Collections and Distribution System Operator II
Salary: $3,411.20-$4,193.60 Monthly (Currently under review)
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
Under direction of the Operations Manager and/or Collections and Distribution Lead, operates, repairs and maintains the District’s water and waste water treatment facilities, including water treatment and distribution systems, waste water treatment facilities; reads and interprets charts and meter readings for analyzing the efficiency of plant operations; maintains chemical inventory; and performs other related work as required.
Essential Functions: - Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Operates and maintains a variety of automatic and manually controlled equipment, motors, and pumps used in the treatment, distribution and disinfection of water and waste water.
- Regulates and controls the amount of chemicals used to maintain specified water and waste water treatment requirements.
- Takes samples, performs standardized quality control tests, and adjusts chemical feeders and other system equipment according to results.
- Reads, interprets, and records data, such as residual content of chemicals, water turbidity, water pressure, biological activity, etc.
- Makes regular assessments of water flow, turbidity, pressure, chemical use, residuals, and other pertinent data to maintain system operating conditions.
- Performs a variety of maintenance and repair work on plant facilities , infrastructure and equipment.
- Observes pumping equipment and troubleshoots and identifies possible problems and operating difficulties.
- Backwashes filters.
- Changes recording charts as required.
- Maintains logs, records, and data systems for required plant reports. Performs general maintenance on facilities and grounds.
- Inputs data into computer to develop database for generating system operations reports.
- Operates a District vehicle, driving to pumping stations and other facilities for inspection and maintenance work.
- Training of C&DSO I
- Operate a variety of Heavy Equipment used for the repair and maintenance of system infrastructure
- Practices and ensures adherence to District and OSHA safety procedures.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Methods, materials, procedures, and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of water and waste water treatment plants and facilities.
- Water and Waste Water treatment methods, principles, distribution and practices.
- Federal, state, and county regulations pertaining to water and waste water treatment plant operations.
- Methods and precautions for handling and storing potentially hazardous chemicals.
- Standard water quality tests.
- Standard Water and Waste Water Laboratory testing procedures
- Plant measurement and recording equipment.
- Correct application and usage of the English language, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
- Safe work methods and safety precautions as related to the job.
- Perform a variety of operations and maintenance assignments.
- Operate automatic control systems.
- Read system measurements and recording equipment, interpret results to make adjustments to operations.
- Troubleshoot, diagnose, and correct a variety of operating problems.
- Use proper safety precautions in working with chemicals.
- Perform standard water and waste water quality tests.
- Maintain and update Lift Station/Pump station records and logs.
- Read and interpret plant piping and distribution diagrams, system maps.
- Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
- Safely work with Heavy Construction Equipment
- Safely perform repair and replacement of system infrastructure.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
- Read and write at the level required for successful job performance.
- Perform algebraic and geometrical calculations
- Perform metric conversions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear to effectively interface with other staff members and the public; walk, stand, kneel, crawl, climb, lift and move up to 75 pounds, pull, stoop, bend, squat, twist, turn and work in tight, confined space; use hands and fingers to write and to handle, grip, feel and operate tools, pumps, and equipment.
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
- Must obtain a Collection System Operator II Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) within 12 months of assignment and a Grade I Water Treatment Certification issued by the California Department of Public Health within 18 months of assignment. Additionally must obtain a California Class B Commercial Drivers License within 24 months of assignment.
- Must possess a Grade II Distribution Certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health
- Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license, have a satisfactory driving record, and be insurable by the District to operate District vehicles
- Must Obtain CPR and First Aid Training Certification annually
- Must Obtain Trenching and shoring competent person training annually
- Must obtain Confined Space Entry training annually
- Must obtain and maintain Traffic Control certification training within 12 months of assignment
One year experience in the operation of water and waste water distribution, treatment plants and related facilities.