Park City Municipal Corporation | Senior Water Treatment Operator
$32.18 - $39.79
Top of Pay grade $41.88 hourly, eligibility following six months of employment
Under the direct supervision of the Water Treatment Facilities Superintendent, performs highly skilled work operating and maintaining the City’s water treatment plants (wtps), all other water sources, and other water system assets with the main objective of protecting public health and the natural environment. The Water Treatment Plant Operator position requires a strong technical skill set and dedication to safeguard public health, a continual commitment to producing high-quality water, and an obligation to meet all Safe and Clean Water Act requirements.
Treatment of mine tunnel waters for removal of multiple metals and to achieve surface water treatment rule requirements. Multi-barrier approach includes pre-oxidation, rapid mix/flocculation/ sedimentation (to remove specific particulate metals through precipitation), granular media filtration (to further remove iron and manganese from the water, which may cause aesthetic water quality problems such as reddish and/or blackish staining of sinks/bathtubs or laundry), post-filter adsorption (where specific medias are used to remove targeted dissolved metals), disinfection (for drinking water use) and zero liquid discharge solids handling facilities. Start-up activities to take place starting in October 2022 with a desire to include all operators in startup activities.
- Monitors treatment plant(s) and distribution system supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).
- Observes, reviews, and reports data from SCADA control and monitoring panels and makes operational decisions without immediate input from a supervisor. Gaining feedback from supervisor and/or coworker is important in cases where compliance and/or health and safety issues could occur.
- Supports implementation and maintenance of CityWorks, a computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS), at all treatment facilities.
- Utilizes knowledge, skill and ability to troubleshoot, adjust, calibrate, operate and maintain various pieces of electrical equipment - including: valves, pumps and machinery, heaters, motors, meters, chemical feed systems, computers, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and analytical devices (turbidimeters, pH meters, chlorine residual analyzers, autosamplers etc.)
- Installs, maintains, and repairs mechanical equipment including piping, valves, pumps, motors, etc.
- Performs daily field and laboratory analyses. Records and organizes water quality data using tablets, laptops or other computer equipment with spreadsheet software for regulatory compliance information and other plant operational needs.
- Collects operational samples for analysis by contract laboratory, utilizes required sample containers, adheres to holding times, utilizes chain of custodies (COCs) following legal protocols.
- Maintains accurate electronic records/logs and communicates in both written and oral manners to other operators and supervisor.
- Participates in monitoring and operating system on a 24-7 basis; responds to emergencies. Must have adequate knowledge to be able to make independent operational decisions in order to be part of on-call rotation.
- Feeds, monitors, maintains, detects and controls the chemical feed systems and responds to any leaks in a safe, responsible manner.
- Follows and assists in establishing industry best standards of practice utilizing facility as-builts, American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards, operation and maintenance manuals and SOPs.
- Ensures proper safety precautions are followed and that the work site is maintained in a safe and orderly condition.
- Uses hand and power tools and equipment related to the trade, including compressors, skid steers, plow blades, ATVs, fork lifts and manlifts.
- Checks water reservoirs; checks water level to insure adequate supply of water; takes water samples; chlorinates water; coordinates with distribution division to coordinate supply and demand based on water quality and energy efficiency.
- Develops and/or assists in regulatory reports for DDW, DWQ and SBWRD.
- Supports all Divisions within the Public Utilities Department as requested (i.e. customer service, distribution, engineering, streets).
- Other projects as assigned.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 5 years’ experience or a combination of equivalent experience (e.g. operator certifications or pertinent courses) in operation, maintenance, and repair of water treatment plants and/or distribution systems.
- Utah Operators certification: Grade IV Water Distribution and Grade IV Water Treatment within six months of being placed into specific position.
- 60 minute response time while on-call.
- Membrane water treatment plant experience
- Conventional water treatment plant experience