Water Treatment Plant Lead Operator

Columbia Power & Water Systems seeks an individual for a full-time, non-exempt Water Treatment Plant Lead Operator to control Water Treatment Plant machines and equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption and for industrial use and to assist the Water Treatment Plant Superintendent in supervising and coordinating all activities related to the maintenance and operation of the Water Treatment Plant to meet local, state, and federal water quality standards.

Supervisor responsibilities in the absence of the Water Treatment Plant Superintendent include the following: direct activities of workers engaged in filtering, chemically treating, pumping, and testing fresh and processed water in preparation for human or industrial use; plan daily work schedules and assign tasks to workers based upon priority of work and expertise of individual workers; maintain records on chemical usage and storage, equipment operation; and personnel attendance; direct workers in repair of equipment or reports needed for repairs to designated authority; establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules; recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment; performance, quality, and efficiency; interpret company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations; interpret specifications and job orders to workers and assign duties; and analyze and resolve work problems or assist workers in solving work problems;

Duties and responsibilities include the following: operate and control electric motors, pumps, and valves to regulate flow of raw water into treating plant; add specified amounts of chemicals into water or adjust automatic devices; pump purified water into water mains; monitor panel board and adjust controls to regulate flow rates, loss of head pressure, water elevation, and distribution of water; clean tanks and filter beds using backwashing; repair and lubricate machines and equipment using hand and power tools; test water samples to determine acidity, color, and impurities using colorimeter, turbidimeter, and conductivity meter; record data, such as residual content of chemicals, water turbidity, etc.; collect water samples from distribution system; answer phone for both power and water system after office is closed; maintains cleanliness of the Water Treatment Plant; works a variety of shifts to meet the supervisory staffing needs of the Water Treatment Plant; subject to stand-by, after-hours, and/or emergency call-out; and other work as assigned.

Required skills and abilities include the following: acknowledge and adhere to all CPWS policies; regular attendance at work; perform duties safely without endangering self, others, and the public; ability to use judgement and make decisions to keep the system operating; ability to follow instructions; and the ability to work inside and outside.

Physical requirements include the following: ability to lift 0 – 100 pounds for 2 hours a day; ability to lift and/or carry objects weighing 0 – 25 pounds for 2 hours a day; ability to walk, ability to stand for 4 hours a day; ability to stoop, bend, climb, and twist; and the ability to talk, see, and hear.

Education, experience, and qualifications include the following: high school diploma or equivalent required; valid State of Tennessee Driver’s License required; State of Tennessee Grade 4 Filtration License required; Bachelor’s degree in engineering, math, science, or another related field preferred.

Residency requirements include residing within a CPWS service territory or Maury County due to the position being subject to stand-by, after-hours, and/or emergency call-out.

Applicants may submit resumes and/or applications. Resumes may be submitted by visiting CPWS’ Indeed.com Career Page on-line at https://www.indeedjobs.com/columbia-power- -water-systems. Applications are available on our website at cpws.com. If not submitting a resume on-line, fully completed applications can be mailed to CPWS, ATTN: Human Resources Manager, P. O. Box 379, Columbia, TN 38402-0379 or dropped off at CPWS at 201 Pickens Lane, Columbia, TN. On-line resumes and/or completed applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications will be discussed only during interview. Excellent benefit package. Drug-Free Workplace. Drug testing is a condition of employment with CPWS. EOE.

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