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The Department of Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following positions.

PLANT OPERATOR III

  • Type:Open Competitive
  • Salary/Pay Rate:H - $35,287 per year to $42,737 per year
  • Posted Date:02/07/2019
  • Deadline to Apply:02/22/2019 4:30 PM

ANNOUNCEMENT NO.: 20192209

HOW TO APPLY: Download the City of Wilmington Employment Application or visit the Department of Human Resources, Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 N. French Street, 4th Floor, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

VACANCY: Department of Public Works (Water Production)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Working experience as a water treatment plant operator and/or in other work affording familiarity with chemical testing, data interpretation, electronic instrumentation, and valves/pumps; completion of high school or GED equivalency; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIREMENT(S): Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical and drug test. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Obtain the State of Delaware Base Level Water Operator License upon first opportunity and must maintain possession of license once obtained. Must be able to work three shifts.

NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED: Performs semi-skilled work in the operation of machinery and equipment in a drinking water filter plant. Duties include chemical testing and careful observation of plant processes, interpreting water quality information, adjusting chemical feed equipment, and operating/regulating process control devices. Work is reviewed by the Water Production Supervisor through inspection and by observing the effectiveness of equipment operations.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Monitors SCADA and on-line instrumentation and documents readings. Brings major mechanical defects to the attention of the supervisor. Determine and maintain proper flow rates in accordance with water consumption demand. Operates filters and checks to ascertain whether they are in need of backwashing. Performs visual inspections, collects water samples, and conducts routine chemical analyses; prepares routine reports of operation during assigned shift. Makes adjustments to various chemical feeders to maintain proper chemical dosage. Performs all related work as required including minor maintenance activities.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of start-up and shutdown procedures as they relate to valves, chemical feed equipment, instrumentation, etc., found in a filter plant. Working knowledge of water chemistry. Working knowledge of the processes involved in the treatment of drinking water. Ability to inspect machinery and mechanical equipment to detect flaws and defects in operations. Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards, safety precautions, and emergency procedures in the operation of water treatment equipment. Ability to read meters and charts accurately and maintain records as required by regulatory agencies. Ability to make routine chemical analyses. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Good physical condition with the ability to lift or move objects weighing up to 100 pounds.

RESIDENCY: City residency required within six months of employment.

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