Iowa American Water - Treatment Operator

Posted: 12/16/2022

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Primary Role

Controls treatment operation at East River Station and continuous monitoring of water quality and treatment control systems, including pumps, analyzers/instrumentation, ?lters, chemical feed systems and SCADA control systems.

Key Accountabilities

  • Operates and monitors chemical feed systems and adjusts chemical dosages to ensure proper water treatment to meet water quality standards established by state and federal regulations.
  • Performs laboratory analysis and operates lab equipment for process control and water quality testing. Monitors and controls distribution control system (SCADA) to ensure proper water treatment. Operates, controls and maintains raw settled water motors, pumps, valves and equipment to regulate ?ow and pressure of water pumped into and through the treatment plant.
  • Places pumps on line or shut down pumps as system demand, electric demand management or water quality dictates.
  • Monitors and records conditions of pumps and treatment equipment. Changes chlorine containers according to established safety procedures.
  • Prepares daily, weekly and monthly operational, chemical and water quality reports and maintains communication log.
  • Provides assistance in the safe unloading of chemical deliveries.
  • Assists operator, as required (e.g. pump changes, restore syst3em after power outage, monitor and control SCADA system.
  • Assists in the monitoring and answering of telephone and radio systems and monitor plant surveillance and security systems.
  • Performs housekeeping and other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of basic computer programs such as Windows based products and productivity tools (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, Lotus Notes).
  • Familiarity with the operation of SCADA computer systems for utilities.
  • Must have or obtain Grade I Iowa Water Treatment Operator’s license within 18 months of filling this position. Must have or obtain Grade II Iowa Water Treatment Operator’s license within 42 months of filling this position. Must have or obtain Grade III Iowa Water Treatment Operator’s license within 60 months of filling this position.
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record required


  • High school diploma or state recognized Educational Equivalency Certi?cate.


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