Utility Technician II - Production
City of Goodyear, AZ - Goodyear, AZ

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First Review of Applications - December 10, 2012
Hiring Range: $41,759-$50,879

The Utility Technician II in Production performs a variety of skilled work to maintain water wells, chemical feeder equipment, pumps, motors, telemetering sensory equipment, treated water storage facilities, water distribution pipelines and related appurtenances. Conducts daily inspections of production wells, booster stations, storage tanks, and related equipment. Takes and records various equipment and tank readings, maintains records and reports. Reviews water production/demand lab results and assesses system condition. Position participates in stand by/on-call rotation and may be required to work unscheduled holidays, weekends, and evenings.

Position requires at least one (1) year of experience in the repair and maintenance of water infrastructure, storage and treatment, an ADEQ Treatment or Distribution Grade II Operator License, a valid Commercial Driver's License, and six-months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency, although equivalent additional experience may substitute for the required education.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task, have intermediate computer skills, a a strong safety awareness and an excellent customer service attitude. The desire to participate and work within a team environment is essential.
Job Description
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
Assessment Exercise

First Year Objectives:
12 Month Objectives

First 3 months of employment:
Operate Reverse Osmosis (R.O.) Treatment Plant. Successful completion of this objective will be demonstrated by starting R.O. operations at Bullard Water Campus, check plant performance and provide a status report on system efficiency.
Operate Arsenic Adsorption Treatment Plant. Successful completion of this objective will be demonstrated by initiating plant operations, check plant performance and provide a status report on system efficiency.
Perform basic maintenance to R.O. and arsenic treatment facilities following the maintenance S.O.P and each facility maintenance schedule. Successful completion of this objective will be demonstrated by replacing cartridge filters, equipment lubrication, and proper documentation.
Order chemicals for water treatment at the R.O. and Arsenic treatment facilities and keep chemical supplies for five days. Successful completion of this objective will be demonstrated by making chemical orders for chlorine, anti-scalant, CO2, Sulfuric Acid and Caustic.
Perform process control analysis for quality assurance. This objective will be satisfied with field test analysis for Nitrate, Fluoride, Arsenic and Cl2 residuals of the finished water. First 6 months of employment:
Keep accurate and detailed records of all maintenance completed at the Bullard Water Campus, Site 12 Reverse Osmosis Facility and Site 18b Arsenic Treatment Facility and recorded into the proper computer file. This will be evident by successfully entering three months of records into the computer filing system.
Use the computer program to track the number of Bed Volumes, and e-mail the results to your Senior Technician, for the media in the Arsenic Treatment Facility at site 18B. Successful completion of this shall be evident by three months of error free information.
Learn how to utilize the site 18 blending program to get optimal performance out of the Site 18b Arsenic Treatment Facility, while maintaining water quality levels below maximum contaminate levels. Successful completion of this objective will be evident by six consistent lab results resulting in targeted water quality. First 12 months of employment:
Generate purchase requisitions under the City’s purchasing guidelines. Successful completion of this objective will be demonstrated by completing five requisitions.
Perform complete maintenance on both Amiad filtration banks. This is to include scheduling, gathering of equipment needed, proper lubrication, removing and power washing filter screens. This will be evident by Senior Utility Technician inspection during and after project completion.
Operation and Maintenance of Cla-Valve. This objective will be demonstrated by a field demonstration of Cla-Valve components, their function and basic trouble shooting.

EEO Statement:
The City of Goodyear is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any applicant requiring additional assistance, please contact the Human Resources Department for accommodations. Prior to appointment, selected candidate(s) must pass a motor vehicle record check, criminal history check, and, if necessary for the position, a physical evaluation and/or credit history check. The City of Goodyear supports a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

The Smoke-Free Arizona Act is to protect Arizonans from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke; therefore, the City of Goodyear prohibits smoking in all designated "no smoking" areas, including enclosed areas and areas within 20 feet of the entrances (except for patios). www.smokefreearizona.org (A.R.S. § 36-601.01)