2019-04-08 2019-05-10

Water Purification Unit Manager

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: La Verne, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 50811
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: La Verne, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 50811
  • Organization Website
The Water Purification Unit Manager is responsible for managing and supervising all water purification functions. Area of responsibility includes ensuring water quality regulatory compliance and consumer satisfaction through improved source water quality, optimizing existing treatment and distribution processes, and development of future treatment options.

This position manages all activities related to water quality regulatory compliance, examines source water quality and investigates proposed changes in the watersheds to improve the quality of the raw water entering the treatment plants, and sets operational criteria for both near-term operations and long-term planning to ensure regulatory compliance. This position will provide process design criteria when a capital facility is in the planning stages to ensure water quality goals are achieved, and examine new drinking water regulations and emerging water quality issues to determine options to address these concerns.

The Water Purification Unit Manager will direct teams responsible for operations compliance, engineering compliance and treatment plant laboratory activities associated with Metropolitan’s treatment plants that have a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons of water per day. The Water Purification Unit Manager will look at innovative ways to optimize processes (combined with operational reality) with the goal of even greater reliability and cost effectiveness in operations.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or equivalent and twelve years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which four years must have been in a management or supervisory position; or an advanced degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or equivalent and ten years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which four years must have been in a management or supervisory position.

Increasingly responsible relevant experience is defined as: Expertise with conventional and advanced drinking water treatment processes, emerging water quality issues, and drinking water regulatory compliance standards.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.

Certification requirement: License in good standing as a California Professional Engineer or equivalent from another state (required at time of application).

In addition to the driver license and Professional Engineer requirement, employees in this position will be required to obtain and maintain the following certification: State Water Resources Control Board Grade T2 Water Treatment Operator Certification

Desirable Qualifications: State Water Resources Control Board Grade T5 Water Treatment Operator Certification.

Salary: $149,677 to $195,853 Annually

Close Date: May 10, 2019

Learn More/Apply: www.mwdh2o.com

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