This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Water Treatment Plant and Distribution System. The system serves approximately 8,000 military and civilian personnel. The system has a design treatment capacity of 3.0 MGD. The source water is salt water from Guantanamo Bay.
The plant includes a Reverse Osmosis System with working pressures to 900 PSIG.
MAJOR JOB ACTIVITIES:
+ Perform duties and responsibilities as a water plant operator.
+ Verify equipment and systems performance during assigned shifts.
+ Operate, maintain, repair and manage facilities.
+ Ensure that safe and pleasant drinking water is delivered to all consumers.
+ Assure adequate water supply and system pressure are available at all times.
+ Monitor meters, gauges, pumps, motors, valves, filters, chemical feeders, air compressors, air dryers, flow meters and chart recorders.
+ Document system performance in plant logbook.
+ Perform routine equipment and safety checks during shifts.
+ Adjust operation of equipment and systems to meet distribution system requirements.
+ Perform tests to assure all treatment processes are functioning properly.
+ Collect water samples for compositional characteristics such as pH, temperature, residual chlorine and turbidity.
+ Chart laboratory results for further analysis.
+ Analyze laboratory results.
+ Perform routine scheduled maintenance and emergency repairs, as required.
+ Perform necessary housekeeping duties.
+ Prepare Daily Water Report of total water storage and consumption.
+ Perform Monthly Chemical Inventory documenting chemicals consumed and on-hand
+ Perform other duties as assigned.
MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
+ Knowledge of materials, methods, and tools involved in the maintenance of water treatment plants and distribution systems.
+ Electrical testing and calibrating equipment.
+ A basic set of hand tools includes those most commonly used on the job, such as wrenches, pliers, a tape measure, a utility knife, sockets and screwdrivers.
+ General office equipment.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/ PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
The water treatment plant operation is a 24/7 system. Watch standing, system monitoring and adjustment are the primary activities. Testing of water quality during treatment operations involves contact with typical water treatment chemicals and processes. Work in a variety of environments including industrial setting with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit as well as in an office setting. Physical activities include but are not limited to: bending, standing, sitting, walking, and lifting up to 75 lbs, reaching, climbing ladders are typical examples of required flexibility and agility.
+ High School diploma/Equivalent or Above.
+ Water Treatment Plant Operators must possess or have received through reciprocity a current/valid operator’s certificate equivalent to the second highest water certification grade/class level issued by the Water Works Operators Certification Board of Examiners from the state license is issued. Such as, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi and Texas.
+ Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
+ Familiarity with Reverse Osmosis systems, membrane care and treatment, backwashing Dual Media Filters, chemical injection and Dosing.
+ Familiarity with all typical water treatment chemicals.
+ Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral format.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Vet