Park City Municipal Corporation | Senior Water Treatment Operator

Employment Opportunities,
Park City Municipal Corporation
Senior Water Treatment Operator
$32.18 - $39.79
Upon Hire
Location | Park City, UT 84098
Full Job Description

Top of Pay grade $41.88 hourly, eligibility following six months of employment

Under the direct supervision of the Water Treatment Facilities Superintendent, performs highly skilled work operating and maintaining the City’s water treatment plants (wtps), all other water sources, and other water system assets with the main objective of protecting public health and the natural environment. The Water Treatment Plant Operator position requires a strong technical skill set and dedication to safeguard public health, a continual commitment to producing high-quality water, and an obligation to meet all Safe and Clean Water Act requirements.

Treatment of mine tunnel waters for removal of multiple metals and to achieve surface water treatment rule requirements. Multi-barrier approach includes pre-oxidation, rapid mix/flocculation/ sedimentation (to remove specific particulate metals through precipitation), granular media filtration (to further remove iron and manganese from the water, which may cause aesthetic water quality problems such as reddish and/or blackish staining of sinks/bathtubs or laundry), post-filter adsorption (where specific medias are used to remove targeted dissolved metals), disinfection (for drinking water use) and zero liquid discharge solids handling facilities. Start-up activities to take place starting in October 2022 with a desire to include all operators in startup activities.

  • Monitors treatment plant(s) and distribution system supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).
  • Observes, reviews, and reports data from SCADA control and monitoring panels and makes operational decisions without immediate input from a supervisor. Gaining feedback from supervisor and/or coworker is important in cases where compliance and/or health and safety issues could occur.
  • Supports implementation and maintenance of CityWorks, a computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS), at all treatment facilities.
  • Utilizes knowledge, skill and ability to troubleshoot, adjust, calibrate, operate and maintain various pieces of electrical equipment - including: valves, pumps and machinery, heaters, motors, meters, chemical feed systems, computers, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and analytical devices (turbidimeters, pH meters, chlorine residual analyzers, autosamplers etc.)
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs mechanical equipment including piping, valves, pumps, motors, etc.
  • Performs daily field and laboratory analyses. Records and organizes water quality data using tablets, laptops or other computer equipment with spreadsheet software for regulatory compliance information and other plant operational needs.
  • Collects operational samples for analysis by contract laboratory, utilizes required sample containers, adheres to holding times, utilizes chain of custodies (COCs) following legal protocols.
  • Maintains accurate electronic records/logs and communicates in both written and oral manners to other operators and supervisor.
  • Participates in monitoring and operating system on a 24-7 basis; responds to emergencies.  Must have adequate knowledge to be able to make independent operational decisions in order to be part of on-call rotation.
  • Feeds, monitors, maintains, detects and controls the chemical feed systems and responds to any leaks in a safe, responsible manner.
  • Follows and assists in establishing industry best standards of practice utilizing facility as-builts, American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards, operation and maintenance manuals and SOPs.
  • Ensures proper safety precautions are followed and that the work site is maintained in a safe and orderly condition.
  • Uses hand and power tools and equipment related to the trade, including compressors, skid steers, plow blades, ATVs, fork lifts and manlifts.
  • Checks water reservoirs; checks water level to insure adequate supply of water; takes water samples; chlorinates water; coordinates with distribution division to coordinate supply and demand based on water quality and energy efficiency.
  • Develops and/or assists in regulatory reports for DDW, DWQ and SBWRD.
  • Supports all Divisions within the Public Utilities Department as requested (i.e. customer service, distribution, engineering, streets).
  • Other projects as assigned. 

Exhibits competency in the use of a computer.

Accurately calculates, measures and adjusts chemical doses.

Produces drinking water that meets DDW and Park City water quality goals.

Ensures water treatment plants, other sources and related equipment are maintained and operated efficiently.

Reads meters and charts accurately, maintains legible routine documentation of shift operations; communicates with other operators, superintendent and water quality and treatment manager as required. Relay information between shifts efficiently and accurately.

Participates in and demonstrates proficiency in required training programs within time frames established by Superintendent.

Assists with maintenance of mine sources as needed.

Investigate taste, odor and discoloration complaints.

Remove snow as needed from around vaults and access roads to water structures to collect water samples and access facilities.

Completes assigned duties properly and efficiently with limited direct supervision.

  • Adheres to and promotes the City’s Core Values and Policies and Procedures.
  • Emergency Response required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other Departments, and the public.
  • Perform highly skilled work in water treatment, electronic equipment maintenance and operational laboratory monitoring. 
  • Ability to be subject to hazards: This includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to mechanical equipment, exposure to heat and cold, and exposure to chemicals (airborne and/or skin exposure) including chlorine, sodium bisulfite, caustic soda, citric acid, ferric chloride and carbon.
  • Learn and show proficiency of Smart Systems and all other water treatment operations and maintenance job duties and standards.
  • Wear a respirator and operate it according to established procedures.Trouble shoot basic electrical problems including power failures, solar power systems, low and high voltage supplies and PLCs. 
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment necessary for construction, maintenance, and repair work.
  • Effectively utilize a personal computer, smartphone, tablet computer, spreadsheets, GIS and Cityworks software and email.
  • Operation of a variety of power and hand tools.
  • Basic knowledge of the hazards and safety practices common to construction, maintenance, and repair activities.
  • Knowledge of plumbing and pipefitting, control valves, pumps, and other water system assets.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of EPA and Utah Division of Drinking Water Standards. 
  • Basic knowledge of ground and surface water treatment methods and water chemistry.
  • Ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations.
  • Ability to obtain City National Incident Management System Certification ICS 100 and 200 within six months of being placed in Water Worker IV position.

  • he employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, controls, and/or tools.
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and smell.  Ability to climb and pull own weight in and out of equipment.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 175 pounds.    
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, run, talk and hear.
  • The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places, and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. Exposure to situations where personal protective gear is required, such as face shields, safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection, wet gear, rubber steel toed boots, etc.
  • Must be able to extend out and retrieve objects outside immediate range. 
  • Work in confined spaces, i.e., hatches, vaults, vessels etc. 
  • Lift own weight in and out of vaults, and confined spaces. 
  • Climb and ascend or descend ladders, stairs, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms; ability to balance to prevent falling when walking. 
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl to inspect and clean chemical feed routing, equipment, etc. 
  • Lift to raise objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. 
  • Work is performed in indoor and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions including extreme temperatures, and includes 10-hour day shifts.  There is limited work in office and vehicles.
  • Periodic exposure to stressful situations.
  • May require small amounts of travel to and from meetings, trainings and conferences. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
  • Occasional non-traditional working hours which may include evening, holidays, and weekends.
  • Occasional on-call working hours including holidays, evenings and weekends.
  • Required:
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • 5 years’ experience or a combination of equivalent experience (e.g. operator certifications or pertinent courses) in operation, maintenance, and repair of water treatment plants and/or distribution systems.
    • Utah Operators certification: Grade IV Water Distribution and Grade IV Water Treatment within six months of being placed into specific position.
    • 60 minute response time while on-call. 
  • Preferred:
    • Membrane water treatment plant experience
    • Conventional water treatment plant experience
How/Where to Apply
Apply now by clicking the link below. This link will take you to the Park City application page: