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Employer: City of Garnett
Job Title: Water Plant Operator
Salary: $0 

Job Description:

Position Summary

            Under the supervision of the water plant superintendent and/or assistant superintendent, the water plant operator II performs duties involved in the continuous operation of the city’s water treatment plant.  The employee in this position performs skilled in the filtration and pumping of safe potable drinking water to the citizens.

Examples of Work

     *   Monitors equipment;

*   Checks water levels and maintains flow into chemical feed machine;

*   Runs tests on water samples for determining chemical additives for balance;

*   Adds chemicals to water for proper balance;

*   Cleans filters and related equipment;

*   Maintains condition of water pressure and levels in water towers;

*   Records readings and tests in log books;

*   Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.

Position Requirements

Experience:  One to three years of water generating plant experience is preferred.  Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well after six months in the position.

Education:  High school diploma or GED desired.  Requires the ability to obtain a Class III Water Treatment Certification by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment after one year in the position.

Skills:  Thorough knowledge of water testing equipment, chemical usage and equipment maintenance.  Thorough knowledge of safety requirements.  The ability to operate water filters, pumps, chlorinators, chemical feeders and other department equipment.

Problem Solving:  Limited problem solving exists in this position.   

Decision-Making:  Limited decision making is a factor in this position.   

Accountability:  Employee is not responsible for budgetary control of an area within the department and does not participate in the annual departmental budgetary process.

Supervision:  Supervision is required and job related decisions are always reviewed by the water plant superintendent.  Employee does not have supervisory responsibility over subordinate personnel.

Personal Relations:  Occasional contact with other city departments and the general public.

Residency:  The employee working in this position is required to reside within Anderson County.

Working Conditions:  Adverse weather conditions and working with chemicals are factors in this position.


Vacancy Number: garn140

Open Date: 4/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: