Water Treatment Technician – Maidsville, WV 26541


This Water Treatment Operations Technician reports to the Water Supervisor and is responsible for all Dunkard Water Treatment Process related duties required by Longview Power and assigned by the Water/Chemistry Supervisor. The Water Treat Technician will sample, monitor, analyze, and maintain the Plant Chemistry program. Duties of this person will include but not be limited to operating treatment plant equipment and system clarifiers, Multi-media filters, Ultrafiltration units, Reverse Osmosis Units, and Sludge Dewatering Systems. This person will also support Longview Power Generating System as required. This person will also adjust various chemical feeds and gather samples and analyze, compare manual results to on-line analyzers, and other duties as assigned.


  • All process analytical laboratory testing and interpretation of the results needed to implement process changes.

  • Monitor the entire process via HMI and implement changes to the processes to maximize efficiency that provides water to a certain quality/specification:

    • Actiflo Clarification

    • Multi Media Filtration

    • Pall Microfiltration

    • Reverse Osmosis

    • Sludge Dewatering

    • Water Intake Ssytems

  • Perform chemical drawdowns to optimize performance.

  • Strong Computer literacy to enter, track and trend process data.

  • Recording daily events into operator log book

  • Operating the filter press and sludge cake removal system

  • Conduct field calibrations of process control equipment and laboratory instruments

  • General site housekeeping and cleaning

  • Provide site security

  • Powered industrial truck operation (fork truck and scissor lift)

  • Snow removal and light grounds maintenance

  • Receive and supervise chemical off-loading deliveries, both in bulk and tote

  • Conduct and document site specific inspections (Safety, SPCC, Containment Drain logs, Daily Rounds, Winterization Checklist, etc.)

  • Sample collections

  • Detect and diagnose process issues in single and multi-unit processes and take remedial action to correct.

  • Troubleshoot process upsets and recommend & implement corrective actions

  • Interact and supervise Contractors and Vendors when directed

  • Troubleshoot mechanical failures and implement corrections if possible

  • Perform minor maintenance tasks (filter changes, belt changes, lubrication, thermography, RO element change outs, etc)


Does this job have supervisory responsibilities? No

Supervision Received:

Direction: Receives guidance with respect to general objectives; in the majority of tasks and projects assigned, determines methods, work sequences, scheduling, and methods to achieve objectives of

assignments; operates within specific policy guidelines.

Are there non-supervisory employees who report directly to this job? No

Are there subordinate supervisors reporting to this job? No


  • Comply with all Safety & Environmental policies, practices and procedures.

Follow Company and Supervisor Training and Development Programs.

Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.

Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.

Stay current on Chemistry principals, technology, and standards.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Level of education and experience needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job.

Associate?s degree (A. A.) or equivalent, or technical school; or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination.


Level of language (ability to read, write, and speak) needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write

simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Level of mathematical skills and abilities needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Level of reasoning skills and abilities needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Intermediate personal computer skills, including electronic mail, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.


Handles multiple tasks simultaneously.


Licenses, certificates, or registrations that are required to perform the essential duties of this job.

Valid Driver?s License.


How much on-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities?

Frequent: Standing; Walking; Sitting; Using hands to finger, handle, or feel; Reaching with hands and arms; Talking or hearing; Driving

Occasional: Climbing or balancing; Stooping, kneelling, crouching, or crawling; Tasting or smelling; Computer work; Respirator use

Does this job require that weight be lifted to force te exerted? If so, how much and how often?

Frequent: Up to 10 lbs; Up to 25 lbs

Occasional: Up to 50 lbs

Rare: Up to 100 lbs


Well-lighted, and/or air-conditioned indoor office/shop environment with adequate ventilation

Frequent: Wet or humid conditions (non-weather); Work near moving mechanical parts

Occasional: Fumes or airborne particles; Outdoor weather conditions; Extreme heat (non-weather)

Rare: Work in high precarious places; Extreme cold (non-weather); Risk of electrical shock; Work with explosives; Risk of radiation; Vibration

How much noise is typical for the work environment of this job?

Loud (EXAMPLES: Metal can manufacturing department, large earth moving equipment)


Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.

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