Water Services Plant Operator - $2,000 Hiring Bonus

Water Services Plant Operator - $2,000 Hiring Bonus

Glendale Fire Department | Glendale, AZ, 85301, US

Posted 13 days ago

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The City of Glendale is offering a



Water Services Plant Operator

Bonus to be paid as follows: $1,000 after 30 days of employment and $1,000 after 6 months of employment. You must be an active employee at the time the hiring bonus is scheduled to be paid to receive the bonus. Current regular status City of Glendale employees are not eligible for hiring bonuses.

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This is an entry-level operator position at the water treatment and reclamation plants. Work is routine and involves the basic operation, maintenance and control of one or more water treatment or reclamation facilities and/or well sites and lift stations; monitors operations, canvasses processes and performs various functions in process control. Work is performed under close supervision.

This position will be open until filled, applicants will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

Essential Functions

* Operates, maintains, monitors and controls all water plant and reclamation plant process equipment, including pumps, motors, aerators, blowers, chlorinators, chemical feeds, sludge equipment and basic laboratory instruments to ensure treated water meets City, state, and EPA quality standards.
* Obtains water samples and performs water or wastewater lab tests.
* Conducts various lab tests to determine proper process and operational controls.
* Recognizes the need for and may take basic treatment and operational changes to the water and reclamation processes and distribution systems to meet water quality standards.
* Change pump settings as needed.
* Monitors and adjusts flows through wells, booster pumps, zone splits and reservoirs to control the distribution system and system pressure.
* Monitors and operates telemetry system and computerized process monitoring equipment.
* Makes equipment adjustments and minor repairs, and/or prepares problem reports.
* Read and interprets meters, gauges and instruments. Enters daily readings into computer databases.
* Inventories, estimate usage and prepares orders for supplies. Ensures quality of material received.
* Resolves water and reclamation complaint calls.
* Unloads and stores hazardous chemicals, changes chlorine cylinders as necessary, batches and mixes hazardous chemical solutions and transfers bulk storage to day tanks for chemical feed operations.
* Records daily activities in logbook.
* Assists with public relations by answering inquires and complaints, and giving plant tours.
* Occasionally may assist other water treatment personnel in, or perform well site maintenance.
* Performs otherduties asassigned.

Minimum Qualifications/Special Requirements/Success Factors

One year of experience or training in the operation and/or maintenance of a water or wastewater utility or other industrial fields. Must possess ADEQ Grade 1 Water or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's Certificate at time of application.

Knowledge of:

Basic operations, methods, practices, techniques and servicing requirements of a water, reclamation plant, or a similar facility.

Safe work practices used in the operation of electrical and mechanical equipment and water and reclamation plants.

Ability to:

Recognize treatment process changes and demands.

Comprehend and operate telemetry and computerized process control systems.

Operate a computer.

Keep neat and accurate records.

Read and interpret meters, charts, gauges and recording devices.

Understand and follow written and oral instructions and regulations.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Perform basic arithmetic calculations

Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements

Applicants will be required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment in accordance with the City of Glendale Substance Abuse policy.

Must obtain ADEQ Grade 2 Water or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's Certificate within twelve (12) months of hire. Rotating shift work is required to cover weekends and holidays; flexible hours, overtime, and seasonal variations may be necessary.

Success Factor Classification Level - Foundational

Success FactorsDefinitionsClassification LevelsPersonal Accountability & IntegrityTakes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and in complying with organizational rules, policies and procedures. Earns others' trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism.Foundational, Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, ExecutivesTeambuilding & Collaborative RelationshipsInspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride and trust; develops cooperative working relationships with others.Foundational, Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, ExecutivesEffective CommunicationConveys information respectfully, credibly, and effectively.Foundational, Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, ExecutivesContinuous Learning & DevelopmentAssesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; takes initiative in pursuing self-development and learning to expand skills and increase knowledge.Foundational, Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, ExecutivesCommitment to Service ExcellenceStrives to excel in meeting the needs of both internal and external customers in a fair and equitable manner. Delivers high-quality services with a commitment to continuous improvement.Foundational, Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, ExecutivesInnovationApplies original thinking in approach to job responsibilities and to improve processes, methods, systems or services.Foundational, Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, Executives Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Work requires sustained climbing, standing, lifting of up to 50 pounds and walking.

Working Conditions

Some exposure to hazardous chemicals, voltages, and adverse weather. Hazards can be controlled through the use of proper safety precautions.