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PUBLIC UTILITIES: Water Treatment Plant Operator
Created: October 18, 2013 08:54 AM    
Modified: February 8, 2017 01:49 PM

POSITION TITLE:  Water Treatment Plant Operator 


DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  Monitors and makes adjustments to process control systems and plant equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption.  Operates and controls electric motors, pumps, and valves to regulate the treatment process and control production and flow of raw water and finished water.  Calculates chemical dosages, adjusts chemical feed equipment that delivers specified amounts of chemicals into the treatment process to disinfect, flocculate, and clarify water.  Monitors and adjusts process control equipment, online instrumentation, water quality and flow rates using plant SCADA systems.  Monitors settled water filtration and initiates filter wash cycles to filter beds to remove impurities.  Repairs, cleans lubricates and calibrates, machines and online monitoring equipment.  Records data and conducts water quality analysis on raw and finished water to determine pH, alkalinity, turbidity and chemical residuals.  Uses various lab analysis equipment, titrators, spectrophotometer, turbidity meter, and conductivity meter to determine water parameters.  Works with hazardous chemicals such as chlorine, ozone gas, ammonia, acids and liquid oxygen.  Performs other related tasks assigned by supervisory personnel. 


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS REQUIRED:  High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent diploma.  Must hold a current and valid drivers' license.  Good knowledge of basic mathematics; ability to keep simple records; work with online instrumentation, laboratory equipment, chemicals, valves and mechanical equipment.  Performs lubrication and minor maintenance.  Ability to comprehend the functional nature of machines.  Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.  Good eye-hand-foot coordination.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  To be retained in this position, the employee must hold or be able to pass the test and qualify for the State Class I Certification in Water Treatment within one (1) year from date of hire and hold or be able to pass the test and qualify for the State Class II Certification in Water Treatment within two (2) years from date of hire.  The employee must continue to acquire ongoing educational credits to maintain certification and obtain a State IV Certification in Water Treatment.

HOW TO APPLY:  City of Bossier employment applications will be used.  Submit completed applications to the Personnel Office.