Production Operator I/II

Sacramento Suburban Water District | Sacramento, CA

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Posted Date 3/24/2021

The Production Operator I/II performs a variety of skilled maintenance, repairs, and preventative maintenance on production facilities, including, but not limited to, wells, iron/manganese treatment plants, storage tanks (elevated and ground), booster stations, pressure reductions stations, and interties.

Salary: $26.55 - $36.50 per hour

Duties include:
¨ Regulate and control the amount of chemicals used to maintain specified water treatment requirements.
¨ Perform preventative maintenance on pumps, motors, chemical analyzers, booster pumps, water quality testing devices, internal combustion engines, chemical feed pumps, chemical injection systems, sample stations, hydraulic valves, air compressors, sump pumps, air release valves, level transducers, and generators.
¨ Operate complex field test equipment (e.g. chlorine, PH, conductivity, and hardness meters).
¨ Titrate, transfer, and handle hazardous materials on a daily basis.
¨ Monitor, review, interpret data, and adjust controls within the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to ensure proper operation of District facilities; operates system to balance system pressure, conjunctive use, and contractual obligations.

The Production Operator I/II is considered a “first responder” during emergency conditions; candidates must live within thirty (30) minutes travel time of the District’s Corporation Yard (5331 Walnut Avenue, Sacramento, CA  95841).


High School Diploma or equivalent.

Production Operator I:
No experience necessary.

Production Operator II:
Two (2) years of experience performing duties involving the operation, maintenance, and repair of water distribution/treatment facility  systems at a level equivalent to a Production Operator I.
Valid Driver’s License issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and proof of good driving record as evidenced by the absence of multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents for at least two (2) years duration. 
Production Operator I:
Possession and maintenance of a State of California Water Distribution Operator Certificate Grade D1 and Treatment Operator Certificate Grade T1, or ability to obtain Grade D1 certificate within 1 year of employment and Grade T1 certificate within 2 years of employment.

Production Operator II:
Possession and maintenance of a State of California Water Distribution Operator Certificate Grade D2 and Water Treatment Operator Certificate Grade T2.
Compensation and Benefits:

Production Operator I:
$26.55 – $33.18 per hour

Production Operator II
$29.20 - $36.50 per hour
SSWD offers a competitive benefits package including CalPERS retirement (2% @ 55 for Classic and 2% @ 62 under PEPRA) and employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; educational reimbursement program, paid vacation/holidays, and more.

Please review the following documents:

To be considered for this position, you must submit a cover letter, resume, and SSWD Application in one email to no later than May 3, 2021.

Please include your first and last name and “Production Operator I/II” in the subject line of your email.

It is mandatory that you submit a cover letter, resume, and application. Your application will be rejected if you do not provide the required information.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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