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Utility Tech II- Reclamation

Company: City of Goodyear, AZ
Location: Goodyear
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

Performs a variety of skilled work to operate and maintain the wastewater reclamation facilities, reclaimed water system, treatment plant processes, equipment, and appurtenances. May provide direction to peers and subordinates in the performance of routine day-to-day work activities.

Position requires the ability an ADEQ Grade II certification in Wastewater Treatment or the ability to obtain within 12 months from the date of hire, one year of verifiable experience in the operations and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities. A valid commercial driver's license or the ability to obtain within one year from the date of hire and six months/one year advanced study past the high school equivalency, though additional required experience may be substituted for the education requirement and required on-call rotation.

The ideal candidate will have two or more years of verifiable Wastewater Treatment experience, have a minimum of 2 years of experience of process laboratory testing and repair and maintenance of wastewater treatment equipment, display a thorough understanding of wastewater treatment and process control, possess an ADEQ Grade II Water Treatment certification, and a Class A CDL with tanker endorsement.

At the City of Goodyear, you will be a part of an organization that values its employees as its greatest asset. You will become part of a dedicated team of professionals that are committed to build and maintain a highly engaged workforce. You will be challenged to learn and grow in an environment that values employee development and career-building. You will thrive in a culture of innovation.

We believe that successful employees are those that possess six core values:

Integrity - Initiative - Empathy - Optimism - Innovation - Adaptability

If these six competencies rank high on your list of personal attributes and you want to be a contributing member of Goodyear, then don't wait - APPLY TODAY!

Examination Process:

Only a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants meeting the City's requirements will be invited for an interview. Examination process for this position will include:

Panel Interview Requirements


* Formal Education/Knowledge: Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature that may be obtained with six-months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Community college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training. * Experience: Minimum one year of experience in a related field. * Certifications and Other Requirements: Valid driver's license, ADEQ Grade I Operator License in Wastewater Treatment, and obtain an ADEQ Grade II Operator License in Wastewater Treatment within 12 months of hire. Obtain a Commercial Driver's License with tanker endorsement within 12 months of hire. * Reading: Work requires the ability to read written instructions, manuals, letters, and machine equipment readings, measurements, or gauges. * Math: Work requires the ability to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and formulas. * Writing: Work requires the ability to write letters, memos, and reports. * Managerial: Semi-Complex - Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees. * Policy/Decision Making: Moderate - The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results. There is some opportunity for discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Work involving discretion is typically reviewed before finalized. * Technical Skills: Broad Application - Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities. * Interpersonal/Human Relations Skills: Moderate - In addition to the sharing of information, interactions at this level may also include providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies/procedures. In many of the interactions, contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.

Essential Functions


* Demonstrates a continuous effort to improve operations by streamlining work processes, decreasing turnaround times, and working cooperatively and jointly to provide efficiency and excellence in the use of City resources. Understands the chemistry, biology, extended math, and other sciences used in wastewater treatment and apply experience daily. * Delivers outstanding customer service. Establishes and maintains open communication with all internal and external customers; to include co-workers, contractors, residents, and other City departments. Informs immediate supervisor of daily operations, daily lab results, important developments, and work activities. * Adheres to industry and City safety standards, policies, practices, and procedures. Provides services in accordance with government standards such as Bluestake, OSHA, and MAG. Prepares and submits required safety records and reports. * Executes routine and emergency operational, maintenance, and repair functions on equipment utilized in the wastewater reclamation division. Clarifies routine day-to-day priorities in the field. Provides input to supervisors regarding performance reviews for UT I. * Conducts daily inspections of wastewater treatment facilities, aquifer recharge facilities and related equipment; takes and records various equipment and process readings; checks equipment and makes appropriate adjustments to regulate system flow and process stability; and maintains records and reports. Processes and produces biosolids with complex equipment. * Conducts and interprets wastewater process control laboratory analyses as well as permit required lab testing. Makes process control adjustments and modifications to ensure facility compliance with all permit parameters, protects the public health, and ensures system stability. * Assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Reclamation Division Senior Utility Technician as assigned during his/her absence.

12 Month Objectives

First 3 Months of Employment:

* Within 90 days of hire, be able to demonstrate to a supervisor or their designee the ability to perform all daily inspection rounds, including all required data recording at the Goodyear (157th Avenue) WRF, Corgett Wash WRF and Rainbow Valley WRF. * Within 90 days, be able to demonstrate to a supervisor or their designee the ability to monitor attendance and work schedules, complete leave of absence forms, complete data collection forms and update plant log book entries. * Within 90 days be able to utilize JHAs and SOPs to perform a confined space entry and follow all safety required procedures.

First 6 Months of Employment:

* Demonstrate to a supervisor or their designee the ability to safely and proficiently operate solids handling equipment, including maintaining proper solids concentrations in the digesters. * Demonstrate to a supervisor or their designee the ability to adhere to work schedules, and complete timely Leave of Absence Forms. * Complete data collection forms and daily log books entries. * Demonstrate the understanding of SCADA systems and the equipment alarms & alerts. * Be able to demonstrate the understanding of the treatment process hydraulic flow path through the treatment plants including solids handling, screenings, reclaimed water and the various discharge options for effluent.

First12 Months of Employment:

* Demonstrate the basic understanding of wastewater division permits and discharge limits of the three treatment facilities. * Demonstrate safe working practices, utilization of SOP's and following City policies and procedures guidelines. * Demonstrate the ability to identify and diagnoses operational problems, and recommend alterations, adjustments, and procedural changes to correct problems and maintain system stability. * Demonstrate to a supervisor or their designee the ability to perform a confined space entry utilizing a department SOP. * Obtain the next level of ADEQ certification.

Keywords: City of Goodyear, AZ, Goodyear , Utility Tech II- Reclamation, Other , Goodyear, Arizona

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