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WTP Relief Operator II or III

Hiring Agency: City of Gainesville
Ends: February 11, 2018
Full Time

Relieves the Water Works Operators at the Water Works Plant as needed assuring adequate water supplies are available and the effluent water meets all applicable standards for purity by monitoring equipment and performing other duties. May perform maintenance duties as time permits. Subject to call on any shift on any day or at any time.

Acts as Relief Operator on any shift when an Operator is out; assumes full control and responsibility for operations and effluent.
Acts as Relief Sludge Press Operator.
Performs lab jar tests on samples of influent, effluent, raw, diffused, and finished water; checks temperature, pH, alkalinity, chlorine, and fluoride; mixes chemicals necessary to complete the tests.
Weighs and feeds the proper amount of various chemicals into the system including lime, alum, polymer, and fluoride; fills fluoride hopper and alum dry tank.
Monitors charts, meters, and gauges in the lab indicating the overall condition of the Plant; changes all charts as needed.
Checks and calibrates all equipment for routine operation such as high service pumps, raw water pumps, feed pumps, sludge collectors, chlorinators, flocculators, and air compressors.
Fills out forms daily to monitor the condition of the plant including flocculator reports, chlorine status, alum and polymer feed rate, and lime and fluoride feed rate.
Opens sludge return valves to allow sludge to be collected in transport trucks; performs minor maintenance on trucks.
Performs duties of water works operator in their absence.
Backwashes filters as needed to remove a build up of silt and debris; regulates filters for the amount of water needed to insure proper flow is maintained; flushes sludge valves, blow off valves and bottoms of basins.
Records and reports any problems to maintenance staff for repairs; paints facility and equipment as necessary.
May change oil and grease motors; cuts grass, runs hedge trimmers, cuts shrubs, lays straw, etc.
May clean laboratory and other rooms as necessary.
Performs other related duties as required.
Employee subject to recall to duty in cases of emergency.
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Six months of experience as an Operator Trainee or Operator.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the minimum level of qualifications stated above.
Licenses and Certifications:

 WTP Relief Operator II: Valid Class C Driver's License and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR). Class II Georgia Water Treatment License. 
WTP Relief Operator III: Valid Class C Driver's License and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR). Class III Georgia Water Treatment License. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices for the operation of plant equipment and related measuring and testing devices.
Knowledge of the instruments and procedures of water testing.
Knowledge of mathematical formulas and the ability to calculate the amounts of chemicals needed to purify water.
Knowledge of the safety precautions used in chemical analysis.
Knowledge of records maintenance practices applied to plant operations.
Ability to read and interpret charts.
Ability to perform routine and emergency equipment maintenance.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs. As of 12/4/01
This position is classified as safety-sensitive.  Incumbent will be subject to random drug/alcohol testing.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job.  The incumbents may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.
Applies to WTP Operator III:
The above position qualifies for an automatic promotion to an Operator II position upon attainment of a Class II Water Certificate.
Applies to WTP Operator II:
The above position qualifies for a 5% certification incentive based upon attainment of a Class I Water certificate.




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