Closing Date: August 30, 2012
Hiring Range: $24.92 to $31.78 an hour
Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.3 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Denver Water Aspires to be the best water utility in the nation. The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.
Denver Water’s Operations and Maintenance Division is currently seeking a qualified candidates to fill the positions of Water Treatment Lead Technician. Under general supervision, performs a variety of tasks and projects necessary to the operation and maintenance of treatment plants and appurtenant structures. The Lead Technician is the person in charge of the facility in the absence of a plant supervisor.
The following qualifications are needed for appointment:
- Extensive knowledge of the standards, practices, methods, materials, tools, equipment and measuring instruments used in the operation and maintenance of treatment plants.
- Extensive knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions peculiar to such activities.
- Extensive knowledge of operational processes utilized in determining and changing flow rates, chemical dosages, filter operations, laboratory testing, and recording meter and gauge readings.
Qualifications for this position
Education: Graduation from high school, supplemented with two years’ applicable course work in water treatment techniques.
Experience: Four years’ applicable experience in treatment plant operation and/or mechanical maintenance work.
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
License, Certification or Credential: Must possess a Class ‘A’ Colorado Water Certificate on the date of appointment. In addition to the above, the position may require one or more of these Colorado certifications: Class A Wastewater, Class A Industrial Wastewater, or Class C Industrial Wastewater Certificate. If required, the additional certifications must be obtained no later than 2 years after becoming eligible to sit for the certification exam. The superintendent will designate requirements for the additional certification. May require certification in hydropower plant operations.
Denver Water offers excellent benefits that include a funded pension plan; a 401(k) plan with 3 percent match, a 457 deferred compensation plan; health and dental coverage; life insurance; and vacation/holiday/sick leave. All employment offers are contingent on the successful completion of a post-offer physical, which includes drug and alcohol testing. A background check will be conducted to verify information submitted on application