LOCATION: Statewide (Multiple Needs)
POSITION TITLE: Lead Water Treatment Operator
COMPENSATION PER HOUR: Negotiable
- Monitor, operate, and adjust controls at a water treatment plant, pumping plants, wells, and reservoir facilities.
- Regulate pressure and flow rates in accordance with demand, storage, and production from other sources.
- Read, records, and interpret information taken from computers, gauges, dials, and other instruments.
- Monitor, interpret, and adjust computerized Supervisory Control Data Acquisition (SCADA) controls.
- Control the application of hazardous materials/ chemicals, such as chlorine and fluoride.
- Secure and transport hazardous chemicals to various facility locations.
- Collect various water samples for laboratory analysis and preforms simple water quality analysis tests.
- Inspect plant equipment and facilities to locate and report needed repairs and maintenance.
- Receive supplies delivered and ensures they are properly stored.
- Perform general plant upkeep such as sweeping, mopping, cleaning, sanding, and painting.
- Report and/or correct unsafe working conditions.
- Guide and explain operations to visiting groups.
- Provide on the job training to less experienced personnel as assigned; may be called on to provide functional supervision on a project basis as needed.
- This position is considered a “first responder” during emergency conditions. As such, this employee must live within 30 minutes travel time of the District’s headquarters.
- Responds to afterhours events.
- Acts as the “Chief Treatment Operator” when operationally necessary as determined by the Department Manager.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL LEVELS
- Water quality sampling techniques.
- Operating principles of water treatment plant equipment, methods and materials used in the operation and maintenance of water treatment plant facilities.
- The operating principles of valves, pumps, and motors.
- Principles and methods of conducting basic chemical water analysis.
- Applicable safety precautions and procedures and occupational hazards, including OSHA regulations
- Common public relations courtesies, practices, and techniques.
- Mechanical systems applicable to domestic water flows including treatment, distribution, and quality.
- Water quality field testing, water sampling and laboratory procedures for chlorine residual, pH, temperature, turbidity, alkalinity, and coliform bacteria.
- Basic math, algebra, and inorganic chemistry as applicable to water chemistry and treatment.
- Computer word processing and spreadsheet programs.
- Some knowledge of the principles of effective supervision
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:
- CA Grade 4 Water Treatment Operator Certification
- CA Grade 3 Water Distribution Operator Certification