HELIX WATER DISTRICT is seeking a motivated, analytical thinker with excellent communication skills who is committed to excellence to join our team as a Plant Operator I/II. This position performs a wide variety of skilled, journey-level tasks involved in the monitoring, regulation, maintenance and operation of a large, state-of-the-art water treatment plant utilizing an ozone treatment process.
This position is responsible for working swing, grave and relief shifts on a rotational basis.
Salary ranges for all full-time classifications are scheduled to increase by 2% effective July 1, 2023, and July 1, 2024. In addition, the district will provide cost-of-living adjustments between 2-4% effective July 1, 2023, July 1, 2024, and July 1, 2025.
Plant Operator I: $34.98 - $44.65/hourly
Plant Operator II: $38.57 - $49.22/hourly
Plus 5% shift differential
Plant Operator I is the entry-level class and is flexibly staffed with the Plant Operator II classification. Typically, proficiency criteria are met within six to 18 months, depending on an individual's experience.
Qualified candidates will have training and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED equivalent, supplemented by college-level course work in biology, chemistry and water treatment technology; and three years of progressively responsible experience in plant operations involving potable water production, treatment, storage and transmission.
A valid Class C California driver's license and ability to maintain insurability under the district's vehicle insurance policy.
Possession of or ability to obtain CPR/AED and first aid certification within six months and maintain valid certification thereafter.
A valid state of California State Water Resources Control Board Water Treatment Operator Certificate, Grade 3 (T3).
A valid State Water Resources Control Board Distribution Operator Certification, Grade 2 (D2) is highly desirable.
To be considered for the Plant Operator I/II, please complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire and view a complete list of job responsibilities by visiting our career section at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/helixwater. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the online application.