Water Treatment Technician

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operating all chemical dosing pumps and making sure that pump doses the required amount as per prescribed standards
  • Analyzing the quality of water for parameter such as TDS, PH, alkalinity, chlorine content, and determining the flow of raw and treated water.
  • Doing backwash for carbon purifiers.
  • Doing steaming of carbon purifiers and sanitization of ultra-filters.
  • Replacing filter cartridges as per schedule.
  • Checking all the operation of all pumps and machineries in water treatment section, report immediately any failure to the supervisor.
  • Preparing caustic, per-acetic acid and chlorine Solutions at the required standards and strength for all water treatment plant and production lines CIPs.
  • Reporting any anomalies of machines or process equipment to Water Treatment & Syrup Room Supervisor.
  • Checking the utility pump and monitoring all cooling tower inlet and outlet circuit and making sure its running well.
  • Carrying out Weekly sanitation of water treatment water tanks, polishers, filters and the all water treatment area.
  • Monitoring the MF filters to ensure they are work properly.
  • Ensuring adequate supply of treated water to Production lines.
  • Ensuring plant CIPs are carried out as per CIP Mandate requirement and ensuring proper data recording.
  • Ensuring adequate stocks of water treatment reagents and chemicals. Monitoring of gauges, flowmeters, charts, system control panel, etc.
  • Maintaining water treatment records in accordance with UNBS Standards.
  • Monitoring and operating UF, RO, CIP system, as per the standard frequency.
  • Ensuring all pressure gauges and temperature sensor calibrated as per the frequency.
  • Performs any other task as per management request.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical or Mechanical engineering or equivalent from a reputable Institute
  • At least 2-3 years hands-on in the Food Industry. Beverage manufacture a distinct advantage.
  • Familiar with Carbonated Soft Drinks and/or water treatment plant.
  • Food Safety and Hygiene handling techniques

Key Requirements:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Effective problem-solving ability
  • Reasoning and calculating
  • Adapt quickly to unfamiliar situations
  • Embrace continuous learning mentality
  • Work independently or in a team environment


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