Water Plant Engineer Platte West


Job title: Water Plant Engineer Platte West

Company: CareerLink

Job description: Position Summary

Under limited supervision, the Water Plant Engineer directs the operation of plant equipment to produce the specified quantity and quality of finished water, monitors plant equipment to assure proper plant performance, maintains plant operational records, applies process chemicals, and uses laboratory test equipment for routine tests.

Essential Functions * Control treatment processes to meet directed requirements to include, but not limited to, wellfield operations, basin blow-downs and transfers, chemical feed adjustments, filter rates, basin flow rates, filter backwash schedules, and high service pump operations.

  • Notify duty chemist or supervisor in the event of plant failures or abnormal conditions.
  • Check status of and operate pumps, basins, chemical feeders, filters, and related equipment.
  • Control water plant by means of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and related equipment, and manually operate plant if SCADA fails.
  • Pick-up and test samples of water at specific locations in the treatment process at established times.
  • Perform various tests, record test results, and interpret the results to make operational adjustments as necessary to meet directed requirements.
  • Respond to plant failure alarms and make necessary adjustments or changes if needed.
  • Operate the Plant’s natural gas generators as necessary to avoid electrical outages whenever possible. Restore Plant to normal operation after unavoidable power failure.
  • Perform the physical requirements of position.

Responsibilities/Accountabilities * Assist in training of new employees.

  • Perform safety checks of buildings and equipment for problems, including but not limited to, lighting, heat, leaks, electrical trouble, fire, and mechanical failure.
  • Perform preliminary diagnosis of problems related to plant systems and inform supervisors to initiate corrective action.
  • Perform, or assist with, various plant maintenance tasks including: basin washing, operations and maintenance of boilers and HVAC equipment, operation and maintenance of residuals handling equipment, various wellfield maintenance tasks, and housekeeping and grounds keeping maintenance duties.
  • Perform weekly maintenance schedules.
  • Drive District vehicles.
  • Communicate with customers, co-workers and management professionally, regardless of provocation.
  • Comply with and understand all pertinent District policies and procedures.
  • Perform a variety of other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements * Minimum of three (3) years of operational or maintenance experience at a water treatment facility, or distribution system; or a minimum of six (6 years) experience working building operations/maintenance, or production facility operations/maintenance experience. Portable Water Treatment Plant Experience is preferred.

  • Must be willing to work 8 hour and 12 hour rotating shifts to include evenings, nights and weekends.
  • Ability to perform simple chemical titrations and determine endpoints, turbidity tests and color tests.
  • Perform routine math operations to properly calculate chemical applications for treatment.
  • Ability to work and think independently in accordance with verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to work with hazardous chemicals such as chlorine, ammonia, ferric sulfate, fluoride, lime, hydrochloric acid, and various cleaning materials.
  • Ability to lift and transport 50 lbs. bags and buckets a distance of at least 20 feet and empty contents. Ability to move and empty a wheelbarrow with a load of 20 lbs.
  • Ability to perform routine math operation

Expected salary:

Location: Omaha, NE

Job date: Fri, 29 Oct 2021 22:42:45 GMT

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