Job Description

Plant Operator Water Treatment - TMC Rincon
Job CategoryEntry level
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

Operates all equipment and monitors all systems, which generate, control and deliver utilities in a safe, reliable and efficient manner to the TMC campus, and may monitor domestic water distribution and treatment programs.


Adheres to and supports team members in exhibiting TMCH values of integrity, community, compassion, and dedication. 

Adheres to TMCH organizational and department-specific safety and confidentiality policies and standards.

Examines machinery or mechanical equipment and identifies reasons for malfunction; adjusts functional parts of mechanical devices as necessary.

Fires boilers, operates auxiliary equipment, and controls the generation of a continuous supply of steam for heating, hot water, and process operations.

Monitors fuel supplies and schedules deliveries as needed; ensures adequate levels of supplies, materials, and equipment and advises when reordering is necessary.

Prepares boilers and related equipment for state and insurance inspections.

Reads meters, gauges and automatic recording devices at specified times to check for proper operating conditions.

Records equipment temperatures, hours in operation, fuel consumption, water levels, pressure and voltage.

Tests boiler and cooling tower water samples; assigns proper chemical treatment to boiling and cooling waters.

Tests emergency generators and logs reactions.

Ensures complete and proper logging of files and records and required cost computation of time spent, materials and supplies used for each completed requisition or work order.

Ensures that safety procedures are observed.

Installs new equipment and systems, and repairs and maintains current equipment and systems as needed.

Monitors, inspects and records work to ensure compliance with codes and regulations.

Cleans and repairs boilers, blow tubes, and discharge sediment; regulates feed water and condensation pumps and lubricate pump equipment.

Inspects parts for any changes in dimensions utilizing rules, calipers, micrometers or other appropriate tools.

Installs repairs and replaces piping and fittings for oil, gas, water, steam, air, heating and plumbing lines and systems for equipment such as compressors, pumps, and boilers.

Repairs and overhauls pumps and heat exchanges; removes and replaces coils; replaces valves and associated equipment on steam systems or boilers.

Extracts data from sources such as blue prints, engineering orders, reports and specifications.

Coordinates planning, scheduling, and implementation of activities to accomplish work in cooperation with other sections of department and/or other hospital departments and services.

Coordinates preventive maintenance with emergency and repair work activities.

Isolates defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equipment using testing instruments such as ammeter, ohmmeter, and voltmeter, testing lamp or growler.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Water Treatment:  Treats and monitors water systems for all hospital chillers, cooling towers, heating hot water loop, chill water loop, TES Tank, and satellite cooling and heating systems.  Monitors and tracks costs, prepares grab water samples of domestic water for ADEQ testing monthly, maintains records of chemical use, water use and budget; maintains chemical pumps used for treatment; and trains operators on procedures in water testing and optimizing water usage.


EDUCATION: Associate's degree, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

EXPERIENCE:  Two (2) years of related plant operation and maintenance experience; five (5) years of water treatment experience for treatment position.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: TMC Tug License required within 30 days of hire and must be renewed annually.   For Treatment: preferred a grade I or II Distribution System Operation Certification and Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification.


  • Knowledge of facility plant operations and regulations.

  • Knowledge of treatment best practices, regulations and chemical handling.

  • Skill in monitoring and identifying issues with plant operations.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to listen and accurately interpret others’ communication or instructions to take appropriate action.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

  • 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.

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