Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of Pump Station Operator
Working under the direction of the Pump Station Manager, persons in this position are charged with the primary responsibility of working in the operation and maintenance of all sewer lift stations, water storage facilities and water booster stations owned, operated and maintained by Springdale Water Utilities, hereinafter referred to as the Utility. The Pump Station Operator is responsible for ensuring appropriate health and safety measures are established and executed by pump station operators. This is a safety sensitive position.
This position is required to be on call (duty assignment) at scheduled weekly intervals and to be available for working outside normal business hours.
GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
This individual assumes responsibility for daily work assignments required for operation, maintenance, and repair of water storage facilities and pump stations (sewer lift stations and water booster stations). Work assignments include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Inspect all assigned facilities at frequent intervals to ensure proper working conditions and that security at each location is being maintained.
- Perform scheduled preventative maintenance on all pumps, controls, and ancillary equipment
- Maintain all motors, switches, controls, standby (emergency) generators, and all other electrical operated devices in a safe and good electrical order
- Maintain operating records as required and evaluate operating performance of each pump to assure maximum efficiency
- Periodically clean wetwells to remove accumulated grease/scum, rocks, and other debris to assure maximum pumping efficiency
- Provide for needed repairs to pumps, valves, controls, electrical systems, emergency generators, and other essential equipment at pump stations, residential STEP tanks and water storage facilities
- Responsible for the safekeeping of all tools, equipment parts, and maintenance supplies
- Maintaining an adequate inventory of spare parts for emergency repairs on all pump station components including the SCADA system, which are deemed to be critical for the continued and reliable operation of water storage facilities and pump stations
- Respond to and resolve pressure sewer system customer requests, complaints, and inquiries.
- Ensure that an adequate stock of all needed maintenance supplies are available
- Perform daily checks on the operation of the SCADA system and provide for repairs as needed
- Assist with grounds maintenance duties which includes mowing, bush hogging, edging, and trimming at each of the water storage facilities and pump stations
- Clean and maintain all assigned vehicles, equipment, and tools
- Assist in the development of a maintenance program for all assigned trucks and equipment
- Provide for the housekeeping, cleaning, and maintenance of workplace facilities
- Inspect, maintain and provide repairs as needed on the Utility’s security and fire prevention systems
- Respond to emergency calls at all times of the day and night
- Assist other Utility crews and division, when called upon, in the maintenance, repairs, and minor construction of the Utility’s water and wastewater systems
- Locate, inspect, operate, and maintain distribution valves and valve boxes
- Assist in mapping of valves and hydrants
- Prepare reports and records as needed in the identifications and maintenance performed on valves and fire hydrants
- Develop and maintain a testing schedule
- Maintain test equipment
- Collect samples in the water distribution system to assure compliance with the rules and regulations of the Arkansas Department of Health and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- Maintain records and files of water samples collected
- Perform other tasks or duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Well versed in the operation preventive and corrective maintenance of water and wastewater pump stations including pumps, motors, valves, electrical systems, SCADA, and ancillary equipment
- Capable of using good judgment and making decisions in unusual and emergency situations as well as during routine operations
- Ability to detect problems, diagnose corrective measures, and provide for the repair of various types of equipment used at water storage facilities and pump stations
- Possess a general knowledge of personal computer/operating systems and the interface with programmable logic controls and two-way radio equipment
- Knowledgeable in the use of hand and power-operated tools and their application to perform basic mechanical functions and repairs
- Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentage, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
- Ability to read and comprehend documents such as safety rules, SDS sheets, operating and maintenance manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and technical specification manuals
- Demonstrate ability to understand and interpret verbal and written instructions, and write clearly and comprehensibly
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- Knowledgeable in the fundamentals of workplace health and safety regulations and demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently
- Establish a good relationship with fellow employees. Work well with the public, supervisors, and co-workers.
- Maintain a good attendance record.
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.
Personnel within the Technical Services Division must demonstrate sufficient mobility to gain access to all sites, including different levels requiring the use of stairs and ladders, and to maneuver across hazardous surfaces and walkways which can be slippery or open grates. Personnel are expected to work outdoors in inclement weather and in several different environments. Conditions warrant extra precaution when working near high voltage components and motors; potential contact with a variety of combustible, corrosive and toxic gases such as methane and sulfide compounds; the lack of sufficient oxygen in confined spaces such as manholes, wetwells, and tanks; and working in an environment with raw sewage. Exposure to odors, dust, sludge, high noise levels, machinery vibrations, and other hazards are experienced daily. The work requires dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized equipment and tools; physical agility to reach overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; walking over rough, uneven surfaces; standing for extended periods of time; bending at the waist; the ability to hear and speak in order to exchange information; and occasionally lifting of moderately heavy items. Required vision abilities include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Must be able to obtain within three (3) years a Class II Water Distribution Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Health. Encouraged to obtain other operating licenses that are applicable to assigned job duties. The Utility’s compensation system is designed to motivate employees to contribute to the maximum of their ability by compensating based on their job performance and meeting licensing requirements. The Utility’s compensation system is designed to motivate employees to contribute to the maximum of their ability by compensating based on their job performance and meeting licensing requirements. Inability to obtain proper licenses, within a year of being eligible to test, will result in a decrease of potential merit increases.
Employees must have and maintain a State of Arkansas Driver’s License commensurate with work duties and remain insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission.
Salary range is $22.01-$33.02 DOE
Interested individuals can apply by clicking the apply here button below or by e-mail to email@example.com.
This job posting will remain open until filled.
Springdale Water provides an exceptional benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.