Water Plant Class “C” Operator
Skilled work in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant during a permanent or rotating shift. Work is performed safely and effectively under the direction of the Utilities Supervisor.
Pay range is $16.86 to $26.56. It is a non- exempt position.
The Town provides 100% paid employee health insurance, dental insurance, long-term disability, life, and accidental death insurance. The Town also provides 50% paid dependent health insurance, a 401a retirement plan that is fully vested after three years, paid time off, and paid holidays. Employees have the option of purchasing additional life insurance, short-term disability insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, and vision insurance at reduced rates.
This position will remain open until filled.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Performs work activities associated with the water treatment plant(s).
- Provides training, technical support and guidance for co-workers.
- Ensures safe and effective operation of plant facilities while maintain regulatory compliance.
- Conducts frequent and periodic inspections of plants to detect malfunctions and initiates corrective actions.
- Responsible for maintenance of accurate and complete records on plant operation.
- Participates in new worker orientation; provides training and instruction to subordinates.
- Executes work and maintenance schedules, ensures that building, grounds and equipment are maintained in proper condition.
- Assists in formulating and implementing the practice of rules, techniques and procedures.
- Ensures safe use of all chemicals and mechanical treatment related supplies.
- Reads and records daily plant parameters and equipment readings. Makes adjustments to the equipment.
- Prepares monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
- Requires shift work, holiday work, weekend work, and on-call duties when needed.
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 duties as required.
- Knowledge of water treatment plant operations, policies, procedures, and methods.
- Knowledge of math and chemistry.
- Basic knowledge of field service repairs, repair parts, pump operations, knowledge of tools and equipment, and ability to perform some maintenance.
- Ability to work well with others, communicates well with office staff and customers to assist in all phases of utilities, water, and sewer operations.
- General computer operating skills (typing correspondence, email, and memorandums).
- Ability to use hand tools, some mechanical skills, operating equipment, and perform meter reading.
- Ability to work rotating shifts including weekend duty, emergency call outs.
- Ability to create and maintain records and reports accurately.
- Good mechanical skills.
Education and Experience
- High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) equivalency.
- At least two years or more experience in the operation of a water treatment plant.
A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the above minimum qualifications.
- Possession of a valid Florida Driver License
- Class “C” Operators Certificate (Water) as issued by the State of Florida
- And any certifications as required by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to operate a Class “C” Treatment Facility
Essential Physical Skills
- Must be able to operate construction equipment.
- Pulling, pushing, walking, standing, kneeling, bending, balancing, and stooping
- Ability to communicate with individuals in person and telephonically
- Moderate lifting, carry, and moving (15 to 44 pounds)
- Distinguish colors
- Works inside and outside in varying weather conditions.
- Exposure to dust, dirt and chlorine.
- Slippery surfaces
- Uneven surfaces
All positions are regular full-time unless stated otherwise. Employment applications for vacant positions may be submitted at Town Hall or by email. Each application must include the position title, and each position requires a separate application.
All submitted materials are subject to public disclosure by the Florida Public Records Act. The Town is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.