Water Treatment Plant Operator (I-II-III)
The City of Chesapeake is seeking a highly skilled self-starter and team player to monitor and maintain water treatment processes.
As a Class III Operator, work involves monitoring and maintaining water treatment processes under the direction of senior operators at either of two water treatment plants. This position involves maintaining operational logs and records, monitoring the plant control (SCADA) system and making adjustments, as needed. This position will be responsible for monitoring the distribution and sewer collection systems and making adjustments in accordance with current operational guidelines. Performs routine laboratory tests and interprets results.
As a Class III Licensed Operator progressing to a Class II licensed Operator, this position will be responsible for monitoring the water treatment plant, including operation of chemical and physical process. This position will be responsible for running laboratory tests at either of two water treatment plants and capable of analyzing test results and plant equipment operation; adjust chemical or physical operation as required. Calibrate plant equipment to standards to ensure accurate measurement of water treatment processes.
As a Class II Operator progressing to a Class I Licensed Operator, this position will require you to oversee the junior operators and oversee treatment operations at either of the two water treatment plants. We are seeking an individual with leadership qualities who can provide training on water treatment processes and systems and overall plant operations. Work involves scheduling operators, dispatching service calls for after-hours operations, calibrating plant equipment, monitoring physical and chemical water treatment processes, and managing the wastewater system within the plant. Maintains operational logs and performs routine laboratory tests, analyzes results and makes adjustments, as needed. Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on water treatment equipment and systems. Coordinates activities with other departments and offices to maintain normal operation of the water distribution and sewer collection systems. Capable of maintaining the plant equipment operation and controlling mechanical, electrical, electronic chemical equipment involved in pumping and/or treating water to ensure accurate measurement of water treatment processes. The employee will also be responsible for determining and adjusting chemical feeds as required.