Truckee Meadows Water Authority Water Treatment Equipment Specialist in Reno, Nevada

About the PositionThis classification is intended to be an on the job training position lasting no longer than three (3) years. The purpose of this training position is to enable incumbents to gain the practical work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of a Water Treatment Equipment Specialist. Additionally, the time spent working in the Water Treatment Equipment Specialist Assistant classification will afford incumbents ample opportunity to obtain the requisite licensing and certifications necessary to perform the duties of a Water Treatment Equipment Specialist. iWhen a Water Treatment Equipment Specialist Assistant has reached the top step of their wage progression and has successfully met all requirements for advancement to the Water Treatment Equipment Specialist Classification, they will automatically be reclassified to the classification and wage rate of the Water Treatment Equipment Specialist, and the company will not be required to post a Water Treatment Equipment Specialist vacancy.iIf the incumbent has not obtained all necessary requirements to be reclassified within three (3) years from the time of appointment, the company will endeavor to relocate the incumbent into a vacant position for which incumbent is qualified. If no such vacancy exists, the incumbent will no longer be eligible to continue working in Water Treatment Equipment Specialist Assistant Classification. Essential FunctionsAssist the Water Treatment Equipment Specialist classifications in the operation and routine maintenance of water treatment equipment, machinery and instrumentation including flow meters.Conduct water treatment tests including determination of coagulant and purification dosage as well as modify existing water treatment systems when needed and be capable of recognizing the need for making these changes and makes recommendations related thereto.Keeps accurate records of plant operations and maintenance, chemical usage, purchases and other special reports as required.Assists in maintaining proper stock of water treatment chemicals for all plants.Through on the job training learn all aspects of the Water Treatment Equipment Specialist classification.Within 3 years from appointment attain all necessary requirements of the Water Treatment Equipment Specialist classification.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Grade I Treatment and Grade I Distribution (full or Operator in Training (OIT))A valid driver's license and the ability to meet TMWA Department of Motor Vehicle report criteria.Within 6 months obtain and maintain a NV CDL Class B with a HME (Hazardous Materials Endorsement)Within 1 year obtain and maintain OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER certificationWithin 2 years obtain and maintain Backflow Specialist and Assembly Tester CertificationsWithin 3 years attain all necessary requirements of the Water Treatment Equipment Specialist position.