Water Plant Treatment Operator

Employment Opportunities Title:
Water Plant Treatment Operator

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Under supervision, performs skilled work in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant on an assigned shift. Work is performed with considerable independence within established guidelines and procedures, with the incumbent expected to make routine changes in the operation of the plant. Assignments are received in either written or oral form, usually in daily or weekly schedules or special assignments. Work is evaluated by inspection, review of reports, conferences, for condition of facilities, adherence to standards, and efficiency of operations. Performs other work as required.

***First review of applications will begin on September 30, 2019 and reviewed continuously thereafter. **

Hiring Range (Dependent on Water Operator Certification Level & experience):
Operator A: $24.49-$28.16 per hour
Operator B: $22.64-$26.04 per hour
Operator C: $20.13-$23.15 per hour
Operator D: $18.61-$21.40 per hour
Trainee: $17.21-$19.79 per hour

*Note: Hiring range listed above does not represent the full salary range.

•Operates a water treatment plant and related facilities; makes operating process changes based upon routine tests and gauge and meter readings.
•Records plant operation statistics on log sheets; changes charts and recording sheets; inspects motor, bearings, and gear boxes for overheating and proper lubrication; uses meter and gauge readings to determine performance of equipment; performs preventive maintenance and limited repairs.
•Operates and inspects water treatment plant, pumping stations, and related facilities; starts and stops pumps; regulates valves and observes flow dials; reads gauges and records information shown.
•Diagnoses and corrects mechanical and electrical problems; performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs; contacts Chief Plant Operator for major repairs; may assist in disassembling, repairing, and reassembling pumps and equipment as required; maintains and calibrates meters and testing equipment.
•Draws samples of water for test and analysis; checks and adjusts chemical feeders in accordance with prescribed standards; washes filters periodically.
•Conducts visual inspections of working apparatus and grounds; performs housekeeping duties such as sweeping and mopping floors, washing windows, painting, and light building maintenance.

To see more details and to apply, please visit https://www.louisvilleco.gov/residents/human-resources/current-employment-opportunities

City of Louisville