Water Production/Water Reclamation Operator Trainee
The Water Production/Reclamation Facility Operator Trainee is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Water Reclamation Facility or Water Production Facilities in the proper treatment of wastewater or production and distribution of potable water for the City of Casselberry. An Operator Trainee works under the direction of their assigned Superintendent and within established policies and procedures. Plant assignment will be determined by the Public Works Department and will be dependent on the needs of the Department.Examples of Essential Functions
1.0 If assigned to Water Production: Learns and implements the operation and maintenance procedures of the Water Production Facilities under the direction of the Water Production Superintendent or designated licensed operator. (95%)
1.1 Learns the state and federal regulations which allow for the legal and safe operation of Water Production Plants.
1.2 Learns, operates and maintains the Water Production Plants, performing basic chemical tests.
1.3 Learns and implements the proper procedures for preparing and maintaining plant operational records for environmental compliance requirements with local, state and federal government agencies.
1.4 Collects accurate data for the submission of time sensitive compliance reports to the Superintendent for review.
1.5 Reviews facilities' Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) computers and operational trends daily to ensure proper chemical levels are within acceptable ranges; makes necessary chemical dosing adjustments.
1.6 Performs visual inspections and monitors equipment for proper function; including but not limited to motors, pumps, panels, and analyzers.
1.7 Learns and performs preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment; calibrates and repairs equipment as necessary.
1.8 Performs security audits of buildings and entry points to the water production facilities.
1.9 Opens and flushes selected fire hydrants to maintain optimal water quality.
1.10 Responds timely to customer inquiries and concerns.
1.11 Adheres to laws, regulations and policies of the City and of the assigned Department. Follows instructions provided by the supervisor, Department Director or their designee.
2.0 If assigned to Water Reclamation: Learns and implements the operation and maintenance procedures of the Water Reclamation Facility under the direction of the Water Reclamation Superintendent or designated licensed operator. (95%)
2.1 Learns the state and federal regulations which allow for the legal and safe operation of a Water Reclamation Facility.
2.2 Learns, operates and maintains the Water Reclamation Facility by observing and adjusting the treatment process to maintain state and federal compliance standards.
2.3 Learns and implements the proper procedures for preparing and maintaining facility operational records for environmental compliance requirements with local, state and federal government agencies.
2.4 Collects accurate data for the submission of time sensitive compliance reports to the Superintendent for review.
2.5 Reviews Facility's Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) program and operational trends daily to evaluate operational performance and to identify any potential process adjustments.
2.6 Performs Facility inspections and monitors equipment for proper function; including but not limited to motors, pumps, panels, analyzers, blowers and flow meters.
2.7 Performs quality checks and documents operational parameters including but not limited to dissolved oxygen levels, disinfection residuals, turbidity and pH.
2.8 Learns and performs preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment; calibrates and repairs equipment, as necessary.
2.9 Adheres to laws, regulations and policies of the City and of the assigned Department. Follows instructions provided by the supervisor, Department Director or their designee.
3.0 Additional Duties and Responsibilities (5%)
3.1 Performs all duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core values of the City, and consistent with City and Department policies.
3.2 Follows safe working practices and has a working knowledge of safety practices and procedures.
3.3 Maintains facility and equipment for cleanliness and ongoing functionality.
3.4 Performs after-hours/on-call rotation to respond to emergency repairs.
3.5 Completes the identified required or assigned training timely and applies acquired knowledge and/or skills.
3.6 Participates in department meetings, staff meetings and other related activities.
4.0 Emergency Management Role (As required)
4.1 Participates as a member of the City staff as required to take action in the event of an emergency.
4.2 Acts in the assigned role to support the City in disaster preparation and/or disaster recovery efforts as described in the City of Casselberry Emergency Management Plan, assigned by supervisor or designee. As a member of the Public Works Department may be responsible for the coordination of the maintenance and/or clearing of roadways, the operability of City's fleet and prevention or drainage of local or area-wide flooding. In addition, as a member of the Public Works Department may be responsible for the maintaining and/or rapidly restoring the operability of the City's water and sewer systems.
(These essential and additional job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.) Typical Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
A. Education and Training: A High School Diploma or G.E.D. is required.
B. Experience: Previous experience in water and/or wastewater utilities is preferred but not required.
C. Certificates, Licenses and/or Registrations Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's license. A Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check will be made to determine acceptance of past driving record. Must obtain a "C" water or wastewater state license within a one year period.
D. Security Clearance: Florida Department of Law Enforcement background clearance.
E. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge (basic (I), intermediate (II), or advanced (III+) level depending on position) of local, state and federal regulations affecting work.
- Knowledge (basic (I), intermediate (II), or advanced (III+) level depending on position) of departmental rules, policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of safety guidelines for water/wastewater facilities.
- Knowledge of safety regulations and practices and the ability to carry out and enforce.
- Knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment and methods used in water and wastewater treatment.
- Knowledge (basic (I), intermediate (II), or advanced (III+) level depending on position) of chemistry and laboratory procedures as applied to water/wastewater treatment.
- Knowledge (basic (I), intermediate (II), or advanced (III+) level depending on position) of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) or similar software.
- Knowledge of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to use during performance of work.
- Ability to demonstrate safe and appropriate use of PPE during performance of work.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
- Ability (basic to intermediate level) to utilize Microsoft Office Suite, e.g. Outlook, Work, and Excel.
- Ability to support the mission statement of the City of Casselberry: Committed to protect and enhance the quality of life within its community.
- Ability to support the core values of the City of Casselberry.
- Ability to support the vision of the City of Casselberry: A vibrant, affordable, diverse, and progressive community where citizens feel safe, enjoy their neighborhoods, and access their city government.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative and not intended to be all-inclusive of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made when requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A. Work Environment: This position performs the duties in a treatment facility setting. When in the treatment facility setting the noise level in the work environment is very loud. This position is also frequently exposed to various weather conditions, working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, working on slippery or uneven surfaces, disease/blood/bodily fluids, excessive or poor lighting and works in or with moving objects/vehicles.
B. Physical Demands: The primary functions require frequent periods of standing, walking, bending, driving, and using hands to handle or feel. Occasionally this position will be required to sit, push, pull, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and reach with hands and arms. In addition, this position may be required to occasionally lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds with or without assistance of another person or utilization of lifting equipment. This position is regularly required to use vision, smell, speech and hearing, with or without assistive devices.
C. Equipment/Tools and Technology Used: This position utilizes the following tools and equipment while performing the duties of the job: City vehicle, computer, printer/peripherals, assorted hand tools, lab equipment (i.e. pH meter, chlorine meter, turbidity meter, microscope, scales, ORP meter, deionized water), in-line operational equipment, auto-samplers, pumps, motors and valve keys.
D. Employee Infection/Exposure Risk Classification: Category I: Employee is required to perform tasks that involve exposure to blood, bodily fluids or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). All procedures and other job-related tasks that involve a potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, bodily fluids or OPIM, or that involve a potential for spills or splashes are Category I tasks.
The City of Casselberry offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
The City of Casselberry pays a substantial portion of our employee's health insurance. Dependent coverage is available at an additional cost, part of which is paid by the City. Health insurance discounts for wellness, non-tobacco and biometric screenings are available to qualified individuals. Group discount plans are available for optional dental, vision, STD, Voluntary Life with ADD, Legal, Accident/Critical Illness and Cancer. Paid long term disability after one year of employment.
401a Plan - 10% salary contribution paid by the City
457 Deferred Compensation Plan – City pays 100% match of an employee's voluntary contribution up to 4% of their annual salary
8 paid holidays per year (10 hours per day)
Paid annual leave and sick leave
Paid bereavement and military leave
Cost of Living Adjustments
Education and Certification Incentives
Employee Recognition and Appreciation
2% Residency Incentive pay for Casselberry residents
Wellness Health Incentive Program
The City of Casselberry is an equal opportunity employer, veteran preference provider, and a drug free workplace.