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Plant Operator-Water Treatment Plant

High school diploma or equivalent. Any experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Experience in water plant operations preferred. Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and satisfactory motor vehicle record. Applicant must have or acquire an Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Water Operator’s Certification, Class D within 3 months of employment and a Water
Laboratory Class B License within 1 year of employment. Knowledge of pumps, motors, and valves.  Basic laboratory testing procedures.  EPA and state regulations.  Proper sampling techniques. To view complete job announcement, click on job title. For your convenience we have attached the application and supporting documents, please print all documents below and return to our office in person or mail to: Human Resources, 201 West Gray Bldg C, Norman, OK 73069

Posting Information
Department: 
Utilities - Water Treatment
Location: 
3000 East Robinson
Shift: 
7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday – Wednesday and 12:00 am to 8:00 am Thursday – Friday. Must be able to work all shifts, as needed.
Salary: 
$16.49-$28.26 per hour/depending on certification & license
Date Posted: 
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 8:00am
Job Description
Duties: 
Collects samples from various locations and performs required analysis. Monitor and record pressure and flow reading throughout the treatment and distribution system as required. Analyze process samples for various chemical and physical properties to determine proper chemical feed rates in the treatment process. Check equipment for proper operation. Selected applicant will clean equipment and work area as needed to maintain a clean safe work environment. Monitor SCADA system and respond to alarms/warnings. Updates operation logs, both hand written and computer generated, several times per shift as needed. Inspects equipment. Waters shrubs and grounds. Dispose of lime grit. Relieves other operators, if needed for weekend shifts, evening shifts, and midnight shifts. Performs general housekeeping duties in main building and chemical building. Must be able to cover laboratory when Lab Manager and Lab Technician are unavailable including but not limited to: collect and set up bacteriological samples, data entry, customer complaints, daily sampling and analysis and follow the lab QA/QC protocol). Performs related duties as required.
Working Conditions: 
Frequent exposure of up to 80% of work time to dirt, dust, extreme temperatures, noise, and noxious fumes and odors. On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies.
Job Requirements
Education and Experience: 
High school diploma or equivalent. Any experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Experience in water plant operations preferred.
Knowledge: 
Pumps, motors, and valves. Basic laboratory testing procedures. EPA and state regulations. Proper sampling techniques.
Skills: 
Following oral and written instructions. Using hand tools and repairing equipment. Recognizing operating problems and assessing the correct response. Computing basic mathematical equations. Running tests and handling potentially hazardous chemical compounds. Effective interpersonal skills in communicating with co-workers and the general public.
License and/or Certification: 
Must have a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record. Applicant must have or acquire an Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Water Operator’s Certification, Class D within 3 months of employment and a Water Laboratory Class B License within 1 year of employment.
Mental & Physical: 
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail. Substantial amount of physical effort required to climb/descend stairs and ladders for constant standing and walking. Ability to lift and carry heavy (50-75 lb.) materials occasionally. Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.
Additional Information: 

Applicant must have telephone or number where he/she may
be reached.  Selected applicant must pass
physical examination, drug screen, and background investigation.  Daytime shifts are considered Relief
Personnel.  Selected applicants will
undergo skills assessment test.