Water Treatment Plant Operator I & II

City of Martinez | Martinez, CA

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Posted Date 2/13/2019
Description
Job Title
Water Treatment Plant Operator I
Closing Date/Time
Sun. 03/10/19 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary
$31.92 - $38.81 Hourly
$2,766.22 - $3,363.10 Semi-Monthly
$5,532.44 - $6,726.20 Monthly
$66,389.28 - $80,714.40 Annually
Job Type
FULL TIME - Regular Status
Location
City Hall/PD - 525 Henrietta St Martinez, California
Department
Public Works

 

DEFINITION:
Under general supervision performs the operational work and maintenance at the Water Treatment Plant and perform other work as required.
 
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
Incumbents of this class work independently without direct supervision during their assigned shift and are responsible for the operation of the Water Treatment Plant. They follow standing orders for emergency action required to operate the plant.
 

 

 Representative Duties:

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Operates water treatment equipment and machinery, including pumps, chlorinators, filters, and chemical feeders; regulates flow of water through water system; takes samples and makes standardized laboratory test, including tests for temperature, alkalinity, turbidity, chloride, PH, and bacteriological analysis; adds specified amounts of chemicals to the water system; makes minor repairs and adjustments to machinery, equipment, pipes, and other materials pertinent to the operation of the plant; maintains maintenance and operational records; cleans inside and outside of buildings; unloads and stores chemicals properly; does general maintenance of the plant, including, but not limited to painting, general custodial work, upkeep of equipment, etc; assists in repairing water and parking meters in slack time; and may assist in the inspection of existing back flow prevention devices, or new ones as they are installed.
 

 

 Qualifications/Education/Experience:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Completion of high school or possession of GED Certificate.
  • Possession of Water Treatment Operator Grade III Certificate issued by the State of California.
  • Valid California driver's license.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of basic methods and techniques of water treatment plant operations; knowledge of operation, maintenance, and servicing of pumps and other plant equipment and machinery; knowledge of basic laboratory techniques to make standardized tests. Ability to perform standardized laboratory tests; to make repairs and/or adjustments to water treatment equipment and to keep records and prepare reports; to read and interpret gauges and recording devices used in the water treatment plant; to lift sacks of chemicals and to read and follow written and oral instructions; to work effectively with others.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to pass a pre-employment physical examination and background investigation.
 

 

 Supplemental Information:
SELECTION PROCESS:
A select number of the most experienced and best qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an oral board interview weighted at 100%. 

NOTE:
This position is part of the bargaining unit represented by the Laborers' International Union of North America Local 324.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD:
This position is subject to a 6 month probationary period.

 

Job Title
Water Treatment Plant Operator II
Closing Date/Time
Sun. 03/10/19 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary
$33.89 - $41.20 Hourly
$2,937.07 - $3,571.02 Semi-Monthly
$5,874.14 - $7,142.04 Monthly
$70,489.68 - $85,704.48 Annually
Job Type
FULL TIME - Regular Status
Location
City Hall/PD - 525 Henrietta St Martinez, California
Department
Public Works

 

DEFINITION:
Under direction, supervises Water Treatment Plant Operators and supervises operation of the Water Treatment Plant in the absence of the Water Operations Supervisor.  Participates in the operation and maintenance of the Water Treatment Plant and does related work as required.
 
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
This position is distinguished from the Water Treatment Plant Operator I in that the WTP Operator II may schedule and supervise the other WTP employees and may assume responsibility for the routine operation of the plant in the absence of the Water Operations Supervisor; makes recommendation in general operating procedures; supervises the activities and trains the Water Treatment Plant Operators in the absence of the Water Operations Supervisor.
 

 

 Representative Duties:

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Operates water treatment equipment and machinery, including pumps, chlorinators, filters, and chemical feeders; regulates flow of water through water system; takes samples and makes standardized laboratory tests, including tests for temperature, alkalinity, turbidity, chloride, PH, and bacteriological analysis; adds specified amounts of chemicals to the water system; adds specified amounts of chemicals to the water system; makes minor repairs and adjustments to machinery, equipment, pipes, and other materials pertinent to the operation of the plant; maintains maintenance and operational records; cleans inside and outside of buildings; unloads an stores chemicals properly; does general custodial work, upkeep of equipment, etc.; and assists in repairing water and parking meters in slack time; may assist in the inspection of existing back flow prevention devices, or new ones as they are installed. Performs in a supervisory capacity and assumes responsibility for the operation of the plant in the absence of the Water Operations Supervisor.
 

 

 Qualifications/Education/Experience:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possession of Water Treatment Operator Grade IV Certificate issued by the State of California.
  • Valid California driver's license with a satisfactory driving record.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of basic methods and techniques of water treatment plant operations; knowledge of operation, maintenance, and servicing of pumps and other plant equipment and machinery; knowledge of basic laboratory techniques to make standardized tests. Ability to perform standardized laboratory tests; to make repairs and/or adjustments to water treatment equipment and to keep records and prepare reports; to read and interpret gauges and recording devices used in the water treatment plant; to lift sacks of chemicals and to read and follow written and oral instructions; to work effectively with others. Keep records and prepare reports, establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships; supervise personnel in the proper performance of their duties in accordance with recognized practices of personnel supervision.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to pass a pre-employment physical examination and background investigation.
 

 

 Supplemental Information:
SELECTION PROCESS:
A select number of the most experienced and best qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an oral board interview weighted at 100%. 

NOTE:
This position is part of the bargaining unit represented by the Laborers' International Union of North America Local 324.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD:
This position is subject to a 6 month probationary period.

 

 

 

Application submission deadline: By 5:00pm, Sunday, March 10, 2019.

Online application required. Please visit the following link to submit application: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofmartinez/

 

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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