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WWTP Operator A, B, C or Apprentice - Okaloosa County, FL (ID: 320106)

Title WWTP Operator A, B, C or Apprentice
Type Water and Wastewater
Date Posted 2019-01-04
City / Organization Okaloosa County, FL
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Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge and effluent.


Monitors, adjusts and records data from gauges, meters, control panel and equipment to ensure proper biological and chemical treatment, pressures and flow rates.

Extracts samples and performs laboratory tests and analyses to monitor and detect pH, dissolved oxygen levels, acids, caustic soda, chlorine residuals, minerals, conductivity.

Enters all shift data into the computer system and on data sheets. Keeps written logs pertaining to plant operation and customer problems or complaints.

Consults with prior and subsequent shift workers to ascertain any operating problems and to provide information on facility status.

Responds to customer inquiries and complaints, providing information or referral.

Inspects, cleans and monitors the functioning of mechanical equipment, and performs troubleshooting on process equipment.

Assists the Maintenance Supervisor with repairs of plant equipment.

Controls transfer and volume of waste from various tanks.

Replaces chlorine cylinders and regulates flow rates.

Performs general facility maintenance duties.

Must be able to meet work schedule and attendance standards.

Performs related duties as required.


High school diploma or GED; Class "A" Commercial Driver License is preferred. Requires a valid driver license.

Apprentice: Work experience that demonstrates mechanical aptitude is preferred; or an equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must obtain a Class 'C' Wastewater Operator certificate issued by the State of Florida within 24 months of hire.

Salary Range: Apprentice ($10.93 - $14.11)Hourly

Class C: Possession of a Class 'C' Wastewater Operator certificate issued by the State of Florida; one (1) year experience with wastewater operations.

Salary Range: Class C ($14.81 - $19.26)Hourly

Class B: Possession of a Class "B" Wastewater Operator certificate issued by the State of Florida; three (3) years experience with wastewater operations.

Salary Range: Class B ($15.75 - $20.51)Hourly

Class A: Possession of a Class "A" Wastewater Operator certificate issued by the State of Florida; five (5) years experience in wastewater operations. Must be computer literate.

Salary Range: Class A ($18.98 - 24.81)Hourly


Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of hand held and electrical equipment and tools. Must be able to exert over 100 pounds of force occasionally, 20 to 100 pounds of force frequently, and 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work. Must be able to ascend/descend ladders, stairs, ramps and the like, using feet and legs or hands and arms. Must be able to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery surfaces. Must be able to bend legs at knees to come to rest on knee(s). Must be able to reach, extending hand(s) in any directions. Must be able to handle, seize, hold, grasp, turn or otherwise work with hand(s). Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time. Must be able to work for sustained periods of exposure to outside atmospheric conditions. Must be able to work for short or sustained periods of time exposed to a shaking object or surface. Is exposed to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gasses and poor ventilation that affect the respiratory system, eyes, or the skin. Is exposed to possible bodily injury from mechanical parts of equipment, tools or machinery. Is exposed to possible bodily injury from electrical shock. Is exposed to possible bodily injury from explosions. Is exposed to possible bodily injury from chemicals/toxic agents, pathogenic substances and hazardous wastes. Is exposed to loud noise level. Must be able to perform manual labor and remain on feet for extended periods of time. May be subject to confined spaces, rodents and insects.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of assigned facility and applicable components (i.e., equipment, meters, gauges, surfaces, cleaning materials and supplies).

Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information; includes receiving assignments and/or directions from supervisors.

Language Ability: Requires the ability to communicate effectively in Standard English. Must be able to speak with clarity, and to articulate information to others. Requires the ability to read and interpret a variety of policy and procedure manuals, and technical terminology regarding processing operations, equipment and machinery maintenance, and meter/gauge interpretation.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions; to deal with problems involving concrete variables in or from standardized situations; to perform manual labor and machine operations; to make independent judgments in the absence of supervisor; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors.

Numerical Aptitude: Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide; may require the ability to calculate decimals and percentages, compute ratio and proportion.

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.

Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes accurately in using hand held, electrical and specialized equipment and machinery.

Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items including control knobs, switches, power tools, hand tools, etc. Must have high levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under minimal levels of stress when confronted with an emergency or tight deadline. Avoids violent behavior and any other type of behavior that could threaten the safety of other employees or the public.


Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to hear and understand communications through telephone and radio.

Job Post Expiration Date   February 4, 2019

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .