Water Treatment Operator I

Company: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
Location: Yorba Linda, California
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: See Below
Job ID: 43903
Website: http://www.mwdh2o.com

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of twenty six cities and water districts that supply drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. The mission of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way.

The Water System Operations Group has one (1) Water Treatment Operator I (entry level) position at our Diemer Water Treatment Plant located in Yorba Linda, CA. This position will assist the Water Treatment Plant Operators in the daily operation of the Water Treatment Plant processes and all associated facilities, structures, and equipment.


1. Receives on the job training and experience on various water treatment processes and equipment.

2. Receives training and may occasionally work in the control room for short periods of time under the direction of the Shift Operator.

3. Assists in monitoring and operating individual water treatment processes, and appurtenant systems such as solids removal, dewatering, gray water disposal and emergency power systems either manually or using the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system.

4. Assists in conducting onsite inspections to operate water treatment processes and other appurtenant systems such as solids removal, de-watering, gray water disposal, and emergency power system.

5. Collects water samples and performs water quality analyses. Provides results to the shift operator. Calibrates laboratory equipment and verifies online instrumentation. Conducts quality assurance and quality control analyses.

6. Notifies the Shift Operator of adverse monitoring results or operational issues.

7. Assists in the response to incidental and emergency chemical releases under the direction of the shift operator or Incident Commander according to established protocols.

8. Assists in the performance of light maintenance and calibration of instruments.

9. Assists in executing switching and valving instructions.

10. Learns and assists to evaluate chemical usage and current inventory. Learns and assists to order and schedule chemical deliveries to maintain adequate chemical storage. Receives chemicals according to established procedures for security, quality and safety, which may include mixing and diluting chemicals.

11. Learns and assists to act as the on-site operator while maintenance activities or critical operations are being performed.

12. Creates records and logs associated with sub system and components within a water treatment facility.


Education and Experience: High school diploma or general education development test (GED) and two (2) years of water related experience or one (1) year experience working at surface water treatment plant.

Required Knowledge of: Surface water treatment processes; laboratory procedures for process control sampling; applicable safety practices; mathematics; safe handling of chemicals; and current office technology and equipment.

Required Skills and Abilities to: Operate individual surface water treatment processes including coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, disinfection and filtration; operate chemical feed systems; perform water quality analyses; maintain data, records, and logs; understand and follow instructions; problem solve; prioritize and multi-task; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and in a team environment; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications.

Salary Range: $27.68 - $36.37 / hour

Closing Date: July 6, 2017 @ 4:30pm Pacific

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