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Treatment Plant Operator III


Coordinates a maintenance program for an assigned facility. Maintains a sewage treatment and/or water purification plant and performing equipment maintenance; supervises skilled trades workers.

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.

  • Directs and assists maintenance staff with routine cleaning and maintaining of all facility systems and equipment repair
  • Develop procedures and training for assigned staff.
  • Performs tests on collected samples.
  • Uses test equipment including the drying oven, pH meter, BOD incubator, refrigerator, glassware, and instruments needed for mixing solids and fluids.
  • Prepares required reports on plant operations.
  • Maintain logs and related records.
  • Establishes and conducts a preventive maintenance program for buildings and equipment.
  • Maintains tool inventories.
  • Prepares cost estimates.
  • Requisitions or purchases tools, equipment and material.
  • Reviews design proposals.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent and five years 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 A wastewater operator’s certificate in accordance with Florida Statutes 403.101 and 468.540 552 and Regulation 61E1241, F.A.C.


This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.

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