BAYWORK, a consortium of water and wastewater utilities in the Bay area, has identified seven mission-critical job categories. Water and wastewater utilities need well-trained candidates in all of these areas in order to meet their responsibilities to the communities they serve. The jobs listed and salary ranges provided vary from utility to utility.
Maintains, repairs, tests, installs, modifies, calibrates, and trouble-shoots electronic, pneumatic, and control equipment associated with the facilities and systems of water and wastewater utilities.
Operates water transmission and distribution systems (e.g., pumps and valves), often using a SCADA control system. Generally does not perform construction, maintenance, or plumbing work. D-3 certification from Department of Health Services is generally where the journey level starts.
Definition Wastewater Collections Operators are responsible for skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of wastewater system facilities; operating a variety of light and moderately heavy power driven equipment; and ensuring public health and safety by preventing and/or responding to sewage overflows and blockages. They inspect, clean, maintain, construct, and repair wastewater collection systems...