This is skilled, specialized work in the direction and operation of a water treatment plant. Work of this class is performed in accordance with established procedures and standards according to the State of Tennessee, Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater manual, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other regulatory and professional / industry standards. Employees are expected to employ good judgment and initiative in adjusting treatment routines necessary to meet required quality and production standards. Employees in this class shall be self -motivated and able to perform their duties with minimal supervision. Supervision is exercised over water treatment plant personnel. The work of this position is supervised directly by the Chief Operator and Senior Operator. This is a safety-sensitive position.