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Residual Plant Operator I

Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35223

Company: Birmingham Water Works

Job Information


Job Title:  Residuals Operator I                                               Dept: 32645, Shades Mountain Sludge Plant

Reporting Relationship:  Superintendent                                Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Grade:  10                                                                                     Shift: Mon - Fri, 7am - 3:30pm

Salary: $19.49 (40,533.70) - $27.75 ($57,729.81)

General Responsibilities

Responsible for dewatering treatment residuals and return water to head of plant. Collect and transport residuals to BWWB landfill and maintain equipment to operate at maximum performance.

Essential Job Functions

1.         Maintain sludge pumps and related feed equipment. 

2.         Responsible for daily work for monthly chemical and operation figures. 

3.         Maintain inventory of replacement parts.                  

4.         Move sludge from settling basins and assist in cleaning of basins.

5.         Inspect dump trucks and order chemicals for operation of Solids Dewatering Plant.

6.         Service dewatering equipment and perform regular maintenance.    7.  Inspect equipment used in dewatering department and maintain record logs.

8.         Responsible for dewatering of treatment residuals and returning water to the head plant.  9. Perform other duties as assigned

Essential Job Functions Con't



High school graduate or equivalent required. 



Certificates, Licenses, Registration:

Valid Alabama Driver’s License

Commercial Driver’s License B required

MUST pass BWWB Entrance Exam for Filter Plants.



Three years of maintenance or related experience.  Experience in operating a dump truck is required.  Must have a comprehensive knowledge of basic chemistry and math; must be able to understand procedures and regulations and apply them to coordinate specific activities; must have clerical and numerical perception



Physical Demands

Ability to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time

Reaching by extending hand(s) or arms(s) in any direction

Finger dexterity required, manipulating objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard

Communication skills using the spoken word

Ability to see within normal parameters

Ability to hear within normal parameters

Ability to move about

Work Enviroment

Loud noise; inside and outside; exposed to extreme hot/cold weather conditions and hazardous chemicals.


Nearest Major Market: Birmingham