Shift Operators T3/D2

  • Type: Contract
  • Job #528

Client seeks to obtain the services of OTS to up to three (3) temp to hire water treatment shift operators with a minimum of a CA T2/D2 certification.

Under general supervision, positions in the Water Treatment Plant/Distribution Operator classification perform a variety of field maintenance assignments on public water system facilities. 

This is a journey level position in the water works industry.

  • Operates automatic and manually controlled equipment, motors, and pumps used in the treatment and disinfection of water and distribution systems.
  • Takes samples at established times, performing standardized quality control tests, and adjust chemical feeders and other plant equipment.
  • Document and interpret information necessary to determine the proper operation of treatment equipment, water conditions and distribution equipment.
  • Provides customer service including resolving customer issues • Must be able to work independently. 
  • Provides paid on-call services as assigned.
  • Understand and carry out written and verbal instructions.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, outside agencies, and the public.
  • Regular attendance and adherence to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills in:

  • Candidate must be an independent problem solver.
  • Must work well with others and communicate effectively.
  • Candidate must enjoy working in remote areas in difficult weather situations.
  • The position includes paid on-call duties so the ideal candidate must enjoy working outside of normal business hours from time to time.
  • Operates vehicles to travel to and from work assignments.
  • Learns to operate heavy equipment to fulfill duties.
  • Must be able to carry, push, pull, reach, and lift equipment and parts weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Stoops, kneels, crouches, crawls, and climbs during maintenance and repair work.
  • Works in an environment with exposure to dust, dirt, chemicals, and significant temperature changes between cold and heat
  • Regularly uses common office/plant equipment such as telephones and computers.
  • Work out of doors for many assignments.


Education/Training: High School Diploma, or General Equivalency Degree is required.

Experience: Three years of responsible work experience in performing facility maintenance and construction work

Driver’s License Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license with a record free of multiple or serious traffic violations.

Certifications Required: Must possess and maintain a minimum of a California Division of Drinking Water Distribution Operator Certificate, Grade 2 or higher and Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate, Grade 2 or higher.


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