Plant Operator A, B, C, Or Trainee
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Safety Sensitive: YES Level II Screening: NO
Under the general direction of the designated supervisor, position is responsible for the collection and storage of data for management and regulatory agencies; maintain equipment; and control flow and processing of water/wastewater. The shift lead operator has a higher level of responsibility. The shift lead operator is responsible for ensuring all work routines are completed accurately and in their entirety as it pertains to their assigned shift. The class A operator has a higher level technical responsibility than that of the class B operator based on acquired knowledge through higher certification and additional years of experience. Employees in this class are highly knowledgeable in water/wastewater operations. The class B operator has a higher level technical responsibility than that of the class C operator based on acquired knowledge through higher certification and additional years of experience. This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Responsibilities and Reporting During an Emergency Situation:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. Depending on the nature of the emergency, this may require working around the clock for several days on short notice.
Non Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.
* Collect samples and perform required analysis.
* Record data and analytical results.
* Monitor biological operation and make changes as often as conditions warrant.
* Perform housekeeping duties, as needed.
* Maintain supply inventories.
* Conduct minor maintenance, as needed.
* Continue education both for licensing and to remain current.
* Required to drive a motor vehicle to accomplish assign tasks.
* This position requires regular and reliable attendance and the employee's physical presence at the workplace.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
* Knowledgeable in plant safety precautions, and occupational hazards associated with the treatment operations
* Knowledgeable in state and federal operating permits and regulations.
* Knowledgeable in understanding math pertaining to the treatment process. (basic math)Skill in gathering and maintaining accurate records
* Skill in collecting and testing samples
* Skill in Troubleshooting of instrumentation, field equipment, and plant operational issues
* Skill in time management, prioritization and organization
* Ability to use and navigate SCADA systems.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
* Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
* Ability to learn standard operating procedures for the plant
* Ability to be adaptable to performing under frequent deadlines and or in response to emergencies
* Ability to apply sound judgment and interpretation based on acquired knowledge in circumstances where limited standardization exists.
* Ability to form and implement solutions in coordination with other team members
* Ability to log and record complete and accurate records into computer system, and daily log sheets.
* Ability to perform strenuous work in varying and adverse weather conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; risk of vibration.
* Ability to effectively operate necessary equipment, including but not limited to including vehicle, telephone, radio, cell phone, digital camera, computer, printer, copier, facsimile machine and other standard office equipment.
* Ability to relate and respond to people beyond giving and receiving instructions, to include applying consistent courtesy and tact in considerable public contact and/or confrontational situations which is not limited to co-workers, customers, and outside vendors.
* High School diploma or GED
* Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
* Mandatory Drug/Alcohol Testing required.
When assigned to Plant Operator A:
* Possess an active Florida Water/Wastewater Class "A" license.
When assigned to Plant Operator B:
* Possess an active Florida Water/Wastewater Class "B" license.
When assigned to Plant Operator C:
* Possess an active Florida Water/Wastewater Class "C" license.
When assigned to Plant Operator Trainee:
* Must complete all required correspondence courses and submit application to Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to take the Operator Certification "C" License test within one (1) year of being hired, and obtain "C" License within eighteen (18) months of employment. Failure to submit application to Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) within one (1) year of hire date or failure to achieve certification within eighteen (18) months of hire date may result in termination.
This work typically requires the following physical activities to be performed.
* Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
* Climbing – ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
* Crawling – moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.
* Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
* Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
* Fingering – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
* Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
* Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
* Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
* Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
* Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
* Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
* Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
* Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
* Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
* Standing – for sustained periods of time.
* Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
* Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
* Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
* Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
* Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
* Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
* Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
* Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
* Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
* Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
* Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
* Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.
Work performed is primarily:
* Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.
* May be required to work hours other than the regular schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays.
* Contact with internal and external customers, vendors, outside agencies and the general public.
* Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; and vibration. Risk of electrical shock.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions described herein. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.
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