CLASS TITLE: Water Treatment Plant Operator-Trainee/Relief Operator
Neuse Regional Water and Sewer Authority – Kinston, NC
PURPOSE OF CLASS: Under general supervision, performs routine tasks in the operation of
the surface water treatment plant and facilities on an assigned shift; performs related work as
include all of the tasks listed, nor do the examples necessarily include all of the tasks performed.)
Primary Tasks: Starts and stops plant operations as necessary; checks surface plant and
facilities periodically to ensure that plant and equipment are operating properly; collects
laboratory samples and performs required physical, chemical, and bacteriological analyses;
routinely checks operations, conditions and equipment including filters, chemical feed systems,
ultraviolet systems, chlorination systems, automated equipment, and continuous monitoring
analyzers; reads meters, gauges, and dials; utilizes computer systems to determine plant and
transmission systems operating conditions and/or needs, and makes adjustments accordingly;
prepares and maintains required plant records and reports; calibrates, make adjustments and
repairs to equipment and problem areas as they arise; receives, stores, and applies process
chemicals, some which are hazardous in nature; maintains National Weather Service data and
advises same; informs relieving personnel and Operations Coordinator of changes and/or
problems; performs other duties as required.
Equipment Operated: Personal computer, System Control and Data Acquisition software;
pumps and motors; ultraviolet system; continuous monitoring equipment such as pH, turbidity,
and chlorine analyzers; particle counting systems; laboratory and other equipment as required.
Working Conditions: This is medium work requiring the exertion of up to 50 pounds of force
occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently and a negligible amount of force constantly to
move objects; work requires stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, lifting, fingering,
grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or
exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at
normal spoken word levels; and detecting potential problems or malfunctions with equipment;
visual acuity is required for visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts,
operation of machines, and operation of motor vehicles or equipment; the worker is subject to
environmental conditions such as heat, noise, and chemical hazards.
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school, including credits for courses in
Chemistry, Math, and Biology; two-year college degree preferred.
Experience: Water treatment plant experience is preferred; or an equivalent combination of
education and training.
 The following position is now available 


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