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Water Plant Operator /Wastewater Operator

Hayden, CO


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Water Plant Operator /Wastewater Operator

City of Hayden

Mar 2011Current

Operated and maintained city water and wastewater plant facilities, grounds and dispersed storage tanks. Job duties to include: Daily monitoring of plant functions, adjustments of Chemical doses, Soda ash for PH control, powdered activated carbon for taste and odor control, Chlorine, Fluoride, cationic polymers and filter aid polymers. Filter monitoring and backwashing, filter media condition tracking, and development of a filter profile program designed to allow the operator to track filter performance and allow for filter maintenance before performance loss occurs. Monitoring of turbidity and Chlorine levels, using standard testing procedures for drinking water. SCADA operation and monitoring for the water, wastewater and drinking water pump stations and wastewater lift stations. Daily documentation for water quality of drinking water as well as wastewater discharge flows. State reporting and filing, monthly and quarterly reporting to the Colorado Department of Health and Environmental Protection. Mathematical Dose calculations. Scheduling of water plant maintenance, parts and chemical ordering, as well as laboratory supply ordering. As a class A CDL holder, I was also involved in snow removal for the town as needed during the winter months.

Water Treatment Specialist

Orange County Florida, Orlando, FL

Nov 2009Mar 2011

Monitor and control water treatment processes including softening, taste and odor removal, Forced draft aeration for removal of hydrogen sulfide, Ph control through use of carbon dioxide. Sodium hypochlorite production using hypochlorite (bleach generation) systems. Fluoridation and turbidity controls used in ground water source water treatment. Chemical feed pump controls and maintenance processes. Water quality testing for Ph, turbidity, Chlorine and fluoride levels. High service pump controls, emergency generator operation and daily checks including instrumentation calibration. Route service to remote treatment plants, wells and re-pump stations throughout the Orlando area. Maintaining a safe drinking water supply in compliance with state and federal EPA regulations and maximum contaminant levels. Maintaining an Aquifer storage facility in which treated water is pumped back into the aquifer for later emergency supply and conducting water quality testing during the recharging of that aquifer. Operating and monitoring plant systems through the use of a SCADA system.

Process technician

Vistakon, Johnson & Johnson

Feb 2005Oct 2009

Mechanical maintenance and upkeep of robotic machinery used in the manufacturing and packaging of contact lenses. Chemical dosage control, log entries and documentation, and first off quality control of product.

Owner-Operator Contracted

CR England

May 2004Dec 2004

Job duties include: Over the road line haul transporting dry and refrigerated product. Owner-operator responsible on time delivery, maintenance management, billing, accurate D.O.T. log records, fuel management, and scheduling.

Lead Automation Maintenance Technician

CF Gomma

May 2003May 2004

Mechanical maintenance and upkeep of all plant machinery and utilities, production lines and Mechanical automation equipment. Job duties include: Mechanical and light electrical maintenance 
trouble shooting using traditional methods and advanced PLC controls and programming schematics 
operation of high output, high and low pressure air compressors and water chiller systems 
adjustment and fine tuning of mechanical and optical or electro-magnetic control systems 
maintain and keep all production machinery in good working order by servicing, repairing, and implementing preventive maintenance programs and inspect, install, move, lubricate, clean, and assist other mechanics in maintaining machinery.

Park Resource Technician Mechanical

Colorado State Parks

Mar 2001Nov 2002

maintenance of Colorado State Park Water/Waste water facilities. Maintained 64 miles of riverside park facilities and three larger full-service park facilities. Job duties included: Micro-filtration water plant operation 
water sampling, testing, and submitting results to State Dept. of Health 
development and enactment of cross connection control program 
plumbing of water systems 
pump removal, repair and installation 
installation of electronic chlorine monitoring system 
coordination with state engineers on irrigation systems 
landscaping, noxious weed control 
repair, maintenance and upkeep of boiler and forced air heating system 
preventative maintenance of state fleet vehicles 
personnel management, personnel and maintenance scheduling 
supervision of maintenance staff 
record keeping of all maintenance of Park properties 
snow removal and storage 
recreational vehicle maintenance and many other non-daily functions.

City of Craig Water Department

Mar 1998Mar 2001

and maintained city water plant facilities, grounds and dispersed storage tanks. Job duties to include: Plant startup 
Maintenance of raw waste, high service pumps, variable speed drive pumps, plant equipment and machinery 
water analysis 
process control 
general building and ground maintenance 
record keeping 
loader, dump truck operation and winter snow removal and supervision of maintenance staff.

A&P Mechanic Mechanical

Spectrum Jet Center

Jul 1997Jun 1999

maintenance and repair of light, medium and heavy aircraft maintenance, including single and twin piston engine, turbo prop and small jet; hydraulic pneumatic and structural and engine repair; and scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

Field Maintenance Technician Mechanical

Yampa Valley Regional Airport

Nov 1995May 1996

maintenance of county vehicles and airfield. Job duties included: Welding 
heavy and light equipment maintenance and operation: including snow plows, cab snow blowers, runway broom, Cat grader and John Deer loader and runway, taxiway and ramp maintenance: including lighting and approval systems,


University of Florida, Boulder, CO

Additional Information

SKILLS & CERTIFICATES: Colorado Water Operator -B- License Colorado Wastewater Operator -D- License Class -A- CDL Florida Water Operator -C- license Cross connection, Back flow prevention Confined Space Training HAZCOM Training
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