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This position is responsible for the safe, efficient, and compliant operation and maintenance of the City’s Water Treatment Plant. Performs laboratory...

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Bowling Green , Ohio

Wood County


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Job Description

This position is responsible for the safe, efficient, and compliant operation and maintenance of the City’s Water Treatment

Performs laboratory analyses to determine water quality
Oversees plant operations
Collects and tests water samples
Inspects the water plant and its equipment, and makes necessary adjustments
Ensures proper levels of clearwell and water towers
Records chemical feed amounts, meter readings, plant flow
Maintains records
Cleans and paints the plant
Trains new employees
Performs preventive maintenance of equipment and facility — both electrical and mechanical — (Day shift only)
Handles hazardous and toxic chemicals — (Day shift only)
Hauls sludge to approved sites
Conducts tours of the water plant
Performs other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Occupational/Technical Skills
Knowledge of laboratory instruments and analyses and interpretation
of lab tests
Knowledge of sample collecting procedures
* Knowledge of basic electrical wiring, and carpentry practices
Knowledge of regulatory rules for water treatment, and water
treatment operations
* Ability to operate welding and cutting torches, farm tractors and
agricultural pumps
Ability to use selected job-specific hardware and software
Must maintain a valid Ohio Driver’s License and have the ability to
Administrative Skills
Ability to analyze and resolve situations and problems
Ability to organize work, set priorities and meet critical deadlines
with a minimum of direction
Ability to anticipate problems and develop alternative strategies
for goal completion
Ability to adequately allocate resources to meet objectives
Ability to keep clear and accurate records and reports
Cognitive Skills
Ability to deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations
where only limited standardization exists
Ability to interpret a variety of technical information with abstract
and/or concrete variables
Ability to identify problems, recognizing symptoms, causes and
High school diploma or equivalent; an OEPA Class III Water Treatment Certification required; Chemical Analysis Certification
required; three to five years of relevant experience; or any combination of education, training and work experience
which provides the required skill sets to perform the essential functions of the job.
Work is typically performed indoors (indoors – 2/3 of the time, outdoors – 1/3 of the time) in conditions with odors and
excessive noise; incumbents frequently work alone and may spend up to 1/3 of their time using ladders from 5-50 feet
for entering pump station and water tanks below grade. Work is performed with or around moving objects, mechanical
equipment and has numerous irregular activities
The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This Position Description is intended to identify and illustrate the kinds of duties that may be assigned
to its incumbents. It should not be interpreted as describing all of the duties that may ever be required of such an employee, or be used to limit the nature
and extent of assignments such individuals may be given.
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Ability to make timely, sound decisions
Ability to draw accurate conclusions from numerical materials
Ability to develop original, unusual, successful approaches
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram
or schedule form
Ability to interpret documents such as safety rules, operations
and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Ability to perform standard business arithmetic, including percentages
and decimals
Ability to process or generate information without either overlooking
important items or getting enmeshed in technicalities
Communications Skills
Ability to let people know of decisions, changes, and other relevant
information in a timely fashion
Ability to speak effectively one-to-one
Ability to speak effectively before groups and to respond to questions
Ability to demonstrate attention to and convey understanding of
the comments or questions of others
Ability to use appropriate style, format, and tone in informal and
formal business communications
Interpersonal Skills
Ability to use tact and discretion
Ability to develop and maintain smooth, cooperative working relationships
with peers, subordinates, and superiors
Ability to deal courteously and diplomatically with the general public
Ability to maintain issue confidentiality
Ability to instruct and train

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