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Job title: Pump Station Operator
Job location: Allen, TX 75013 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 11/29/12
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Public Works/Utilities

Job Description

Job description:
The purpose of this position is to maintain the City’s water supply. This is accomplished by maintaining the operation and maintenance of pump stations and the water and wastewater systems. Other duties may include providing customer service, locating water and wastewater lines, maintaining pumps and motors, providing various forms or administrative service, providing janitorial and sanitation services and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position does not provide direction to other employees.

Essential Functions:

The information listed below is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.

• Oversees operation and maintenance of the pump station by running the SCADA system to ensure maintenance of proper levels, identifying problems, maintaining daily and monthly records, cleaning exterior and interior of station, including equipment, removing debris and assisting with water samples.

• Oversees operation and maintenance of water and wastewater system by monitoring water levels in storage facilities, pumps and valves supplying water to storage facilities, chlorine levels and system for problems that may interrupt service or cause unsafe drinking water conditions.

• Provides customer service by responding to after hours calls, both emergency and non-emergency, including reconnects, new service, main breaks and City wide issues, contacting appropriate City personnel and answering questions from citizens.

• Locates water and wastewater lines for crews by recording and maintaining data on location and age of lines, providing upgrades and confirming data recorded regarding lines.

• Maintains pumps and motors by greasing equipment, monitoring temperatures of bearing and unusual noises and ensuring all valves operate properly.

• Provides various administrative services by maintaining records of tardiness and absences, answering phones, maintaining files, notebooks and logs, coordinating inventories, orders and appointments, dispatching personnel to investigate possible problem areas, overseeing time sheets for accuracy and compiling research on costs for budgetary and insurance purposes.

• Provides janitorial and sanitation services by cleaning and mopping station floors daily, cleaning kitchen and bathroom facilities daily, dusting, cleaning windows and furniture and ordering supplies for sanitation and janitorial needs.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.

Over one year up to and including two years of relevant experience.

Certification and Other Requirements
Valid Texas Class C Drivers License
Must obtain Class C Water Distribution License from TCEQ within one year of employment.
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