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Grade III Water Operator- Peoria, AZ in Glendale, AZ at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Glendale, AZ
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

Job Summary:
Operates a water treatment facility following company, local, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures to ensure environmental compliance. Includes the collection of water samples, recording data and assisting with preparing regulatory reports, adjusting chemical feed rates, and other similar duties.


  • 12 hour rotating shifts (6AM-6PM or 6PM-6AM)

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Perform critical testing of facility operations, such as pH, turbidity, chlorine, fluoride residual, alkalinity, etc. in order to monitor system condition. 
  • Keep complete, accurate, legible records of all phases of facility operations
  • Keep complete, accurate, legible records of all equipment and plant maintenance. 
  • Assist to prepare monthly written operating report based on facility’s operation and/or maintenance records for the client, employer or regulatory agency as required. 
  • Inform Chief Operator, Maintenance Manager, or Project Manager in a timely manner of plant problems, upsets, plant expansion, repairs, etc. 
  • Work conscientiously and be aware of safety hazards. 
  • Be prepared to discuss in a professional manner the plant operations with employer, client, visitors or regulatory personnel.
  • Collect required samples, log in samples correctly and accurately and submit samples to laboratory and review results to ensure permit compliance. 
  • Operate plant to meet all regulatory guidelines and responsibilities.
  • Assist maintenance personnel with pump, motor, valve, etc., removal and repair.  
  • Maintain accurate records for timesheets. 
  • Work scheduled day, nights, weekends and holidays for assigned shift.
  • Project a positive image to operators, clients, regulatory agencies, engineers, etc.


Job Requirements

Certifications & Licenses:
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Water Operator’s certification issued by Arizona Department of Environmental Quality – Grade 3 Water Treatment Plant Operator, or ability to obtain reciprocity.

  • High school diploma required.
  • Additional trade specific courses preferred.

  • Electrical and mechanical experience with the ability to recognize equipment failures.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as company policies and procedures, O&M manuals, Safety rules and procedures, process flow diagrams & plans, etc. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Mathematical ability at the high school graduate level.
  • Understand calculations and concepts that are industry related to process control and troubleshooting.
  • Professional demeanor and appearance.
  • Demonstrate evidence of good character, positive attitude, reliability and honesty.
  • Ability to work with others and to follow company policies, schedules, procedures, etc.
  • Ability to compile and interpret data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, company personnel, and regulatory personnel. 
  • Ability to work in all types of weather conditions.
  • Ability to determine odors and distinguish colors.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to foresee mechanical equipment failure.
  • Ability to develop and follow a time schedule for assignments.
  • Ability to work in an efficient and safe manner.

 Experience (Demonstrated):
  • 3-5 years

Physical Demands:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or fell objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.