Positions

Pay Range 17 Breakdown

BreakdownMinMax
Annually$41,064.00$61,596.00
Monthly$3,422.00$5,133.00
Bi-Weekly$1,579.38$2,369.08
Hourly (40 hrs.)$19.7423$29.6135
Hourly (42 hrs.)$18.8022$28.2033
Hourly (56 hrs.)$14.1016$21.1525

Water Treatment Plant Lead Operator

Range: $41,064.00 - $61,596.00 (17)
Position Number: 6477

JOB TITLE: WATER TREATMENT PLANT LEAD OPERATOR
JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for performing technical and administrative work in the operation of water treatment plants and related facilities.
MAJOR DUTIES:
Coordinates operations of two water plants.
Monitors plant on networked computer systems.
Makes rounds; monitors plant equipment, feed systems, chemical levels, and distribution tank levels; monitors pressure for firefighting integrity and backflow prevention on an SCADA system; monitors lake levels and flows; collects and analyzes water samples from plant water streams.
Accepts bulk liquid chemical loads from vendors; fills chemical tanks; adds chemicals to feeders; monitors flow rates and volumes for chemical feeds.
Washes filters at prescribed times and according to state guidelines.
Maintains lab chemicals used in daily analysis; perform minor maintenance on laboratory equipment.
Maintains plant logs and records; updates logbooks, computer records, charts, and chemical logs.
Plans finished pump run times.
Performs or assists in plant maintenance tasks.
Performs housekeeping duties.
Answers the telephone; receives calls from vendors and customers.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Knowledge of city and department policies and procedures.
Knowledge of water treatment plant specifications, equipment, and operating procedures.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations related to the operation
of water treatment plants.
Skill in the operation of computers, calculators, weather instruments, chart recorders and other specialized equipment.
Skill in collection of water samples and the performance of laboratory tests and analyses.
Skill in performing mathematical computations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Water Treatment Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include federal, state and local regulations, city policies, and standard operating procedures for the Water Treatment Division.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related administrative and technical duties.  Weather related drops in incoming water quality contribute to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to perform administrative and technical duties in the operation of a water treatment plant.   Successful performance ensures safe drinking water for city residents and visitors.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, vendors, state and federal agency personnel, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, bending, crouching, or stooping.  The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, uses tools for equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office, laboratory, or water treatment plant.  The employee may be exposed to contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals.  The work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  None.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain an appropriate state-certified license for water or wastewater treatment or distribution as appropriate