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Wastewater Plant Operator

Gasparilla Island Water Association is looking for additional wastewater treatment plant operators for their upgraded water reclamation facility. The plant is upgrading from extended air treatment to membrane treatment.

General Statement of Job

Under general supervision, performs responsible technical work in the operation of a sewer treatment plant on an assigned shift (currently only day shift). Is responsible for performing plant operation and maintenance duties in a responsible and professional manner consistent with standard operating practices in order to meet State and Federal standards and rules to protect the public health and environment. Reports to Lead Operator.

Essential Job Functions

On an assigned shift, inspects plant equipment and machinery to determine that all machinery is operating properly; takes samples of sewage at various stages of the treatment process, performs routine laboratory analyses to determine effectiveness of treatment procedures and records results; on the basis of sample results, adjusts treatment plant equipment, such as chlorinators, digesters, filters, chemical feeders, screens and related equipment; inspects recording charts and meters, and on the basis of such information, makes adjustments to controls in conformance with operation instructions.

Performs preventative maintenance and, as necessary, makes minor repairs and adjustments to equipment.
Monitors control panel charts and pressure gauges.

Keeps plant records and periodic summary reports of operations; maintains an operation and maintenance log for the treatment plants.

Reports immediately, in person or via telephone, any serious plant breakdown or condition causing or likely to cause serious, inefficient, or unsafe treatment plant operation or discharge of wastewater in a manner not authorized by the applicable regulatory agencies.

Submits complete, accurate reports relative to treatment plant operation, sampling, and laboratory analysis on a daily basis.

Minimum Requirements

Required Qualifications: State of Florida licensed wastewater treatment operators, “C”, “B”, “A”.
Required Experience: One year of experience in wastewater plant operations.

Yearly Salary

$52,000 – $70,000 (commensurate with experience)

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