Job Description :
Essential Functions: (include but are not limited to the following)
Operates, inspects, cleans, repairs, replaces and maintains pumps, motors, filters, and related equipment; and performs general, grounds and preventive maintenance and repairs in and around plant facilities; operates vehicles and other equipment.
Conducts on-site inspections of plant operations, insuring that operational problems are identified and corrected; insures that plants are operating within safety standards established by Federal, State and local laws, ordinances and regulations; provides training for less experienced personnel.
Performs basic skilled water pollution control laboratory testing and analysis; monitors the operation of industrial wastes instrumentation for proper monitoring; adheres to quality assurance programs for laboratory analysis and instrumentation.
May assist in the training of lower level personnel.
Prepares and updates reports including records and logs.
Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, City management and staff and the public

Working Conditions:
Position requires sitting, standing, walking on level and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping and making repetitive hand movement in the performanc of daily duties. The position also requires both near and far vision when inspecting work and performing maintenance on assigned equipment. The need to lift, carry and push tools, equipment and supplies weighing 25 pounds or more is also required. Additionally, the incumbent in this position works in all conditions including wet, hot and cold. The incumbent may use cleaning and lubricating chemicals which may expose the employee to fumes, dust and air contaminants. The nature of the work also requires the incumbent to climb ladders and work in confined space.

Qualifications: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification)

Education and/or Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of two year of experience in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment laboratory or the performance of related work, and a high school diploma or equivalent supplemented with appropriate coursework in laboratory testing and analysis.

Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license. Possession of a Grade III Certificate as a Wastewater Plant Operator from the California State Water Quality Control Board.