Water Plant Operator (Class IV)

Stafford County | Stafford, VA

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Posted Date 9/08/2022

Salary: $41,225.60 - $55,660.80 Annually


sisting in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant and related equipment; does related work as required. Work is performed under immediate supervision.


The full salary range for this position is $41,225.60 - $55,660.80 to provide opportunity for growth and development.

Examples of Duties

Assisting with the operation of a water treatment plant; taking samples; reading gauges and charts; maintaining plant equipment; maintaining records; preparing reports.

Monitors proper functioning of water pumps, motors, chlorinators, filters and chemical feeders making adjustments as necessary to maintain proper flow of water;

Compiles and maintains reports on water treated for monthly and daily averages;

Adds or adjusts addition of chemicals to water as necessary; notes readings of meters and indicators;

Collects water samples from designated points, performs basic chemical tests;

Makes chlorine feed and treatment adjustments; replenishes treatment equipment with chlorine;

Maintains records of chemical usage; greases and packs well equipment as needed;

Performs routine equipment and plant monitoring maintenance; performs preventive maintenance on equipment and pumps;

Performs daily chemical and physical analyses on raw and finished water;

Performs plant start-ups and shut-downs;

Performs related tasks as required.

Typical Qualifications

Some knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment and methods used in water treatment operations; some knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with water plant and related activities and of necessary safety precautions; ability to check the operation of equipment and to detect defects in operation; ability to take accurate readings, to keep routine records and to make arithmetical computations; some skill in the use and care of hand tools.

Supplemental Information

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Ability to obtain a Class IV Water Treatment Operator's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires lifting; 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; visual acuity is required for visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and hazards.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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