**INTERNAL APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSITION IS A GRADE 11** Under general supervision, this position operates the City's wastewater plant; assists in ensuring plant compliance with all state and federal regulatory criteria and all safety policies and procedures. Provides instruction and leadership to subordinate operators and maintenance personnel as required. Performs related work as required. Reports to the Wastewater Plant Shift Supervisor. Position Duties and Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Inspects, cleans and lubricates operating equipment such as boilers, pumps, motors, incinerators and other related plant machinery and equipment. Inspects, operates, maintains and provides quality assurance and control of all equipment used in plant operations. Works with contractors and manufacturer's representatives on process control and proper equipment operations. Performs laboratory tests as required; collects samples; performs sample analysis and documents results as required. Maintains daily log book and accurate records of various aspects of plant operations as required. Prepares and/or reviews daily technical data and reports, charts, regulatory reports, logs, etc. Adjusts chemical dosages, flows, distribution pressure, etc., as necessary and as indicated by tests. Monitors water pressure, storage tank level, water temperature; makes adjustments as necessary. Orders and inventories required chemicals, supplies and equipment parts. Ensures the proper storage and handling of chemicals. Maintains, troubleshoots and performs routine repairs and adjustments to systems and equipment; prepares work orders for maintenance; assists plant mechanics in the extensive repair and maintenance of pumps, valves, bearings, motors, regulators, electronic recording devices and other types of plant equipment and machinery and maintenance projects. Monitors and records readings of gauges and meters of water pumpage, water and oil pressures, oil levels, chemical usage, temperature and air pressure, turbidity, pH, total suspended solids and other readings required for plant operation and makes operations adjustments where necessary. Participates in general plant maintenance, such as cleaning equipment, mopping floors, painting, and assisting in equipment or facility modifications; provides emergency maintenance as needed.Performs all duties in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, and standards of quality and safety. Inspects work in progress and at completion for compliance with applicable policies, procedures, and standards. Inspects buildings, systems and equipment for proper condition and safety; takes corrective action as necessary. Maintains assigned vehicles and equipment. Participates in new employee training. Provides leadership and limited supervision of assigned operators and maintenance personnel. Receives and responds to customer inquiries, concerns and complaints. Operates a vehicle and various other equipment, including a computer, calculator, pumps, lab equipment, blowers, chlorine analyzer, meters, mechanic's tools, various other hand and power tools, etc. Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, other department supervisors and employees, subordinates/co-workers, customers, City/County personnel, inspectors, sales representatives, other utilities, and the general public. ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS Performs general housekeeping / building / grounds maintenance tasks as required. Performs related duties as required. Position Requirements/Qualifications: MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by one year of responsible experience in the water/wastewater system operations, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess Class C Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator license. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Emergency Management Responsibilities: Note: During emergency conditions, all City of Miramar employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. City of Miramar employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
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