Skilled Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor offers 30 years of progressive experience in treatment plant operations. Seeks a position in wastewater treatment offering new growth opportunities and professional challenges.
I have been an operator for the City of Astoria for eleven years and a supervisor for six years. The City of Astoria's Wastewater treatment plant is an Oregon grade 2 facility. The plant is an aerated lagoon system consisting of two six acre aerated lagoons and a six acre polishing lagoon. The lagoons are followed by a chlorine contact basin for disinfection. The final effluent is de-chlorinated prior to discharge. The plant receives influent flow from the main pump station located approximately three quarters of a mile away. The supervisors duties include: supervise wastewater treatment plant operator and other temporary employees in the department. Collect samples of wastewater for analysis. Maintain records of wastewater flow and treatment plant and pump station operation and maintenance activities. Inspect and review wastewater treatment plant operations, including equipment operation, wastewater processing, and state of wastewater upon plant entry and after treatment. Determine actions to be taken to ensure that plant effluent released meets legal requirements. Prepare reports on operations to meet City, state and federal requirements. Perform miscellaneous repairs to pumps and other plant equipment. Enter data into computerized data base. Monitor and ensure compliance of the treatment plant operation with applicable regulations and permit requirements. Recommend budget for items related to wastewater treatment and collections operation and maintenance. Monitor landfill leachate and storm water, combined sewer outfalls, and other projects delegated to the waster treatment personnel and ensure compliance with regulations. Monitoring and reporting of landfill gases. Assist in the maintenance and repair of the mechanical, electrical and electronic facilities that compose the wastewater treatment plant and pumping stations. Maintain the physical security and cleanliness of the treatment plant facilities and grounds. The operators duties are similar with the exception of budget, and reporting.
The City of Madera's wastewater treatment plant at the time was a 7 MGD activated bio-filtration facility. The plant consists of three primary clarifiers, two activated bio-filtration towers, one secondary clarifier, one anaerobic digester and several sludge drying beds. The plant did not discharge to a receiving stream. The plant effluent was land applied and flowed to evaporation / percolation ponds. Operator duties consisted of: Operation and light maintenance of the treatment facility. Daily meter readings. Collection of plant influent and effluent samples for analysis. Housekeeping and grounds maintenance. Preventive maintenance including lubrication and maintenance checks.
The City of Brighton's Wastewater treatment plant at the time was a Colorado Class B facility. It was an activated sludge process. The plant consisted of a headworks with grit removal, primary clarifier, trickling filters, oxidation ditch, secondary clarifier, aerobic digester, centrifuge for sludge dewatering and a chlorine contact chamber for disinfection followed by de-chlorination. The operator duties included: daily meter reading, monitor treatment processes and make adjustments as necessary, collect samples for analysis, interpret lab and operational data, chemical handling, operate various types of equipment, preventive maintenance, lubricate pumps and motors, mechanical checks, housekeeping and groundskeeping.
The City of Ventura's WWTP is a California grade 5 facility. The treatment plant consisted of a headworks with grit removal, a primary clarifier with continuous sludge pumping to a gravity thickener, two trickling filters, a conventional activated sludge process, secondary clarifiers, a dissolved air floatation thickener for waste sludge, surge ponds prior to pressurized mixed media filtration for secondary treatment effluent, chlorine contact basins, stabilization ponds and de-chlorination, three anaerobic digesters, two plate and frame presses for dewatering digested sludge. Dewatered sludge was a class B and was mixed with wood chips to make compost for land application at a landfill. The operators duties included: daily meter reading, monitor pumps, motors and gages for proper operation, monitor treatment processes and make adjustments as necessary, operate various types of equipment, chemical handling, collect samples for analysis, preventive maintenance including lubrication, mechanical checks and housekeeping.
Enrolled in the Water Science program at Ventura County Community College in 1983. Courses completed include: Basic water and wastewater treatment, Water treatment, Wastewater treatment, Water distribution, Water systems instrumentation and control, Water and wastewater hydraulics, Motors and pumps-maintenance and operation, Water quality protection - cross connection prevention, Water and wastewater management. Other related courses include: Microbiology, Welding, Machine shop, Blueprint reading and Geology.
Enrolled in CSUS courses. Courses include: Wastewater Treatment volume 1, Advanced Wastewater Treatment, Collection Systems Operation and Maintenance.
Current certifications and licenses:
Oregon Grade 2 Wastewater Treatment system operation certificate
Oregon Grade 4 Wastewater Collection system operation certificate
Public Pesticide Applicator - Right of Way Vegetation License
Oregon Class B Drivers License with Tank Endorsement
California Grade 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate
Colorado Class B Waste Water Operator Certificate
Colorado Class D Water Works Operator Certificate
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