City of Tampa

AWT Plant Technician Trainee (#310000) 019

$19.29-$27.40 Hourly / $3,343.60-$4,749.33 Monthly / $40,123.20-$56,992.00 Yearly


This is trainee work at the Advanced Wastewater Treatment plant (AWTP).  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class performs semi-skilled work of average difficulty in areas of operations, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation at the AWTP. The position is intended to train skilled workers to operate and maintain the plant and pumping stations. Under immediate supervision, the employee performs duties and assigned tasks in conformance with established procedures requiring the exercise of limited initiative and independent judgment. Many work activities involve hazardous materials and/or equipment and employees must comply with appropriate safety precautions when dealing with gas systems, electrical systems, chemical feed systems, and other similar components and processes within the plant environment. Shift work will be required including nights, weekends, and holidays. The ability to work in a team environment and deal appropriately with others in all situations is required. Work is reviewed by observation. Employees may only remain in this class for up to 18 months while progressing toward the mandatory requirement to become a AWT Plant Technician I.

Examples of Duties

Assists other plant technicians in: performing basic repairs/modifications on equipment; basic troubleshooting on equipment.

Assists in: completing preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment; inspections, cleaning and preparation of equipment for maintenance/preventive maintenance; upkeep and operation of AWTP facilities.

Assists with: inspection, inventory, handling and replacement of chemical supplies.

Assists with: isolation and preparation of equipment for repair/maintenance; process control adjustments; proper operation of odor control systems.

Assists with: monitoring of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems; inputting data to Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of: basic safety practices; wastewater operations; maintenance practices; shop and hand tools; SCADA ;systems; CMMS systems.

Ability to: establish and maintain productive working relationships with co-workers and the public; work with others in a collaborative team environment; learn new work practices and technology; understand and follow written and oral instructions; lift 50 pounds; climb ladders; work in confined spaces; properly use common hand tools.

Skill in use of computers.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or GED preferably with utility experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 310000; EST: 8/13/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;