WATER TREATMENT OPERATOR
Date Posted: November 4, 2020
Deadline: January 29, 2016
Organization: City of Newberry
City: Newberry, SC
Wages/Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and level of certification. Range - $26, 038 - $47,396
Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent with four to five years of experience in water plant operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Must have a Water Plant Operator A, B, C or D certification. Must be able to work rotating weekends and some holidays. Must be able to operate the plant under any conditions due to loss of automatic control or other emergency or non-routine situations. Must have a valid South Carolina driver?s license. Will be required to obtain additional certifications up to 'A' level and maintain valid certifications as required.
Under occasional supervision, performs responsible technical work in the operation of the water treatment plant. Work involves performing the necessary adjustments, maintenance, and testing to ensure that the water treatment plant produces adequate quality and quantity of water. Reports to the Water Treatment Superintendent.
Demonstrates considerable knowledge of the testing, practice, activities, procedures, rules, safety methods and procedures, and regulations of a water treatment facility. Has good knowledge of maintaining and repairing water treatment systems. Has knowledge of all safety methods, practices, and procedures. Has knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with water tanks, chemicals and related materials. Has general knowledge of the maintenance and lubrication requirements of the equipment operated. Has general knowledge of chemistry as applied to water treatment. Has knowledge of water testing procedures. Has knowledge of the basic principles and practices of chemical and bacteriological analysis as related to potable drinking water and treatment. Has knowledge of laboratory techniques, materials and equipment used in chemical and biochemical analysis of drinking water. Is able to perform all laboratory tests. Is able to detect defects and to take appropriate action in the operation of water treatment equipment chemical feed machines and other related equipment. Is able to perform accurate chemical and bacteriological tests and analysis. Is able to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations, which occur. Is able to communicate effectively with various groups and individuals including vendors, co-workers, and the general public. Is able to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports, and related information. Is able to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and operations. Has comprehensive knowledge of the terminology used within the department. Is able to learn and apply new skills needed in order to promote efficient completion of duties. Is able to complete mathematical calculations as needed. Has good technical and physical skills. Is able to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.