Assistant Wastewater Plant Operator - T11216-201807

City of San Diego, CA San Diego, CA

Assistant Wastewater Plant Operator positions obtain experience, skills, and knowledge necessary to qualify for State of California certification as a Wastewater Plant Operator; carry out plant control processes using both computer and manual controls; operate mechanical equipment such as pumps, valves, filters, screens, and boilers; calibrate and maintain monitoring instrumentation; perform minor maintenance and repair; keep accurate logs, records, and documentation; perform chemical and biological analyses; keep plant clean, orderly, and safe; report malfunctioning equipment; drive pick-up trucks and other vehicles; operate forklifts, utility carts, and small tractors; and perform other duties as assigned.


* Assistant Wastewater Plant Operator employees may be required to work overtime, including nights, weekends, holidays, and/or rotating shifts for which they may receive 5% additional pay.

* This job typically requires the performance of physically demanding tasks. Assistant Wastewater Plant Operator employees must be able to stoop, twist, turn, bend, squat, sit, and stand for long periods of time; lift items weighing up to 50 pounds; climb to heights of 25 feet; and enter chlorine environments.

* Assistant Wastewater Plant Operator employees will be required to perform work that may involve exposure to all weather conditions typical of the outside environment; hazardous chemicals; electrical and mechanical hazards; respiratory hazards; noise hazards; eye/face hazards; uneven terrain/walking hazards; blood-borne pathogen biohazards; and water/wastewater substances such as scum, screenings, grit, and/or sludge.

* Work uniforms and laundering of the uniforms are provided by the City for each operator along with other safety equipment that may be required.