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Water Treatment Plant Operator I - Grade 15

City of Mandan, ND Mandan, ND
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
The City of Mandan, North Dakota is currently accepting applications for the position of: Water Treatment Plant Operator I - Grade 15.

Status: Non-Exempt/Full-time.

Salary Hiring Range starting at $18.45 per hour.

Applications without a resume will be disqualified.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on July 21, 2019.


1.1. General Statement of Duties: Performs skilled technical work in the operation and maintenance of a Water Treatment Plant and related systems. Work includes analysis of water for operational control and to determine compliance with various state and federal laws and regulations, monitoring, repairing and maintenance of water pumping stations, reservoirs, equipment, building and grounds. Requires direct operational responsibility for the plant; that involves shift work, including nights, holidays, and weekends. An incumbent in this position may be designated Water Treatment Plant Operator I, II, or III based on the grade level of Water Plant Operator License obtained through the State of North Dakota.

.2. Supervision Received: The Water Treatment Plant Assistant Superintendent assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.

1.3. Supervision Exercised: May serve as a team leader when working with other operators, maintenance operators or other lower level technical or semi-skilled workers as needed.


2.1. Monitors equipment at the Water Treatment Plant and pumping stations, such as pumps, gauges, meters, generators, gas-diesel motors, chemical feeders, recorders, and control equipment; restarts pumps and other equipment as needed and also backwashes filter as needed to ensure safe and clean water that meets regulations.

2.2. Monitors computers, programmable logic controls, SCADA system, system levels, pressure readings, chemical feeders, motors, pumps, mixers, gauges, valves and ventilation systems.

2.3. Performs routine and non-routine maintenance on Water Treatment Plant equipment and pumping stations to insure that compressors, pumps, valves, motors, drive lines and related systems are in a high level of operating condition.

2.4. Maintains, troubleshoots, and calibrates laboratory and analysis equipment, electrical and control systems, and other water systems to assure they are in a high level of operating condition.

2.5. Introduces chemicals into the treatment process; monitors chemicals going into the system and chemical levels by performing laboratory tests on plant contact softeners, accelerators, and distribution system.

2.6. Prepares daily reports on chemicals used, tests, and process changes to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.

2.7. Performs daily inspections of equipment, buildings, grounds, booster stations, reservoirs, hatches, and transmission lines.

2.8. Monitors thickeners and operates lime sludge Residual Management Facility.

2.9. Supervises and handles the loading and unloading of Hazardous chemicals.

2.10. Performs seasonal maintenance, cleaning and janitorial duties including winterizing.

2.11. Performs other duties of a comparable level/type as required.


3.1. Education and Experience: Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

3.2. Special Requirements:

  • 3.2.1. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Dakota for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • 3.2.2. Water Plant Operator I must have valid North Dakota Grade I Water Plant Operator License or be able to obtain one within two years of employment.
  • 3.2.3. Water Plant Operator II must have valid North Dakota Grade II Water Plant Operator License.
  • 3.2.4. Water Plant Operator III must have valid North Dakota Grade IV Water Plant Operator License.

4. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

4.1. Knowledge of water treatment operations, principles, methods and practices.

4.2. Knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and laws.

4.3. Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.

4.4. Knowledge of the standard operation policies for operation, maintenance and repair of motors, pumps, electrical systems and related equipment in a water treatment plant, and related systems.

4.5. Knowledge of the work hazards and safety precautions associated with the equipment and working conditions.

4.6. Knowledge of water characteristics, basic chemistry, and mathematics.

4.7. Ability to work, plan, coordinate, and exercise judgement independently.

4.8. Ability to take accurate readings, and keep accurate records and reports.

4.9. Ability to communicate effectively and react quickly to situations that develop.

4.10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.

4.11. Ability to climb stairs and to enter confined spaces, using proper safety equipment.

4.12. Ability to properly handle hazardous chemicals and follow safety procedures.

4.13. Ability to work rotating shifts including days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

4.14. Skill in the operation of mechanical and technical equipment.

4.15. Skill in communication, interpersonal skill as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisor, general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to provide and/or receive work direction.

City of Mandan, ND


Mandan, ND