Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
97330 05 ST J2 C 541-RP 09/01/1994
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05/01/1977 97330


DEFINITION: This is supervisory work in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant.

Employees in this class supervise the activities of employees engaged in and participates in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant. Work involves supervising employees operating, maintaining and repairing motors, pumps, valves, water softeners, chemical feeders, chlorinators, filters, flow recorders, controllers and related water treatment equipment. Work also involves supervising and performing the sampling and testing of plant influent or effluent to insure acceptable portability, ph level, purity, clarity, biochemical oxygen demand level, and the safety of the effluent for either human consumption or environmental protection. Work includes scheduling work activities, assigning work, and reviewing work for adherence to established procedures and guidelines in the operation of a water treatment plant or on an assigned shift in a multi-shift operation. Work also includes training new employees in the operation and maintenance of water treatment equipment, evaluating employe performance, resolving grievances and supervising plant activities. Work is received through oral or written instructions and completed work is reviewed by a technical or administrative supervisor for effectiveness of results and continuity of services.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Supervises employees engaged in the operation and maintenance activities of a water treatment plant; or supervises an assigned shift in a multi-shift operation.

Plans and organizes work, assigns work, and reviews work performance.

Prepares and signs employe performance evaluation reports.

Interviews prospective employees and recommends selection or ranks applicants in terms of preferability for employment.

Receives grievances and complaints, conducts initial investigation into causes and conditions, discusses with employe, and resolves or recommends solutions to grievances and complaints.

Receives, reviews and approves or disapproves requests for leave.

Trains new employees in the proper operation and maintenance of water treatment equipment.

Reads meters and records findings on daily log; makes necessary adjustment for the continuity of plant efficiency.

Interprets results of chemical tests and adds chemicals as required.

Supervises and performs preventative and operational maintenance of all plant equipment by insuring they are cleaned, maintained, repaired and adjusted.

Reviews reports submitted by subordinates and prepares reports on plant operations and continuity of services as required.

Maintains adequate supply of treatment materials and requisitions supplies as stocks are depleted.

Operates Commonwealth owned motorized vehicles including automobiles and light trucks as necessary.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the operation of a water treatment plant.

Knowledge of the methods and tools used in operating and maintaining water treatment equipment.

Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions required while working with water treatment equipment and the plant's influent or effluent.

Knowledge of the chemical techniques and equipment used in testing water plant influent and effluent.

Skill in interpreting the results of chemical tests.

Ability to plan, organize, assign and review the work of subordinates.

Ability to train subordinates in the proper use and maintenance of equipment.

Ability to learn the principles and practices of supervision.

Ability to operate and maintain water treatment equipment.

Ability to use and care for the standard tools of the plumbing trade.

Ability to read and write at the GED 3 level.

Ability to read charts, graphs, meters and other measuring devices used in water treatment plants and to maintain records of such readings.

Ability to read wiring/plumbing diagrams and schematic blueprints.

Ability to perform heavy physical labor for short periods of time.

Ability to work outdoors under varying climatic conditions.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Normal color perception.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: One year of experience as a Water Treatment Plant Operator; or one year of experience in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid automobile operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Certification by the State Board for Certification of Sewage Treatment Plant and Waterworks Operators as a Waterworks Operator.