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Plant Operator I or II, Day Shift

  • Orange County Water District
  • 05/14/19
  • Fountain Valley, CA
  • 92728
  • Grade I: $29.24 - $36.55 per hour; Grade II: $35.5 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
Incumbents are responsible for performing plant operations duties under supervision. Performs a variety of tasks associated with the operation, routine maintenance & repair and upkeep of Recycled Water plants including tertiary and advanced water treatment systems. Treatment processes include Microfiltration, Reverse Osmosis, UV Oxidation, chemical processes and a conventional reclaimed water filtration system. Tours, inspects, and evaluates status of on-site and off-site treatment facilities and related equipment. Collects water quality and equipment performance data; updates related logs, maintains records and other required documents. Monitors plant equipment and processes, adjusts various local and remote plant equipment and process control systems; balance and optimize process flows; monitor research experiments and pilot systems. Perform light maintenance work and plant housekeeping. Performs membrane maintenance for reverse osmosis and Microfiltration treatment system, including: flow testing, profiling, filter/membrane inspections, CIPs and relative chemical handling and dosage calculations. Perform plant process chemical checks, including: operation and inspection of chemical storage and dosing equipment; monitoring chemical inventory for various plant processes; calculating dosage rates; assisting with delivery of bulk chemicals. Collect state and county mandated water quality samples; determines proper labeling, bottle preparation, and chain of custodies. Participate in plant/safety training and assist in performing equipment lockout / tagout. Assist with contractor activities and other tasks as assigned. Ability to wear a self-contained breathing apparatus and respond to emergency situations as required. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level. Works assigned shift including weekends, holidays and rotating shift as required.

Grade I Plant Operator: Minimum Grade I California Wastewater Operators certification or DDW T-I Certification required. Advancements from this level will be dependent upon obtaining Wastewater Operators Certification for desired position. At least one year experience in a water or wastewater treatment plant required.

Grade II Plant Operator: Minimum Grade II California Wastewater Operators certification or DDW T-II Certification required. Advancements from this level will be dependent upon obtaining Wastewater Operators Certification for desired position. Minimum two years of experience operating a water or wastewater treatment plant is required.

High School graduate or equivalent (GED). Additional coursework in Water, Wastewater treatment or college level science is highly desirable for both levels. Must have a good mechanical aptitude; knowledge of mathematical principles and hydraulic principles.

SCHEDULE: 7:00 am 7:30 pm, Thurs. Sat. and Wed. Sat.

Salary Range:
Grade I: $29.24 - $36.55 per hour
Grade II: $35.54 - $44.43 per hour

You must submit an OCWD online employment application to be considered. Please visit to complete an application.
A valid California drivers license and proof of automobile insurance is required. Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number apply. EOE

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