Operator P625 Princ/Blufld
American Water - Bluefield, WV

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Operator P625 Princ/Blufld

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          Primary Role: To control treatment plant machines, pumps, and equipment to purify and

          clarify water for human consumption and for industrial use.

          Key Accountabilities:

          Operates and controls electric motors, pumps, and valves to regulate

          flow and pressure of water pumped into Treatment Plant and the

          distribution system.

          Dumps or control feeds specified amounts of chemicals, such as chlorine,

          ammonia, and lime into water or adjusts automatic devices that admit

          specified amounts of chemicals into tanks to disinfect, deodorize, and

          clarify water.

          Starts agitators to mix chemicals and allows impurities to settle to

          bottom of tank. Monitors panelboard and adjusts controls to regulate

          flow rates, loss of head pressure, and water elevation and distribution

          of water.

          Cleans tanks and filter beds, using backwashing (reverse flow of water).

          Repairs and lubricates machines and equipment, using handtools and

          power tools. May perform periodic inspections and observe mechanical,

          electrical, I instrumentation devices in operation and check for

          abnormal conditions.

          Tests water samples to determine acidity, color, and impurities, using

          colorimeter, turbidimeter, and conductivity meter. Dumps or control

          feeds chemicals such as alum into tanks to coagulate impurities and

          reduce acidity.

          Records data, such as residual content of chemicals, water turbidity,

          and water pressure. May perform calibration and standardization of

          process monitoring of equipment. May operate portable waterpurification

          plant to supply drinking water. May purify waste water from

          plant preparatory to pumping water into rivers and streams, city mains,

          or holding reservoirs. May utilize telemetry system to monitor water

          tank levels and water pressure and adjust booster pumps to maximize

          system effectiveness in delivery of treated water to the system.

          Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

          Experience: 5+ years in Utility or Utility related field.

          Certifications & Licenses: Must have a minimum Class II WV Water Treatment Operator Certification

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