Treatment Plant Technician 1

Metropolitan Government Of Nashville & Davidson County Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 2 months ago

Position Description

Located in Metro Water Services, this position performs skilled work involved in operating a water/wastewater treatment plant and its facilities to produce a water/ wastewater product that is in compliance with federal and state environmental regulations. Performs related duties as required.

Employee works in both office and plant environments. Employees in this classification are exposed to weather extremes, possible chemical or electrical hazards, and a variety of biological contaminants. Work requires good physical conditioning for walking and climbing stairs and ladders. Employee may work various shifts, holidays, weekends and requires 24 hour availability to assist in emergency situations.

  • Employees at Metro Water Services work around the clock to ensure high quality drinking water, and the best in storm water management and wastewater treatment for the residents of Nashville-Davidson County and some surrounding areas. It takes electricians, chemists, engineers, mechanics, information technology workers, customer service representatives and more working together to service more than 176,000 water and 189,000 sewer accounts. Typical Duties

  • Participates in the daily operation of a water/wastewater treatment plant.

  • Performs chemical analysis of water/wastewater products.

  • Tests all waters as prescribed by analytical procedures established by supervisors and regulating agencies.

  • May supervise lab testing of water or wastewater.

  • Records test results and other pertinent data.

  • Ensures chemical feeds and supplies are at adequate levels.

  • Conducts inspections and initiates prescribed procedures on equipment that is in service on an hourly basis.

  • Monitors panel boards and makes needed adjustments.

  • Cleans filters, pumps, motors, presses, laboratory and chemical feed areas.

  • Checks motors, rings, bearings, water seals, pumps, valves, delivery lines, and other equipment.

  • Polishes brass.

  • Maintains work areas and tools, equipment.

  • Operates pumps, motors, and various other water/wastewater treatment plant equipment.

  • Routinely checks oil in motors and bearings of operating units.

  • Ensures all chemicals used are properly fed.

  • Monitors control panel and switches from one system to another as needed.

  • Records pump and KWH readings.

  • Maintains various logs and other records.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Licenses Required

ValidDriver's License may be required in some positions

Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.

Note: Per Metro Ordinance No. SO94-1078. All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Government.

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of data collection and log sheet procedures.

  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors, valves, boilers, and related equipment.

  • Knowledge of responsibilities and duties involved in the operation of a water/wastewater treatment plant or pumping station.

  • Knowledge of proper safety techniques of a water/wastewater treatment plant or pumping station.

  • Understand and follow both oral and written instructions.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Metro Nashville Government respects the religious beliefs and practices of all employees and will make, on request, an accommodation for such observances when a reasonable accommodation is available that does not create an undue hardship on business operations.

Requests for ADA accommodation for the recruitment process should be directed to Human Resources at 615-862-6640.

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Treatment Plant Technician 1

Metropolitan Government Of Nashville & Davidson County