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City of Pittsfield Treatment Plant Operator - Water in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

JOB TITLE: TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR DEPARTMENT: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES - WATER DIVISION EMPLOYMENT TYPE: FULL-TIME/NON-EXEMPT UNION/NON-UNION: TEAMSTERS LOCAL #404 RESPONSIBILITIES - Operates, maintains & repairs drinking water supply & treatment machinery & equipment, including but not limited to watersheds, reservoirs, WTP\'s, chlorinators, transmission mains, flow control stations, chemical feed equipment, pumps & ejectors, motors, air compressors, valves, gates and other related equipment. - Makes routine laboratory tests at various stages of treatment in accordance with standard procedures and makes changes in treatment chemicals and equipment as required to maintain treatment performance within established limits. - Takes and records readings of instruments, makes adjustments in equipment as indicated or required and maintain operation and treatment log. - Checks machinery and equipment for malfunctions, conducts regular & routine preventative maintenance, makes repairs to or assists in the repair or overhaul of process machinery & equipment. - Performs treatment related duties as required, including but not limited to, grounds maintenance, treated water and waste stream sampling on or off the several facilities operating valves and gates to adjust flow rates, adjusting recording instruments, performing inventories of and ordering chemicals as directed, changing chlorine cylinders, operating motor vehicles in support of various treatment related operations, and salting and sanding or plowing snow in support of the facility operations. - Performs incidental custodial cleaning and maintenance painting required to maintain treatment plants and other facilities in neat, clean and orderly fashion. - Performs other duties as required. QUALIFICATIONS - Valid (any grade) Massachusetts Drinking Water Operator\'s Certificate for Treatment, or an advanced degree in the physical or biological sciences with a special emphasis on water or waste water treatment, High School Diploma or equivalent and two years of satisfactory experience working in a public or private water or wastewater treatment facility, Ability to obtain a valid Massachusetts Drinking Water - Operator\'s Certificate within eighteen months of appointment - Valid Massachusetts driver\'s license - Knowledge of and familiarity with water or wastewater treatment processes and operations founded on demonstrated record of experience in the same or similar field - Knowledge of and familiarity with basic water chemistry & laboratory procedures and equipment used in water and wastewater analysis - Demonstrates competence in mathematics and familiarity with routine calculations used in water or wastewater treatment and process control, such as detention time, filtration rate, chemical dosage & feed rate, pollutant concentration and process loading rate - Knowledge of and familiarity with construction and operating characteristics of valves, gates, pumps, motors, compressors and other equipment as used in water or wastewater treatment plants and processors - Physical ability and agility sufficient to operate valve, gates and other equipment as required in treatment facility or pumping operation and control involving the entry into manholes and vaults, climbing ladders, etc. HOURS 40 Hours per week. M-F SALARY Starting rate \$18.72 - \$19.87 per hour Annual Increases up to \$25.92 per hour With T1 license Starting rate \$20.61 -\$21.87 per hour Annual increases up to \$28.53 per hour