NATURE OF WORK
This is limited supervisory work in the operation and maintenance of a large water or wastewater treatment plant.
Work involves limited responsibility for the technical operation and maintenance of water or wastewater treatment plants or pumping stations during a specified work shift. Employees in this class maintain a continuous check on their assigned plants and develop improved methods and techniques to achieve more economical and efficient plant operation. Supervision is exercised over subordinate plant operators. Assignments are received from a technical superior. Work is reviewed through inspections and operating reports.
Supervises operation of plant personnel during an assigned work shift.
Inspects plant equipment and machinery to determine proper operation; makes minor repairs and adjustments on equipment; takes hourly readings and records them on log sheets.
Operates laboratory equipment for process control and monitoring purposes; makes routine chemical analyses on water/wastewater samples.
Operates all equipment related to water or wastewater plant processes, such as: upflow units, sludge dewatering equipment, filters, aeration tanks, sludge flotation units, digesters, diesel engines, clarifiers, pumps, chemical feeders and generators; maintains hourly check on equipment to see that it is operating properly, lubricates equipment; maintains inventory on chemicals, such as, chlorine, lime, flocculent, diesel fuel and is responsible for ordering replacements when necessary.
Supervises and provides training to employees in work methods and procedures; determines the need for special attention to operating or maintenance requirements and leaves instructions for other shift personnel for their execution; keeps plant records and prepares periodic summary reports of operations.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of the operating principles and practices and the maintenance requirements of mechanical and electrical equipment and machinery utilized in the assigned plant facilities.
Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in the work.
Knowledge of computerized operations monitoring and control systems.
Knowledge of standard laboratory principles, techniques, terminology and equipment.
Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of subordinates.
Ability to understand and follow specified operating and recording procedures.
Ability to detect faulty operating characteristics in equipment or processes and to initiate remedial action.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from high school supplemented by college level course work in civil or environmental engineering, biology, chemistry, environmental science, water or wastewater treatment technology, or related field; considerable experience in the operation of water or wastewater treatment plants; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Possession of an advanced B Plant Operator's Certification as issued by the State of Florida in either water or wastewater as required.
Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association (GSA)
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Water Supply Division
Wastewater Mgmt Division
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E6/91