$26.36-$37.51 Hourly / $4,569.07-$6,501.73 Monthly / $54,828.80-$78,020.80 Yearly
Performs routine inspection of treatment equipment around plant at chemical building, pump stations, intake structure, lime house, filter gallery, pipe gallery, generator control house and clearwell; performs routine utility functions including operation of intake rake structure and cleaning hopper; inspects and cleans rotating screens; collects seasonal algae samples; mixes copper sulfate and assists in air boat spraying of reservoir when directed; inspects low and high service pumping stations and checks for proper operation of associated equipment such as vacuum priming system and air compressors; checks proper operation of online turbidimeter and pH meter in pump stations; inspects rapid mix areas of treatment basins for proper operation, chemical feed of ferric and acid; flushes diffusers as necessary; checks proper operation of flocculators; cleans and calibrates pH probes in basins; skims surface of floc basins; clean launder tubes in settling basins; cleans lime and chlorine diffusers, rotates feed lines for lime and chlorine; cleans lime house and inspects slaker operation.
Inspects chemical feed equipment and cleans chemical building; makes chemical feed adjustments as directed by team leader; cleans ferric line and polymer strainers; calibrates polymer feeder; rebuilds polymer pumps as necessary; cleans potassium permanganate feeder and adds chemical to hopper; cleans caustic room and checks air feed system for pump control; cleans carbon feeder and wetting cone; pumps out acid containment of storm water.
Oversees delivery of treatment chemicals, transfers chlorine cars, connects new car arrivals and prepares empty car for pickup by railroad; checks for proper operation of chlorine alarms, chlorinators, evaporators and automatic switchover system; cleans filter sweep nozzles; bleeds LOH and ROF transmitters; inspects 4-way valve tubing and repairs leaks as necessary; checks flow from turbidity meters and performs routine preventive maintenance (PM); performs routine PM and calibration of blending chamber pH probe and sample pump, flushes caustic and ammonia diffusers; verifies chemical inventory levels for midnight readings.
Performs related work as required.
Considerable knowledge of: water treatment operation principles, practices, procedures, and equipment; treatment chemistry of ground and surface waters; chemical handling and safety pertaining to potable water production.
Working knowledge of: OSHA standards and policies, Federal and State regulatory requirements for water treatment parameters under the Safe Drinking Water Act; chemical feed systems, pumps and associated equipment; practices, methods, materials and tools of the mechanical trades.
Ability to: conduct basic laboratory tests; create and maintain appropriate records and prepare and submit clear and concise operational reports; maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public.
Skills in: operating and maintaining equipment utilized in water treatment operations.