Job Title: Water Treatment Plant Operator
Supervisor: Water Treatment Plant Supervisor and/or Public Works Department
Under the direct supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Lead Operator, the Water Treatment Plant Operator controls treatment plant machines and equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption and for industrial use by performing the following duties.
Duties include, but not limited to, the following:
- Protects the public health
- Runs process control on incoming raw water
- Sets dosages on chemicals and disinfects using chemical feed pumps and chlorinators
- Adjust incoming raw water flow according to the demand of the system
- Record untreated water use in production and does basic water lab analysis such as turbidity,
Ph, hardness, chlorides, alkalinity, total organic compounds, total dissolved solids, and
- Store clean treated water in ground storage tanks ready for distribution
- Work with toxic chemicals used in the treatment process
- Backwash filters to remove settle solids accumulated on filter bed
- Remove sludge from treatment units and disposes
- Maintain system pressure, monitor elevated water storage tanks
- Does mechanical, electrical and instrumentation on treatment units
- Collects water distribution samples, submit to state lab
- Keeps chemical inventory and orders when needed
- Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually record keeping
- Handles customer complaints
- Other duties as assigned
- High School Diploma or GED
- Valid Texas Drivers License
- Ability to read, follow directions and complete basic reports
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
- Ability to add and subtract and use calculator
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written,
Oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables on
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk,
use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl,
and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance. The employee
is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this include close vision.
- The employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical
parts, high, precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions.
The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and extreme heat. The
employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment
is usually moderate.
- Able to work flexible hours.
This position of employment is subject to a six month probation from starting date, at which time an employee evaluation will be completed. This position requires State of Texas (TCEQ) licensing with a minimum C Surface Water Certification, B Surface Water Certification preferred. This employee must pass all licensing requirements to successfully complete his/her employment expectations.
The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the associate a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. As the City’s demands change so will the essential functions of this position.
Salary: Depending on qualifications