Pretreatment Coordinator

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Pretreatment Coordinator

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The employee works primarily under the supervision of the Plant Superintendent to interpret and enforce Part 40 CFR 403 Pretreatment Regulations, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Regulation 63 and the District’s Rules and Regulations. This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

The listed duties are essential job functions that the position has been created to perform. The list of duties is not exhaustive, and employee may be called upon to perform other duties and special assignments which may be outside of the primary areas of employment. Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this position.
• Responsible for conducting and implementing requirements of the District’s pretreatment program in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations to control wastewater discharges of industrial users of the District’s sewerage system. Implementation and effectiveness of the District’s program subject to review and enforcement by the EPA.
• Position requires the coordinator to understand the requirements of the Industrial pretreatment policies of the District, knowledge of EPA rules and the NPDES Discharge Permit issued to the District’s WWTP.
• Inspects and investigates industrial waste streams, pretreatment and treatment facilities.
• Investigates new and existing industrial and commercial firms to determine the nature of business, the wastewater generating processes, and the magnitude, type, and strength of wastes produced.
• Consults with EPA, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and other regulatory agencies.
• Schedule and conduct systematic, periodic and special sampling of industrial, commercial wastes, sludge, soil, and ground water; analyze the results of laboratory tests.
• Analyzes the adequacy of the wastewater pretreatment processes, determines compliance with legal requirements, discusses violations with customer’s management and seeks corrections.
• Reviews operating manuals and other technical materials to increase knowledge and proficiency.
• Notifies industrial users of program requirements and regulations by mailings and direct contact with company officials.
• Operate and maintain sampling/metering stations.
• Accurately input collected data into the District’s computer network. Use computer to perform job duties, write reports and transfer messages.
• Develop, evaluate, implement and enforce a FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) program for FSEs (Food Service Establishments) connected to the District’s sanitary sewer.
• Calculate and prepare monthly billing statements for the District’s major commercial/industrial customers.
• Develop and maintain accurate history of inspections, enforcement and lab analyses of commercial/industrial users.
• Develop, continually re-evaluate and implement a Local Limits Plan to comply with Federal, State, County, City and District mandates.
• Communicate effectively with Federal and State Pretreatment Coordinators regarding the implementation and enforcement of the Industrial Pretreatment Program.
• Develop and continually re-evaluate a concept, strategy and execution plan for sampling and testing of the District’s collections system.
• Assist the District Manager in providing commercial loading data in preparation of annual budgets.
• Evaluate and implement a Dental Industrial User program to comply with Federal, State and District mandates.
• Prepare and maintain annual budget for division.
• Assist in District’s wastewater laboratory as needed.
• Works with the Districts Collections, Construction and Engineering staff as needed to correct and or prevent collection system failures.
• Perform all job functions with special attention to safety & District policies and procedures related to the job position.
• Other duties as assigned.

The necessary knowledge, skills and abilities described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Primary functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions. Employees must adequately meet or exceed expectations relating to specific job performance standards as outlined by the District.

1. Knowledge of wastewater pretreatment practices and regulations preferred.
2. Working knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and equipment used in wastewater operation and maintenance preferred.
3. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel
4. Experience with Linko Compliance tracking software, Flowlink and Sixnet software is preferred.
5. Good oral and written communication abilities.
6. Ability to interpret and communicate Federal, State and Local legislation and regulations to District staff and customers.
7. Apply approved methods of wastewater sampling, preservation and analysis requirements.
8. Cooperate with co-workers and develop and maintain effective working relationships.
9. Interact in a professional and courteous manner with industry officials, customers, co-workers, and those that conduct business with the District.
10. Considerable amount of physical activity is required for this position. This work must be able to routinely lift up to 50 pounds, such as when lifting sampling and safety equipment. Climb ladders and stairs with 25 lbs. of equipment. Able to walk long distances during inspections.
11. Ability to work independently without close supervision in carrying out pretreatment program duties and requirements.
12. Ability to understand and follow District safety procedures.
13. Ability to understand complex chemical interactions.

This position will require working both indoors and outdoors on a relatively equal basis. Outside tasks are required in all weather conditions and will be in close contact with wastewater. Strong odors are frequently present at worksites. Working in confined and close spaces is required.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions. Typical requirements are:
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; Employee is occasionally required to have the ability to use the sensory smell.
• The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
• Must have the physical strength and dexterity to operate various power tools.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
• Work is performed in potentially hazardous environments such as electrical, infectious and mechanical hazards. They may be required to enter and exit confined spaces and the ability to keep a valid certification on such duty.
• Employee may be required to report during non-scheduled hours.


The employee must have the abilities and skills to safely, efficiently and productively operate the following items:

1. Vehicle
2. Hand-Held Power Tools
3. Computer Operated Equipment (influent/effluent samplers, flow meter, etc.)
4. Testing Equipment (pH meters, refrigerated units, etc.)

• High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
• Applicant must possess a valid Colorado Class “D” Industrial Wastewater License or be able to obtain within one (1) year of employment.
• A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a wastewater or water utility, or other closely related industry required.
• At least two years of experience in Industrial Pretreatment preferred.
• College-level coursework in the natural sciences is preferred.
• Applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background check upon offer of employment
• Applicant must possess a valid Colorado “R” Driver’s License.
• Applicant will be subject to and must be able to pass all background checks by Colorado Department of Corrections and the Federal Bureau of Prisons in order to obtain access to prison properties.

Annual Salary Range: $51,556 - $66,061

Fremont Sanitation District
Kim Maxson

107 Berry Parkway
Canon City, CO 81212

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