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Water Plant Operator

Company: City Of Edmond
Location: Edmond
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

The Water Treatment Plant was recognized in 2005 and 2010 with the Outstanding Large Plant of the Year Award from the Oklahoma Water Pollution Control Association. The plant has also achieved nearly 100% compliance with all regulatory parameters for drinking water and wastewater treatment.

THE LIFE OF A WATER PLANT OPERATOR: Edmonds Water Treatment Plant has a new state-of-the-art monitoring and control system for the plant and wells that allows the operators to look at and record real time data for water quality and volume throughout the system right from the control room at the plant. Our Water Plant Operators work 10-hour days. Operators work shifts and holidays in a 24/7/365 operation and are occasionally on-call on a rotating basis.


  • Skilled work in the operation of a water treatment plant including routine adjustment of equipment and machinery.
  • Ensure water quality by sampling and testing via laboratory work.
  • Ensure adequate water quantity and distribution via monitoring of water demand.
  • Monitor plant and well equipment via remote and local sensors.
  • Monitor chemical use and adjust dosages.
  • Backwash multi-media and granular activated carbon filters.
  • Preventive and general maintenance of systems, equipment and appurtenances.
  • Subject to callback duties & call-outs during off duty hours.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned. QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Prefer two or more years experience in water/wastewater plant operations & maintenance.
  • Prefer technical education in a related field.
  • Valid Oklahoma Drivers License & driving record acceptable to the Citys insurance carrier.
  • Must obtain water operator licenses according to the following schedule:
  • within 10 days obtain a temporary license;
  • Class D within six months;
  • Class C Operator & Laboratory within 2 years;
  • Must be able to read, prepare, complete and concise reports. Computer skills preferred.
  • Will be required to work outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Must have strength to pull, lift and push 50-pound objects on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds occasionally.
  • Must pass a physical examination, with no restrictions, at a designated facility.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL VACANCY IS FILLED.APPLICATIONS: We are utilizing on-line application software. Click on the "Apply Now" button below to access an on-line application for submission. We will no longerbe accepting paper applications or transfers of applications.

The City of Edmond is an equal opportunity employer. Edmond does not discriminate against employees and/or potential employees. Adverse action based upon an applicants and/or employees race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, pregnancy, disability, genetic information and military service is expressly prohibited. No decision affecting the terms, conditions and/or benefits of employment with the City of Edmond is based upon an individuals membership in any of the aforementioned protected classes.

Miscellaneous Information

FIELD SERVICES PROFESSIONAL CAREER PATH The City of Edmond is dedicated to the support and development of Field Service Professionals. Field Services combines the disciplines of Street, Water and Wastewater Line Maintenance into a skilled and cross-trained professional workforce. The program has three levels of expertise consisting of Apprentice, Technician and Specialist. Required training is provided through a specifically developed Skill Based Pay Program (SBP). The curriculum and hands-on applications consistently develop the skills, knowledge and expertise necessary to complete each level. The ability to earn higher pay is directly proportional to progressing through the training and years of experience in the profession. Upon hiring, an employee is enrolled as a Field Services Apprentice in the SBP program AND the United States Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program for Field Services Professionals. An Apprentice is on probation for a full year; evaluations of performance are completed at six months on the job and at the end of the probation period. With positive evaluations and progression through the required training, employees are eligible for salary increases. After the probationary year, evaluations are completed annually. Entry level pay is currently at $14.42/hr. Upon certification in all Apprentice Level skills, and one year of service, the employee will be reclassified as a Technician I, and will be placed in a higher salary grade. This progression continues with completed training and years of service to advance to the higher levels in the program. Additional pay may be earned by obtaining identified job related certifications, as approved and coordinated thru Field Services Superintendent or his designee. After completion of the Technician I level, a National Certification is presented by the US Department of Labor (DOL) in recognition of Professional accomplishment. To date, we are the only municipality that has the ability to provide our employees with this distinguished DOL Journeyman Certification. This proven model produces a highly skilled and cross-trained workforce capable of responding to any project, crisis or emergency with the knowledge, expertise, skills and confidence to resolve, control and remediate the situation. Understanding the requirements and commitment necessary to become a Field Services Professional is a journey rewarded with successes and Pride of Accomplishment as a result of what has been earned both individually and collectively as a Team serving our customers. As you consider this profession as a career, we strongly encourage and welcome any questions you may have regarding this program.

Keywords: City Of Edmond, Edmond , Water Plant Operator, Other , Edmond, Oklahoma

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