Water Plant Operator
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)
- Receives training assignments from the Lead Operator.
- Checks the condition of the water plant at the beginning of the assigned shift by reviewing logs and notes.
- Assists or performs analysis of incoming water and outgoing water to ensure proper quality.
- Make adjustments necessary to maintain quality as directed.
- Checks levels of sludge thickener to ensure consistent feed of sludge waste polymer.
- Checks the depth of sludge in the basins to ensure proper levels are maintained.
- Performs regular tests for leaks of chlorine and other dangerous chemicals.
- Backwashes filters to ensure proper filtration by removing trapped particulate.
- Observes, trains, and assists in performing preventive and emergency maintenance on equipment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of water systems.
- Knowledge of the proper methods and techniques used in cleaning, repairing, and maintaining water systems equipment.
- Knowledge of the federal, state, and local rules, regulations, policies and procedures regarding the operation and administration of water systems.
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
- Skill in operating water systems machinery in a safe and capable manner.
- Skill in using hand and power tools.
- Skill in the proper use of hazardous chemicals.
- Ability to obtain and maintain required certification as a water plant operator.
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
- Ability to follow safety practices and recognizes hazards.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED and one (1) year related experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must possess State of Florida Water Treatment Plant Operator Class C certification. A valid Florida driver’s license and CDL is required.
Last revision date: October 2001