Under immediate direction, assists in shift operation of the water treatment plant. Monitors, inspects, and operates water treatment plant machines and equipment including remote reservoirs, wells, pumps, motors, chlorinators, filters, chemical feed systems, clarifiers and laboratory equipment. Monitors and inspects process control equipment via computer and visual inspection to ensure proper operation. Enters process and water quality data into computer. Assists in the performance of scheduled and emergency relief operations for Water Purification Plant Operators on rotating shifts. Collects water samples and conducts laboratory quality control analysis of raw, process, and finished water to monitor and adjust the treatment process to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. Monitors, reads and interprets gauges, dials, and other plant instrumentation to regulate flow rates, system pressure, water elevation, and distribution of water. Records information on paper log sheets and in electronic logs. Receives and responds to public inquiries regarding plant operations. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs other related duties as required.
High school diploma or equivalent required. Post-secondary coursework in engineering or a related field preferred. Preference for knowledge of the use of computers, mathematics, basic chemistry, biology and microbiology principles and procedures; knowledge of the occupational hazard. Valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check.
It is the policy of the City of Iowa City to afford equal employment opportunities for all employees and potential City employees.
About City of Iowa City
Employing approximately 600 permanent employees and 400 temporary and seasonal employees, the City of Iowa City provides a full range of services including police and fire protection, construction and maintenance of roads, streets and infrastructure, inspection and licensing functions, solid waste collection and recycling services which include the operation of a landfill serving all of Johnson County, a municipal airport, library, recreational activities and cultural events. The City owns and operates its water supply and distribution system and sewage collection and treatment system with secondary treatment also provided. The City operates a municipal off-street and on-street parking system in the downtown area. The City also operates a transit system. The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering competitive wages and an excellent benefits package for eligible positions."