Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II

  • CITY OF KINGMAN, AZ
  • Kingman, Arizona
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $45,385.60 - $54,454.40 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 54454 USD Annually

Job Description

Job Summary

CITY OF KINGMAN

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR II

PUBLIC WORKS - WASTEWATER DIVISION


$45,385.60 - $54,454.00/ANNUALLY

$21.82 - $26.18/HOURLY

MAY UNDERFILL AS WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR I


$20.78-$24.93 DOQ


POSITION IS FLSA NON-EXEMPT

Learn more about our Benefits & Wellness Incentives .



POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED


OVERVIEW
The City of Kingman is located in Mohave County approximately 100 miles southeast of Las Vegas and 195 miles northwest of Phoenix nestled between the beautiful Cerbat and Hualapai mountain ranges along historic Route 66. In 2019, Reader’s Digest named Kingman one of the “Nicest Places in Arizona” for its thoughtful residents and spirit of generosity. In addition to its small-town look and feel, the area also offers a wide range of recreational activities that include hiking, bike and ATV trails, camping, golf, beautiful parks, historical attractions, nearby lakes and the Colorado River.

With more than 400 full and part-time employees across 30 divisions, the City of Kingman provides exceptional public services to over 30,000 residents. Our focus on high-quality customer service, safety and teamwork underpins our efforts to foster an atmosphere where citizens and businesses can thrive.

For more information about the City of Kingman, please see our Open Finance Portal , Choose Kingman Economic Development page and our Go Kingman tourism page for more information.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled technical and maintenance work in the operation, maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment and reclaimed water facilities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the supervision of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade IV and/or Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

Minimum Qualifications/Special Requirements

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE - WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR II
  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and two (2) years qualifying experience, including one (1) year of operational experience as a Grade II Certified Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator; or
  • Two (2) years of post-secondary education in a related technical field and 1 year of qualifying experience, including one (1 ) year as a Grade II Certified Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator; or
  • A bachelor’s degree in a qualifying discipline and one (1) year experience as a Certified Grade II wastewater treatment plant operator.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
  • Valid Arizona Driver's license or ability to obtain one within six months.
  • Arizona Certification as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade II or ability to obtain certification within one year of hiring date.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE - WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR I
  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and one (1) year qualifying experience, including one (1) year of operational experience as a Grade I Certified Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator; or
  • Two (2) years of post-secondary education in a related technical field and 1 year of qualifying experience, including one (1) year as a Grade I Certified Wastewater Treatment plant Operator; or
  • A bachelor’s degree in a qualifying discipline and one (1) year of experience as a Certified Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
  • Valid Arizona Driver's license and
  • Arizona Certification as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade I or ability to obtain certification within one year of hiring date.


Essential Functions

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Monitors the performance of all equipment, gauges and charts in the treatment plant and pump stations; Records statistical data concerning plant operations; Maintains, operates, repairs and replaces equipment as necessary; Charts lab test results for trend analysis and maintains accurate records of analyses and test results; evaluates data and writes reports as required.
  • Operates, maintains and repairs malfunctions at the wastewater treatment plant; repairs gauges, pumps, filters and other controls and equipment.
  • Collects samples and identifies concentrations of chemical, physical or biological characteristics of wastewater required in accordance with local, state and Federal requirements; Gathers and tests wastewater samples for plant efficiency reports as required. Maintains reclaimed water standards.
  • Performs quality control tests on lab equipment and lab analyses; evaluates procedures and results for accuracy and determines appropriate methods.
  • Assures that plant operates within required standards as set by State and Federal Statues.
  • Contains and disposes of hazardous wastes generated by the lab.
  • Calibrates, modifies or repairs instrumentation and control equipment including recorders, flowmeter, SCADA and other wastewater/reclaimed water quality monitoring equipment.
  • Cleans wet wells and operates pumps and valves to control and adjust flow and treatment process.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES
  • Serves on various employee or other committees as assigned.
  • Maintains the drawings and schematics of electrical and other systems in the wastewater treatment plant.
  • Monitors performance of electrical systems, circuits or equipment of the wastewater
  • treatment/reclaimed plant.


NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Working knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in wastewater/reclaimed treatment plant maintenance and operation activities; working knowledge of laboratory procedures and practices;
  • Skill in operation of some of the listed tools and equipment.
  • Ability to perform process control calculations; Ability to work safely; Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public; Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Motor vehicle, generators, pumps, gauges, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices, mobile radio, phone, calculator, computer, electronic instrumentation and a variety of lab equipment.

Miscellaneous

COMMITMENT TO SAFETY AND WELLNESS
It is the policy of the City of Kingman to ensure a safe, healthful workplace for all its employees. It requires that every person in the organization assumes the responsibility of individual and organizational safety. Injury and illness losses from incidents are costly and preventable. The City of Kingman will employ an effective accident and illness prevention program and a comprehensive wellness program that involves all its employees in the effort to eliminate workplace hazards and promote employee health and wellness.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics attached to the job description are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. See Physical Demands.

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the position changes.

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2023-2024 Benefit Guide (PDF)

Health
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance.
    • Telemedicine available through BlueCare Anywhere for general medical and behavioral health.
  • Flexible spending (FSA) or health savings accounts (HSA).
    • Employer contribution to HSA equivalent to 50% of plan-year deductible. This is currently $750 for Single Coverage and $1,500 for Family Coverage.
  • Employer-paid group basic life insurance coverage for employee and dependents on medical plan.
    • Supplemental group insurance and third-party options available.
  • Virgin Pulse, our comprehensive well-being platform designed to push you towardsgood health in mind, body and spirit.
    • Participation incentives with up to $300 redeemable annually.
  • Work/Life support services through the SupportLincEmployee Assistance Program (EAP).
    • Six free counseling visits annually.


Leave
  • 12 paid holidays , including a floating birthday holiday each year.
  • 16-35 paid vacation days per year.
    • 6.15 hrs. 1-5 years; 7.69 hrs. 5-10 yrs.; 9.23 hrs. 10-15 yrs.; 10.77 hrs. 15+ yrs.
    • Shift fire personnel accrue leave at 1/3 more per pay period.
  • 3.69 sick hrs per pay period (approx. 9-12 sick days per year).
    • Shift fire personnel accrue leave at 1/3 more per pay period.
    • Part-time/seasonal employees earn 1 hours of sick time for every 30 hours worked.
Other leave types available, including:
  • 10 hours of Volunteer Time Off (VTO).
  • Up to 5 days for bereavement.
  • Jury Duty.
  • Military Training, and more.
Leave donation program.
Financial
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $4,500 annually.
  • Shift differential pay (2nd & 3rd shift).
  • Bonus Programs.
  • Skill-based, Certification & Bilingual Pay.
  • Clothing Allowance for Uniformed Personnel.

Recognition & Appreciation
  • Quarterly Performance Conversations (TrakStar).
  • Mission, Vision, Values (MVV) Excellence Awards.
  • Safety Awards.
  • Service Awards at 5, 10, 15, 20+ years of service.
  • Biannual All-Employee BBQ Lunch.
  • Annual Employee Pool Party.

Retirement
  • City matching to AZ State Retirement System & Long Term Disability (ASRS).
  • Additional retirement solutions available through optional third-party on pre-tax basis, including457-deferred compensation and Roth IRA.


Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay

45,385

Job Address

Kingman, Arizona United States View Map