Job Opening: Water Utility Control Center; City of Anderson, IN

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POSITION:                           Control Center

DEPARTMENT:                  Water Utility

WORK SCHEDULE:           As assigned

JOB CATEGORY:               LTC


DATE WRITTEN:              

DATE REVISED:                

STATUS:                               Full-time

FLSA STATUS:                    Non-exempt


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The City of Anderson provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless accommodations would cause an undue hardship.


Incumbent serves as Control Center for the Anderson Water Utility Department and is responsible for operating and monitoring a variety of control panels, charts, gauges, and read outs concerning treatment processes and flow volumes.




Operates or monitors control panel and other various functions to ensure adequate quality and quantity of water in accordance with utility guidelines and procedures.


Maintains daily log of plant activities by the recording of specific data and read outs in accordance with utility guidelines and procedures.


Backwashes filters as required.


Conducts routine tests for water quality standards as required.


Responds to customer service and trouble phone calls and takes appropriate action.


Uses and completes forms, tickets, and work orders in accordance with utility procedures and instructions.


Switches chlorine supply to new tank as required.


Changes recording charts and ink supplies as well as performs custodial duties as required.


Informs foreman or maintenance of equipment malfunctions and repair needs.


Functions as dispatch when drafting is closed.


Routinely surveys grounds for maintenance of security.


Performs related duties as assigned.





Possession of WT-3 (Ground Water) and WT-5 (Surface Water) licenses.


Extensive knowledge of filter operations, piping system, and valves necessary to operate the filters properly and to maintain proper pressures in the lines and level of water in storage tanks.


Ability to be courteous and handle trouble calls satisfactorily.


Ability to read a variety of meters and gauges and to record readings on the proper forms as required.


Ability to perform physical requirements associated with performance of duties.




Guidelines and procedures are given to the incumbent by the supervisor and work duties are indicated on the control panels. Non-routine duties or difficulties are referred to maintenance or supervision. Errors or inattention may seriously detract from producing a safe and potable supply of water.


Incumbent reports directly to the Maintenance Foreman.




Incumbent is required to periodically exert moderate strain in turning various valves, climbing stairs, with majority of work performed in an office environment.




Incumbent works alone and is exposed to hazards of handling chlorine gas hook-ups and adjustments to dosage. Leaks may occur and dangerous gas accidents are not uncommon, requiring the use of safety gear and equipment as needed.



The job description for the position of Control Center for the Water Utility Department describes the duties and responsibilities for employment in this position. I acknowledge that I have received the job description, and understand that it is not a contract of employment. I am responsible for reading this job description and complying with all job duties, requirements and responsibilities contained herein, and any subsequent revisions.


Is there anything that would keep you from meeting the job duties and requirements as outlined?

Yes_____ No_____


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