Responsible for the operation of the water treatment and pumping facilities as a scheduled or relief worker. Ensures that treated water meets state and federal Safe Drinking Water Standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Monitors, adjusts, and maintains water levels in reservoirs, filter beds, and tanks.
Controls, calibrates, fills, and regulates chemical feed rates using standard procedures and ratios as prescribed by the laboratory.
Operates pumps, emergency generators, and other electrical and mechanical equipment related to water treatment.
Informs supervisor of needed maintenance for plant equipment. Performs minor maintenance as directed.
Collects samples and performs required laboratory tests on raw, treated, and finished water, including turbidity, pH, chlorine residual, and jar tests, as required or assigned by manager or supervisors.
Updates and maintains operating records for all the facility in accordance with state and federal regulations, including data on water and chemical flows and chemical inventories.
Interacts with other operators and supervisors to provide status reports on facility operations to ensure continuity of water quality levels and compliance with state and federal regulatory agencies.
Removes samples from filter media. Checks for effective size and uniformity co-efficient of filter media using sieve analyses. Performs visual inspections and documents filter performance.
Monitors supplies of chemicals and other required materials.
Performs general building and grounds maintenance including general cleaning tasks.
Operates assigned vehicle.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Employee is held accountable for all duties of this position.
Employee ensures that all duties and responsibilities are performed in a safe manner.
Must reside within Pueblo County.
Education, Training and Experience
High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Two years of related college courses and/or technical training in water treatment is preferred.
Colorado Class "B" Water Treatment Operator certification (for in-training position).
Must successfully complete continuing education/training unit courses required to maintain certification.
Colorado Class "R" Driver's License.
Three years related experience (for in-training position).
Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of and ability to operate water-treatment computer system.
Knowledge of and ability to operate telemetry and calibration instruments, hydraulic machinery, and electric generator.
Excellent math and diagnostic skills to detect and evaluate critical situations.
Ability to operate heavy machinery such as tractor, dump truck, and forklift.
Knowledge of OSHA safety guidelines.
Basic interpersonal skills required to exchange general information and interact informally with co-workers, supervisors, and the public.
Must possess the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
Materials and Equipment Used:
Water-treatment chemicals, machinery, instrumentation, tools, and equipment.
Board of Water Works of Pueblo, Colorado
Board of Water Works
319 West Fourth Street
Pueblo, Colorado, 81003