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Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator/ Water Treatment Plant

Company: City of Milwaukee
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

SENIOR WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR/WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPER The Milwaukee Water Works is a national leader inproviding high quality, healthful drinking water and comprehensive waterquality monitoring. For more information, visit http://milwaukee.gov/water . The MilwaukeeWater Works (MWW) has multiple openings in these titles, which will be filledat either the level of Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator (PR 2GN) or WaterTreatment Plant Operator (PR 2EN), depending upon candidate qualifications andthe needs of the Milwaukee Water Works (MWW). Eligible candidates who successfully complete the selection process will beplaced on the highest level eligible list for which they qualify. The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that iscommitted to providing exemplary service to the City's residents. If you have apassion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, pleaseconsider the following opportunity. APPLICATION PERIOD AND TEST ADMINISTRATIONS (Subject to Change) Application period opens: Thursday, April 1, 2021 Thursday, April 22, 2021 Week of May 3, 2021 Purpose The WaterTreatment Plant Operator and Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator, as part ofa treatment plant team, operate a water treatment plant and distributionpumping system to meet production requirements for high quality, sufficientdrinking water, with a focus on pump, treatment and chemical filtrationchanges, plant integration and overall process control. Essential Functions Operate a state of the art drinking water treatment plant and pumping and booster stations to maintain an ample supply of safe drinking water that meets all regulatory and MWW standards. Monitor, review, and analyze SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) data and alarms and take appropriate action. Perform visual and physical checks of pumps, motors, chemical feed systems, filters, monitoring instrumentation and infrastructure; report and document results. Assist maintenance staff in diagnosis and troubleshooting of equipment malfunctions and utilize the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for demand and preventative maintenance work requests. Execute safe work practices and promote workplace safety. Water LabAnalysis Perform laboratory analysis and execute appropriate plant operations actions based on the results. PlantOperations: Participate in training in order to understand and execute the water treatment process at both water plants; learn the water distribution system requirements and operator parameters. Attend safety training to comply with the MWW's Plants Safety Program, which includes training regarding confined space, lockout/tagout, chemical hazardous materials, Global Harmonization System and personal protective equipment. Assist the Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator in monitoring, reviewing and analyzing SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) data for the chemical feed delivery systems and proper filter operations. Maintain optimal function of the chemical feed delivery systems. Perform visual and physical checks of pumps, motors, chemical feed systems and monitoring instrumentation; report and document results. With guidance, identify and isolate chemical malfunctions in a safe and timely manner. Execute diagnosis or troubleshooting of aberrations or equipment malfunctions. Water LabAnalysis: Learn and become proficient at the operator-required laboratory testing skills. Perform chemical and physical laboratory analysis and interpret results. Both levels: Locally operate valves, pumps, instruments and other equipment to maintain operations. Monitor security at water plants, pumping stations and booster stations and take corrective measures. Perform minor preventive maintenance and routine plant upkeep. We welcome qualified individuals withdisabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonableaccommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans withDisabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with DisabilitiesAct Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. Conditions of Employment *WaterTreatment Plant Operators and Senior Water Treatment Plant Operators areconsidered essential staff during the current public health emergency. * Both levels: Selected candidates are required to successfully pass a thorough background and reference check. Ability to climb ladders, handle heavy hose equipment, turn valves, lift up to 50 lbs. and work in confined spaces. Work mandatory overtime and emergency call-out overtime assignments at any time to meet the needs of plant operations. Work a rotating shift, including first, second and third shifts, as well as weekends and holidays as scheduled. 1. Associate degreein engineering, chemistry, biology, conservation, environmental science or aclosely related field from an accredited college or university plus oneyear of experience in the operation or maintenance of water treatment plantfacilities such as drinking water, wastewater or beverage processing.-- ---OR--- Three years ofexperience in the operation or maintenance of water treatment plant facilitiessuch--as--drinking--water, wastewater or beverage processing. 2. WisconsinDepartment of Natural Resources (DNR) Surface Water Certification within ninemonths of appointment and throughout employment. 3. Valid Wisconsindriver's license at time of appointment and throughout employment. Equivalentcombinations of education and experience may be considered. 1. Associates degreein water technology, chemistry, environmental studies, or other related fieldfrom an accredited college. ---OR--- Two years ofexperience operating or maintaining water treatment plant facilities such asdrinking water, wastewater or beverage processing. 2. Successfulcompletion of MWW's laboratory training modules within six months ofappointment. 3. Valid Wisconsindriver's license at time of appointment and throughout employment. Equivalentcombinations of education and experience may be considered. IMPORTANT NOTE: To receive credit for college coursework, transcripts arerequired and must be received by the application period closing date. Collegetranscripts should be attached to your online application. Your transcript mustbe legible and include the university or college name, your name, the degreecompleted (if applicable), and the degree completion date. Desirable Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, chemistry, biology, conservation, environmental science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics Both levels: Technical Knowledge of basic mathematic principles to analyze data. Knowledge of chemistry required to perform chemical analyses. Knowledge of mechanical systems utilized in a water treatment facility. Knowledge of and commitment to workplace safety practices. Ability to operate equipment used in a water treatment facility. Ability to understand flow diagrams, schematics, blueprints and piping and instrumentation diagrams. Proficiency with basic computer software programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to learn and use sophisticated programs, such as SCADA systems and computerized maintenance management programs. Communicationand Interpersonal Interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a part of a team. Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with people whose backgrounds may differ from one's own. Communication skills required to effectively report information to plant team members and supervisors. Judgment andResponsibility Ability to adapt to rapidly changing conditions, interpret complex data and exercise good judgment. Ability to take decisive action in real time under pressure. Ability to safely handle hazardous chemicals used in the water treatment process. Attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate records. Technical Ability to become proficient in plant equipment and backup systems. Knowledge of chemical processes required to analyze laboratory results and identify chemical malfunctions. Judgement andResponsibility Ability to prioritize and direct the work of others to maximize efficiency. Ability to interpret data in order to respond to trends or equipment failure. Senior Water Treatment PlantOperator: The currentstarting salary (PR 2GN) is $57,270 - $72,063 annually, and the residentincentive salary for City of Milwaukee residents is $58,988 - $74,225 annually. Appointmentabove the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and otherqualifications and is subject to approval. Water Treatment PlantOperator: The currentstarting salary range (PR 2EN) is $45,833 - $63,426 annually, and the residentincentive salary for City of Milwaukee residents is $47,208 - $65,329 annually. Appointmentabove the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and otherqualifications and is subject to approval. BENEFITS The City ofMilwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program which includes: 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Health and Dental Insurance
    • Onsite Clinic Services
    • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
    • Alternative Work Schedules Long Term Disability Insurance Group Life Insurance Paid Vacation 11 Paid Holidays Compensatory Time Earned (CTE)/Compensatory Time Off (CTO) THE SELECTIONPROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following:education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, orother assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves theright to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performanceexaminations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection processcomponent weights will be determined by further analysis of the job. INITIAL FILINGDATE: The examination will be held as soon as practical after the applicationdeadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any timeafter this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue untilthe needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified ofthe date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law,the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. Theapplicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection processat the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.
      • Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
      • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov .
      • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Conclusion EEO Code= 304 The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity andis an equal opportunity employer. Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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