Water Plant Operator, Sr.

Cholla Water Treatment Plant | Glendale, AZ

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Posted Date 4/27/2020

Salary: $44,850.00 - $67,275.00 Annually

This vacancy is at the Cholla Water Treatment Plant. However, may perform a full range of duties as assigned in the operation of Cholla or other water treatment plants, which includes maintenance, monitoring, and control of related facilities.

Essential Functions

  1. Operates, maintains, monitors, controls, and repairs all water/wastewater plant process equipment, including pumps, motors, blowers, chlorinators, chemical feeds, sludge equipment, and basic laboratory instruments to ensure treated water meets city, state, and EPA quality standards.
  2. Obtains water samples and performs water or wastewater lab tests.
  3. Conducts various lab tests to determine proper process and operational controls.
  4. Recognizes the need for and makes basic treatment and operational changes to the water and wastewater processes and distribution systems to meet water quality standards.
  5. Changes pump settings as needed.
  6. Monitors and operates telemetry system and computerized process monitoring equipment.
  7. Makes equipment adjustments, lubrications, and minor repairs and/or prepares problem reports.
  8. Reads and interprets meters, gauges, and instruments. Enters daily readings into computer databases.
  9. Inventories, estimates usage, and prepares orders for supplies. Ensures quality of material received.
  10. Unloads and stores hazardous chemicals, changes chlorine cylinders as necessary, transfers bulk storage to day tanks for chemical feed operations.
  11. Assists other water treatment personnel in the performance of remote facility maintenance.
  12. Records daily activities in logbook.
  13. Assists with public relations by answering inquiries and complaints and giving plant tours.
  14. Assists in training lower level operators
  15. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications & Special Requirements


Two years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of water and/or wastewater treatment plants and related facilities. Must possess ADEQ Grade 2 Water Treatment Plant Operator's Certification at time of application.

Knowledge of:
Operations, methods, practices, techniques, and servicing requirements of water/wastewater plants and related facilities
Safety practices in operation of electrical and mechanical equipment used in water/wastewater plants

Ability to:
Recognize and react to treatment process changes and demands
Perform arithmetic calculations
Comprehend and operate telemetry and computerized process control systems
Perform standardized water quality tests
Operate a microcomputer
Keep neat and accurate records and make computer entries
Read and interpret meters, charts, gauges and recording devices
Understand and follow written and oral instructions and regulations
Provide training to lower level operators
Establish and maintain effective working relationships 

Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements:
Must obtain ADEQ Grade 3 Water Treatment Plant Operator's Certificate within twelve (12) months of hire.
Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment in accordance with the City of Glendale Substance Abuse policy
Rotating shift work is required to cover weekends and holidays; flexible hours and seasonal variations may be necessary.
Must posses a valid Arizona driver's license.

After one year of employment in the Water Services Department and meeting the program criteria, employees will be eligible for the Operator Certification Incentive Program for those employees who obtain additional Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) certifications beyond what is required for their position.  The department recognizes the value of operator certifications and the added value to the City of having a workforce that possess them.


Physical Requirements

Work requires sustained climbing, standing, lifting of up to 50 pounds, and walking.

Working Conditions:

Works with hazardous chemicals, voltages, and adverse weather. Hazards can be controlled through the use of proper safety precautions.

Deadline: May 30, 2020


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

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