Water Treatment Plant Operator (Level II) – Kodiak, AK, US


Water Treatment Plant Operator (Level II) – Kodiak, AK, US

Water Treatment Plant Operator (Level II)

Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: Kodiak, AK, US

NIKA is hiring for two Water Treatment Plant Operators (Level II) for a base operations support services contract at the US Coast Guard Base in Kodiak, AK!

Named a “Top Workplace” by the Washington Post, NIKA is a well-established company that is focused on growth within an entrepreneurial environment. We work with governments to operate and manage their real property. Our operations management, engineering, and project management services provide our customers with the value and expertise to ensure operational readiness for complex and mission-critical facilities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operates and controls electric motors, pumps, and valves to regulate flow of water source into treatment plant and monitors all operational gauges to ensure proper plant operation.
  • Tests water samples to determine pH, iron, manganese, free chlorine, and turbidity, using pH meter, colorimeter, and turbidimeter.
  • Records data, such as water flow meters, chlorine feed rate settings, turbidity, and other lab tests.
  • Injects specified amounts of chemicals, such as chlorine and potassium permanganate into water and makes necessary feed rate adjustments as water quality changes.
  • Starts agitators to mix potassium permanganate and replenishes solution barrels when necessary.
  • Pumps clarified and disinfected water into water storage tanks and distribution mains.
  • Monitors panel board and adjust controls to regulate flow rates and water storage tank levels.
  • Repairs and lubricates machines and equipment using hand and power tools.
  • Operates portable water-purification plant to supply drinking water during emergency contingencies.
  • Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings at the wastewater treatment lagoon, and tests results to determine load requirements.
  • Maintains wastewater treatment log of operations and records flow meter readings.
  • Collects sewage sample, using dipper or bottle, and conducts laboratory tests, using testing equipment such as pH meter and dissolved oxygen meter.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Minimum of two years’ experience working in the Base Kodiak facility or a plant of similar capacity and configuration. This includes working with supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)systems and PLC (Programmable Logic Systems)/HMI (Human Interface Software Integration) knowledge.
  • Must meet the requirements of 18 AAC 74 and also possess SCADA, PLC/HMI experience.
  • Ability to pass a background and drug screening.

NIKA provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, NIKA takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.