Job Title: Water Treatment Operator
Department: Public Works
Hours: Full Time
Purpose of Position
Performing water treatment operations. Operating and maintaining equipment. Performing tests and collecting water samples. To provide a safe and good quality of water to all residential and commercial customers on the water system. To provide a good volume of water and adequate pressure for residential and commercial use and for firefighting capabilities. To help in the maintenance and repair of utility lines, utility taps, fire hydrants, meter change outs, and other work. May operate heavy and specialized equipment and perform maintenance repair and construction work on public works facilities and projects.
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the class
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The Water Treatment Operator is a full-time, permanent position in the Utility Department. The immediate supervisor for this position is the Utility Field Supervisor, followed by the Assistant Public Works Director and the Public Works Director. The person in this position is supervised on a weekly basis. The Water Treatment Operator works various hours. There is exposure to chemicals and/or hazardous materials. The person in this position must have a valid driver license with a good driving record and a high school graduate degree and/or GED. The persons in this position must have a Class C Water treatment certification issued by the Mississippi Department of Health and/or be able to obtain a Class C certification within one (1) year of employment. The persons in this position must be able to be on-call after hours for emergency calls in a rotation with other on-call personnel. The stress level associated with this position is moderate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; lift; shovel or dig. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information and/or new skills. The employee is occasionally required to deal with dissatisfied individuals.
FLSA: Non - Exempt
REPORTS TO: Utility Supervisor, Assistant Public Works Director and Public Works Director
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. Characteristics described in this job description are representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform them.Apply Online Download Application