• 400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Utilities
  • Salary: $41,298.00 - $68,142.00 Annually USD

Job Description


This is a non-exempt position, which is skilled work in the operation of a water plant on an assigned shift.

Work involves responsibility for the operation of water plants and for the routine maintenance and servicing of equipment and machinery. Employees exercise some independent judgment in making adjustments to machinery, equipment and related control apparatus in accordance with established procedures and standards. Employees ordinarily work independently on an assigned shift and work is reviewed primarily through analysis of charts and reports. Unusual or major problems are reported to a supervisor and/or lead operator(s) as necessary.

Employees are hired as AT WILL employees that serve at the pleasure of the City and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Examples of Duties

On an assigned shift, performs all required chemical analysis; inspects plant equipment and machinery to determine that all machinery is operating properly; takes samples of water at various stages of the treatment process; performs routine laboratory analysis to determine effectiveness of treatment procedures and records results; on the basis of sample results, adjusts control devices for processes to provide effective treatment; inspects and adjusts treatment plant equipment, as it relates to the facilities. Inspects recorders and meters, and make necessary adjustments to control the operations as required.

Performs services and preventive maintenance on a variety of plant equipment and machinery; cleans and paints equipment; assists mechanics in major repairs and in installation work; performs general building maintenance and custodial work at plant.

Instruct new operators in the standard operating procedures. Maintain log on process adjustment and prepares periodic summary reports of operations.

Performs related work in a safe and efficient manner as required and as directed.

This position does not have final procurement authority.

Prepares chemical batches as needed for operation.

Typical Qualifications

Some knowledge of the general operation principles of electrical and mechanical equipment, similar to water treatment and pumping plant equipment and machinery.

Some knowledge of the mechanical maintenance and lubrication requirements of the equipment operated.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the trade and of proper use of safety practices.

Ability to make minor repairs to equipment operated.

Ability to accurately follow routine operating and recording procedures, and to understand and follow instructions.

Ability to detect faulty operating characteristics in equipment or processes, and to institute remedial action.

Ability to maintain detailed routine operating records.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City employees, department officials, and the general public.


Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school with supplemental college level courses in water treatment or pollution control. Experience in the operation of electrical and mechanical equipment and machinery similar to that in a water treatment plant.
Must possess a minimum of Class "C" Operator License (depending on discipline) from State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Supplemental Information

This is a designated "Response" classification in the City's Emergency Operations Plan and will require the employee occupying this position to work for declared emergencies. Attendance at National Incident Management System (NIMS) training at the appropriate level is mandatory.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida United States View Map