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                      Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District
                      700 West End Avenue
                      Chicago Heights, IL 60411

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Department:    Operations

Reports To    Works under the direction of the Chief Operator and Operations Foreman.

Supervises:      Has no supervisory authority but has a higher degree of responsibility when assigned to work with the relief operator, laborers, or janitor.

General Description of Position:   

Operates equipment and performs process control functions within the Districtís jurisdiction.

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

A high school diploma or equivalent and 5 years of similar operating experience is required.  Must possess above average mechanical aptitude, be proficient in math, and have above average computer skills.  

See labor contract for certification requirements.  He/she must have a valid driverís license, be personable, able to take orders and work well with others. 

Tests may be given to determine the applicant with the best growth potential.  20/40 corrected vision is required.

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

1)            Operate pumps, valves, blowers, compressors, boilers and other equipment. Make adjustments of their related controls.

2)            Perform assorted batch operations.

3)            Monitor plant and remote facilities through the computer system, respond to alarms, review or fill out reports, and enter data as assigned.

4)            Take wastewater samples as required and maintain the sampling equipment.

5)            Mix and feed chemicals as required.

6)            Recognize process upsets and alert appropriate supervisorís of such events.

7)            Perform inspection rounds of the entire plant facility.

8)            Remove snow, ice, or scum from tanks.

9)            Operate fork truck, loading and unloading of trucks and other equipment.

10)        On occasion, may perform operational maintenance or cleaning.

11)        Perform other duties as assigned.


 Works in the operating treatment plant with its related hazards.  Must be able to inspect plant equipment and buildings.  Expected to respond to an emergency call-in 24 hours per day, 7 days per week in a timely manner.  As a public employee, the individual is expected to display the appropriate public conduct.


 This position description is intended as a guide and does not constitute an employment contract or provide the assurance of continued employment. 

The position is subject to a collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters, Local 705 and the Districtís personnel policy and work rules.



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