705 W. University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70502
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Applications for the following positions may ONLY be downloaded by following the links below. Please complete the application online and print it; if you do not have available internet access or the ability to print the application, you may visit any branch of the Lafayette Public Library System to use the public computers. For additional information, please call (337) 291-8330.
CLASS TITLE: WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR
MINIMUM STARTING PAY: HOURLY - $14.78-$18.48/DOE, MONTHLY - $2,562-$3,203/DOE
PURPOSE AND NATURE OF WORK
Treats municipal wastewater to environmental standards for effluent, by operating large, complex, partially automated treatment plants. Reviews conditions of machinery, facilities and biological processes. Ensures effluent meets coliform, chlorine and other limits, and to control odors. Receives chemical and supply deliveries.
Should be comfortable with working at heights, climbing stairs, tolerating odors, and using a tractor and bush hog to maintain grounds. 12-hour rotating schedule with alternating days/nights. Work is potentially hazardous. Technical courses related to stationary electric motors and pumps, and/or introductory life sciences; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Apprenticeship may be required.
NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATION
High School Diploma or GED. Must be capable of responding to the site within one hour of being notified.
Positions in this class may be assigned to an apprenticeship as defined by Civil Service Rule IV, Section 6. This requires the employee to complete initial and ongoing training requirements as established by Lafayette Utilities System with six (6) years of continued employment, including the obtainment of Class IV Wastewater Treatment certification administered by the State of Louisiana, Dept. of Health and Hospitals.
TYPE OF EXAMINATION
Examination will be a written test.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: FIRST 28 RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023, NOON!!