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Operator (Water/Wastewater)

at City of Killeen Texas

Pay: up to $11.05/hour
Salary : $11.05 Hourly
Posted: 5/4/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2417566
Categories: Customer Service
Keywords: support

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Operator (Water/Wastewater)
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$11.05 Hourly
Job Type:Full-time
Location: Water and Sewer Buildings - Killeen, Texas
 
To perform semi-skilled mechanical maintenance; to operate computer based control system; to complete daily and monthly reports, written and computer generated; under supervision, to monitor and control water pump stations, water storage facilities, water distribution system, sewer lift stations, and wastewater collection system.
 Essential Duties:
Inspects, maintains, and repairs failures in the water distribution system, and wastewater collection system.
 
Makes and/or inspects water taps.
 
Performs line locates of water and wastewater mains and apparatuses under the rules of the Texas One Call Law for contractors, citizens and city departments.
 
Interprets maps and drawings.
 
Performs physical inspection; monitors, through computerized systems, the pump stations and chlorination systems, lift stations, and water storage facilities.
 
Prepares daily and monthly operational reports, written and/or computer generated using Microsoft Software or SCADA system.
 
Performs or assists in performing chlorinator, pump and motor maintenance and repair.
 
Maintains facilities including cleaning, painting, and grounds maintenance.
 
Performs meter installation and repair, disassembling, cleaning, repairing, replacing, and testing of defective or worn water meters including residential, commercial, and fire hydrant meters.
 
Collects chlorine residual samples.
 
Inspects physical security safeguards.
 
Serves on stand-by shifts and may be required to work overtime.
 
Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in the Department and City attendance policies and procedures; ensures all behaviors comply with the City's Personnel Rules and Regulations; possesses and maintains a valid driver's license, if required, and complies with City of Killeen driving policy accordingly.

Performs other duties as assigned.
 Required Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: 
  1. Graduation from high school or equivalent.
  2. Six (6) months of related experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  1. Ability to work safely;
  2. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  3. Ability to operate computer based equipment;
  4. Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions;
  5. Ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public;
  6. Ability to perform heavy manual tasks under varying weather conditions;
  7. Ability to drive and operate a variety of equipment under varying conditions;
  8. Ability to operate, inspect, and maintain various hand, power, and hydraulic tools and equipment;
  9. Ability to identify tasks that require a certified operator and seek guidance appropriately;
  10. Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.

 Supplemental Information:

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 
  1.   Class I Wastewater or Class D Water License issued by TCEQ preferred;
  2.   Texas Class B CDL with Tanker Endorsement driver's license within one year of hire;
  3.   Haz-Mat Endorsement to Texas Driver's License preferred. 
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
 
Various motorized vehicles and equipment including, pickup truck (w/trailer), utility truck, forklift, skid-steer loaders, and mowers. 
 
Various power tools, tamper/compactors, lawn maintenance equipment/tools, cut-off saws, chain saws, jackhammers and tapping machines. 
 
Various common hand tools, shovels, wrenches, safety equipment such as gas detectors, personal retrieval system, blower, chlorine residual test kits, air packs (SCBA), trench shoring and trench boxes, back support belts, two-way radio, telephone and any other tool or equipment inherent to the job.
 
Computer and duplicating equipment.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
 
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

This position is a safety sensitive position.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.  The employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.  The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, blood borne pathogens and risk of electrical shock.
 
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
 
SELECTION GUIDELINES
 
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
 
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
 
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.