18 days old

Water Treatment Operator

Oakland, California 94607
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    Full Time

Water Treatment Operator

Salary Info: $90,408 - $99,684 Annually, Plus Excellent Benefits + Retirement

Opens online at www.ebmud.com/jobs on Monday, March 16, 2020

Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 3, 2020

Internal Reference #20-037


The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) has six treatment plants: three conventional (two with ozone) and three inline, ranging in size from 25-175 MGD. Assignments may include working at any treatment plant on any shift. Working on shift without immediate supervision requires independent judgment, initiative, and action within established operational parameters.


Duties include:

  • Logging plant operations, test results, maintenance work performed, and unusual operating conditions; preparing reports, as required

  • Monitoring and operating the distribution system using the SCADA system as needed

  • Sampling water at established times, performing standardized quality control tests, interpreting the results, and adjusting chemical feeders and other plant equipment accordingly

  • Maintaining the plant and operating equipment and facilities in a clean and orderly condition, including draining and hosing down filters, tanks, and basins, and flushing chemical metering pumps; depressurizing, de-energizing, isolating equipment, removing chemicals, and locking and tagging out equipment in preparation for maintenance crews

  • Making limited repairs and adjustments to equipment commonly used in water treatment facilities; listening for unusual equipment or machinery sounds to determine if there are potential problems; taking corrective action such as shutting down equipment or machinery and barricading off an area as appropriate


The salary range is $7,534* per month increasing to $7,911 and $8,307 after 6 and 18 months, respectively.


EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.


Any combination of education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge and abilities indicated above. Typical means of acquiring the essential knowledge and abilities is a combination of training and experience equivalent to:

1.   A high school diploma.

2.   6 college semester units in water treatment or other specialized training accepted by the California Department of Drinking Water (CA-DDW) toward the T3 certificate; and

  • 2 years of EBMUD experience as a Water Treatment/Distribution Operator Trainee plus satisfactory completion of training and supervisory certification of proficiency; OR

  • 2 years of water treatment operator experience;

* An Associate Arts Degree in water or waste water technology or distribution including at least 15 units of physical, chemical, or biological sciences may be substituted for one year of experience under either of the above qualifying patterns.

** A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree and completion of a State recognized comprehensive operator training program or may be substituted for one year of experience under either of the above qualifying patterns.

*** A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in chemistry, biology, microbiology, public health, civil, chemical, environmental, or sanitary engineering or other closely related field may be substituted for the required experience under either of the above qualifying patterns.

3.   A California T2 certificate issued by the CA-DDW. Must obtain a T3 Operator certificate within 2 years of appointment.


Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at www.ebmud.com/jobs by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 3, 2020. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.


EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability


Job Hotline: (510) 287-0742



  • Energy / Utilities / Oil & Gas
Posted: 2020-03-13 Expires: 2020-04-12

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