City of Asheville Asheville, NC, USA
Dec 07, 2017
Job Summary The City of Asheville is currently looking to hire TWO (2) full-time Water Plant Operator positions at either a Trainee, Level I, Level II, or Level III depending on candidate qualifications. The purpose of this position is to perform technical and semi-skilled work in the operation and minor maintenance of the water treatment plant(s) for the City. The Water Plant Operator will provide safe, potable water for the City and water customers. Full Time 40 Hrs Week; Days and shift vary Minimum Hiring Salary: Water Plant Operator Trainee: $12.3393 Water Plant Operator I: $15.1162 Water Plant Operator II: $16.1744 Water Plant Operator III: $17.4683 **Shift differential Pay (0.75/hours - 2nd, 3rd & 4th shifts) City of Asheville Benefits Package Includes: Health Insurance (choice of plans) Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Health Services Clinic available to employee and dependents during work hours Nationally recognized disease management programs 5% employer contribution to 401(k) ICMA 457voluntary Contributory retirement system (LGERS) 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 20 days per year 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year 11 paid holidays per year Employee Assistance Program Sick Leave Sharing Bank Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Program Employee Discounts Additional Benefits: Uniforms provided at no cost to employee! Access to internal promotional opportunities Professional development opportunities Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Trains on operation of water treatment plant, including checking, maintaining, and adjusting chemical doses to provide safe and aesthetically pleasing water for customers. Trains on adjusting and maintaining chemical feed pumps; chlorinators and chemical feed systems; read meters, gauges and dials. Monitoring and maintaining water filters. Filling and maintaining chemical day tanks Utilizes computer Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition SCADA system to monitor distribution system, including tank levels, pump status, pressures and alarms. Notifies Water Plant Operators of potential problems according to established policies and procedures. Trains and conducts periodic laboratory analysis of water to assess water quality and chemical dose requirements; performs bacteriological analysis on various water samples. Calibrates laboratory equipment (turbidimeters, pH meters, chlorine analyzers, etc.) Collects water samples. Utilizes computerized data entry equipment and various databases and/or file maintenance programs to enter, store and/or retrieve information as requested or otherwise necessary; summarizes data in preparation of standardized reports. Assists in conducting tours of plant facility. Cleans and maintains facilities and restrooms as directed. Provides customer service by receiving phone calls routing customer questions to senior staff as needed. Trains and attends classes to obtain Class "C" Water Treatment Facility Operator for Surface Water. Supplemental Functions: Performs other similar duties as required. Required Education and Experience Water Plant Operator Trainee Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; no experience required. Ability to obtain Class "C" Water Treatment Facility Operator for Surface Water Certification issued by the State of North Carolina within 18 months of the incumbent's date of hire. Water Plant Operator I Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent, with some water or sewer system experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. North Carolina Class "C" Water Treatment Facility Operator for Surface Water Certificate. Water Plant Operator II Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalency, with at least one (1) year of experience in water treatment ; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. North Carolina Class "B" Water Treatment Facility Operator for Surface Water Certificate. Water Plant Operator III Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent, with at least three (3) years of experience in water treatment ; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. North Carolina Class "A" Water Treatment Facility Operator for Surface Water Certificate. All Levels must have possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina. Associate's or Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, science or a related field preferred. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge: General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work. Skills: Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc. Ability to conduct advanced research on organizational policies and procedures, best practices and innovative techniques. Ability to compile data into a formal report or recommendation shared with others and often verbally presented. Ability to think creatively in all areas for the purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form. Ability to research program documents and narrative materials, and develop reports from information gathered. Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks.