Junior Plant Operator

Fairfax Water | Lorton, VA

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Posted Date 3/30/2020

Responsibilities: Performs routine operational and general maintenance tasks involved in the operation of water treatment plant equipment and facilities by; Making regular and continuous tours of the treatment plant facilities and monitoring the performance of operating equipment and the effectiveness of the treatment process; Reporting any unusual conditions to Lead Operator; Performing maintenance on chemical feeders, valves, pumps and other associated equipment; Collecting water samples and conducting laboratory tests to include: pH, turbidity, chlorine, hardness, alkalinity, color and other related tests at prescribed stages and time intervals in the treatment cycle; Assisting in the reading and recording of information observed and obtained from computers, lab tests, meters, gauges and other instruments during shift operations; Ability to lift chemical bags (weight up to 50 lbs. average); Ability to climb ladders; Ability to operate, or learn to operate, loading equipment such as a fork lift; Must pass a respiratory physical for respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus use and a respirator fit test; Must maintain personal grooming standards for effective use of the equipment.

Graduation from high school or GED; Knowledge of computer basics, and the functions and servicing requirements of mechanical equipment and machinery; Ability to learn the technical processes relating to water purification including the accurate reading, interpreting and recording of instrumentation and laboratory data; Ability to inspect machinery and mechanical equipment and to detect flaws and defects in operation; Possession of a valid driver's license and good driving record; Ability to work overtime on a rotating shift; Must obtain a Commonwealth of Virginia Class III Waterworks Operator's license within two years and a Commonwealth of Virginia Class II Waterworks Operator's license within 4 years of the date of employment, promotion or transfer as a condition of continued employment; Must pass a controlled substance (drug) test for employment; This position is subject to random testing after hire.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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