|WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR "B"|
|Under direction, performs advanced skilled work in the efficient operation of a wastewater treatment plant on an assigned or rotating shift requiring a Class "B" operator license; makes proper adjustments to equipment, machinery operating controls, and related control apparatus in accordance with established procedures and standards; performs other related work as assigned. An employee in this class exercises some independent judgment in making adjustments; however, unusual or major problems are reported to a shift supervisor for resolution.|
|Inspects wastewater plant equipment and machinery to determine that all machinery is operating properly; takes samples of effluent and sludge at various stages of the treatment process, performs routine laboratory and bacteriological analysis to determine effectiveness of treatment procedures and records results.
Adjusts control devices of processes to provide effective treatment; operates gates, valves and other mechanical equipment; inspects and adjusts treatment plant equipment, such as chlorinators, digesters, sludge collectors, filters, chemical feeders, conveyor systems, screens, and related equipment; inspects records charts and meters and on the basis of recorded information makes adjustments to controls in conformance with operating instructions.
Operates sludge processing equipment and belt presses.
Performs light maintenance services on a variety of plant equipment and machinery and may assist mechanics in major repairs and installation work.
Reads and records data registered on telemetering gauges involving pressure, supply and distribution.
Instructs, trains and may supervise other operators in plant procedures and operations; maintains records and prepares periodic summary reports of operations.
Reports malfunctions of equipment to shift supervisor.
Work is normally performed under direction of Treatment Plant Operations Shift Supervisor and is reviewed primarily by observation and through the analysis of charts and reports.
May be required to perform various grounds maintenance duties as assigned.
|Considerable knowledge of the operating principles and practices applicable to wastewater treatment plant equipment and machinery.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions required of work.
Some knowledge of mechanical maintenance and lubrication requirements of the equipment operated.
Ability to accurately follow routine operating and recording procedures and to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to instruct subordinate operators in plant operations.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Ability to input information into a CRT computer terminal following basic oral or written instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees as necessitated by the work.
Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
Ability to detect faulty operating characteristics in equipment or processes and make minor mechanical repairs or adjustments.
Ability to maintain accurate and detailed operating records.
Ability to perform various physical duties such as walking, climbing stairs, twisting, turning, lifting heavy items, digging, shoveling and manually operating gates and valves.
Ability to work shifts, including weekends and holidays.
Ability to work in extreme weather conditions, exposed to noxious fumes, toxic chemicals, inspects, and loud noises from machinery.
|Graduation from high school or GED; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Florida Class B License for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator required. Valid Florida Driver's License required.
Must have a phone or reachable in the event of an emergency work situation.
This is a safety-sensitive position subject to safety regulations. Employees in these positions must pass annual respirator physical and any other state mandates; facial hair is not allowed between the face and the sealing surface of the respirator face piece.
REVISION: job title and MQ changed 7/10/08 - STM.
11/4/10-CF-Deleted 'or other approved training and experience in accordance with Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) regulations'. Per Dept. request.
4/12/12-CF- Deleted years of experience, as they are a pre-qualifier for FL Class B License testing, per dept. request.