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W/S PLANT OPERATOR

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$32,527.27 - $55,296.37
  • Posted Date:05/08/2017

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS

 

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

POSITION VACANCY NOTICE

 

 

POSITION TITLE:               W/S PLANT OPERATOR

                                              WATER TREATMENT PLANT

                                              NIGHT OPERATOR 7:00 P.M. – 7:00 A.M.

 

SALARY:                              GRADE 23  $32,527.27 - $55,296.37 

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

 

An employee in this class performs responsible technical skilled work in the operation and

maintenance of the water treatment plant equipment.  Responsible for monitoring and

treating the city's drinking water and water supply; responsible for inspecting the plant for

efficient operation of equipment, performing laboratory tests, and reading various charts,

graphs, gauges, and meters.  Independent judgment is exercised within the scope of standard

operational procedures; however, when abnormal conditions develop, a supervisor is

consulted for advice and instruction.  Work is performed in accordance with regulations of

the State Board of Health, Division of Environmental Management, and city policies and

procedures.  Work primarily includes hourly rounds of the plant, maintaining records, performing tests, adding any necessary chemicals to the treatment process, troubleshooting

mechanical problems, and performing related plant tasks.  Work is performed under the

immediate supervision of the water treatment plant supervisor.  Work is evaluated for accuracy in tests performed, accuracy in results documented, and the efficient operation of the

plant.  Work is checked by reviewing log book and observation of work in progress. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Operating the water treatment plant.  Observing the operation of machinery and apparatus,

checking, adjusting chemical feed rates through use of plant equipment and documenting

gauge readings and calibrations and the conditions and flow through various stages of

treatment during periodic rounds of the plant.  Participating in maintenance and repair of

buildings and grounds.  Checking filtered water for excess color by performing a color test;

recording results.  Testing turbidity in raw, settled, and filtered water; testing chlorine

residuals in filtered water; testing alkalinity levels in raw and filtered water; recording all

results.  Calibrating fluoride meter, and testing fluoride residual in raw and filtered water;

recording results.  Backwashing and rewashing filters using a backwash pump.  Checking

levels of alum, caustic, fluoride, corrosion inhibitor, carbon, coagulant aid, and other chemicals; adding chemicals as needed.  Calculating chemical dosage, average readings,

and plant performance; recording in daily log book.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

 

Thorough knowledge of the processes involved in the treatment of water.  Thorough knowledge of the functions, operating characteristics and maintenance of the water

treatment plant equipment.  Knowledge of state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations related to water treatment.  Some knowledge of the occupational hazards of the work and

necessary safety precautions.  Ability to make decisions about the water quality and water

supply, in the absence of a supervisor.  Ability to perform algebraic calculations and to keep

detailed records.  Ability to receive and carry out instructions provided by a supervisor.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Work in this class requires a medium to heavy effort to complete.  Employee must be able to

physically perform the basic life support functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, feeling, talking, hearing, and performing repetitive motions.  This employee must have the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, perform extensive reading, conduct visual inspection of

small defects or parts, operate a machine, use measurement devices, and to assemble parts at distances close to the eyes.  Working conditions are inside and outside environmental conditions, including extreme heat and extreme cold.  Employee is subject to hazards, including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, exposure to chemicals, noise, and atmospheric conditions.  This worker is required to wear a respirator.  This worker is frequently in close quarters, crawl space, shafts, man holes, small enclosed rooms, water lines, and other areas which could cause claustrophobia.  This worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passage ways.

 

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

 

Completion of high school or GED, supplemented with additional vocation training in mechanics, electronics, or chemistry.  Some experience in water is desirable.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

 

North Carolina Driver License

Level I Operator - Class C Surface Water Treatment Certificate

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

 

Applications can be obtained from the Personnel Department, City Hall, Monday thru

Friday, 8:00 a.m. thru 5:00 p.m. or on the city’s web site

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

 

Applications will be reviewed to select the best qualified applicants.  Selection will be by

structured interview.

 

 

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THE CITY OF THOMASVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT

DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, SEX, COLOR, CREED, AGE, DISABILITY, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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