As a City of Aurora employeeyou will have access to many of our unique benefits such as competitive wages, health, dental and vision covered at 90%, personal time off and internal educational programs to help further your career. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. The values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the city of Aurora, we value integrity, respect, professionalism and customer service as those core values and we attribute those values to our success as an organization, both as an employer and a servant of the community. If you hold these same values, we welcome you to apply.
The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for overseeing work performed on an assigned shift and ensures treated water quality surpasses all State, Federal, and Water Department standards
Monitors raw and treated water flows, adjusts flows and pumping rates as needed
Mixes chemicals and conducts quality tests on raw and treated water
Keeps records of chemicals used and tests performed
May develop, monitor, and implement a process control plan for plant operation using manual and computerized systems
Maintains, inspects, troubleshoots, reports, and performs maintenance and repair of plant equipment
May maintain plant facility and grounds
Maintains plant security
Prepares daily, weekly, and monthly reports of plant performance and responds to questions, problems, and complaints concerning water quality or service
Trains and instructs staff in plant maintenance and operation activities and ensures use of proper safety equipment and procedures
Ensures cleanliness of assigned areas and proper storage of equipment and supplies
Performs additional duties as assigned.
Education: High School Diploma or GED. Associate's Degree in water technology or water quality management preferred.
Experience: At least 4 years progressively responsible experience working in a water treatment facility including at least 2 years experience working in a Class A/B water treatment plant installing, maintaining, and operating equipment.
Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of safety practices and requirements of a water treatment plant. Knowledge of chemistry, microbiology, mathematics, and hydrology; pumps, valves, motors, filters, backflow prevention devices, piping, and plumbing structures; chemical analysis and testing techniques; personal computers including spreadsheet and word processing software applications.
Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; perform mathematical computations; perform chemical, physical, and biological control analyses, corrosion control and cross-connection control; work without close supervision; direct the work of other employees; work shifts and nights; and work overtime, standby, and/or callback duty.
Skills: Skill in the use of personal computers including word processing and spreadsheet software applications.
Licenses, Certificates or Equipment: Colorado Water Treatment Plant Operators Class A or B Certificate; or ability to obtain required certification within Aurora Water Department guidelines. Valid driver's license with a good driving history. This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.
Moderate physical work requiring ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds repetitively
Regular lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 20 pounds
Regular walking and standing to monitor control room and treatment plant operations
Pushing, pulling, and climbing to check system equipment; hand/eye coordination for operation of computer keyboard and treatment plant controls
Foot/eye coordination for operation of motor vehicle
Vision to read and interpret written reports and control room gauges
Speech communications for communication with employees and citizens
Hearing and listening for instructions and warning signals.
Work Environment: Works primarily indoors in a treatment plant facility with exposure to noise, dust, chemicals, and fumes; some outdoor work.
Equipment Used : Operates treatment plant equipment, computer, and motor vehicles.
Aurora is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The city also maintains compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The city's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) is available for review by contacting the Employee Relations Officer in the Human Resources Division at 303-739-7225.
If you need assistance or reasonable accommodation for completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.