Water Treatment Plant Operator Trainee Job Description

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the supervision of the Operations Supervisor and the direction of an assigned Certified Operator, performs entry level work in the operation and maintenance of water treatment facilities and equipment. Work involves on-the-job training related to the maintenance of a water plant. Work is performed under close supervision. The supervisor provides instructions about procedures to be followed and training tasks to be performed and standards to be maintained. Work is reviewed periodically during the training period to note progress. Performs other work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Participates in an on-the-job training program involving practical, “hands- on” experience with plant operations under the supervision of a Water Production plant supervisor and/or a Certified Operator; reads and comprehends a variety of technical laboratory, operations, and maintenance procedures.

Starts and stops machinery and pumps via supervisory control and data acquisition system, regulates valves and observes instrumentation; adds chemicals according to prescribed standards.

Collects and analyzes various samples periodically and reports results; maintains simple records.

Performs cleanup work on equipment and daily/weekly assigned housekeeping duties.

Assists certified operator in all work and duties required in water treatment plant operations.

REQUIREMENTS

A.    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High School diploma or G.E.D. General work experience related to the operation and maintenance of water treatment equipment or related experience. Must have successfully completed and passed the approved required training courses and have passed the State of Florida Class “C” Water Treatment Exam. Must possess a State of Florida Class “B” commercial driver’s license with air brake endorsement. Applicants who do not currently possess a Class “B” CDL with air brake endorsement must acquire a learner’s permit within 3 months of hire and obtain the license within 6 months of hire. Applicants who possess an out of state driver’s license must obtain a Florida license within 10 days of employment. Must have working knowledge of nomenclature of water treatment devices. A knowledge test will be given to all applicants whose applications meet all minimum requirements.

B.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the operation of mechanical and electrical equipment.

Knowledge of basic mathematics and chemistry.

Ability to read and understand technical manuals.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and supervision.

Ability to readily learn the operation of laboratory equipment.

C.    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Able to print, draw, see, and read letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols which are both large and small.

Able to use hands and fingers to perform titrations and other lab tests. Dexterity is required.

Able to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in normal tones of voice. Use of senses which include sight, smell, hearing and touch as aids in the evaluation and troubleshooting of malfunctioning equipment.

Able to hear normal conversations and communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.

Able to identify and distinguish colors.

Able to smell, identify, and distinguish odors in laboratory water tests.

Able to learn, understand, remember, and complete normal tasks without assistance.

Able to wear personal protective equipment.

Exposure to outdoors, heat, noise, vibration, confined work space, chemicals, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards.

Able to go from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling, or squatting position, or vice-versa, periodically.

Able to move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.

Able to operate a car, pickup truck, and dump truck.

Able to work in adverse environmental and weather conditions (day or night).

Able to load or unload vehicles with objects weighing up to 50 pounds that may be awkward to hold.

Able to lift, carry, push, or pull items which weigh 50 pounds.

Able to walk, stand, sit for periods longer than 30 minutes and walk continuously for more than five minutes at a time.

Able to climb stairs four stories high.

Able to climb ladders 35 feet high and work on scaffolds.

Able to use a variety of hand and gas powered tools and equipment.

Able to work night, weekend and holiday work shifts.

Able to work double shifts (overtime).

Able to work around chemicals used in laboratory water tests and water treatment processes.

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date -  10/17/16