General Definition and Conditions of Work:
Performs responsible skilled work operating a water plant in a training capacity; does related work as required. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of the Chief Water Plant Operator.
This is heavy work requiring up to 50 pounds of force frequently, up to 10 pound of force occassionly and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a respirator. The worker may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
- Helping to ensure proper plant operation; maintaining records and files.
- Makes regular inspection of plant and equipment to ascertain that it is in proper operation at all times;
- Collects samples for testing; performs tests relating to plant operations;
- Checks all plant equipment and biological and chemical systems for proper operation and takes necessary corrective actions;
- Makes changes in plant process as necessary to improve plant efficiency;
- Reads meters, gauges and dials and keeps logs of readings;
- Reports needs for equipment repairs;
- Back washes filters; fills chemical feeder hoppers;
- Performs minor plant maintenance, grounds keeping and housekeeping duties;
- Performs basic laboratory tests;
- Keeps records;
- Performs related tasks as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Some knowledge of water plant principles and operating practices; some knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a water plant; ability to detect flaws in the operation of equipment and to determine proper remedial measures; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates; ability to keep records and prepare reports.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina.