Water Plant Operator I, II, or III (night shift)

Website HillsboroughGov Town of Hillsborough

Growing Responsibly

$36,408.00 – $65,730.00 annually, plus comprehensive benefits package

This is a technical and skilled position, that performs manual work to keep the operations and maintenance of the town’s water treatment plant in compliance with regulatory requirements, maintains the water quality and pressure for the system, and provides clean water to the Hillsborough community.

Specific duties include:

  • Start up and shut down the water treatment plant.
  • Operate and monitor the functioning of pumps, motors, valves, chemical feeders, and related equipment; recognizes and makes needed adjustments to equipment and or treatment process through hourly rounds and testing.
  • Perform basic water plant maintenance and housekeeping; backwashes filters; fill chemical tanks; perform maintenance on chemical pumps, motors and piping; perform building and grounds maintenance.
  • Perform skilled preventive maintenance and/or adjustments on equipment, including repacking pumps, greasing pumps, adjusting pumps, overhauling, and changing oil in pumps and chemical feeders; perform maintenance and repairs on the plumbing and piping system; maintain and repair the chemical feed piping system; fill chemical tanks; perform minor maintenance and repair on plant facilities.
  • Collect and maintain accurate data; prepare and submit a variety of records, reports, charts, logs, etc.
  • Gather samples for lab analysis; perform laboratory quality control testing, such as chlorine residual, Ph, temperature, hardness, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, alkalinity, fluoride, and other tests; perform water quality lab media in lab for use on water microbiological bacteria testing of samples; perform bench jar testing of raw water to optimize the plant’s chemical dosage.
  • Add chemicals in accordance with prescribed standards; receive and properly store chemical shipments.
    As the plant is manned 24/7 it serves as the 24-hour emergency call center for utilities. Receive calls from customers (sometimes irate) regarding water bills, water cut-offs, and broken lines; address after-hours complaints on nights, weekends, and holidays by dispatching proper personnel for water quality issues, line breaks, sewer spills, and pump station issues; record all received water/sewer service calls.
  • Report concerns and failures and takes operational direction from the Operator in Responsible Charge.
    Participate in classroom and other training to ensure certification can be renewed and for increased learning.
  • Maintain plant security on assigned shifts.
  • Serve as an on-call operator.
  • Perform other related duties as required

Operator II and III added duties:

  • Conduct tours of the plant.
  • Help QA/QC log sheets and state reports.

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