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Water Quality Technician III - Metropolitan Water District - Carson, CA


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Company: Metropolitan Water District

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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of twenty six cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan's mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan's facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct; five conventional water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day; nine surface water reservoirs; 800 miles of pipeline, ranging up to nearly 20 feet in diameter; 16 hydroelectric power plants; and numerous support facilities.

The Water Systems Operations Group, Water Quality Section, currently has one (1) opening for a Water Quality Technician III in the Water Purification Unit located at Metropolitanís Water Quality Laboratory in La Verne, CA.  This position will also require frequent travel to various District facilities, with primary travel to the Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center in Carson, CA.

JOB SUMMARY
The Water Quality Technician III will assist with the safe operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the Regional Recycled Water Advanced Water Purification Center Demonstration Plant, in support of applied research studies. In this position, you will apply specialized electrical and electronic skills, mechanical and plant operational skills, as well as use independent judgment to perform job duties.

As the Water Quality Technician III, you will conduct water quality sampling, analyses, and data reporting to support applied research studies. You will perform predictive maintenance to determine equipment wear and anticipate future equipment and/or maintenance needs to enhance process reliability; you will also perform complex preventive and corrective maintenance on water treatment equipment and processes. You will plan and coordinate maintenance activities, including receiving chemical deliveries and vendor coordination. You will procure, install, test, maintain and troubleshoot all new equipment, instrumentation, control systems, and automation systems to support water quality applied research platforms, including necessary Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition components. You will also provide emergency response to ensure continuous operation of water quality demonstration and pilot plants, including on-call support during off-work hours.
JOB DUTIES

    May develop technical training materials.

    Conducts analyses and investigations of water quality issues, prepares reports and makes recommendations.

    Conducts water quality studies, tests, inspections and research.

    Maintains water quality related databases and records.

    Interacts with outside entities to exchange information and addresses water quality issues; escalates unresolved issues.

    Assists with developing and administering professional services agreements.

    May participate on a project team.

    Operates and maintains research facilities and equipment.

    Provides emergency response.


 
JOB REQUIREMENTS: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: High school diploma or high school equivalency certificate and six years of relevant experience; or two years' experience as a MWD Water Quality Technician II.

Relevant experience is defined as: application of electrical and electronic skills, mechanical and plant operational skills in the operation and maintenance of drinking water, wastewater, and potable water reuse treatment processes.

Required Knowledge of: Drinking water, wastewater, and potable water reuse regulations; water conveyance and distribution systems; water, wastewater, and potable water reuse treatment processes; water chemistry; mathematics; health and safety requirements; and current office equipment and technology.

Required Skills and Abilities to: Make presentations; perform calculations; use and create spreadsheets; apply safe work practices; read and understand contract specifications and drawings; analyze; use independent judgment and exercise discretion; problem solve; prioritize and multi-task; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and in a team environment; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications.

Work Schedule: 9/80; Alternate Fridays Off

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREMENTS
Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing, and registrations:

Licenses
Valid California Class C Driver License that allows you to drive in the course of your employment (Must have at time of application).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS, WORK ENVIRONMENT, AND VISION REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the job duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job duties.

Physical Demands: The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as personal computers and record boxes. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.

Work Environment: The work involves moderate risks or discomforts that require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carts, or machines, or irritant chemicals; etc. Employees may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields.

Job Related Selection Criteria:
33% - Technical knowledge/skills/experience in:
. drinking water, wastewater, and potable water reuse processes and procedures
. water quality sampling, analyses, and data reporting
. installation, maintenance, operational and troubleshooting practices of water treatment equipment, instrumentation, and systems
17% - Analytical Skills
17% - Job Preparation (education and training relevant to the position)
17% - Teamwork Skills & Interpersonal Effectiveness
8% - Organizational Skills
8% - Oral and Written Communication Skills
Total - 100%
Benefits:
. Competitive compensation
. Excellent Medical, Dental, Life, Vision
. Retirement plans including Pension plan and 401k (with matching employer contribution)
. Training and advancement opportunities
. Excellent working environment
. Public transportation reimbursements and van pools
. Tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, and more.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. To receive a copy of the complete job description, please send an email to jobs@mwdh2o.com

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email jobs@mwdh2o.com.
 
MWD is a Federal and State EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
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