Lead Water Treatment Operator – Statewide (Multiple Needs)

  • Location: California - Statewide
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #103

LOCATION: Statewide (Multiple Needs)
POSITION TITLE: Lead Water Treatment Operator
COMPENSATION PER HOUR: Negotiable

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • 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
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