Water Production Process Operator I
City of Olathe, KS - Olathe, KS

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Performs a variety of skilled and technical duties in the operation and maintenance of the City's water treatment plant, remote storage facilities and source water stations. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform assigned treatment plant rounds to inspect, monitor and document plant operations by reading and interpreting information provided by the SCADA system, meters, gages and other instrumentation.
  • Inspect, monitor and document remote storage facility stations; address or report abnormal conditions.
  • Operate, adjust, and maintain all pumps, valves, motors and other equipment required to maintain appropriate operations; backwash filters and perform membrane chemical cleanings as needed.
  • Monitor and report chemical inventories; safely receive and unload chemical deliveries; transfer day tank chemicals; change one-ton chlorine cylinders.
  • Maintain, compile and update plant and remote facilities operations logs and reports; perform and record mathematical calculations related to plant operational activities. Must be able to communicate effectively as well as follow written and oral instructions.
  • Collect samples; perform a variety of routine water quality laboratory tests for process control and regulatory compliance; complete associated documentation for sample collection and analysis; work closely with the laboratory on testing requirements.
  • Perform general plant facility maintenance such as cleaning and repairing plant facilities as required.
  • Ability to work weekends, overtime, regular days off or holidays as assigned or needed.
  • Respond to emergency alarms and calls as required.
  • Operate assigned equipment and vehicles.
  • Assist with snow removal as required, including operating snow blower and snow plow.
  • Accept a responsible role in implementing the safety culture of the department; adhere to safe work practices and procedures; review chemical MSD sheets. Must be able to demonstrate proper use of and use proper safety equipment, including respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and participate in required safety training. Correctly wear personal protective equipment for appropriate situations.
  • Utilize a variety of software applications such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Power point, Word), Labworks data base, and erPortal work order tracking system; learn new software programs as they are introduced.
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

Experience & Education:

Entry level position requiring strong organizational, analytical, teamwork, communication and mechanical skills. Previous team work experience with responsibilities preferred.

High school diploma/GED required. Water treatment plant operation and/or maintenance experience is preferred. Specialized education in mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, mechanics, hydraulics, computer technology, laboratory, or applied science is desirable.

Possession of Water Class I Certification from the State of Kansas within 18 months of employment.

Supplemental Information:

Weekend Shift:
Friday 5:30pm-7:00am Saturday
Saturday 5:30pm to 7:00am Sunday
Sunday 6:00pm to 7:00am Monday

Must possess a valid driver's license with a favorable driving record.
A background investigation, pre-employment physical and drug screen required.