Northeast Knox Utility District is accepting resumes for a water treatment plant operator.  Grade 3 water treatment operator certification preferred,but will train the right candidate.


Northeast Knox Utility District is an equal opportunity employer as well as a Tennessee Drug-free workplace.


 Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Trains to operate and maintain all water treatment plant equipment.

Monitors plant operations regularly for proper operation and treatment.  Makes any changes needed as directed by supervisor or Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

Trains to recognize plant status. Troubleshoots and performs corrective actions in plant operations as directed by supervisor or SOP to ensure finished water quality meets or exceeds the standards of EPA and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

Trains to perform all necessary laboratory work required for observation and control of the water treatment plant in order to meet treatment plant, State and Federal regulations.

Trains to perform maintenance of equipment related to operations of the water treatment plants including calibration of feeders and instruments, repair feeders, pumps and etc.

Trains to operate Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.

Trains to perform plant calculations for chemical dosages, chemical usage, flow rates, detention time, and all other calculations necessary for the proper operation of the water treatment plant.

Trains to enter and update files on computer for preparing reports, spreadsheets, historical information, maintenance records and letters.

Maintains sanitary cleanliness of work areas, the treatment plant and associated facilities.