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Utilities Operator - Ground Water - City Of Sugar Land, TX (ID: 332875)

Title Utilities Operator - Ground Water
Type Public Works - Operations
Date Posted 2019-06-18
City / Organization City Of Sugar Land, TX
Website Click Here for the Position Listing
SALARY: $19.13 - $22.00 Hourly 
$1,530.40 - $1,760.00 Biweekly 
$39,790.40 - $45,760.00 Annually 
OPENING DATE: 06/12/19
CLOSING DATE: 07/26/19 05:00 PM
At the City of Sugar Land, we are looking for people driven by a desire to contribute, possess a willingness to be challenged, and are committed to public service. Our champion employees are a driving factor for making Sugar Land, "One of America's Best."

The Public Works Department currently has an opening for an Utilities Operator. This position is responsible for performing a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of the groundwater facilities. In addition, the position will also be responsible for daily inspection, operation, quality control/testing, minor repairs, and preventive maintenance of the City's groundwater facilities.
Duties include, but not limited to
  • Responsible for the daily inspection and operation of the City's groundwater facilities (i.e., groundwater plants, groundwater wells, and elevated storage tanks).
  • Record and log daily inspection data including well production, plant flows, pump hour readings, chemical usage, and water quality test results, at all groundwater facilities.  Log data in both hardcopy and electronic formats.
  • Collect and analyze samples daily for water quality parameters at groundwater facilities.  May periodically collect and test samples in the distribution system. Must be proficient in the use of water quality testing equipment and proper test procedures.
  • Understand the water treatment process, proper chemical addition and reactions, and process targets in order to maintain proper operation of facilities. Note: The City owns and operates both chloramine and free chlorine public water systems.
  • Operate the plants by adjusting plant valves and flow rates; adjusting chemical dosages, and collecting samples.
  • Perform some light office work, such as entering facility log data into spreadsheets.
  • Repair and maintenance of plant equipment such as booster pumps, motors, hoists, etc. Troubleshoot and repair electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment.
  • Repair and maintenance of chlorine equipment and chemical pumps and lines in the water plant facilities.  Chemical application includes gaseous chlorine, liquid ammonium sulfate, sodium hydroxide, fluoride, and zinc orthophosphate/ polyphosphate.
  • Operates light and heavy commercial equipment; light and heavy power tools; and a variety of hand tools; and is responsible for their responsible operation to ensure the safe functioning and lifespan of the equipment.
  • Required to work as an essential employee before, during and after an emergency or disaster, including hurricanes.
  • Other duties as assigned by Public Works Management Staff.
  • Requires a high school diploma or GED plus
  • Three (3) years of experience in utility operations, maintenance, and repair of water and wastewater facilities is required.
  • Valid Class "C" Texas Drivers License
  • Class "C" Groundwater Operator certification by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) desired or should be obtained within 6 months of employment.
  • Class II Wastewater desired or should be obtained within 2 years of employment.
  • The TCEQ classroom training required for license exams will be scheduled during work hours and paid for by the Department.
  • Must be able to work well in a team; have basic interpersonal skills; and be effective under self-supervision.
  • Proficient in the use of the Utility's SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) program to monitor and control groundwater facility processes and equipment.

Please visit our website at to apply online. This position closes at 5pm on July 26, 2019.

Job Post Expiration Date   July 26, 2019

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