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WATER FILTRATION PLANT OPERATOR Public Works Public Works Operations Supervisor Assistant Water Filtration Plant Operator, utility workers SALARY GRADE: Union


POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY This person is responsible for the city water system, including maintenance, repair, troubleshooting and diagnosis of the filtration plant, reservoir, pump station and transmission lines.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • • • Promotes positive public relations Responsible for water production system operations. Directs and monitors Assistant Water Filtration Plant Operator and utility workers Monitors telemetering equipment readings such as reservoir level, weir measurement, water turbidity, chlorine residual, period of pump operation, water temperature, chlorine supply and related information; maintains log of shift operations and events; prepares standard periodic written reports, as required Monitors and controls flow of water to and/or released from interrelated system, water plant facility, reservoirs and pumps; operates electric or manual controls to start and stop pumps and adjust height of weirs to ensure adequate flow of water within turbidity requirements Takes water samples from sampling points throughout water supply and distribution system; performs water analysis tests as required Regulates flow of chlorine and changes chlorine cylinders as required; backwashes and maintains filters; conducts test runs/exercises pumps to ensure proper operation; cleans filtration cells as required Performs or directs regular inspection and maintenance tours of water supply facilities and equipment; cleans intake screens and sumps; makes standard repairs to pumps, such as replacement of gaskets, seals or packing; retests unit for proper operation Trains less experienced employees in the water production system and proficient operation of related equipment Performs work in accordance with sound safety practices Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner and provides information within scope of knowledge or refers to supervisor; plans and conducts tours of water plant facilities for visitors

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Cleans, sweeps and mops office and restroom floors, washes windows and maintains interior and exterior areas of the facilities and pumping stations as required Performs other related duties as needed.

WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in both inside and outside environments and is subject to weather conditions. Operations include working with machinery, electricity, equipment, chlorine and other chemicals. Employee may be subject to heavy lifting requirements.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS FOR SUCCESS • • • • • • Knowledge of water production, transmission, filtration and storage systems Skill in troubleshooting, diagnosis and corrections to equipment and systems Ability to perform strenuous activities and tolerate exposures to chemicals Knowledge of chemistry and laboratory testing processes Ability to operate computer and tracking programs and to generate computer reports Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other agencies and the public

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED Graduation from an accredited high school or General Education Development (GED), supplemented with additional education and experience necessary for successful performance of this job Water Plant/Treatment Plant Operator - Class II Flagging and first aid/CPR training Valid Washington State Drivers License with driving record free from serious or frequent violation

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as needed, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or to otherwise balance the workload.

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