Waste Water Plant Trainee
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Adjust chemical feeds as necessary based on the results of sample analysis.
- Collect water, wastewater, and sludge samples from various plant locations, perform designated laboratory procedures, and calibrate laboratory equipment as required.
- Monitor, adjust and clean filter system to ensure proper functioning.
- Monitor and adjust wastewater treatment equipment (e.g., pumps, mixers, blowers, etc.) to ensure proper functioning.
- Monitor and adjust sludge dewatering process equipment, including belt filter presses, gravity belt thickeners, conveyor belt systems, and associated equipment.
- Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of plant equipment.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of wastewater treatment.
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
- Skill in operating wastewater systems machinery in a safe and capable manner.
- Skill in the proper use of hazardous chemicals.
- Skill in safely using, maintaining and repairing specialized equipment to complete assigned projects.
- Skill in following oral and written instructions.
- Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required. Must be able to obtain State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection Class C Wastewater Treatment Certification within 2 years from date of employment.
Last revision date: September 2003