Organization & Services
Plant administration is comprised of the Superintendent, Chief Operator, Chief Chemist and Administrative Clerk. Typical duties include budgeting, purchasing, training, assigning work tasks, preparing EPA reports, and monitoring plant process control to ensure compliance with Ohio EPA limits and standards.
The Oregon Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is staffed 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. The seven operators have a variety of responsibilities, ranging from observing the plant’s SCADA system (a computer system that monitors and controls various processes within the WWTP), making visual inspections to observe plant process, status of equipment, and make necessary equipment changes. Operators also perform routine maintenance functions, basic housekeeping, plant grounds maintenance, and laboratory process control testing.
Four employees staff the Maintenance group: two Instrument Technicians and two Mechanical personnel. The electrical and mechanical staff troubleshoots and repair equipment at the WWTP. The electrical and mechanical staff completes an extensive monthly list of preventive maintenance tasks and are also trained as plant operators. The Maintenance Worker performs the majority of the plant housekeeping and grounds maintenance, in addition to assisting the operators and maintenance when needed, and performing scheduled safety checks of fire extinguishers, emergency back-up lights, etc.
The WWTP laboratory performs a variety of tests on the raw wastewater, process streams, and treated effluent to ensure compliance with Ohio EPA limits and standards. The Chief Chemist and a Chemist-Bacteriologist staff the laboratory. The WWTP laboratory is also responsible for testing industrial users as part of the City’s pretreatment program.
Chief Chemist/Pretreatment Coordinator
Chief Plant Operator
4657 Dupont Road
Oregon, Ohio 43616
7:30am - 4:00pm
Monday - Friday