Job Vacancy: Treatment Plant Operator II

Posted 4 months ago

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II

Compensation: $5,058 to $6,240 Monthly

Filing deadline: 05/31/2020

Summerland Sanitary District (SSD) is seeking to hire an experienced Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II.  Under direct supervision of the Treatment Plant Operations Supervisor, the Treatment Plant Operator II operates and maintains an advanced wastewater treatment plant, collection system and laboratory to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory agency requirements; monitors the treatment processes and performs the full range of facility operations and maintenance work and a wide variety of skilled technical duties including laboratory analyses.

Examples of Duties:

Independently operates and maintains all segments of a tertiary wastewater treatment plant processes including primary, secondary, effluent disposal and solids handling processes.

Maintains, compiles and updates plant operations log and reports; performs routine tests and monitors related to plant operations.

Performs treatment plant inspections, including monitoring and documenting plant operations by reading gauges, dials, level indicators, recorder, meters, digital readouts, SCADA information and other instruments.

Monitors control panels adjusts valves, gates, pumps and blowers to regulate process flows.

Performs preventive maintenance on all plant processes, including observation, lubrication, adjustments, cleaning and part replacement.

Performs replacements and/or repair of treatment equipment, and laboratory equipment and other facilities.

Collects wastewater samples, conducts laboratory tests and calibrates laboratory equipment.

Performs maintenance of grounds and buildings including, but not limited to painting, application of protective coatings, refurbishing, gardening and custodial tasks

Operates trucks, backhoe, front-end loader, portable air compressor, portable pumps, portable generators, various hand tools and other equipment for the maintenance and repair of facilities, buildings and grounds.

Under supervision of Collections System Lead Operator performs preventive and corrective maintenance on wastewater collection facilities including cleaning, repairs, and CCTV.

Participates in construction, maintenance, and repair work involving the wastewater collection system.

Participates in the daily operation and maintenance of wastewater pump station tasks.

Keeps work records and prepares reports of completed work.

Assists with the training and qualifications of Operators I.

Performs standby, weekend and overtime duties.

May be required to perform the functions of the lower level classes in this series and other duties as assigned. 

Job Required Certifications

SWRCB Grade II (or higher) Wastewater Operator License – required

Valid CA Driver’s License – required

CWEA Mechanical Technologist Grade 1 – highly desirable

Employee Benefits include:

Health Insurance: Fully paid for employee only

Dental & Vision Insurance: Fully paid for employee only

Life Insurance: $ 20,000 policy

Vacation Leave: 80 hrs. (1- 5 yrs.), 120 hrs (6-10 yrs.), 160 hrs (11-15 yrs), 200 hrs (15+ yrs.)

Sick Leave: 13 days per yearHolidays: 12 days per year (includes 1 Floating Holiday)

Retirement Program: Santa Barbara County Retirement System (reciprocity with PERS)

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, hear and speak.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, use hands and fingers to handle or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Final Filing Date; May 31, 2020

To be considered for this career opportunity, please forward a letter of interest, your resume and the district’s employment application form to Treatment Plant Operations Supervisor Mr. Noe Aguilar Vega, Summerland Sanitary District, P.O. Box 417, Summerland, CA 93067.

The employment application can be downloaded from the District’s website: or can be requested by email at

Selection Procedure:

After the final filing date, applications will be reviewed. Candidates with qualifications best meeting the needs of SSD will be invited to participate in an interview process.

All applicants will be notified by mail regarding further participation in the selectionprocess. Travel costs are at the applicant’s expense. Applicants considered for

appointment will be required to undergo a post-job offer, pre-employment medical examination including drug testing and a thorough background investigation.

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