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Operator I - Wastewater Treatment Plant

  2021-07-21     City of Atascadero     6500 Palma Avenue     $3,995.87 - $4,857.00 month  

The City of Atascadero is recruiting for an Operator I, Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

Salary Range:  $3,995.87 to $4,857.00 per month with full benefits package.

Filing Deadline Monday, August 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Job Duties:

  • Monitors the performance of all equipment, pipelines, gauges, charts and SCADA system in the treatment plant and collection system. Records statistical data concerning plant operations; charts lab results and maintains accurate records of analyses and test results.
  • Operates, maintains, and repairs wastewater collection and treatment equipment. Repairs gauges, pumps, filters, controls and other equipment. Inspects and cleans sewer lines; installs sewer line connections. Perform repairs and clean up spills related to pipeline or pump failures.
  • Operates valves and controls to direct chemicals into wastewater systems; regulates the flow of wastewater through treatment systems, including the operation and maintenance of screens, grit and sludge collectors, pumps, blowers, aerators, and chlorinators.
  • Collects samples and identifies concentrations of chemical, physical or biological characteristics of wastewater in accordance with local, State and Federal requirements.
  • Contains and properly disposes of hazardous wastes generated by the lab.
  • Calibrates, modifies, and repairs instrumentation and control equipment including recorders, flowmeters and other water quality monitoring equipment.
  • Operates and maintains sewage pump stations; cleans wet wells and operates pumps and valves.
  • Operates specialized equipment such as loader, backhoe, dump truck, lift truck, generators, pumps, and sewer cleaning truck.
  • Refer to the full Job Description document for additional details.


  • Vacation:  10 days/year, gradually increasing to 24 days.
  • Holidays:  11 days per year, plus one floating holiday.
  • Sick Leave:  12 days per year.
  • Retirement: Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS)
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance is provided at no cost to the employee.  The City contributes a portion of the cost of dependent coverage for medical, dental and vision.

Please review details of the position and application process at the City's website: 

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