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Water Plant Operator
Ref No.: 18-07575
Location: Coral Springs, Florida
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 2 Years
Start Date: 07/23/2018
Position Description Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to operate and regulate water flow and pressure in the City's Utilities Division. Employees in this classification are responsible for performing routine to complex inspection and maintenance duties to ensure efficient and effective operation of water facilities and equipment. Objective is to ensure safe and clean drinking water is provided to the City. Examples of Duties •Performs skilled operational and regulatory work in the testing and treatment of City water in compliance with all applicable City, State and Federal regulations and guidelines. •Performs routine to complex maintenance and repair duties of water equipment and facilities, e.g., pumps, tanks, aerators, precipitators, filters, motors, pulleys, drive belts, solids and chemicals handling. •Performs and records chemical and pressure sampling and laboratory testing; calculates results/readings; ascertains treatment performance and quality; performs appropriate equipment adjustments and calibrations. •Monitors and sets chlorine machinery to obtain proper chemical usage readings. •Operates and maintains pump stations; records daily pump readings, e.g., pressure, flow, time, chemical usage, pump function/operation; perform corrective measures to pump operations and settings as necessary. •Performs clerical duties, e.g., data entry; generates spreadsheets for process control; prepares various reports; performs calculations, runs quantitative/qualitative analysis and interprets data for performance evaluation. •Performs various maintenance and purging duties, e.g., cleans algae from clarifier overflow weirs; cleans mechanical aerators and diffuser; cleans pumps, pipes and plumbing apertures. •Transfers treated and untreated water.
Skills Required Prior utilities operations good communication skills works well with others data entry skills
Skills Preferred
Experience Required At least one (1) to two (2) years responsible experience in utilities operations; Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License. Must have Florida Class "C" Water Operator's License;
Experience Preferred
Education Required High school diploma or GED Florida Class "C" Water Operator's License
Education Preferred
Additional Information Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as office or meeting and training rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire and building safety regulations, and traffic signals when driving.