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Sr. Operator

at City of Killeen Texas

Pay: up to $13.87/hour
Salary : $13.87 Hourly
Posted: 5/7/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2421052
Categories: Customer Service

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Sr. Operator
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$13.87 Hourly
Job Type:Full-time
Location: Water and Sewer Buildings - Killeen, Texas
 
To perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled work in the operation; maintenance and repair of water pump stations, water storage facilities, the water distribution system, sewer lift stations, and the wastewater collection system.  
 Essential Duties:
Inspects, maintains and repairs failures in the water distribution system and wastewater collection system; 

Conducts water pressure checks, analyzes results and makes or recommends system modifications as needed;

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, drawings, plans and specifications; Coordinates GIS/GPS mapping;

Performs physical inspection; monitors through computerized systems; the pump stations and chlorination systems; lift stations and water storage facilities; 

Reports abnormal conditions;

Controls pumps, valves, cathodic protection, mercury float switches, sonar level detection equipment, and other equipment to support a continual flow through the distribution and collections systems; 

Monitors charts indicating the levels in the elevated and ground storage tanks; wet wells; interprets and reacts to the levels in determining when a pump or combination of pumps need to be started or stopped; 

Prepares daily and monthly operational reports, written, and/or computer generated using City mainframe system, Microsoft software, CityWorks Software, and SCADA system;

Prepares and maintains operating reports, work orders, and records as required by State regulations;

Collects water samples, tests water samples, and analyzes results;

Collects Bacteriological water samples for laboratory analysis;

Performs chlorinator, pump and motor maintenance and repairs;

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; 

Works in confined spaces and trenches using proper safety equipment and procedures; 

Operates electronic gas detection equipment and maintains air packs for emergency use;

Inspects physical security safeguards;

Operates backhoes, dump trucks, front-end loader, ditcher, vehicles (w/trailer) and various other size and types of equipment as may be required; 

Loads, hauls and unloads various equipment, materials, and supplies;

Operates, inspects and maintains various hand, power, and hydraulic tools and equipment, including welders;

Responds to customer service complaints;

Serves on stand-by shifts and may be required to work overtime;

Serves on various employee or other committees as assigned; 

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; and
  2.  One year of direct experience in water distribution, wastewater collections or water/wastewater treatment. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Ability to work safely;
  2. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  3. Knowledge of 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. Working knowledge of facilities, equipment, materials, and safe methods and techniques used in wastewater collection and water distribution activities;
  9. Knowledge of light equipment operation, the hazards and safety precautions common to light equipment operations;
  10. Knowledge of the general operating rules of City and the State of Texas in W/S Operations.  Ability to perform the duties in which a Certificate of Competency is held.  Ability to identify tasks that require a certified operator and oversee, perform or seek guidance appropriately; 
  11. Ability to monitor, read, interpret various diagrams, devices, charts, gauges, and correctly interpret and react to those interpretations.  Ability to learn the characteristics of individual pump station, lift station and water storage facilities; 
  12. Ability to think and act quickly in emergencies, judge situations accurately, dispatch appropriate personnel under normal and emergency situations;
  13. Knowledge of chemical and fuel storage, hazards and safety precautions;
  14. Skill in operation of the listed tools, materials and equipment;
  15. Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.

 Supplemental Information:

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
  1. Class D Water or Class I Wastewater Operator's License;
  2. Class C Water or Class II Wastewater Operator's License within one year of hire;
  3. Texas Class B CDL driver's license with tanker endorsement; 
  4. Texas Class A CDL driver's license with tanker endorsement within 90 days of hire;
  5. Haz-Mat Endorsement to Texas Driver's License preferred. 
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
 
Various motorized vehicles and equipment including dump truck, pickup truck (w/trailer), utility truck, sewer jet truck, rodder trucks, forklift, skid-steer loaders, and mowers. Medium to heavy equipment including backhoes, front-end loaders and ditcher.
 
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, fax machine, 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.
 
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 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.