Water Utility Distribution Operator #2023-14
Water Utility Distribution Operator
The Water Utility Distribution Operator is responsible for the repair, maintenance, mapping and inspection of potable water distribution system.
Essential Job Functions: • Flushes dead-end and unidirectional hydrants or blow offs to maintain acceptable chlorine residual and maintain a flushing log. Flushes areas in the distribution system in which customers have been experiencing taste and odor problems or dirty water. • Under direct supervision, operates and checks equipment, instruments, pumps, valves and related apparatus and facilities. Finds and corrects operating problems. Maintains minimum operating pressures in the distribution system. Maintains communication with the plant and laboratory personnel for sampling programs. Assists in periodic meter testing and evaluation. • Conducts yearly visual inspection of all backflow devices in the distribution system. Maintains a log of all devices inspected. • Maintains a clean working environment at all tanks and booster stations. Work includes removal of trash, sweeping, painting and removal of any debris on the premises. • Under direct supervision, analyzes charts and logs to determine largest drain/fill event for each tank or reservoir monthly. Reports data for drain/fill event. • Monitors corrosion control program by taking Corrator readings twice weekly. Takes water sample for lab analysis. Changes Corrator tips when needed.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a High School diploma or GED. A valid Ohio Driver’s license with a safe driving record and a drug screening are required. Applicant must be able to climb ladders up to 180 feet to access elevated water tanks. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Applicants familiar with maintenance and repair of pumps, motors, valves, gauges, backflow preventers and regulators are preferred. Familiarity with water treatment is preferable. Knowledge of Microsoft office, GPS collection, blueprints and maps is preferred. Good written and verbal communication skills; ability to have effective working relationships with fellow coworkers, public officials, the general public and regulatory agencies (OEPA) is preferred. This position will include physical labor, including working outdoors in all types of weather conditions. This position requires emergency call out response at all hours of the day and night including weekends and holidays.
Job Type: Full Time Pay: $18.25/hour (with no OEPA Water Distribution Certificate) $20.50 - $22.68/hour (with OEPA Water Distribution Certificate)
Additional Premium: • Class I License: $1.00/hour • Class II License: $1.25/hour • Class III License: $1.75/hour.
Fringe Benefits: • Medical, Dental, Rx, Vision, Telemedicine, Gym Membership, EAP • 12 Paid Holidays • Sick (4.6 hours/pay), Vacation (3.1 hours/pay), Personal Days (6/year from sick time), Overtime, Compensation Time • PERS 10% employee contribution with 14% employer contribution, Deferred Compensation
An Equal Opportunity Employer M.F.H.V.