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SENIOR WATER TREATMENT OPERATOR

Company: Park City Municipal Corporation
Location: Park City
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Water Treatment Operators benefit from the direct supervision of the Water Treatment Facilities Superintendent; requirements include performing highly skilled work operating and maintaining the City's water treatment plants (wtps) and water sources. The Water Treatment Plant Operator position requires a strong technical skill set and dedication to safeguard public health and the natural environment, a continual commitment to producing high-quality water, and an obligation to meet all Safe and Clean Water Act requirements (SDWA and CWA). EXAMPLES OF JOB DUTIES AND STANDARDS*Performs highly skilled work related to proper operation, monitoring, maintenance, and repair of complex treatment plants and sources to ensure facilities produce drinking water that meets Utah Division of Drinking Water regulations and Park City water quality goals. --- 5.18 million gallons per day (MGD) surface wtp utilizing microfiltration for pathogen reduction, granular activated carbon for organic and color reduction, manganese dioxide for manganese reduction, sulfuric acid for corrosion control optimization and plate settler solids handling facilities--- 1.44 million MGD well water under the direct influence of surface water wtp utilizing ultraviolet light and on-site hypochlorite generation for disinfection and cartridge filtration for pathogen reduction--- A spring and two wells *Participates in Daily Shift Operator (DSO) and on-call rotation which leads and monitors daily operations of treatment plants and sources on a 24-7-365 basis; responds to emergencies. Must have master level system knowledge to make independent operational decisions without immediate input from a supervisor. Assists with training operators including drafting SOPs. *Ensures safe practices are adhered to including confined space entry, machinery operation, arc flash, hot work, chemical handling, and other potentially dangerous activities. *Monitors source, treatment and distribution system water quality at frequent intervals to meet SDWA and CWA requirements. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in direct risk to public health and aquatic life, severe financial penalties, public notification, notices of violations, illness, injury and/or death.*Operates treatment plants in accordance with SBWRD (sewer district) permit requirements.*Conducts daily operational sampling and laboratory testing for regulatory compliance and plant operations.*Uses knowledge of water treatment and water chemistry to make appropriate adjustment to water treatment chemicals and operations to match source water quality requirements. *Reviews SCADA trends to verify health of treatment systems and distribution water quality.*Operates various pieces of electrical equipment - including: valves, pumps and machinery, heaters, motors, meters, chemical feed systems, computers, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), monitoring devices (transducers, pressure switches, motor & power monitoring equipment and analytical devices (turbidimeters, pH meters, chlorine residual analyzers, autosamplers, etc.)*Conducts maintainence, repair, calibration and validation of equipment at sources and treatment plants utilizing computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS). Follows maintenance plans and schedules for chemical feed systems and chemical storage, equipment, machinery, tools, building structures, including SCADA/telemetry hardware and radio equipment, flow meters, pumps and motors, water plant quality instrumentation, electrical equipment, dedicated sampling flush hydrants, valves, regulators, auto sampler, wells and generators. *Installs new equipment such as water quality analyzers, valves and other equipment as needed.*Other duties as assigned or directed. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES--- Ability to operate independently and as a team with minimal supervision.--- Ability to operate heavy equipment such as skid steer, scissor lift, dump truck, as well as a variety of power and hand tools.--- Perform highly skilled work in water treatment, online water quality instrumentation, electronic equipment maintenance and operational laboratory monitoring. --- Ability to be subject to hazards: This includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to mechanical equipment, exposure to heat and cold, and exposure to water treatment chemicals.--- Analyze and diagnose water treatment and source problems.--- Wear a respirator and operate it according to established procedures.--- Troubleshoot basic electrical problems including power failures, solar power systems, low and high voltage supplies and PLCs. --- Knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment necessary for construction, maintenance, and repair work.--- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. --- Effectively utilize a personal computer, smartphone, tablet, spreadsheets, work order and operator log software and email.--- Knowledge of the hazards and safety practices common to construction, maintenance, and repair activities.--- Knowledge of plumbing and pipefitting, control valves, pumps, and other water system assets.--- Basic knowledge and understanding of EPA and Utah Division of Drinking Water Standards. --- Advanced knowledge of surface water treatment methods and pertinent water chemistry.--- Master Level knowledge of Park City's water sources and treatment systems.--- Ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCERequired:--- High school diploma or equivalent--- 5 years' experience or a combination of equivalent experience with proven competency in operation, maintenance, and repair of water treatment plants --- Once a Water Treatment Operator Grade III has a minimum of two years of experience in Park City's training program, has successfully completed a minimum of 2 on-call shifts unsupervised and has demonstrated they are meeting job duties and standards, they have the potential to advance to Grade IV. --- Utah Operators certification: Grade IV Water Treatment and Grade IV Water Distribution within six months of being placed into a specific position. --- Valid State CDL License within 6 months from the date of hire.--- Within 60-minute travel time from home while on-call and for emergency response. --- Ability to be on-call, competently, within 6-12 months of hiring or promotion, and make independent operational decisions with limited supervisory support. --- Ability to provide temporary relief to Superintendent as warranted. Preferred:--- Utah Grade IV Water Treatment Operator certification--- Membrane water treatment plant experience--- Conventional water treatment plant experience PI197144941

Keywords: Park City Municipal Corporation, Salt Lake City , SENIOR WATER TREATMENT OPERATOR, Professions , Park City, Utah

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