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Water O&M Technician

Company: Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Definition Under general supervision from Water Treatment & Production Supervisor, the Water Operation and Maintenance Technician monitors, operates and maintains water production facilities and performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work associated with installing, maintaining, and repairing systems for water treatment and water production facilities. Conducts routine inspections of pumps, piping, chlorine containment / feed systems, and standby generators. Performs a variety of work associated with water testing, maintaining water sampling and inspection records, repair of water system equipment, and monitoring water distribution in accordance with tribal/federal water compliance standards. This job class is treated as FLSA Non-Exempt and considered a DRIVING Position, subject to working on call and weekend hours. Examples of Tasks Distinguishing Features: The Water O&M Technician is distinguished from the Water Treatment Plant Operator by requiring a lower water operator certification requirement and an emphasis on operating and maintaining less complex water treatment plant facilities and equipment. The Water O&M Technician is distinguished from the Water Maintenance Technician by a higher certification requirement and the requirement to perform journey-level water treatment plant operational responsibilities. Essential Functions: Essential functions may vary among positions, and may include the following tasks, knowledges, abilities, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification. Tasks: Performs maintenance on all equipment located in the water production facilities. Conducts visual plant inspections of all equipment and monitors plant operations/processes to ensure facility operates according to required equipment specifications. Monitors and takes prompt action to detect and correct equipment failures, potential leaks, and other problem situations. Makes adjustments in plant operations as appropriate. Performs preventive maintenance tasks, such as changing oil, lubricating bearings, replacing oil/water seals on a variety of pumps, gaskets, gears, and related maintenance work. Reports faulty equipment, problem situations, or emergencies to appropriate personnel. Monitors and operates water production facility equipment and systems both on-site and remotely using SCADA. This includes the wells, pumps, disinfection processes, storage tanks, pressure pumps, etc, to maintain adequate water flow and equipment operations. Changes out chlorine cylinders (150 lb and 1 ton) at water production sites. Observes and follows safety and compliance requirements in accordance with established regulations, standards, and procedures. Takes water samples from various water production locations to ensure quality of drinking water from each plant. Conducts routine tests at the production sites to determine chlorine residual. Adjusts water flow and chlorine dosages as needed to maintain required water quality specifications. This position may also be required to collect monthly bacteriological samples for the community and transport the samples to the lab. Reads and records meter readings and other information to document and ensure proper water production facility operation. Monitors control panels, gauges, and meters, including SCADA system, to detect and correct variations in operating conditions. Maintains accurate and consistent reports on all test results, flow rates, gauge and meter readings. Maintains logs and records, prepares reports, writes work orders and enters information into the computer systems. Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep water production facilities, equipment, and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, performing minor repairs, replacing parts, washing/cleaning equipment, painting, or cleaning work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment. Operates a variety of construction equipment and vehicles including a backhoe, electric hoist, trencher, forklift, cement mixer, welder, oxyacetylene cutting torch. Applies basic fabrication skills to the maintenance and repair of equipment, the installation of sight gauges on tanks, and to construct safety guards, supports, kick plates, platforms, shelving, cabinets, work tables, etc. Mixes and places concrete for pump bases, pipe supports and backflow devices. Assists supervisor with the development of water production policies, procedures, and guidelines. Responds to emergency situations involving power failures, chlorine leaks, and other situations during regular hours or after-hours calls as needed. Performs other job-related tasks as assigned by Supervisor. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics: Knowledge of Federal (OSHA) regulations and Tribal policies regarding safe work practices and use of chemicals. Knowledge of water treatment and pumping system maintenance and repair procedures and practices, including equipment and materials used. Knowledge of Federal & Tribal potable water distribution regulations and water quality standards. Knowledge of Federal (OSHA) regulations and Tribal policies regarding safe work practices and use of chemicals. Knowledge of pneumatic operated valves and the controls. Skill following oral and written instructions and procedures. Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with customers and other staff. Skill following oral and written instructions and procedures. Ability to properly and safety handle and dispense chlorine and various other chemicals. Ability to perform routine math computations and accurately calculate water system related flow rates, volumes, pressures, and chemical dosages. Ability to write routine system status reports. Ability to wear a respirator when working around toxic chemicals. Ability to be on call and respond to call out requests in a timely manner in a variety of weather conditions. Ability to pick up and move objects weighing at least 75 pounds for short periods. Ability to read and interpret meters, gauges, control panels, and testing and monitoring equipment. Ability to operate power equipment, hand tools, and breathing apparatus and respirators. Ability to climb ladders or steps, and bend or stoop repeatedly or continually. Ability to work independently and alone. Ability to work in cramp and dusty spaces in extreme weather conditions. Ability to lift arms above shoulder to perform work tasks. Ability to read and use blueprints, layouts, or visual aids. Ability to properly and safety handle and dispense chlorine and various other chemicals. Minimum Qualifications Education & Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalency and 3 years fulltime work in operations and maintenance of water production facilities and equipment or closely related work. Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of training and experience that would enable the candidate to satisfactorily perform and meet the duties and responsibilities required may be considered in meeting the stated minimum qualifications. Special Requirements Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License. Must possess an ADEQ or ITCA Grade II Water Treatment or Grade II Water Distribution or Grade II Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification upon time of hire. Certifications from other states with Arizona reciprocity are acceptable. Ability to work non-standard, flexible shifts and respond to on-call emergencies. Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. "SRPMICis an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and thenother qualified candidate. In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference,applicantmust submit a copy ofTribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods: 1) attach toapplication 2) fax (480) 362-5860 3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources. Documentation must be received by position closing date. The IHS/BIAForm-4432 is not accepted. Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.

Keywords: Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale , Water O&M Technician, Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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