WATER TREATMENT FACILITY OPERATOR (OPERATOR)
The operator will perform assigned tasks independently to operate and maintain water treatment facilities. The operator will have a fundamental knowledge of process equipment, be able to identify equipment malfunctions and make necessary corrections. The operator will have mechanical aptitude and the ability to solve problems intuitively and will possess basic mathematical and computer skills to perform basic duties such as recording flow measurements, and entering data. The operator will be able to collect samples according to standard protocols, and complete chain of custody documentation and be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Site-specific job training and safety training will be provided on procedures for monitoring and operating equipment used in controlling water treatment processes, and how to maintain and repair pumps, gauges, equipment, and plant structures. The plant operator is responsible for adhering to procedures and performing duties in a safe and efficient manner.
- Operate process equipment associated with water treatment systems, including pumps, blowers, mixers, winches, electrical motors, electrical controls.
- Operate riding and push lawn mowers. Responsible for mowing yard areas around treatment facilities.
- Perform maintenance of equipment, including performing routine maintenance checks and adjustments and making general repairs.
- Responsible for making routine electrical checks and basic electrical repairs.
- Collect water samples and transport to laboratory for monitoring as required for compliance with regulatory permit.
- Communicate verbally and in writing to coordinate operating and maintenance functions.
- Operator will have a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.
- Operator will comply with drug testing policy.
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as equipment operating and maintenance manuals and safety manuals.
- Ability to speak effectively with other employees, management and clients.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
The operator will be capable of meeting the following physical requirements:
- Lift 75 pounds, maneuver a 12 foot ladder,
- Climb to heights up to 30 feet by ladder,
- Work afternoon and night shifts periodically, as needed for non-routine maintenance repairs