Kentucky American Water – Treatment Plant Operator-Swing Shift (Req. # 94062) Richmond Road Station – Lexington, KY


Primary Role:

Under the direction of the Operations Supervisor and other management personnel, the Treatment Plant Operator operates, maintains and inspects the water treatment plant and related facilities to supply, treat, store and distribute potable water and operate the solids handling facilities.
The operator performs technical work related to the overall plant operation and maintenance. The position requires experience and possession of a Kentucky Class IV-A Water Treatment Operators License.

Key Accountabilities:

Makes decisions within the guidelines established by the supervisor necessary to carry out and complete the work assigned. Assume and perform all duties and responsibilities of the Treatment Plant Operator.
Performs all work involving operations, maintenance and control of the water treatment plant, tanks, boosters and solids / dewatering facilities. Monitors overall operations, analyzes chemical processes and performs functions related to process control. Operates, monitors and adjusts, as necessary, all related plant process equipment, pumps and instrumentation.
Performs duties related to the operation, maintenance and control of all related plant process equipment including; pumps, motors, chlorinators, chemical feeds, belt press dewatering systems and laboratory instruments. Conducts various tests to determine proper chemical feed rates; calculates chemical feed rates and changes pump settings and feeders as needed. Timing and calibration of chemical feed equipment.
Monitors and controls the water supply, transmission and storage systems through SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System).
Assists in the safe unloading and storage of chemicals. Takes daily inventory of process chemicals. Makes equipment adjustments, lubrications, and minor repairs. Performs preventative maintenance, and reports equipment problems in a timely fashion. Assist the maintenance classification employees as required. Operates water plant processes to provide compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations.
Makes rounds of the treatment facilities, collects and analyzes samples required for compliance and process control. Performs a variety of laboratory tests to determine plant process performance. Maintains laboratory equipment in clean and orderly condition. Maintains the plant, operation equipment and facilities in a clean and orderly condition. Performs assigned routine housekeeping duties inside and outside the plant, and conducts site safety inspections. Maintains, standardizes and calibrates bench top, on-line monitoring equipment, analyzers and treatment equipment.
Takes routine readings and record plant operation data as required.
Maintain daily log sheet of plant operations, test results, maintenance work performed and unusual operating conditions. Takes monthly meter readings of hour and kWh displays. Work with computer equipment to input data for files and reports. Must maintain effective, respectful communications and interactions with other operators, supervisors, and employees from other departments. Inform other work areas, departments and operations personnel of situations which affect overall operations.
Follows the Company’s Environmental, Health and Safety Policies.
Functions and duties as assigned by supervisor or as they become Reports unsafe conditions in a timely manner. Performs other related apparent. Operator reports directly to immediate supervisor.
Communicates operational issues to supervisor in a timely manner.

Knowledge / Skills:

Knowledge of water rules and regulations, and the ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
Past working knowledge using mechanical skills, for making minor repairs to process equipment.
Knowledge of the operations, methods, practices, techniques, equipment and materials used in the water treatment, solids handling, pumping facilities and maintenance of related equipment and systems.
Should possess a good overall working knowledge of tools, equipment, safety hazards and precautions common to assigned area of responsibility.
Knowledge of methods and precautions in storing and handling chlorine and other industrial chemicals.
Knowledge of health and safety regulations and practices in the operation of electrical and mechanical equipment used in water facilities.

Functional / Technical Skills
Learning on the Fly
Organizational Agility
Problem Solving
Time Management

Kentucky Water Treatment Plant Operator Class IV-A License required and current water treatment operator experience.

High School graduate or state recognized education equivalency certificate required

Work Environment:
May be required to work indoor or outdoor during seasonal heat and cold or other adverse weather conditions.
May be required to work where they may regularly be exposed to fumes, dust and odors.

Must be able to satisfactorily pass the Company’s physical examination and drug screening test. Employee may be required to work shifts other than their regularly assigned shift.
Must have a valid Kentucky Drivers License

Work schedule:
Sunday- 8 am to 4 pm
Wednesday-Midnight to 8 am
Thursday-Midnight to 8 am
Friday-4 pm to Midnight
Saturday-4 pm to Midnight

The shift work may be eight (8) to sixteen (16) hour shifts and may be assigned to day, night, or early morning shifts as needed.
There will be weekend, holiday and overtime work as needed.

To apply visit Requisition 94062


Monique Addison-Stinson
Kentucky American Water
2300 Richmond Road
Lexington, KY 40502

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