water distribution operator

Chief Operator (CA D3 and T2 licenses) (E. Palo Alto)

American Water Enterprises | East Palo Alto

Salary Range: Hourly based on experience
Open Date: 02/20/2018
Close Date:

Position Description

THIS POSITION REQUIRES LIVING IN, OR THE ABILITY TO MOVE TO, AN AREA WITHIN COMMUTING DISTANCE FROM OUR FACILITIES IN ORDER TO RESPOND TO EMERGENCIES WITHIN 30 MINUTES.

THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR RELOCATION ASSISTANCE.

Role Summary: Under general supervision of the Project Manager, the position is responsible for providing water utility services to customers in E. Palo Alto and ensuring that the water distribution and treatment facilities meet the regulated requirements from the state of CA.

Key Accountabilities:
•Operates a Ground Water well and all associated equipment including iron and manganese removal systems. Works on blending well water with purchased water, makes corrections to treatment process as needed, and add required chemicals for disinfection and fluoride. Takes samples and Collects and Records all relevant data for further processing and submitting to different authorities.
•Read /Investigate/ Re-Read residential / commercial water meters manually as well as using a Hand Held device. The job involves walking, lifting, bending, removing mud and debris from the meter box, cleaning the glass and accurately recording the readings as needed.
•Collect water samples on a weekly or as required basis from various sampling stations including residential locations. Job includes packing the samples in a cooler using ice packs and preparing for courier delivery or delivering to the lab.
•Cleaning Pressure Reducing valves at the inlet tie-ins on a weekly or as needed basis and making sure that the system is operating normally and the water pressure is maintained.
•Attend to customer requests to Turn Off and Turn On water supply based on Service orders or verbal instruction from office staff.
•Exercise Valves, Fire Hydrants and attend to complaints related to water distribution system and quality. Fix / replace water meters, leaks and do minor repairs to the distribution system.
•Mark locations of underground water mains, distribution lines, valves etc. for USA tickets by accurately reading system maps. Inform Project Manager of any physical changes noticed during field operations so that the system maps can be corrected.
•As an On Call Operator, attend to emergency calls from the afterhours answering services, respond to the emergency as quickly as possible, and take further precautionary actions like shutting off Fire Hydrants or System Vales, etc., by verifying the exact locations. Coordinate and supervise the repair activities of contractor personnel in repairing the system, restoring water services to customers and complete the associated paper work.
•Operate company vehicles, accessories and small tools as part of the treatment and field operations and do the necessary paperwork accurately and precisely using a computer.
•Support the office staff in case of emergency by providing customer service at the windows.
•Any other duties assigned from time to time by the management for the smooth operations of the system

Position Qualifications

Licenses/Certifications: California Water Dist. Operator Grade D3 and Water treatment Operator T2 or higher licenses at the time of hire.

Knowledge/Skills:
•Knowledge and training in industry Standard Safety Procedures and ability to lift up to 70 lbs. if needed.
•Basic knowledge and training about SCADA, Auto-dialer etc.

Education/Experience:
•Related knowledge or experience in plumbing, computer skills as they relate to uploading/downloading meter reading data, compiling process records, proper sampling techniques, and reading system maps.
•High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
•4 or more years of water utility experience in a similar role.
•Should have water treatment and distribution experience and customer service skills.
•Should be able to communicate effectively with team members and the public.
•Experience in managing the work of a small crew and providing directions as and when necessary.

Work Environment:
•As an Operator, weekend /holiday /overtime work may be required in case of necessity.

How to Apply

Please apply directly at this link: https://tinyurl.com/yb94ghvv
Contact Email: alberta.bertolino@amwater.com
Website: www.amwater.com