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Position: WATER PLANT OPERATOR II - UTILITIES - WATER & SEWER - WATER TREATMENT PLANT (JOB NO. 781920)
  Salary: $25.00 - $28.00 Per Hour, DOQ
Position Type: Full Time
Close Date: Until Filled
Minimum Training & Experience

Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and supplemented by at least two years’ experience in water plant operation or related work; or the equivalent combination of acceptable knowledge, training and experience may be considered; must possess a state certification from SC LLR as a B level (or higher) water operator.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Considerable knowledge of the process involved in the pumping and purification of water, including chemical tests and microbiological testing.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices applied to the operation and light maintenance of pumps and similar machinery, including proper methods of lubricating equipment.

• Skill in the use and care of the tools and equipment used in the plant.

• Ability to inspect water treatment plant equipment in operation and to detect flaws and abnormalities in operation.

• Ability to efficiently and safely operate all equipment used in water treatment plant operations and make minor repairs.

• Ability to read meters and charts accurately and to maintain routine records of shift operations.

• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

• Ability to maintain positive customer-focused relationships with co-workers, supervisors, agencies, the general public, and all other internal and external customers. Personally demonstrates appropriate customer service skills.

Specific Duties

• Responsible for day-to-day operations, including control and maintenance of a 36-million gallons per day (MGD) surface water treatment facility.

• Monitors and operates plant’s SCADA system, controlling pressure and flow of water in the distribution system.

• Analyzes laboratory data and operator logs to achieve maximum water quality at economical costs.

• Calibrates the water monitoring equipment and chemical feed machines and records changes.

• Performs all required chemical and physical laboratory analysis of raw, coagulated, finished and tap water each hour to insure water quality.

• Performs bacteria analysis of raw, finished and river water for total coliform or E.coli content; records results.

• Operates and monitors all pumps at the Filter Plant and both the lake and river raw water intakes and reports any abnormal conditions to the plant’s supervisor.

• Maintains equipment, buildings and grounds in a clean and orderly manner; keeps adequate supply and daily inventory of chemicals used.

• Performs all other duties as may be assigned to meet organizational needs.

Additional Notes

SALARY: $25.00 (B License) - $28.00 (A License) Per Hour Depending on Licensing and Years of Experience within the license.

NOTE: 12 HOUR SHIFTS (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) 7 DAYS ON AND 7 DAYS OFF)

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 
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