Tampa Skyline
Tampa Skyline
Tampa Skyline

Water Treatment Plant Operator

Production Technician I

Recruitment #220830-331100-002

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class of work is responsible for performing a variety of process control related tasks including water treatment analysis and human machine interface management within a state licensed water production facility. Tasks are of average difficulty and include monitoring plant process control equipment, SCADA system operation, and other related tasks and division duties. Work is performed under general supervision requiring the exercise of some initiative and independent judgment in completing assigned tasks and meeting time constraints. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion of tasks.

Examples of Duties

Performs routine grab sample analysis; adjusts chemical feeds and flows; performs routine chemical tests; adjusts chemical amounts and flows.

Monitors and manages the facility and remote locations through SCADA HMI.

Inspects buildings, grounds and equipment for conformance to safety standards and requirements.

Performs sludge removal duties: operates and drives front-end loaders, dump trucks, and forklifts; climbs and works at heights.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Some knowledge of: various areas of water treatment operations; basic mechanical maintenance, preventative maintenance and repair work; sludge removal activities; work related safety standards and precautions.

Ability to: perform basic water treatment operations functions; perform basic mechanical repairs on water treatment equipment and systems; comprehend high school level science and math; operate and drive front end loaders, dump trucks and forklifts; perform work requiring physical strength and endurance; lift 50 lbs; work at heights; understand and follow oral and written instruction; utilize basic safety practices; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Skill in: basic use of computers and software.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and one (1) year of work experience in maintenance and/or repair; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Must possess:
  • A valid Florida driver’s license
  • A valid Florida Class “C” Drinking Water Treatment Operator’s License and
  • The ability to obtain the certification for "Level 1 skills training" within 6 months.


Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.


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.


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