Water Plant Operator I & II

  • CITY OF CHANDLER, ARIZONA
  • Chandler, Arizona
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $24.89 - $33.11 Hourly USD

Job Description

Description

The City of Chandler Public Works & Utilities Department is currently seeking qualified individuals interested in joining our team as a Water Plant Operator I and II. This is a regular full-time, non-exempt position with benefits. These positions are required to work rotating shifts, including nights, holidays, and weekends throughout the year and must be able to work overtime and perform standby as required. Applications will be reviewed weekly.

City of Chandler
Chandler, the fourth largest City in Arizona, is located in one of the fastest growing innovation and technology centers in the nation. Chandler is a vibrant, diverse, fiscally responsible community with a supportive business climate that attracts global industry leaders, exciting startups, talented workers and their families. In addition to being a great place to live, play and work our local hotels, resorts, golf courses, restaurants and ample shopping opportunities make Chandler one of Arizona's great vacation spots.

Who we are
Chandler was the first city in Arizona to receive accreditation of our water and wastewater operations by the American Public Works Association, the toughest accreditation to achieve in the industry. The Utilities Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City's water, wastewater and reclaimed water infrastructure. The Utilities team maintains and operates one water, one brine reduction and three wastewater facilities. We average over 58 million gallons of fresh water and 30 million gallons of treated water per day from our four primary water sources: Salt River, Verde River, Colorado River and access to 31 wells of ground water supply. Service is provided to the City of Chandler residential, commercial, and industrial users by a network of 1,224 miles of active water mains, 942 miles of active sewer mains, and 92 miles of reclaimed water mains.

Who we are looking for
Our new team member will have a passion for operating a large scale treatment plant and water system, collaborating with the team, optimizing process and a willingness to cross train in other disciplines. The selected individual will possess the knowledge and ability to operate the facilities in such a manner that will meet or exceed federal and state regulations as well as internal levels and goals for water quality.

Minimum qualifications Water Plant Operator I ($22.16 to $29.92/hour):
• High school diploma or GED equivalency; and
• One (1) year experience in the operation and/or maintenance of a water or wastewater utility or other related industrial experience or are enrolled or have completed the City of Chandler's TEMP Plant Operator Trainee Program; and
• ADEQ Grade I Water Treatment Facility Operator Certificate at time of hire or promotion; and
• ADEQ Grade II Water Treatment Plant Operator Certification within one (1) year of hire or promotion date; and
• Hazwoper 40 Hour Certification within six (6) months of hire or promotion date; and
• Valid Arizona Driver's License with an acceptable driving record; or
• Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Minimum qualifications Water Plant Operator II ($24.89 to $33.11/hour):
• High school diploma or GED equivalency; and
• Two (2) years’ experience in the operation and/or maintenance of a water and/or wastewater treatment plant, facilities or distribution system including at least one (1) year of water treatment plant experience; and
• ADEQ Grade III Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate at time of hire or promotion;
• ADEQ Grade III Water Distribution Certificate at time of hire or promotion; and
• Hazwoper 40 Hour Certification within six (6) months of hire or promotion date; and
• Valid Arizona Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record; or
• Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

To view the complete job description, please Water Plant Operator I or Water Plant Operator II . This is a regular full-time position, subject to a six (6) month probationary period. A register of qualified candidates will be active for four (4) months should another position become available.

The City of Chandler will conduct a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, a background check and a MVRRS (Motor Vehicle Record Request System) check as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon acceptable results.

Applicants for employment and volunteer opportunities should be aware of the City of Chandler’s policies concerning the use of drugs and alcohol. These policies have not been altered by the passage of Proposition 207. The use of recreational marijuana is a violation of the City’s Drug Free Workplace Policy. Certain positions within the City are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test. A positive result for drugs tested under the policy, including recreational marijuana, may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or volunteer opportunity. The examination process may vary if determined necessary.

The City of Chandler is committed to Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation.Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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