Posted: January 6, 2017
Parkland Light and Water Company
Attn: General Manager
P.O. Box 44426 Tacoma, WA 98448
Ph 253-531-5666 - 253-531-2684
Fax Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Title: Water Treatment Operator II
Department: Water Department
Wage: $34.09 - $35.55 per hour DOE.
Position Closes on: Open until filled
PL&W offers excellent benefits, to include, Medical, Dental, Vision, RX, 401K, Life Insurance, Pension Plan, Vacation, Sick Days, Holidays and Longevity Pay.
PL&W current Water Treatment Foreman anticipates retiring within the next six years. PL&W current Water Superintendent anticipates retiring within the next nine years. This open Water Treatment Operator II position is a part of our succession plan.
POSITION SUMMARY AND SCOPE OF RESONSIBILITY:
Water Treatment Operator is a union position and is responsible for proper operation of water treatment plant owned by Parkland Light & Water. The individual will operate and monitor water treatment plant system using a SCADA computer system, inputting data into laptop, conduct visual plant inspections, monitor operations and processes, ability to work with and around treatment chemicals in a safe manner, detect problems to ensure proper operation. Operators also maintain and repair mechanical and electrical plant equipment. Performs routine skilled work in the operation of water treatment facilities; does related work as required; work is performed under general supervision. Must be willing to relocate to within a 30 mile radius to PL&WCo. (12918 Park Ave S, Tacoma WA 98444) To apply you can download an application off of our website www.plw.coop and mail to Parkland Light & Water Company, P.O. Box 44426 Tacoma, WA. 98448
This position reports to the Water Superintendent and or the Water Operations Foreman.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
. Will be safety conscious and possess excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills.
. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
. Make operational checks and adjustments on the equipment and records data.
. Maintain operational parameters as specified by water superintendent or water operations foreman.
. Collects samples and delivers to lab.
. Make determination of chemical adjustment necessary for efficient and economical treatment.
. Assists with or performs equipment maintenance.
. Reads meters, dials and gauges and enters data in spread sheets.
. Report needs of major equipment repair to superiors.
. Climb tanks for yearly inspections of vents and hatches.
. Perform general housekeeping duties which include but are not limited to maintenance to water buildings, painting, mowing grass, trimming hedges and cleaning equipment.
. Must be able to be on call after normal working hours for SCADA alarms.
. Other duties as assigned.
Duties are primarily performed inside of treatment buildings, on occasions may be required to work in the field with exposure to extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time, confined spaces, automobile traffic, construction tools and equipment. Work involves exposure to fumes, loud noise, chemicals, pesticides, hostile animals, and angry customers.
This job typically requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, reaching, standing, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to climb water towers up to 190 feet high. Must be able to wear a respirator to work with AC water pipe and dangerous chemicals.
Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Maintenance and repair of water facilities in a wide variety of weather conditions;
Safety hazards inherent to outdoor construction work;
Safety rules and regulations;
Confined space entry.
Ability to communicate technical information clearly and concisely to customers, office employees, state, county officials and management staff.
Team player with ability and desire to accept direction from others.
Prompt and time sensitive to job completion.
Operating hand tools;
Operating and maneuvering single and double axel dump trucks and trailers;
Drawing as-built sketches; use of digital camera and laptop to assist engineering in documenting electronic as-built information;
Reading blueprints, as-built sketches, and maps;
Supervising staff with varying skill levels;
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees and the general public;
Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction;
Experience/Education: Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to effectively and efficiently perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: 1 or more years in water treatment. Knowledge in electrical and communications troubleshooting,
High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Must be willing to advance education.
Possess and maintain:
.Valid Washington State Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to PL&WCo and its insurance carrier.
.Commercial Driver’s Class A License with Airbrake.
.Industrial First Aid and CPR Card within six months of employment.
.Certified Flagger Card within six months of employment.
.A Washington State Water Treatment Operator 2 or able to attain within 1 year
.A Washington State Cross Connection Specialist (CCS) Certification within 1 year of employment.
.Must be able to pass a TSA background check to attain a Hazmat Endorsement.
SALARY RANGE AND BENEFITS:
The Water Treatment Operator position wage is from $34.09 to $35.55 an hour DOE, plus excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, pension, 401K, vacation, sick leave, life insurance, and paid holidays.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement and may be changed or amended at any time to meet the needs of the Company.
The statements contained in these job descriptions reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise balance the workload. PL&WCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.