|April 19, 2013 - May 03, 2013|
|Location:|| Copperas Cove, TX|
|Benefits:||Sick Leave, Vacation, Holidays, Medical, Dental & Eligible to Participate in Texas Municipal Systems (TMRS)|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Department:||Water Distribution (82)|
|Description:||Performs a variety of tasks, semi-skilled and skilled technical work in the operation, maintenance and repair of a water distribution system.|
Reports: Daily and monthly operational reports, water meter maintenance report, work order, water quality complaint reports, and as designated by Supervisor.
Equipment/Tools Utilized: Various motorized vehicles including dump truck (w/trailer), pickup truck (w/trailer), medium to heavy equipment including backhoes, trenchers, and front-end loaders. Various power tools, tampers/compactors, lawn maintenance equipment/tools, cut-off saws, chain saws, jackhammers, pneumatic valve machines and tapping machines. Various common hand tools, shovels, wrenches, safety equipment such as air packs (SCBA), chlorine residual test kits, and any other tool or equipment inherent to the job.
Shift Work: Rotation on call.
Primary Location: Outdoors
Job Hazards: Cave ins, heavy construction equipment, power tools, traffic, methane gas, chlorine gas, electricity, natural gas, weather, confined space entry, usually loud noise levels, and occasional high heights.
Physical Efforts: Full range of physical efforts to include lifting, carrying and positioning of objects weighing up to 75 pounds; frequent bending, stooping, reaching, stretching, climbing; prolonged work in tiring and uncomfortable positions, prolonged standing on hard surfaces; good coordination in the manipulation of light and heavy equipment.
|Duties:||Installs, repairs, and maintains water lines, water meters, fire hydrants, valves, air releases, backflow assemblies, and other water related apparatuses.|
Assists in recording all pertinent data required by State, City, and department.
Monitors and records data from SCADA system when required.
Monitors chlorine residual within the water system.
Performs accuracy test on water meters.
Performs operational checks and maintains all pump/storage facilities within the guidelines of TCEQ, City and departmental rules and regulations.
Climbs and inspects water storage tanks when required.
Records weight, regulates, and changes chlorine bottles when required.
Performs chlorinator, pump, and motor maintenance and repair.
Responds to customer service complaints.
Performs bacteriological water sampling when required.
Repair and maintain control valves, check-valves, and air releases.
Troubleshoots minor electrical problems when required.
Perform minor repairs to electrical controls, chart machines, timers, phase protectors, and SCADA components when required.
Operate and maintain vehicles.
Responds to emergency calls periodically (on-call 24 hours for 7 days).
Attendance and phone essential for job.
Performs other essential duties as required to achieve successful operations of the department.
Subject to be called to assist an employee on standby duty.
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.
|Qualifications:||Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: |
Working knowledge of equipment, materials, methods and procedures used in water distribution operations.
Ability to work safely.
Ability to drive and operate a variety of vehicles and equipment safely and effectively.
Ability to obtain/maintain licenses as required by Federal and State laws.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to read and understand technical manuals and maps.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and other departments, and the public.
Knowledge of safety procedures and practices related to excavation, confined space entry, trenching, dangerous gases, and other water distribution operations.
Must have the ability to monitor, read, interpret various diagrams, devices, chart gauges, and correctly interpret and react to those interpretations. Must have the ability to learn the characteristics of individual pump stations, and water storage facilities.
Minimum Education: High school diploma or GED required.
Minimum Experience: None. Will train upon employment
Type of Experience: Water distribution operation and repair, pump and motor maintenance.
Obtain a Class B CDL Texas drivers license within twelve months from date of employment. Must Obtain D Water Distribution license within eighteen (18) months from date of employment. Obtain C Water Distribution license within three (3) years from date of employment.
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