The Water Treatment Plant Operator III has responsible charge of operating and maintaining the Everett Water Filtration Plant and related facilities. The work and duties of those in this classification ensure that the plant processes meet all regulatory requirements on a continual basis, and that established policies and procedures for plant operation are followed.
Work in this class involves acting as the lead shift operator in the continuous operation of Everett’s Water Filtration Plant (WTP) and related facilities, including the adjustment, repair, and maintenance of equipment. The work also involves the supervision and training of Water Treatment Plant Operators in lower levels. Employees in this class may act as the senior water treatment plant operator in his/her absence and at the direction of the chief operator, and they will receive specialized assignments. The work is performed during an assigned shift under the general supervision of the senior or chief water treatment plant operator. Work performance is generally evaluated on the basis of proper operation of the plant, inspections, reports, compliance with established operating and maintenance practices and procedures, adherence to safety standards, and other established performance criteria.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Must be a high school graduate or equivalent, and a minimum of two (2) years of college-level coursework or equivalent technical training in chemistry, biology, engineering, environmental science, or related field. Relevant work experience may substitute for the college-level education requirements. A Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, biology, engineering, environmental science, or related field is highly desirable.
Possession of a valid driver license at the date of hire, and the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Washington State Driver License within 30 days of the date of hire.
Within the past six (6) years: must have five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as an operator of a potable water filtration plant, with three (3) or more of those years as a state-certified Water Treatment Plant Operator II; OR, three (3) years minimum of experience as an Operator I or II at Everett’s Water Filtration Plant.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OR CERTIFICATIONS
Must possess a valid Washington State Department of Health Level III Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate OR
Must possess a valid Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate recognized as an equivalent to the Washington State Level III Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate by the Association of Boards of Certification AND obtain a Washington State Level III Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate within six (6) months of hire.
Obtain within six (6) months of hire and maintain a forklift operator certification in accordance with Washington Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) rules.
Salary: $6,430 to $7,818 Monthly
Close Date: Jan. 31, 2022, 5:00 p.m.
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