Senior Water Treatment Operator

  • Location: California - Southern California
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #235

LOCATION: San Bernardino County

POSITION: Senior Water Treatment Operator

CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Valid Grade T4 Water Treatment Operator Certificate and Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the SWRCB

SCHEDULE: TBD Based off company needs. Must be able to work standby, holidays, weekends and overtime as required.

SALARY: $40.00 Per Hour + Benefits 


  • Operate and monitor Water Treatment Plant Facilities and Distribution System
  • Observe variations in plant functionality and operating conditions; regulate flow and pressure through SCADA systems to ensure proper function of the water systems
  • Maintain reservoir storage capacity by operating the Water Production Facilities
  • Test and adjust chlorine equipment to maintain and ensure proper residual, tabulate flow readings and assess overall well site(s); change out one-ton chlorine cylinders and deliver sodium hypochlorite to remote sites
  • Perform and assist in major/minor plant equipment maintenance
  • Recommend operational changes to enhance efficiency and function of Water Systems
  • Monitor Treatment Equipment performance to ensure compliance to State and Federal Laws, rules, permit requirements and regulations
  • Maintain a clean, orderly and safe conditions both inside and outside of the Treatment Plant and related facilities
  • Measure and record water table information and well sites
  • Monitor charts, graphs, meters, instrument gauges and electronic systems
  • Manage data collection and database records
  • Collect water quality samples; ensure water quality is up to SWRCB, regulatory permits, USEPA Regulations, State and Federal Laws by performing laboratory testing
  • Interpret changing process needs from laboratory results, chemical dose calculations and observations; makes adjustments as necessary
  • Receive and transfer chemicals and hazardous materials
  • Inform necessary staff of present and potential issues or hazards
  • Assess and note any issues with the overall appearance and operation of facilities and equipment
  • Assist with training and onboarding new employees; provide leadership to other staff
  • Assist with workflow planning and scheduling
  • Assign and monitor tasks; participate and provide input to employee performance records and evaluations
  • Conduct Water Treatment Facility Tours
  • Performs other duties as assigned by direct supervisor


  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English (verbally and written)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Minimum five years of experience in the Water Utility Field – including one year of experience as shift or chief operator


  • Employee frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. Employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Employee must regularly lift and or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 100 pounds

Operational Technical Services, (OTS), is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colors, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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