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

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the water plant superintendent and/or assistant superintendent, the water plant operator I performs duties involved in the continuous operation of the city’s water treatment plant.  The employee in this position performs skilled and semi-skilled work in the filtration and pumping of safe potable drinking water to the citizens of Garnett. This is an entry level position and training and supervision is required.

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;

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

*   Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.

Position Requirements

Experience:  This is an entry level position and prior experience is not required. 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 required. 

Skills:  Knowledge of equipment maintenance.  Mathematical aptitude to figure computation for chemical addition.  Introduction in the knowledge of safety requirements.  The ability to operate water filters, pumps, chlorinators, chemical feeders and other department equipment.

Problem Solving:  Problem solving is not a factor in this position.   

Decision-Making:  Decision making is not 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: garn152

Open Date: 12/1/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 12/31/2018 11:59:59 PM