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Water Treatment Plant Operator I

Company: Golden State Water Company
Location: Calipatria
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Accountability The Water Treatment Plant Operator I is an entry-level position and is considered to be in a training status requiring immediate to general supervision. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Operates and monitors a variety of water supply and treatment equipment such as:Surface Water Treatment Plants Pumping systems Chemical feed systems Water storage facilities Measuring and control systems Pressure Reducing/Sustaining Valves Assists with maintenance of plant equipment and facilities Performs water level measurements on groundwater wells Loads and unloads chemicals Performs basic laboratory analytical techniques on water samples Collects samples for analytical purposes Performs calculations related to dosing, flow rates, pressure and other weights and measures associated with water supply and treatment operations Complies with all safety standards and practices as they pertain to equipment, facility operations and chemical handling May require after hour work due to 24-hour operation Available for emergency response, 24 hours/day, seven days/week Must reside within 25 miles of the nearest water system boundary where assigned in order to respond to emergencies. Performs other duties as assigned The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills or competencies associated with this job. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent Familiar with PC applications such as Windows, word processing, spreadsheets and internet SWRCB Water Distribution Operator 1 certification - required if applicant does not hold a valid T1 certification. SWRCB Water Treatment Plant Operator 1 certification preferred at time of hire, and must obtain Grade 2 certification within 24 months of employment or position start date. Have good communication (both written and verbal) and organizational skills Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include standing for extended periods of time, lifting heavy loads, kneeling, crawling, and climbing Valid California driver's license NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform the essential functions.May include working in all weather conditions, during all hours of the day. Physical demands include but are not limited to standing, climbing, walking, lifting, bending, pulling and/or pushing, grasping, reaching, stooping and crouching, sitting, typing, walking, reading, writing, color determination, speaking and listening for extended periods of time. Technical Skills and Experience One year as a Water Distribution Operator or two years' experience in the water utility industry; or a combination of water utility experience and education that demonstrates a moderate level of knowledge and understanding of water distribution, supply and treatment operations; or an associate degree in water technology, distribution or treatment or similar math and science based curriculum from an accredited education institution or program Basic math skills Knowledge of basic plumbing skills Understanding of safe, efficient and effective work practices and procedures. Qualities of a Successful Water Treatment Plant Operator I Trustworthy; strong personal integrity Demonstrates strong level of accountability and ownership Collaborative/Team oriented Emotional maturity Exhibits professionalism with internal and external customers Organized with strong attention to detail and time management skills High degree of initiative; self-starter TO APPLY, PLEASE VISIT AND CLICK ON JOB OPPORTUNITIES.

Keywords: Golden State Water Company, Indio , Water Treatment Plant Operator I, Professions , Calipatria, California

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