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Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator job in Kilgore

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Organization:  City of Kilgore
Job Category:  Water and Sewers
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Texas (TX)
City:  Kilgore
Post Code:  75662
Salary and Benefits:  $16.69 - $19.43 / hour plus benefits


Position has overall responsibility for the City’s Industrial Pretreatment Program, including inspection and monitoring of industrial and commercial discharges to the POTW, as well as the Grease Removal Program and Backflow Prevention Program.


This position functions in the wastewater division of the Water Department, and is distinguished from the Wastewater Treatment Plant Chief Operator by the level of experience and competence required to develop, implement and maintain the City’s Industrial Pretreatment Program. The individual in this position is responsible for coordinating enforcement of the industrial waste ordinances, industrial permitting matters, fats, oils and grease (FOG) ordinances, required sampling and reporting, recordkeeping, business outreach, and public education programs associated with non-residential waste discharges, as well as backflow prevention activities and recordkeeping.


Receives immediate supervision from the Water Utilities Superintendent.

Exercises no supervision.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS – Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:

1. Coordinate all activities related to the City’s Industrial Pretreatment Program, Grease Removal Program, and Backflow Prevention Program.

2. Monitor, inspect, observe and evaluate industrial and commercial user discharges and identify noncompliance with any local, State, and Federal regulations. Notify industrial and commercial users of the requirements and any violations of appropriate regulations, and monitor compliance activities.

3. Investigate and trace the source(s) of any prohibited waste discharges into the POTW. Maintain comprehensive records of all investigations.

4. Coordinate sampling of industrial and commercial users in accordance with pretreatment program; collect samples as needed to ensure compliance with local ordinances and State or Federal requirements as appropriate.

5. Maintain complete and accurate records of all documentation and activities related to the industrial pretreatment program, FOG program, and backflow prevention program. Prepare various reports for local, State, and Federal agencies as needed.

6. Administer permitting system of permitted industrial dischargers, including evaluation of permit applications, issuance of permits, and review of discharge reports, compliance reports, spill prevention control plans, and self-monitoring reports.

7. Explain requirements for elimination of pollution associated with environmental regulations, including City codes and ordinances, pollution prevention plans, and policies to POTW users, City employees, industrial site managers, school representatives, and the general public. Provide training and instruction to City staff in the methods of pollution prevention and control, the efficiency and adequacy of control measures, and the application of regulations, codes, ordinances, and procedures associated with implementation of the pretreatment program.

8. Perform calculations relevant to the pretreatment program and permits, including establishment and assessment of fees and surcharges, production based and alternative discharge limits.

9. Perform special studies requiring technical expertise and project management skills necessary for the establishment of local discharge limits, sewer system flow monitoring, chemical mass balance analysis, and the effect of discharges on the collection and treatment system, including the possibility of pass-through.

10. Review and analyze potential impact on the POTW of proposed new discharges in to the treatment and collection system, and make recommendations regarding the ability of the system to accept and treat any potential waste stream without causing non-compliance of the City’s discharge permit.

11. Work in conjunction with the City’s Code Enforcement Division to ensure compliance with City Ordinances related to the discharge of fats, oils, and greases from nonresidential establishments such as restaurants, cafeterias, etc.

12. Work with Building Inspection Department to obtain compliance with backflow prevention codes and regulations. Maintain all records associated with the Backflow Prevention Program.

13. Prepare budget for the industrial pretreatment program and make recommendations regarding revenue requirements and expenditures.


Knowledge of:

Principles, practices and methods of municipal wastewater collection, treatment and disposal.

Environmental issues related to both point source and non-point source water pollution.

Physical, chemical, microbiological and bacteriological tests associated with wastewater treatment.

Federal, State and local regulations, ordinances, permit requirements and standards regulating the pretreatment, collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater.

Appropriate safety practices including chemical hazards, use of personal protective equipment, industrial environments and confined space entry.

Industrial processes and pretreatment technologies

Methods and procedures for inspecting and identifying conditions associated with hazardous materials.

General chemical principles, laboratory practices, and sampling techniques.

Principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting, office procedures, computer equipment.

Skills in:

Communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, supervisors, industrial and commercial company officials, and regulatory agency representatives.

Dealing tactfully and cooperatively with the public, industrial and commercial company officials, regulatory and other agencies, co-workers and supervisors.

Interpreting complex State and Federal regulations, as well as local codes and ordinances.

Maintaining records and preparing clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence and reports.

Coordinating multiple projects.

Ability to:

Organize work, establish priorities, set manageable goals and objectives, and work under time constraints and deadlines.

Effectively work with fellow employees and supervisors toward achieving established goals and objectives.

Analyze administrative and organizational problems and make appropriate recommendations for solutions.

Work within the policies and ordinances of the City to achieve compliance with the pretreatment program.

Meet the physical, mental and environmental demands of the job.

Demonstrate ongoing effectiveness in maintaining the knowledge and skills required for this position.

Keep current on new and changing technology relevant to the position and the program.

Exercise sound judgment; use initiative and independent reasoning; evaluate alternative solutions.

Use a personal computer and job related software applications.

Experience and Training Guidelines

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemical Engineering, or closely related field as determined by the department head. Graduation from High School or equivalent and at least thirty (30) college credits from an accredited junior college, college or university with electives taken in pretreatment, environmental science, civil engineering, chemistry, or closely related field is required, and;


Two (2) years of progressively responsible full-time experience in a water/wastewater quality control environment. Other qualifying experience will be evaluated on a case by case basis. One (1) year of experience in the water pollution control field; NPDES permit compliance, monitoring, and reporting or related environmental analysis. Other qualifying experience will be evaluated on a case by case basis, and;

Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of a valid Texas Class C driver’s license is required. Wastewater Operator’s Certificate or other industrial pretreatment related certificate will be a plus.


Environmental Conditions:

Positions in this class have occasional disagreeable working conditions working around chemicals, fumes, heat, cold and dampness, exposure to chemicals, untreated wastewater, bacteria, viruses, electronic instruments, and computer screens.

Physical Conditions:

Positions in this class require lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds, climbing ladders and or stairs, balancing while occasionally working in narrow, slippery areas, stooping, crouching, reaching, handling glassware and samples, and diagnosing instrument maintenance needs.

Other Requirements:

Employment contingent on passing physical examination and drug screen.

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