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This is the advanced journey-level class within the Water Plant Operator series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Water Plant Operator II by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned including scheduling of preventive maintenance to equipment and accomplishing standard and special tests in the chemical and bacteriological analysis of samples taken for treatment purposes. Employees at this level function independently and exercise individual judgment.
- Performs a variety of skilled maintenance duties involved in the operation and upkeep of plant equipment, facilities, and production wells; Trains plant operators;
- Monitors plant for efficient operation and safety;
- Monitors plant equipment for defects; reads meters, gauges and charts; regulates water flows in accordance with established procedures;
- Adjusts and calibrates feed machinery for a variety of chemicals to keep treatment at prescribed standards; collects and labels water samples for chemical testing purposes;
- Adjusts pump settings and chemical feed settings; maintains operating logs and records;
- Operates and inspects plant equipment including pumps, valves, electric motors, switch gear, compressors, blowers, chemical mixers, engines and generators; cleans, oils and greases equipment; maintains buildings; makes minor repairs;
- Paints inside and outside of buildings; reports malfunctioning equipment; calls for maintenance assistance in the event of serious breakdowns;
- Operates pumps and other allied equipment; inspects equipment to determine operating condition and makes necessary adjustment;
- Principles of water sampling and testing.
- Methods, equipment, chemicals and materials used in the treatment, storage and distribution of water.
- Tools and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of motors, engines, pumps and other water treatment plant equipment.
- Chemical and biological reactions in the treatment process.
- Operational characteristics of water treatment plant equipment and tools.
- Principles and processes of production wells, reverse membrane trains, iron and manganese and granulated active carbon (GAC) systems.
- Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
Operations, services and activities of a surface water direct filtration water treatment or reverse osmosis facility.
- Operational and safety regulations pertaining to water treatment plant operations and vehicle and equipment usage.
- Methods and techniques of preventive maintenance.
- Principles and procedures of water treatment plant operations.
- Laboratory practices and techniques.
Qualification & Experience:
- Three years of experience in a capacity performing functions relative to the operation and maintenance of a water treatment facility.
Company: City of Oceanside
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Accounting
Job Location: Oceanside, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A