City of Tucson

WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR (#4062)

$15.32-$25.50 Hourly / $31,865.60-$53,040.00 Yearly
Salary Grade: 916


General Description

Operates, maintains, and repairs water treatment plant facilities and systems. Collects and analyzes water samples for various chemicals. 

Essential Functions

Maintains plant and related equipment such as wells, boosters, and reservoirs by operating and monitoring pumps, valves, gates and other equipment, performing inspections, taking readings, making calculations, adjusting flows and chemical dosages as needed, responding to and evaluating system problems within the potable and reclaimed water systems.

Installs, repairs and performs scheduled preventative maintenance of chlorination equipment.

Maintains logs and records, prepares reports, writes work orders and enters information into the computer system.

Conducts laboratory tests by collecting water samples from various locations, analyzing samples for various chemicals and recording findings.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years experience operating, maintaining, and repairing water treatment facilities and/or water systems

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Water Treatment Grade 1 Certification

OR

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Water Distribution Grade 1 Certification 

ADEQ Grade 1 certification in Water Treatment AND ADEQ Grade 1 certification in Water Distribution are required within 12 months of hire. Failure to obtain both certifications will result in failure of probation and employment will be terminated effective immediately. Applicants with water certifications from other states will be accepted only if the certification is eligible for reciprocity. However, applicants are required to check with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) regarding reciprocity eligibility/requirements.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Respirator Physical

Non-NIDA drug test

50# Lift Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 25

Occupation Group Description: Water

EEO Job Category Code: G

EEO Job Category Description: Skilled Craft Workers

Organizational Level: First Level Employee

NCCI: 7520

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Primary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: Yes

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 4062; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;