Operator Trainee - Water Treatment, Water Reclamation
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME
Classification: Essential: This position is an Essential classification and will require employee to report to duty after a hurricane or emergency.
Schedule: This position may work irregular shifts, day or night, weekday or weekend and requires scheduled/unscheduled overtime, including evenings, weekends and holidays and/or immediate response to emergency conditions. Differential shift pay is provided as applicable per the most current AFSCME contract.
Supervision Exercised: None
Supervision Received: Chief Operator and Superintendent 2
General Purpose of the Position: Performs apprentice level work in the operation of City of Bradenton Water and/or Wastewater (W/WW) Treatment Plants, equipment and facilities. An employee in this classification is responsible for learning the operation of water or wastewater unit processes and chemical feeders used in the treatment of water or wastewater. Duties include taking samples for laboratory analysis and reading and recording meter readings at regular intervals. Operator Trainee is as an entry-level position for the operator career path and is intended to be a transitional position to an Operator C.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Skills and Physical Abilities Required:
Equipment Used: City vehicles (non-CDL level vehicles), small motorboat, pumps, power valve turner, trencher, generators, radio, computers and miscellaneous hand tools including shovels, sledge hammers, wrenches, pipe cutters, ratchets, saws, etc.. Although not required, may operate CDL vehicles if properly licensed. Safety equipment is provided.
Education and Experience Required: High school diploma or GED equivalent; prior experience in servicing mechanical equipment and machinery desired. Valid Florida driver’s license. Must obtain a FDEP Class “C” Water or Wastewater Operator License within two (2) years of employment. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Environmental Conditions: Work is performed both inside and outside in varying and extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time where employees may be exposed to excessively loud noises from treatment equipment, exposure to raw and treated water or wastewater and treatment chemicals, live electrical currents up to 480 volts, working with complex mechanical equipment, working in and around trenches, hazardous gases, fumes, paint, chemicals and pesticides. Physical effort is required to perform heavy manual labor in confined and cramped spaces and uncomfortable conditions, climb ladders, bend, reach, and stand for long periods of time. Occasional exposure to slippery and/or uneven surfaces; heights above twenty (20) feet; below ground level, with feet, legs and/or hands in water. Occasional exposure to confined spaces. Subject to 24-hour call back for emergency conditions. Appropriate training and safety equipment will be provided for all conditions.
Commercial Driver License (CDL): A Commercial Driver License (CDL) is not required for this position.
Pay Grade: 108 Salary Range: Minimum: $11.96/hour Maximum: $17.94/hour
The employee will receive differential shift pay as applicable per the most current AFSCME contract.
Job Type: Full-time