Daly City

Plant Operator II

Department of Water & Wastewater Resources
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Utilities
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San Francisco/Peninsula
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Full-Time
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2/19/2019 at 5pm or until 200 applicants
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$6,569 Monthly
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

153 Lake Merced Blvd Daly City, 94015

Description

Application deadline extended until Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Written Exam: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Oral Exam: TBA

Resumes are not accepted in lieu of completing a city application.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

DEFINITION

Under general supervision, the Plant Operator II during an assigned shift is responsible for operation of the wastewater treatment plant and for maintaining a variety of machinery and equipment.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Monitors the operation of the wastewater treatment plant; operates treatment facility equipment such as settling tanks, pumps, activated sludge process, digesters, centrifuge, chlorinators and valves to control flow and processing of wastewater sludge and effluent; monitors gauges, dials, meters and control panels, and other recording instruments, interpreting results to determine processing requirements, and records data; oils, greases, and cleans equipment; services and maintains a variety of plant equipment; extracts samples and performs laboratory tests and analysis; inspects plant equipment and facilities to locate and report needed repairs; performs general plant maintenance work, such as sweeping, cleaning, sanding, and painting; performs general grounds maintenance work; maintains routine and daily records and shift logs; assists in the training of other plant operators, makes operating decisions in the absence of supervisory personnel; may have to work under adverse conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Knowledge of: The operation and routine maintenance of mechanical equipment, including pumps and electrical motors; control procedures for wastewater treatment processes; tools, equipment and methods used in the overhaul, repair, adjustment and modification of stationary power equipment, and of the pumping, piping, and electrical systems used in the water quality control plant; sewage treatment processes and the laboratory tests used to check the effectiveness of such processes.

Ability to: Operate equipment used in a water quality control plant, make standard laboratory tests of sewage, receiving waters and sludge and interpret such tests; read and interpret gauges and recording devices reflecting plant operations; adjust treatment processes as indicated by plant conditions; perform mechanical repairs, maintenance work, and modification to equipment used in a water quality control plant; use various mechanic's tools with skill and accuracy; adapt to day, swing or graveyard work shift; follow oral and written directions; perform heavy manual labor involving lifting, carrying, kneeling, crawling and climbing; work in adverse conditions which require exposure to noise, noxious smells, gases, contact with wastewater, and risk of bodily injury; interact positively and cooperate with co-workers, respond politely to customers, work as a team member, function under demanding time pressure, respond in a positive manner to supervision, and attend work and perform duties on a regular and consistent basis.

 

Experience: Two years experience in water quality control plant operations. Specialized training may be substituted for 6 months experience.

Physical requirements: Moderate, and sometimes strenuous exertion required, including sustained walking, standing, bending, climbing, and lifting.

Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent.

License: Possession of a State Water Resources Control Board Grade II Operator's Certificate and possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License (including acceptable driving record).

Ideal Candidate

Experience: Two years experience in water quality control plant operations. Specialized training may be substituted for 6 months experience.

Physical requirements: Moderate, and sometimes strenuous exertion required, including sustained walking, standing, bending, climbing, and lifting.

Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent.

License: Possession of a State Water Resources Control Board Grade II Operator's Certificate and possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License (including acceptable driving record).

Benefits

GENERAL BENEFITS SUMMARY

OPERATING ENGINEERS, LOCAL 39

Effective September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019

 I.   CERTIFICATION PAY (See MOU pages 13 and 14 for more info)

 Effective the first pay period of September 2017 through the last pay period of August 2018 (Up to 20% maximum for all positions)

 

ClassificationCertificateGrade%Plant Operator I/IISWRCB W/W Cert. Grade I 4%W/WW Operator I/II SWRCB W/W Cert. Grade II 4%Sr. W/WW Operator I/II SWRCB W/W Cert. Grade III 4%  SWRCB W/W Cert. Grade IV 4%  SWRCB W/W Cert. Grade V 4%     Plant Maint. Worker CWEA Grade I 4%  Plant Maint. Mechanic I CWEA Grade II 4% P&E Maint. Mechanic CWEA Grade III 4%  CWEA Grade IV 4%  CWEA Grade V 4%

 II       HEALTH & WELFARE

         A.      Section 125 Options: Unreimbursed medical expenses and dependent care plans available to all eligible full-time regular employees.

         B.      Effective January 1, 2019, the cafeteria plan shall be:

No Coverage                     $335.00

Employee Only                  $981.89

Employee +1                     $1296.40

Employee + Family            $1579.83

From the Wage Supplement Dollars, employees must purchase the following qualified benefits:

  • City-sponsored dental/orthodontic insurance (Eff. 1/1/19 premium is $101.09)

                   Maximum Annual Dental Benefit:                            $1,000.00

               Maximum Lifetime Orthodontia Benefit:               $1,500.00

  • City-sponsored life insurance ($50,000) Employee pays monthly premium of $11.25 effective 1/1/2014 ($0.225 per $1K)

 C.   City-sponsored Short/Long Term Disability Insurance

                          Monthly Premium:                    $35.00 monthly

                          City Pays:                                $26.50 monthly per employee

                          Employee Pays:                      $8.50 monthly ($4.25 biweekly for 24 pay periods)

    Vision Reimbursement Program: Effective January 1, 2008, and each calendar year thereafter, employees and their dependents are eligible for a maximum reimbursement of $150.00 per year for frames or lenses.

         OPTIONAL

·         Medical: PERS basic health plans offered and employees may purchase coverage with remaining monies after mandated purchases. If total monthly health premium exceeds amount of any remaining monies, employee pays difference via payroll deduction. Unused monies from applicable monthly amount are applied to wages.

·         Voluntary Vision – Superior Vision offers coverage for exams and frames & lenses or contact lenses. Monthly premium varies from $8.14 for an Employee Only plan to $28.40 for an Employee + Family plan.   

·         Additional Term Life Insurance - Available in $10,000 increments to those Firefighters, Fire Engineer Operators and Fire Captains who have purchased Optional $4,000 basic term life in any amount between $10K and $750K not to exceed 5 times Annual Earnings for member. Also available for spouse and children. Rates vary depending on age of the employee.

III     CALL BACK - Employees called back to work will receive minimum of 2 hours work or, if two hours work is not furnished, minimum of 2 hours pay at time and one-half.

IV      SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL - Affected employees assigned to and who work other than designated day shift (7 a.m.-8 p.m.) shall receive $2.00 shift differential per hour for all hours worked.

 V      COMPENSATORY HOURS - Employees are paid for unused compensatory time not taken off within 6 months of accrual.

VI     RETIREMENT - PERS 3% At Age 60 for classic members and 2%@62 for new

        members per the Public Employee Pension Reform Act of 2013

         3% @ Age 60 for Classic Members Effective 01/01/2013; Third Level of 1959 Survivor Benefit, One Year Final compensation, annual cost of living allowance (3%); Pre-Retirement Optional Settlement 2 Death Benefit.

         2% @ Age 62 for New Members Effective 01/01/2013; Three Year Final Compensation

         Employer contribution:       36.956% (includes 7.596% bond) effective 07/01/18

        Employee contribution:      8.00% for Classic Members or 6.50% for New Members

The City pays 0% of employee contribution. In lieu, the City provides 414h, a one-time, irrevocable option for employee to elect to have his or her mandated PERS member contribution picked up by the City. Electing this option authorizes the City to designate the mandatory contribution on a tax-deferred basis.

VII     SAFETY FOOTWEAR - Reimbursement up to $300.00 every two fiscal years for purchase/repair of safety footwear. Employee shall make selection of appropriate type of footwear, subject to advance Department Head approval. 

VIII   SICK LEAVE - Employees accrue sick leave at rate of 12 working days (96 hours) per year. Pay out (1/2 of employee's total accrued sick leave hours not to exceed 100 days or 800 hours of pay) applies ONLY at retirement, death, or abolishment of position.

IX      VACATION - Employees accrue vacation days after completing years of service below.

                                                                 

               Accrual Rate                                 Years During Which Vacation is Earned              

               5/6 working days/month                   Accrues from initial employment date

               1-1/4 working days/month                Accrues after 4th anniversary date

               1-2/3 working days/month                Accrues after 12th anniversary date

               2-1/2 working days/month                Accrues after 20th anniversary date

X       HOLIDAYS - 9 paid holidays per year and 40 hours of floating holiday; 40 hours of floating holiday does not accrue year to year.

XI      MILEAGE – Effective January 1, 2019, reimbursement rate is 58 cents per mile.

   

Special Instructions

Application deadline extended until Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Written Exam: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Oral Exam: TBA

Resumes are not accepted in lieu of completing a city application.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(650)991-8028
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