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PLANT OPERATOR

City of Kansas City Missouri   Kansas City, MO   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on June 12, 2022
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PLANT OPERATOR

(Job Opening ID #515236)

Several full-time positions available with KCMO’s Water Department, Supply Division, 1 NW Briarcliff Rd.

Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 3:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m. (may include weekends). Participates in various forms of training, such as classroom instruction, one-on-one tutoring, workshops, video/cassette tape study programs, home correspondence courses and on-the-job training. Inspects treatment facilities and pumping stations on designated routes to take readings, check equipment, pump scum pits, observe unit process performance and report unusual conditions. Operates equipment used in treatment and pumping operations. Operates sludge processing equipment such as sludge pumps, valves, dewatering equipment and incinerators. Operates various types of chemical unloading, handling, mixing and feeding equipment. Collects samples and performs routine tests such as pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, settle ability, percent solids, percent moisture, microscopic examinations, turbidity, alkalinity, hardness and chlorine residual. Operates line valves for in-plant water service and distribution systems, pump station header systems and filtration galleries. Performs well drawdown tests. Records readings and various plant data on standard forms and in computer programs. Maintains accurate operating records and log books on activities and plant data. Performs routine plant maintenance such as lubrication, preventive maintenance, minor repairs and general cleanup/housekeeping. Troubleshoots problems with equipment and processes. Reports unusual conditions in plant processes or equipment. Prepares samples for transport to the departmental laboratory. Uses computer for monitoring and operation of various equipment and processes such as filtration, pumping and sludge incineration, as well as routine data entry and remote monitoring of facilities. Operates line valves for in-plant water service system, pump station header systems and filter galleries. Assists in the training of new Plant Operators. Performs related duties as required.

REQUIRES high school graduation. 6 months after date of hire, must obtain D-level operator certification in water/wastewater issued by Missouri Department of Natural Resources. 3 years after date of hire, must obtain C-level operator certification in water/wastewater issued by Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given for applicants with a Valid Driver's License at time of interview.

Salary Range: $16.64-$26.86/hour.

Application Deadline: June 21, 2022.

EOE. The City of Kansas City, Missouri is an equal opportunity employer committed to  a diverse workforce.