Salary Range: See Description Below
Open Date: 11/03/2017
Close Date: 11/27/2017

Position Description

Water Plant Operator salary: $7,162.13 – $9,172.80 monthly
Senior Water Plant Operator salary: $7,907.47 – $10,119.20 monthly

To perform the duties of a state-designated shift operator in the monitoring and operation of a District water treatment plant and, as necessary, to perform the duties of an Assistant Water Plant Operator.
Tasks include regulating flows within the system; monitoring and operating facility equipment; and ensuring compliance with prescribed state and federal codes and regulations.
Operators work 12-hour shifts, rotating approximately every 6 months between “days”, “nights” and “relief”.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Oversee all plant activities on an assigned shift (i.e., maintain situational awareness of, or assist in, maintenance, engineering, and construction work, special projects, contractors, non-plant District employees and all plant visitors; represent the treatment plant with personnel located offsite such as retailers, regulators, other District plants and support units, and other water agencies; direct the activities of the operator on shift; and formulate production and quality related decisions.
• Use SCADA to monitor and control plant operations, investigate and respond to alarms; scan multiple computer monitors simultaneously; navigate program screens to observe, track and retrieve on-line instrumentation readings for water, chemicals and equipment. Control process systems and analyze data to ensure State and Federal drinking water codes and regulations are met.
• Perform data entry into spreadsheets and database programs, initiate and follow up on work orders for preventative and corrective maintenance; create and revise standard operating procedures; order chemicals, maintain, compile and review plant operations data; complete entries into the plant’s log book; participate in pass down and review SCADA system to determine plant status and activities at shift change.
• Perform shift duties as the assistant operator including plant rounds; physically observing treatment process and equipment functions, cleaning and maintenance procedures on operating equipment and facilities such as flocculators, basins, belt presses, pipes and containment and delivery areas.
• Perform scheduled and emergency plant shut-downs and start-ups.
• Train lower-level operator staff; sign off on training schedules.

Position Qualifications

Two (2) years of experience performing work as an operator at a water treatment plant that is rated as a T4 or higher facility.

License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid Grade T3 Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).

Five 5 years of experience as an operator at a water treatment plant. Two (2) of the five (5) years must have been working as a state-designated shift operator while holding a valid T3 operator certificate at a facility rated at a T4 level or higher.

License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid Grade T4 Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).

How to Apply

Closing Date for Applications: November 27, 2017 by 11:59pm For detailed information regarding requirements and qualifications for this opening and to apply online, please see the job posting by clicking on the following link: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/scvwd
Contact Email: recruit@valleywater.org
Website: www.valleywater.org