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Water Operator

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Little Elm, TX

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JOB SUMMARY
Under direct supervision, the purpose of the position is to perform semi-skilled work in the installation, maintenance, and operation of the city’s water/wastewater utility systems, lines, lift stations, pump stations, and associated equipment. Employees in this class are engaged in the construction and repair of water and wastewater mains and attendant devices. Work includes connection of fittings, excavation for the installation and repair of lines, the testing and monitoring of water pressure, job-site restoration tasks, and all other water and wastewater utility related tasks. The candidate must be highly motivated and strive for success by demonstrating Little Elm’s Core Values of Integrity, Customer Service, Efficiency, and Innovation.
EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED; with six (6) months of previous experience that demonstrates ability to fulfill the physical requirements of the essential functions; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES
Must be bondable.
Requires ability to acquire grade “D” water certification within 12 months (1 year) of hire date.
Requires ability to acquire a class “A” CDL within six (6) months of hire date.
Requires ability to acquire grade “C” water certification within three (3) years of hire date.
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers and community.
Good written and verbal communication skills are essential.
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
Ability to establish and meet deadlines.
Self motivated.
Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with supervisors and other personnel.
Demonstrate a willingness to perform duties in a team environment.
Skills coordinating and managing multiple projects and/or assignments.
Ability to arrange, compare, count, differentiate, measure and/or sort data and/or information. Includes judging whether readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics are similar to or divergent from prescribed standards, procedures or routines.
Ability to exchange information for the purpose of obtaining information or clarifying details. Performs within well established policies, procedures and standards.
Ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.
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bility to utilize a wide variety of reference data and information, such as work orders, maintenance instructions, installation procedures, and regulatory statements.
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bility to add, subtract, multiply, and divide; calculate decimals and percentages; utilize principles of basic algebra.
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bility to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.
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bility to exercise the judgment required in situations characterized by repetitive or short cycle operations covered by set procedures or sequences.
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished by management in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to operate various machines, drive vehicles and/or equipment; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to (80) eighty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Outdoor environment; exposure to conditions of construction and Public Works project sites including loud noises, dust, heavy vehicles and equipment; exposure to inclement weather; exposure to traffic and other hazards while conducting field inspections; exposure to moving vehicles and equipment, slippery surfaces, and other related conditions.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Assists work crews in installation and maintenance of distribution and collection lines, to include the operation of various equipment as directed, i.e., jet machines, tapping machines, water/sewer locators, trash pumps, trucks.
Assists in conducting various repairs for distribution and collection systems of the city, i.e., leaks, main breaks, manholes, faulty valves, broken fire hydrants.
Flushes lines in correcting water/wastewater stoppages and blockages in mains.
Installs and/or replaces water taps, water meters, meter boxes, lines, valves, and related attendant devices.
Monitors SCADA system, to include remote monitoring when functioning on call.
Conducts bacteriological, residual, and other sample testings’ and readings in monitoring pressures, and chemical/contaminant levels to ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
Performs routine maintenance on lift stations, pumps, motors, injectors, chlorinators, fire hydrants, and other components of the city’s distribution and collection systems.
Performs various preventive maintenance duties, i.e., lubricating pumps and motors, cleaning wet wells and lift stations.
Addresses complaints concerning high or low water pressure, contaminated water, residential line stoppages, overflows.
Assists with maintenance and monitoring of parts and supplies inventory.
Ensures the safe operating conditions per work site, i.e., traffic hazards, equipment operation, required barricades, road and site areas.
Restores/maintains work sites, i.e., mowing well lots; sod, soil and plant restoration.
Reads meters for billing purposes as directed.
Participates in knowledge and skills development, i.e., learning to test meters on meter test bench.
E.O.E.
The Town of
Little Elm
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or military service in employment or the provision of services.

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