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Plant Operator

HRSD Hampton Roads Sanitation Dist.

Newport News, Virginia 23606
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This is an Apprenticeship Position which requires 4 yrs of on-the-job training (OJT) and classroom instruction.

A Math Skills Assessment Test is required prior to entry into HRSD's Apprenticeship Program.

You must be willing to work rotating shifts and attend classes two evenings per week


Under broad guidance, the Plant Operator is responsible for: Operating and controlling the assigned Sewage Treatment or Solids Handling facilities during work shift, completing HRSD’s Apprenticeship Program and performing various maintenance assignments as needed.


a. Education


High school diploma or GED and Completion of HRSD’s Plant Operator Apprenticeship Trade or applicable HRSD Apprenticeship Trade or equivalent as determined by HRSD’s Apprenticeship Committee


b. Experience


Completion of the On-The-Job-Training portion of HRSD’s Apprenticeship program for this trade and four years of experience, or approved equivalent as determined by HRSD’s Apprenticeship Committee  


c. Training Levels

This position is fully qualified at Grade 5 with a Virginia Class 1 Wastewater Works (WW) Operators License and the education and experience noted above. For those persons less qualified, the following training levels have been established:


Grade 5 - Completion of 4 years of HRSD Apprenticeship Program and possess a Virginia Class 2 WW license 


Grade 5a - Virginia Class 2 WW license  OR  Completion of 3 years of HRSD Apprenticeship Program and possess a Virginia Class 3 WW license

Grade 5b - Virginia Class 3 WW license  OR  Completion of 2 years of HRSD Apprenticeship Program and possess a Virginia Class 4 WW license

Grade 5c - Virginia Class 4 WW license  OR  Completion of 1 year of HRSD Apprenticeship Program

Grade 5d - No experience


d. Special Licenses


Virginia Class I Wastewater Works Operator License (Must be obtained within 8 years of appointment to position)



Valid Driver’s License from state of residence


If assigned to a training level, fully qualified level must be consistently pursued, as a condition of appointment. Failure to do so will result in removal from the position and potentially employment with HRSD.


HRSD is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. HRSD does not discriminate against individuals in employment on the basis of race, sex, including sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, engaging in protected activity or any additional protected characteristics recognized by federal, state and local law.


HRSD is a Drug Free Workplace

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