Under general supervision performs the operational work and maintenance at the Water Treatment Plant and perform other work as required.
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.
- 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.
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.
Ability to pass a pre-employment physical examination and background investigation.
| Supplemental Information:
A select number of the most experienced and best qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an oral board interview weighted at 100%.
This position is part of the bargaining unit represented by the Laborers' International Union of North America Local 324.
This position is subject to a 6 month probationary period.