California Water Jobs – Small System Operator

Website California Water Service Company

Job Description:

The Small System Operator (SSO) maintains the supply and distribution systems including treatment facilities, well pumps and tanks, booster pumps, water mains, and service lines. This job includes tasks performed by Utility Worker (UW), Certified Pump Operator (CPO), Distribution Service Technician (DST), Meter Reader (MR), Water Quality Technician (WQT), Water Systems Material Specialist (WSMS), Operations Clerk (OC), Sub-Structure Locating Technician (SSLT). The position is located in Guerneville, CA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform field analysis of water supply for chlorine content and other required field analysis; for example pH, temperature, and other various regulatory requirements; making appropriate adjustments for proper water treatment calibration to meet water regulatory requirements.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot system failures; notify appropriate personnel when needed for repairs or further diagnostics.
  • Provide customer service including investigation or inquiries of meter leaks, meter reads; service line leaks or malfunction; leaks in the distribution system and answer customer questions and concerns.
  • Record production data, operational changes, electric use, and utilization of other sources of supply; chemical usage; change charts and maintain chart supplies.
  • Performs relief work under various field operations classifications.
  • Assist in setting, replacing, or removing 1-1/2″ and 2″ size meters.
  • Operate wells, booster pumps, and regulate other sources of supply maintaining flows, storage levels, and optimal system pressure.
  • Assist to flush and perform maintenance on all necessary functions of mains, which includes operation system valves.
  • Collect water samples for laboratory analysis and for reporting to interdepartmental and outside regulatory agencies.
  • Operate and perform maintenance and minor repairs to treatment, disinfection, and equipment.
  • Change and replace 5/8″ thru 1″ size meters and meter box lids and covers.
  • Operational testing and basic inspections of all emergency standby power sources including portable and stationary generators, auxiliary, and portable boosters.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be available for on call duties
  • Upon hire, must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status
  • State Water Resources Control Board-Drinking Water–Operator Certification Programs Water Treatment Operator Grade II Certification
  • Experience working for a water utility in field operations, customer service, or related department desired
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Valid California Driver License
  • State Water Resources Control Board-Drinking Water–Operator Certification Programs Water Distribution Operator Grade II Certification
  • Must live within 45 minutes of the District office
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of construction, maintenance, and repairs to distribution system desired

Job Details:

Company: California Water Service Company

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Guerneville, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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