Process Plant Operator II

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Job Description:


This is skilled work operating power plant lime soda water treatment and brine concentrator and spray dryer plant equipment and facilities.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under limited supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its advanced technical skills and requirement to train and instruct personnel.


This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower-level duties may be required.


Regulates proper flow of lime, CO2, soda ash, and chlorine through mechanical feeders. Changes chlorine tanks and checks for residual chlorine.

Operates and washes water filters. Maintains proper water level in filters, tanks, and reservoirs by operating pumps and opening and closing valves.

Operates front end treatment system, plant water treatment system, ash pond pump back cells, brine concentrator, flash evaporator, carbon filters, and related equipment.

Obtains water samples for chemical analysis. Makes routine, complex, and special chemical tests of water samples.

Complies with information provided on Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all products. Handles and stores items properly.

Observes and adheres to proper tag out and lockout of plant equipment and systems in accordance with clearance procedures, policies, and practices.

Maintains work records and prepares detailed reports in a timely manner.

Attends training courses and studies independently to learn operation and maintenance requirements of process plant facilities, equipment, and operation.

Completes established training objectives for craft area assigned assigned to journey level.

Works with other process plant personnel to start up, troubleshoot, or shut down equipment for corrective or preventive maintenance.

Performs routine periodic equipment checks and tests in accordance with standard operating practices, policies, and procedures.

Provides training and instruction to subordinate personnel and advises the Process Plant Supervisor of level of job knowledge, skills, and abilities of personnel in training.

Responds to emergency situations.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.


Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma; and completion of all requirements as established in the Progression-Through-Training Program for a Process Plant Operator II, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Must meet minimum Craft and Safety Training established for designated apprenticeship program within the guidelines established in the Progression-Through-Training Program.



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