$29.67-$42.10 Hourly / $5,142.80-$7,297.33 Monthly / $61,713.60-$87,568.00 Yearly
Inspects all chemical feed systems of liquid, dry, and gaseous chemicals used in water treatment and/or sludge processing to determine status and ensure proper and safe operation of these systems; ensures proper chemical feed dosages are maintained according to treatment specifications; ensures procedures for chemical handling, safe storage, and procurement are followed; comprehends procedures for handling chemical spills and accidental chemical releases; when working at Residuals Processing performs daily inspection of all pumps, filter belt presses, conveyors, compressors, polymer feed equipment and electrical equipment to ensure safe and proper operation; make periodic rounds of all production facilities to inspect buildings, grounds, and equipment for proper function and security purposes; operates and records all data associated with operation of the Morris Bridge (MB) Wellfield.
Operates low and high service pumping to ensure efficient operation of systems; reviews system pressures to determine proper pump sequence and operation; inspects pumping equipment, pump valving, motors and associated equipment for proper operation; maintains distribution storage and operation of remote pumping facilities; records necessary pumping data, prepares pumping operational reports, coordinates pumping operations of remote facilities, MB Wellfield, and coordinates wellfield pumping with Tampa Bay Water (TBW) to fill alternate storage.
Initiates treatment, filter operations, reclaim and sludge thickener operation, and pump station control changes through the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system as necessary to maintain water production quality specifications; performs basic level instrumentation and control tasks to ensure proper control of all I/O communications; utilizes basic electrical skills for performing maintenance and repairs of pumps and control systems of 240 volts or less.
Maintains treatment chemical inventory control, ordering systems, and storage levels for all treatment chemicals used; writes maintenance work orders, coordinates maintenance repairs, and preventive maintenance with maintenance personnel; ensures all operational daily reports are properly completed, takes midnight reading as necessary; utilizes computer programs to input data to Hydro system, runs wellfield modeling; maintains all operational records and prepares technical evaluations as directed by the Production Supervisor; records all readings of river flows and elevations, spray irrigation to golf course and South West Florida Water Management District and United States Geological Survey (USGS) data as directed.
When operating at the Residuals Processing Facility duties include: operation and maintenance of sludge draw off pumps from the sludge thickeners; operation and maintenance of sludge belt filter presses, associated motors and pumps; maintenance of sludge drying beds and associated pumping equipment and valving; maintenance of sludge lagoons, valves and pumps; maintaining and operating pumping of effluent to the Rogers Park Golf Course spray irrigation system; operation of dump truck and front-end loader as necessary for coordination of sludge drying and disposal in accordance with contractual agreements.
Fills in as team leader in absence of the Production Technician IV.
Performs related work as required.
Considerable knowledge of: water treatment operation principles, practices, procedures, equipment, and treatment; chemistry of ground and surface waters; chemical handling and safety pertaining to potable water production including knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards and policies, and all federal and state regulatory requirements for water treatment parameters under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Working knowledge of: chemical feed systems; pumps, pumping mechanics and associated equipment; practices, methods, materials and tools of the mechanical trades; lead worker techniques; chemical inventory control.
Ability to: assume a lead capacity and direct the activities of lower level employees in the absence of the team leader; conduct basic laboratory tests; create and maintain appropriate records and prepare and submit clear and concise operational reports; maintain an effective working relationship with employees and the general public.
Skill in: working with equipment utilized in water treatment operations.