Water Production Plant Operator I/II/III
City of Casselberry, FL - Casselberry, FL

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Under general direction of the Water Production Superintendent, the Water Production Plant Operator I/II/III are responsible for the proper and efficient operation of all water production facilities, and could serve as Superintendent during the Superintendent's absence.
The Water Plant Operator must perform highly skilled work in the operation and maintenance of water treatment plants and is responsible for the proper and efficient operation of these facilities.
Duties are performed in accordance with established procedures and standards, but must exerciseindependent judgment and initiative in regulating treatment to meet changing conditions and handling emergencies. Essential functions as Lead Operator may be assigned as per Superintendent description.

Examples of Essential Functions:
  • Institutes or recommends new or improved operation, supervision of maintenance practices or procedures to insure efficient plant operation.
  • Performs highly skilled work, which may involve supervising in the operation of water treatment equipment and facilities on a shift basis.
  • Plans and supervises shift activities based on information provided by previous shift operators, current and anticipated conditions and special instructions provided by higher management.
  • Determines priority of activities for subordinates. Issues both general and specific instructions for shift activities.
  • Maintains and supervises the maintenance of intricate records and reports under Federal, State and City mandated guidelines in the form of paper logs and computer data entries.
  • Ensures that prescribed Federal and State standards for water quality are met.
  • Supervises, oversees and monitors water treatment through all phases of treatment and monitors and regulates the transmission and distribution system operations.
  • Trains and instructs subordinates in the latest operational techniques. Trains and instructs subordinates in the proper handling of hazardous chemicals, chemical feeders and associated calibration of those feeders.
  • Supervises and/or coordinates work related activities with other departments – i.e. electrical, mechanical, distribution, maintenance and deals with contractors as needed.
  • Recharges and adjusts chemical feed equipment.
  • Collects water samples at prescribed stages and time intervals in the treatment process and conducts or supervises the conduction of various laboratory analyses which include but are not limited to pH, turbidity, alkalinity, hardness, color, taste, odors, chlorine residual, jar tests, ammonia residual, etc., to determine the type and appropriate amount of chemicals to be fed into the system.
  • Operates and/or supervises the operation of mechanical equipment to safely transfer chemicals from delivery trucks to appropriate storage and from storage to feeder hoppers.
  • Regulates and supervises the proper feed rate of water treatment chemicals through mechanical feeders proportion devices or computer controlled feed equipment and issues instructions to subordinates regarding these changes.
  • Assists Water Resource Manager, and Water Superintendent with plant operator performance reviews, job interviews and disciplinary actions concerning personnel on their shift.
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with subordinates, co-workers, supervisors and the public.
  • Assures coverage of open shifts due to vacations and sick leave use, and consults supervisor as needed. Assists their shift personnel in properly filling out time sheets as needed and assures equitable assignment of overtime to cover open shifts due to annual or sick leave.
  • Reads, interprets and records information observed and obtained from lab tests, meters, gauges and other instruments during shift operations.
  • Enters and retrieves data into/from personal computers, process control computers and SCADA computers.
  • Maintains and monitors inventory levels of chemicals and other related materials and reporting status to appropriate personnel. Submitting orders to the superintendent for chemicals and supplies as required.
  • Oversees building and vehicle maintenance, assuring cleanliness of work areas.
  • Supervises building and ground security.
  • Maintains and supervises the maintenance of records and reports pertinent to assigned tasks and submits appropriate management reports including unusual activities requiring the attention of operation supervisors or maintenance personnel.
  • Implements and assures subordinates compliance with the City's Process Safety Management (PSM), Safety and other related programs.
  • Operates a pilot plant as required.
  • Follows safe working practices and has a working knowledge of safety practices and procedures.
  • All employees will have a role in the City's disaster preparation and/or disaster recovery efforts, as may be designated in the City Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.
(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required)

Typical Qualifications:
Operator I
1.High School graduate or G.E.D.
2.Minimum of one (1) year experience as water plant operator.
3.Possession of a valid Florida State Department of Environmental Protection Class "C" Domestic Drinking Water Plant Operator's License.

  • Operator II
1.High School graduate or G.E.D.
2.Minimum of three (3) years experience as water plant operator including at least two (2) years of on-site actual experience with supervision and maintenance at the water plant.
3.Possession of a valid Florida State Department of Environmental Protection Class "B" Domestic Drinking Water Plant Operator's License.

  • Operator III
1.High School graduate or G.E.D.
2.Minimum of 5 (five) years experience as water plant operator including at least two (2) years of on-site actual experience with supervision and maintenance at the water plant.
3.Possession of a valid Florida State Department of Environmental Protection Class "A" Domestic Drinking Water Plant Operator's License.
4.Has the interest and potential to perform and accept the duties and responsibilities of a Water Superintendent.

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's license. A Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check will be made to determine acceptance of past driving record.

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