Water Resources Operator I - Wastewater Collections

  • City of Buckeye, AZ
  • Buckeye, Arizona
  • Aug 30, 2020
Full Time Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $19.56 - $23.47 Hourly USD

Job Description

Under close supervision, performs routine semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, repairs and operations of water production sites water distribution lines, wastewater treatment facilities and collections systems and lines.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties as assigned.
  • Samples/monitors water and wastewater using specialized equipment
  • Performs routine water line repairs and maintenance; plumbing work; installs and repairs water and sewer lines; installs, maintains and repairs water meters and hydrants
  • Performs daily facility inspections of well sites, water production sites, wastewater treatment facilities, and collection systems
  • Operates wastewater treatment and sludge processing disposal equipment
  • Operates a variety of equipment including; pumps, motors, chlorinators, meters, air compressors, blowers, valves and gates
  • Operates a variety of trucks and equipment in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures
  • Performs semi-skilled and skilled construction, maintenance and manual labor; duties will vary according to job assignment
  • Collects and delivers water and wastewater samples to laboratory
  • Picks up and delivers materials as directed
  • Completes required daily documentation, logs and reports
  • Must be available for emergency on call rotation
  • Performs field tests for physical or chemical parameters
  • Performs daily data entry and record keeping
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required

Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:
High School diploma or GED equivalent; one (1) year of water/wastewater maintenance and operations experience preferred, OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills Set and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • City policies and procedures
  • Principles and practices of water and wastewater operations
  • Equipment maintenance and repair methods and materials
  • Safety standards and practices
  • Traffic laws and rules involved in vehicle and equipment operation
  • Principles of basic documentation and record keeping
Skill in:
  • Safe and efficient operation of vehicles and equipment according to standard operating and safety procedures
  • Reading and interpreting maps, technical specifications and operations manuals for vehicles and operational equipment
  • Interpreting and effectively communicating both verbal and written instructions
Ability to:
  • Create and maintain accurate information.
  • Observe, compare, and monitor data to determine compliance with prescribed operating, regulatory or safety standards
  • Enter data or information using a terminal, PC or other keyboard device.
  • Learn new computer applications
  • Move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less)
  • Perceive the full range of the color spectrum
  • Work outside on uneven surfaces in extreme temperatures

Additional Information:
Grade I Certification, from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in one or more of the following disciplines: Water Distribution, Water/Wastewater Treatment or Wastewater Collection. After-hours, shift, weekends and on-call work may be required. This position requires employees to be on-call on a rotating basis. On-call employees must be available to respond to the job-site within one (1) hour from the time they receive the call. Possession of a valid Arizona Driving License is required. Possession of a valid Arizona Commercial Driver's License or the ability to obtain one in 6 months may be required
Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work is performed outdoors in inclement weather and in public facilities
Reports To: Water Resources Supervisor or other supervisory staff
Supervision Exercised: None
FLSA Status: Non-exempt


Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Buckeye, Arizona United States View Map