Incumbents are responsible for performing plant operations duties under supervision. Performs a variety of tasks associated with the operation, routine maintenance & repair and upkeep of Recycled Water plants including tertiary and advanced water treatment systems. Treatment processes include Microfiltration, Reverse Osmosis, UV Oxidation, chemical processes, and a conventional recycled water filtration system. Tours, inspects, and evaluates status of on-site and off-site treatment facilities and related equipment. Collects water quality and equipment performance data; updates related logs, maintains records and other required documents. Monitors plant equipment and processes, adjusts various local and remote plant equipment and process control systems (e.g., SCADA); balance and optimize process flows; monitor research experiments and pilot systems. Perform light maintenance work and plant housekeeping. Performs membrane maintenance for reverse osmosis and Microfiltration treatment system, including flow testing, profiling, filter/membrane inspections, CIPs and relative chemical handling and dosage calculations. Perform plant process chemical checks, including operation and inspection of chemical storage and dosing equipment; monitoring chemical inventory for various plant processes; calculating dosage rates; assisting with delivery of bulk chemicals. Collect state and county mandated water quality samples; determines proper labeling, bottle preparation, and chain of custodies. Participate in plant/safety training and assist in performing equipment lockout / tagout. Assist with contractor activities and other tasks as assigned. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
Education: High School graduate or equivalent (GED). Additional coursework in Water, Wastewater treatment or college level science is highly desirable for both levels.
Grade I Plant Operator: Minimum Grade I California Wastewater Operator’s certification or DDW T-I Certification required. *** Advancements from this level will be dependent upon obtaining Wastewater Operator’s’ Certification for desired position. At least one-year experience in a water or wastewater treatment plant required.
Grade II Plant Operator: Minimum Grade II California Wastewater Operator’s certification or DDW T-II Certification required. *** Advancements from this level will be dependent upon obtaining Wastewater Operator’s’ Certification for desired position. Minimum two years of experience operating a water or wastewater treatment plant is required.
Must have a good mechanical aptitude, knowledge of mathematical principles and hydraulic principles.
Possession of a valid California Class “C” Driver’s License and proof of automobile insurance.
Special Working Conditions:
Positions in this class typically require the ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, pushing, pull, lift, grasp, feel, and perform repetitive motions; exert up to 20 pounds of force constantly, 50 pounds of force frequently and up to 100 pounds of force occasionally; work in an office; stand or sit for prolonged periods of time. May be required to periodically work in confined spaces and wear personal protective clothing/equipment. Ability to wear a self-contained breathing apparatus and respond to emergency situations as required. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
Day Shift Schedule:
7:00 am – 7:30 pm, Wed-Sat / Thur-Sat
Grade I: $32.74 - $40.93 per hour
Grade II: $37.90 - $47.38 per hour
Candidates given an offer of employment will be required to pass a medical examination and background check. You must submit an OCWD online employment application to be considered. Please visit www.ocwd.com to complete an application. Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number apply.