The Water Plant Operator operates and maintains water treatment, processing, and testing equipment in a water treatment facility to purify water to meet permit and operational requirements. Troubleshoots and diagnoses operational problems and takes corrective action per procedure and process knowledge. Monitors flow meters, gauges, flow ratios, pressures and related controls through instrument panels and programmable logic control units in assigned areas. Monitors and records operating conditions observations and data in area shift log. Ensures conformance to process specifications. Verifies and reports suspected malfunctions and variances to the supervisor. Performs routine and preventative maintenance and maintenance related items as assigned. Performs field laboratory tests (chemical and physical) in order to pace chemical dosages for efficient process control. Ensure that all safety and environmental requirements are consistently achieved including strict compliance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs all operations and maintenance procedures. Participates in complex and technical maintenance and repair tasks. Monitors and adjusts the operation of water plant pumps, motors, and other equipment. Accurately reads gauges, dials and other instruments that depict and/or record data. Services, maintains, and repairs a variety of water system equipment, including pumps, valves, motors, filters, and meters. Inspects water system equipment and facilities to locate needed repairs, and makes repairs to various water system equipment as required. Inspects and maintains water distribution facilities. Assists in the training of other water department personnel. Collects samples and assists in conducting a variety of chemical and physical tests. Maintains clear and concise logs and records. Inspects water sources and water storage tanks. Inspects, services and replaces meters, fittings, and meter boxes. Operates a front-end loader and other vehicles. Maintains all log books, records, and reports required by various laws and permits, as well as those necessary for efficient operation. Performs general plant maintenance work such as sweeping, cleaning, painting, and landscaping. May reads water meters. Coordinates with other company departments for assistance or repair, and as necessary. May be responsible for the ordering, storage and use of supplies needed for general operation of a water plant and outlying system responsibilities and their inventory. Maintains a good relationship with the public and responds to complaints regarding operations. Regular and timely attendance Performs other related duties as assigned.
(A) Must have an active Water Operator's License at a minimum; and (B) One (1) years of experience relating to the construction, repair, and maintenance of water collection or treatment systems including the operation of related maintenance equipment, or (C) Any equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (B) Thorough knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in water collection and treatment systems; Considerable knowledge of water pipe installation, connection, and repair; Considerable knowledge of water treatment plant operation and maintenance. (B) Skill in the operation of the listed tools and equipment. (C) Ability to interpret specific chemical and biological analyses; Ability to guide, direct and motivate employees; Ability to organize and supervise the activities of various crews performing construction and maintenance work; Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public.
Valid Water Operator's License and a valid Driver's License in the State position is located.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Detection devices, mobile radio/phone, a personal computer (may include word processing, excel, and other software), copier and fax machine.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.
Note: This job description is not all inclusive of job duties.
U.S. Water Services Corporation/USW Utility Group offers competitive wages and benefits and is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
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