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The Wastewater Treatment Facility provides state-of-the-art wastewater treatment for the City of Santa Cruz and for Capitola, Live Oak, Soquel, Aptos and UCSC. Come join our dynamic team motivated by a strong environmental ethic. Dedicated staff throughout our organization lead the way in environmental action based on the latest scientific research and accomplished with appropriate uses of technology. WW Facility

All positions within the facility require certification, which is gained by a combination of study, on- the-job training and examination by the State of California. Typical duties for Plant Operators include monitoring, reading and calculating the flow of water or sewage through the plant by meters, gauges and visual inspection; operating pumps and valves to regulate flow and adjust chemical feeding according to established standards; and collecting samples and making routine chemical and physical tests monitoring for changing conditions and chemical feed requirements.

For Wastewater Plant Operator career path:

For Plant Maintenance career path:

  • Plant Maintenance, Mechanical Tech, Electrical/Instrument Tech certification
    Plant maintenance certification handbook. Includes education and experience requirements, study references, certification policies and FAQs 
    CWEA homepage 
  • Related City of Santa Cruz Job Descriptions include: 
    Plant Maintenance Mechanic I
    Plant Maintenance Mechanic II 
    Wastewater Facilities Lead Mechanical Technician
    Wastewater Facilities Mechanical Supervisor
    Wastewater Facilities Mechanical Technician I/II 
    Wastewater Facilities Electrical Technician I/II
    Wastewater Facilities Instrumentation Technician I/II 

For further information about any Wastewater career path, contact Mike Sanders (Wastewater Treatment Facility Operations Manager) at 831-420-6056 or Dan Seidel (Superintendent of Wastewater Treatment Facility) at 831-420-6044 or Kathy Stagnaro (HR Recruitment Analyst) 831-420-5445

Last updated: 5/20/2014 2:22:48 PM