City of Fort Wayne

Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator

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Working under the direction of the IPS Supervisor, incumbent assists in the implementation and enforcement of the City of Fort Wayne's Industrial Pretreatment Program and enforcement of the City's Sewer Use Ordinance. Assists with enforcement of...
Job Code: 2020157
Posted On: Tuesday, 16th June 2020
Category: Regular Full Time
Department: WPC Plant
Shift: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, may vary
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $25.5180 - $27.0988 per hour

Job Description:

SUMMARY  

Working under the direction of the IPS Supervisor, incumbent assists in the implementation and enforcement of the City of Fort Wayne's Industrial Pretreatment Program and enforcement of the City's Sewer Use Ordinance. Assists with enforcement of federal, state, and local environmental regulations through implementation of the Industrial Pretreatment Program. Oversees various utility activities to protect the wastewater treatment plant from hazardous pollutants and to ensure the City complies with its NPDES permit. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City and Utility's safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

OPERATIONS/JUDGEMENT

  • Ability to perform all duties of the Industrial Pretreatment Inspector;
  • Performs all necessary functions for his/her given business unit;
  • Works with other Coordinators to Schedule inspections and use of inspectors weekly;
  • Assigns user classification to sewage users;
  • Conducts on-site inspections and audits of Industrial Users subject to the Pretreatment Program;
  • Prepares, signs, and sends Notices of Violation to users;
  • Reviews drawings and specifications submitted by applicants for building permits; Assuring that violations are noted in a timely manner;
  • Approves Certificate of Compliance/Occupancy for new facilities after conducting on-site inspections;
  • Collects sewage samples of Industrial, Commercial, and Plant discharges;
  • Inspects installation of private flow meters, sewer control manholes, and grease traps;
  • Sets portable, programmable sewage flow meters, and pH meters;
  • Trains newly hired Inspectors;
  • Ability to calculate dollars per unit data for sewage surcharges based on wastewater analysis;
  • Performs laboratory analysis as requested;
  • Operates Utility owned vehicles in a safe and efficient manner;

INFORMATION/COMMUNICATION

  • Assists with other city departments and applicants seeking building permits;
  • Prepares, signs, and mails letters of correspondence to Industrial and Commercial users;
  • Investigates and writes reports on chemical and oil spills;
  • Works with industrial and commercial management regarding their wastewater treatment programs and permit requirements;
  • Produces clear, concise reports;
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing.

DOCUMENT PROCESSING & ANALYSIS

  • Prepares a weekly summary including schedule for IPS supervisor and Superintendent;
  • Writes Quarterly and Annual Reports submitted to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management;
  • Evaluates confidential information submitted by users and prepares Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permits;
  • Prepares new equipment specifications and spare parts requisitions;
  • Maintains files, records, reports, and drawings necessary to perform duties;

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Management experience a plus;
  • Specialized knowledge of industrial processes and wastewater treatment processes and related equipment and analytical procedures;
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations and laws concerning industrial/municipal wastewater pretreatment and hazardous waste disposal.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Incumbent acts as a working leader to assist in the supervision department staff members involved in industrial wastewater sampling, inspections and record keeping. Supervision is routine and primarily involves troubleshooting problems and maintaining coordination within the department.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelors degree (B.S.) or equivalent years of Study from four-year college or university; in the Sciences area and 4 – 6 years in Utilities or Industrial manufacturing pretreatment environment.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid Indiana Drivers License;
  • Must secure CPR, First Aid, and Confined Space Entry certification within 6 months of hire;
  • Must acquire an Indiana Pretreatment B license within 3 years.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Deemed physically fit to wear respirator.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee is frequently exposed to wastewater, septage, and associated pathogens.

Apply Online

All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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