Plant Operator, Trainee
Collier County, FL - Naples, FL

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Essential Functions:
Assists in operating water treatment plant equipment to maintain adequate water flow, proper water treatment, and proper plant functions, with work performed under supervision of certified operators; monitors plant treatment process and distribution system; shuts down and starts plant as necessary; fills and pumps tanks at remote pump stations; monitors chemical levels in water; monitors and fills day tanks of sulfuric acid, caustic, scale inhibitor, fluoride, phosphate, and salt; transfers chemicals from bulk storage into day tanks to fill hoppers; adjusts and fills chemical feeders as needed; adjusts and monitors ammonia feeds and chlorine feeds; monitors and records differential pressures on cartridge filters; runs reverse osmosis series; monitors membrane and reverse osmosis membranes for efficiency; monitors and adjusts pH of pre-/post-feeds to membranes and distribution system; opens/closes fill valves; changes chlorine cylinders; adjusts high service pumps for distribution flow; adjusts and monitors sulfuric acid pumps, sodium hydroxide pumps, scale inhibitor pumps, phosphate pumps, transfer pumps, and concentrate pumps; adjusts well flows; monitors and records deep well injection flows; adjusts and monitors odor control caustic pumps, GST levels, clearwell levels, and concentrate well levels; resets tripped wells; cleans degasifiers towers and odor control towers; controls suction pressures; monitors feed pressures and skid pressures; monitors weather station and logs data.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED; supplemented by 2 months previous experience and/or training involving water treatment plant operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. MUST obtain a Department of Environmental Protection Class "C" Water Treatment License within 18 months of appointment. May require possession and maintenance of a valid Florida driver's license. Fingerprinting required.