Drinking Water Operator - Grade 4
Drinking Water Operator - Grade 4
Finance and Business is a values driven organization that supports thousands of university faculty, staff, and students, while also providing services to the broader community and society. The Office of Physical Plant is part of the Finance and Business team and is an organization driven by its mission to “Provide Excellent Facilities Services for Penn State.” The Office of Physical Plant's values follow those of https://www.psu.edu/this-is-penn-state/mission-and-values/ and we are especially committed to our https://www.opp.psu.edu/about-us/mission-strategic-plan to be nationally recognized as a leader in Higher Education facilities, environmental, and safety management. In our search for excellence we foster a unified high-performing team with mutual respect for each person's uniqueness, talents, value, and perspective. We also firmly believe in Penn State's value of https://www.psu.edu/this-is-penn-state/mission-and-values/, which encourages us to respect and honor the dignity of each person, embrace civil discourse, and foster a diverse and inclusive community. As an incoming team member of the Office of Physical Plant, it will be expected that all employees embody and model http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement and https://fandb.psu.edu/finance-and-business-diversity-statement commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Operate and monitor the Water Treatment Facility, wells, towers, and related systems both manually and via the supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA)
• Read meters and charts; adjust pumping rates; check gauges, tanks, and chemical levels for the efficient operation of the water treatment facilities
• Determine and implement standard process control changes such as flow patterns and rates, chemical additions, etc.
• Inspect plant and system related equipment such as pumps, lines, racks, tanks, etc.
• Notify supervisor or other appropriate agencies of significant changes or emergencies
• Collect, prepare, and analyze samples of raw, potable, and process waters to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
• Maintain an inventory of chemicals and materials used in various areas
• Test and verify solution concentrations
• Control and adjust chemical feed systems as necessary to obtain designed chemical parameters
• Add required chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite, caustic soda, scale inhibitor, etc. to the potable water systems to ensure compliance with regulations. Initiate systems performance testing such as integrity, transmembrane pressure, flow, flux, etc. for determined efficiency standards
• Coordinate and perform preventative maintenance, cleaning, and minor repairs on potable drinking water system equipment
• Lubricate, clean, adjust and perform minor repair work and installation on chemical feed systems, injection systems, and sample collection equipment
• Monitor security cameras to safeguard plant equipment; initiate emergency repairs, as needed
• Use, adjust, and calibrate laboratory equipment as required
• Maintain laboratories and other assigned areas in a clean and orderly condition
• Compile data into logs, records, reports, etc. and notify supervisor of unusual operation
• Use various types of hand tools including wrenches, drills, impact tools, etc.
• Operate equipment such as forklift, lawn tractors, snowplows, snow blowers, etc.; spread anti-skid materials
• Operate University vehicle as required
Job Requirements: Requires the use of shop mathematics together with the use of complicated drawings, specifications, charts, tables, various types of adjustable measuring instruments and the training generally applicable in a particular or specialized occupation. Equivalent to 1 to 3 years applied trades training. Requires PA DEP Drinking Water License Class A, sub-classes 7, 8, 12, and must pass exam for sub-classes 6 and 10 within 6 months of hire. Over 1 year up to and including 3 years of effective experience.
Work Schedule: Rotating
Days Off: Rotating
NOTE: THIS POSITION REQUIRES THAT YOU OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE AS A PART OF YOUR JOB DUTIES. A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE AND SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE RECORDS CHECK WILL BE REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO STANDARD BACKGROUND CHECKS.
The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.
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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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