Methods and techniques related to the operation, repair, cleaning and preventive and
corrective maintenance of wastewater treatment plant and reclamation and recycled water
Basic methods, tools, and testing equipment used in the installation, preventative
maintenance, calibration and basic repair of electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment.
Basic mechanical, electrical and hydraulic principles.
Basic chemical, physical and bacteriological tests of wastewater, sludge and related materials.
Basic operational and maintenance practices of electrical motors, pumps and circuitry.
Operational characteristics of tools and equipment required for the work.
Applicable federal, state and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, policies and
procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
Occupational hazards and safety principles, practices and procedures, including handling and
storage of hazardous chemicals and confined space entry.
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the
public, vendors, contractors and District staff.
The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of
words, rules of composition and grammar.
Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program,
project and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work
Operate, maintain and repair a variety of wastewater treatment plant and reclamation and
recycled water facilities and equipment.
Recognize and correct or report unusual, inefficient or dangerous operating conditions.
Read a variety of gauges, charts and meters; record data accurately and make appropriate
Conduct basic chemical, physical and bacteriological tests of wastewater, influent, effluent,
sludge and related materials.
Use test equipment in the preventative maintenance, calibration and basic repair of
electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment.
Safely use hand and power tools.
Handle hazardous chemicals in a safe manner.
Interpret and apply the policies, procedures, laws, codes and regulations pertaining to
assigned area of responsibility.
Follow District policies and procedures related to assigned duties.
Make accurate mathematical calculations.
Respond to and troubleshoot emergency situations.
Maintain accurate logs, records and basic written records of work performed.
Organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines.