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Water Quality Tech II (Electrical NOT Electrian).

Company: Abacus Service Corporation
Location: Carson
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Preventative and corrective maintenance complete routine and corrective maintenance of wastewater and advanced water treatment demonstration facility electrical and electronic/communication equipment and instrumentation to support operations and testing. Install, configure/adjust, maintain, troubleshoot, improve, and/or repair: -Water quality analyzers, probes, and process control equipment -Electronic equipment, automation and control systems -Instrumentation, such as flow meters, flow/pressure switches -Electrical equipment and related systems -Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition components including programmable logic controllers Regularly monitor, inspect, test, calibrate and record readings for a variety of instruments and electrical systems to meet reliable equipment life and service expectations, including on motors, compressors, valves, pumps, flow meters, chemical storage and feed systems, geared drive equipment, piping systems, and related equipment. Complete predictive and diagnostic testing for electrical and electronic equipment and systems. Support operations and testing, including: -Chemical deliveries, tote swapping, chemical feed system troubleshooting and improvements aid in receiving bulk treatment chemicals, swapping chemical totes, and supporting troubleshooting and improvements needed on various chemical feed skids. -Improvements projects assist in work plan development and participate in instrumentation/electrical improvements around the site. -Technical investigations and studies. Improve processes for onsite work/safety practices, routine protocols development to streamline and enhance procedures, and general facility and equipment organization and upkeep. Complete other electrical and electronic equipment-related maintenance functions.

Position Justification

Assistance of an agency temp is needed to support the onsite maintenance needs at the Pure Water Southern California Demonstration Plant. Staff turnover has led to a lack of staff resources to complete maintenance to ensure uninterrupted operations of the demonstration plant for testing.

This is the intermediate level position performing Water Quality Technician II job duties.
Positions at this level apply basic skills while developing specialized skills in procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials and equipment appropriate to area of specialization. Established procedures for doing the work and a number of specific guidelines are available. The number and similarity of guidelines and work situations requires the employee to use judgment in locating and selecting the most appropriate guidelines, references, and procedures for application, and in making minor deviations to adapt the guidelines in specific cases. Situations to which the existing guidelines cannot be applied or significant proposed deviations from the guidelines are referred. The work consists of duties that involve related steps, processes, or methods. The work involves the execution of specific rules, regulations, or procedures and typically comprises a complete segment of an assignment or project of broader scope.
Supervision Received: The supervisor provides continuing or individual assignments by indicating generally what is to be done, limitations, quality and quantity expected, deadlines, and priority of assignments. The supervisor provides additional, specific instructions for new, difficult, or unusual assignments including suggested work methods or advice on source material available. The employee uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instruction, but refers deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations not covered by instructions to the supervisor for decision or help. The supervisor assures that finished work and methods used are technically accurate and in compliance with instructions or established procedures. Review of the work increases with more difficult assignments if the employee has not previously performed similar assignments.
Supervision Given: None

  • Gathers information for technical training material.
  • Assists with conducting analyses, investigations of water quality issues, and preparing reports.
  • Assists with conducting water quality studies, tests, inspections and research.
  • Updates water quality related databases and records.
  • Learns and assists with administering professional services agreements.
  • May participate on a project team.
  • Assists with operating and maintaining research facilities and equipment.

    Metopolitan Water District of Southern California

    Assists with emergency response.
    Performs other related Water Quality Technician job duties as required. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

    Education and Experience: High school diploma or general education development test (GED) and four years of relevant experience; or two years experience as a MWD Water Quality Technician I.
    Required Knowledge of: Drinking water regulations; water conveyance and distribution systems; water treatment processes; water chemistry; mathematics; health and safety requirements; and current office equipment and technology.
    Required Skills and Abilities to: Perform calculations; use and create spreadsheets; apply safe work practices; read and understand contract specifications, and drawings; 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.
    Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing, and registrations:

  • None


    • Valid California Class C Driver License that allows you to drive in the course of your employment


      • None

        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.
        Job Title: Water Quality Technician II Job Code: XA67
        Adopted: 03/11/13
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        Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
        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.
        Vision Requirements: No special vision requirements.

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