Job Opening UF / RO Operator

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: methods, equipment, materials, tools, and standard practices for the operation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of a reverse osmosis water treatment, filtration, and distribution system
Testing and monitoring equipment used in reverse osmosis treatment;
Chemical processes, including monitoring and adjustments, used in a reverse osmosis treatment facility;
policies regarding safe work practices and handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals and materials.

Ability to:
Follow written and oral instructions;
Read and interpret technical, regulatory, and operational manuals, papers, and diagrams;
Read and interpret meters and testing equipment;
Operate and interpret specialized testing equipment;
Read and interpret testing results and make required adjustments;
Operate standard office equipment, including a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
Operate power equipment;
Operate hand tools;
Operate a motor vehicle, including forklift and manlift;
Prepare written reports and maintain system performance logs and records;
Communicate effectively with the public and other employees.

Supervision Received:
The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Reverse Osmosis Facilities Superintendent.

Supervision Exercised: None

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED equivalency; and
Three (3) years experience in water or wastewater treatment, including reverse osmosis methods; and
Valid Arizona Driver’s License; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Desirable Qualifications:
College-level courses in Engineering or Chemistry.

Work Environment:
The primary duties of this class are performed in a treatment plant environment that may include adverse weather conditions and hazards involving the use of power tools and equipment and exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient clarity of hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate with other employees and the public;

Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and operational and technical manuals and related system diagrams, and metering and monitoring equipment;

Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a variety of power and hand tools, to make adjustments to equipment, and to operate standard office equipment and a motor vehicle;

Sufficient strength to lift objects up to 50 pounds;

Sufficient body flexibility, mobility, and balance to perform plant operation and maintenance duties that require climbing and working on ladders, and moving over rough terrain.

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