2021-05-31 2021-07-05

Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator

City of Aurora
  • Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
  • Location: Aurora, Colorado
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 66255
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
  • Location: Aurora, Colorado
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 66255
  • Organization Website

Aurora Water is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage systems, treatment of drinking water and non-potable reclaimed wastewater for irrigation, billing and collection, public outreach and water conservation, acquisition and development of future water rights, major capital projects programs, and quality control for regulatory compliance and public health.


  • Oversees work performed at facility and ensures treated water quality is at or above State, Federal and Water Department standards
  • Assists in developing work schedules, and monitors performance of shift operators, treatment processes and equipment
  • Reviews operational logs and records to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Performs evaluation of treatment processes
  • Completes special projects and studies related to treatment plant operations
  • Provides budget recommendations and assists in purchasing new and replacement equipment
  • Prepares operational reports for Plant Supervisors
  • Will perform in assistant plant supervisory capacity, assists in developing and monitoring training program for operators
  • Trains operators on plant operations and use of new equipment
  • Maintains inventory of operational supplies
  • Maintains and calibrates on-line process analyzers
  • Monitors raw and untreated water flows, adjusts flows and pumping rates as needed
  • Oversees chemical feed systems, conducts quality tests on raw and untreated water
  • Keeps records of chemicals used and tests performed
  • May develop, monitor, and implement a process control plan for plant operation
  • Maintains, inspects, troubleshoots, reports, and performs maintenance and repair of plant equipment
  • May maintain plant facility and grounds
  • Maintains plant security
  • Prepares daily, weekly, and monthly reports of plant performance
  • Responds to questions, problems, and complaints concerning water quality or service
  • Ensures use of proper safety equipment and procedures
  • Ensures cleanliness of water treatment facility and proper storage of equipment and supplies
  • Provides shift coverage when necessary
  • Performs additional duties as assigned



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Associate's Degree in water technology or water quality management preferred


  • At least five (5) years progressively responsible experience working in a treatment facility including
  • At least two (2) years experience working in a Class A water treatment plant installing, maintaining, and operating equipment
  • Previous lead worker or supervisory experience preferred
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Salary: $67,246 to $82,389 Annually

Close Date: Continuous

Learn More/Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/aurora/jobs/3100596/chief-water-treatment-plant-operator

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