufficient to read and write logs and records;
Skill in observation and interpretation of changes in process control to sufficiently determine necessary adjustments;
Skill in operation of all plant equipment and in the performance of all operating activities;
Skill in mathematical computations and data analysis;
Intermediate skill with Microsoft Office applications;
Ability to interpret technical manuals and reports:
Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms;
Ability to learn water control computer system;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Experience with industry specific data analysis software (ex. Hach WIMS)
About City of Fargo
The City of Fargo is located in Cass County, North Dakota, along the Red River of the North which forms the border between Minnesota and North Dakota. An estimated 124,844 (as of July 2018) people live in Fargo. The greater Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area population is more than 238,000.
Fargo City Hall is located at 225 4th Street North in downtown Fargo; business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Fargo is governed by a part-time mayor and four city commissioners who are elected at large.
The city's average high temperature is 16 degrees in January and 82 degrees in July.
The Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo Chamber of Commerce offers a directory of local businesses.