Plant Operations Specialist (POI) - North Durham
City of Durham

Plant Operations Specialist (POI) - North Durham Durham, NC

Full Time Durham, NC 41870 - 64466 USD ANNUAL 1 days ago
Job description

Position Description

Work, Serve, Thrive. With the City of Durham
Advance in your career while making a real difference in the community you serve.

Hiring Range: $41,870 +$1.50 shift differential (When working overnight position)
Work Day/Hours: This position is primarily a day time position but once a year the position would rotate into the overnight position for a three month period from 11:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.

The City of Durham’s Department of Water Management (DWM) wants YOU to join our team of more than 380 talented and dedicated employees that provide critical water and sewer services for Durham’s 309,000 plus residents. Not only do we deliver the Best Tasting Water in the state to our customers each and every day, but we also make sure that the wastewater leaving our facilities is carefully treated to protect the environment. We have a wide-ranging variety of positions open to match your skill set – mechanics, engineers, maintenance specialists, technicians, customer billing techs, and much more. If you have a passion for managing vital water resources, protecting the environment, providing excellent customer service, and keeping the water and wastewater in the pipes, bring your skills and talent to Durham!

We have a vacancy on the third shift for a Senior Plant Operations Specialist (Water Plant Operator (PO I). This position is responsible for monitoring plant operations by physical observation of plant processes; sampling units to ensure proper operation; maintaining accurate records; cleaning and calibrating process meters; monitoring chemical feeds and making process adjustments as needed. Checks equipment and makes adjustments as necessary.

You must be willing and able to work every other weekend. You must be readily available by phone with ability to work stand-by/recall when needed.


  • Assists with operating, adjusting, and maintaining equipment at an assigned water or wastewater facility; monitors physical plant operations by observing plant processes; monitors chemical feeds; collects and analyzes lab samples under close supervision; and complies with work safety rules and procedures.
  • Cleans and performs minor repairs on plant equipment; cleans assigned work areas; and receives and unloads chemicals.
  • Maintains records, logs, databases, documentation and online systems; enters and updates data to document maintenance; reviews and proofs records to ensure accuracy and completeness.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED, HiSET, TASC)
  • Six months of related experience
  • Must obtain a Grade I Wastewater Treatment Operator’s License within one year of hire; and Grade II Wastewater Treatment Operator’s License within two years of hire.
  • Must have a valid, unrestricted, North Carolina driver's license "or" if you currently have another state driver's license, must be willing and able to obtain a valid NC driver's license within 60 days of hire

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Basic math & chemistry calculations to accurately read meters & charts, maintain required records, & interpret readings to make necessary adjustments to treatment processes
  • Make mixed arithmetic calculations involving multiplication, addition, subtraction, & division of whole numbers, decimals, & fractions
  • One or more related years of experience

Benefits – General Full-Time Employees

  • 11-12 paid holidays per year
  • 12 standard work days of vacation per year
  • 12 standard work days of sick leave per year, which accumulates indefinitely; sick leave may be used toward early retirement
  • 2 weeks paid military leave per year
  • Medical, dental, vision, and supplemental life insurance plans
  • State and City retirement plans
  • Short and long term disability plans
  • Paid temporary disability leave for specified conditions
  • City contribution of 10.15% into the N.C. State Retirement System
  • Paid funeral leave
  • Employee Assistance Program - personal and family counseling
  • Paid life insurance equal to annual salary
  • 48 hours for volunteer work each year*
  • 4 hours parental leave each year
  • Workman's Compensation Insurance
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plans
Benefits - Part-Time (1,000 hours or more per year)
  • 401(k) retirement plan (5.0% of salary)
  • State retirement plan
Benefits Part-Time (Average 30 hours per week over 12 month period)
  • 401(k) retirement plan (5.0% of salary)
  • State retirement plan
  • Health Insurance

Plant Operations Specialist (POI) - North Durham
City of Durham
Durham, NC
William V. "Bill" Bell
Unknown / Non-Applicable
1001 to 5000 Employees
Municipal Agencies
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