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Water Services Plant Operator
City of Glendale AZ    Glendale, AZ 85304

Description 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. Essential Functions 1. 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. 2. Obtains water or wastewater samples and performs laboratory tests. 3. Conducts various lab tests to determine proper process and operational controls. 4. 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. 5. Change pump settings as needed. 6. Monitors and adjusts flows through wells, booster pumps, zone splits and reservoirs to control the distribution system and system pressure. 7. Monitors and operates telemetry system and computerized process monitoring equipment. 8. Makes equipment adjustments and minor repairs, and/or prepares problem reports. 9. Read and interprets meters, gauges and instruments. Enters daily readings into computer databases. 10. Inventories, estimate usage and prepares orders for supplies. Ensures quality of material received. 11. Resolves water and reclamation complaint calls. 12. 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. 13. Records daily activities in logbook. 14. Assists with public relations by answering inquires and complaints, and giving plant tours. 15. Occasionally may assist other water treatment personnel in, or perform well site maintenance. 16. Performs other duties as assigned. 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 Factors** **Definitions** **Classification Levels** Personal Accountability & Integrity Takes 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, Executives Teambuilding & Collaborative Relationships Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride and trust; develops cooperative working relationships with others. Foundational, Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, Executives Effective Communication Conveys information respectfully, credibly, and effectively. Foundational, Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, Executives Continuous Learning & Development Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; takes initiative in pursuing self-development and learning to expand skills and increase knowledge. Foundational, Professional/Supervisory, Managerial, Executives Commitment to Service Excellence Strives 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, Executives Innovation Applies 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. *Salary:* $40,680.00 - $61,020.00 Annually *Location:* Glendale, AZ *Job Type:* Full Time *Department:* Water Services *Job Number:* 2021 -02217 *Closing:* Continuous *Hours per Week:* 40 *Agency:* City of Glendale (AZ) *Address:* 5850 W. Glendale Ave. Glendale, Arizona, 85301 *Phone:* 623-930-2270 *Website:*

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