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Treatment Plant Operator I


Assist in the operation and maintenance of sewage treatment and/or water purification plants.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

Operates pumps, motors, air compressors, and related machinery and equipment.
Collects samples of sewage and/or water for testing.
Assists in turning valves to control the flow of sewage and/or water.
Treats and disposes of sludge; adds chemicals to sewage.
Repairs pumps, motors, air compressors, and related equipment.
Cleans the bar screen, grit chambers, and settling tanks.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent and one year of appropriate experience. Appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification

Possession of a current class C wastewater operator’s certificate in accordance with Florida Statutes 403.101 and 468.540 552 and Regulation 61E1241, F.A.C.



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