Class II Operator - PART-TIME


General Definition of Work
Performs difficult technical work operating a water treatment plant, taking samples, reading gauges and charts, performing preventative maintenance on equipment within and around the plant, preparing and maintaining records on plant operations, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the WTP Manager.

Qualification Requirements
 - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
 - The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the      essential functions.

Essential Functions
 - Oversees proper functioning of water pumps, motors, chlorinators, filters, and chemical feeders making adjustments as necessary to maintain proper flow of water.
 - Makes regular inspections of plant and equipment to ascertain that it is in proper operation at all times.
 - Makes changes in plant processes as necessary to improve plant efficiency.
 - Compiles and maintains reports on water treated for monthly and daily averages.
 - Adds or adjusts chemicals to water as necessary; makes chlorine feed and treatment adjustments; replenishes treatment equipment with chlorine.
 - Collects samples for testing; performs tests relating to plant operations; performs chemical and physical analyses on raw and finished water.
 - Reads meters, gauges, and other instrumentation; maintains logs of readings; maintains records of chemical usage.
 - Checks all plant equipment and biological and chemical systems for proper operation and takes necessary corrective actions; backwashes filters; operates sludge removal system.
 - Performs plant start-ups and shut-downs.
 - Performs routine equipment and plant monitoring maintenance; performs preventive maintenance on equipment and pumps; greases and packs treatment process equipment as needed; maintains plant lubrication schedule.
 - Performs minor housekeeping and grounds maintenance duties.
 - May be required to work outside normal work hours in on-call and emergency situations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment, and methods used in water treatment and pumping operations; general knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a water treatment plant; general knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with water plant operations and related activities and of necessary safety precautions; general knowledge of chemistry as applied to water treatment; skill in the use and care of hand tools; ability to adjust water pumps, chemical feed machines, and other water plant equipment; ability to detect flaws in the operation of equipment and to determine proper remedial measures; ability to take accurate readings and to keep routine records and reports; ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals; ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, vendors, and the general public.

Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED and considerable experience in water treatment plant operations, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 25 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing and repetitive motions, frequently requires standing, walking, using hands to finger, handle or feel and pushing or pulling and occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, tasting or smelling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arm’s length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles and exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, frequently requires exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather) and exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places, exposure to the risk of electrical shock and exposure to vibration; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).

Special Requirements
Possession of a valid Virginia Class II Waterworks Operator license upon hire.

Obtain CPR and First Aid certification within six months of hire.

Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Preference of a valid Virginia Class I Wastewater Works Operator license within two (2) years of hire.