Careers in Water Treatment
The R.M. Levy Water Treatment Plant can treat up to 106 million gallons of water per day for Helix, Lakeside, Padre Dam and Otay water districts. Just 17 people operate and maintain the plant using a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system designed and developed in-house.
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Operate and maintain our water treatment plant in compliance with all federal and state regulations.
Perform physical and chemical analyses to ensure our water is safe to drink.
Perform biological and microbiological analyses to ensure our water is safe to drink.
SCADA and Electrical Systems
Develop control and communications systems for monitoring water quality and automating operations.
Maintain and repair the pumps, instruments, motors and other equipment at our water treatment plant.
Cross Connection Control
Coordinate the installation and testing of backflow prevention assemblies and investigate water quality issues.
Click on the links below to learn about the certifications we require.
State of California
The state requires the certification of anyone who makes decisions about the operations or maintenance of a water treatment plant. There are five levels of certification, T1-T5, and you need at least a T2 to work at Helix.
How do you pass the certification exam? Just 10 minutes from Helix is the Center for Water Studies at Cuyamaca College. The evening courses, taught by industry professionals, will prepare you.
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