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Operator II

Company: Liberty Utilities
Location: Goodyear
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Job Description:

Liberty Utilities, a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, is a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution business group provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 782,000 customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada. Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Description

Performs a variety of semi-skilled to skilled work to maintain water wells, chemical feeder equipment, pumps, motors, telemetry sensory equipment, treated water storage facilities, water distribution pipelines and related appurtenances, sanitary sewers for the collection of wastewater, pumping equipment for water and wastewater, and water and wastewater treatment plant equipment and operations. Performs moderate to difficult technical and mechanical work in the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment and conveyance facilities. May provide direction to peers and subordinates in performance of routine day-to-day work activities, but does not have supervisory responsibility. Conducts and administers all company work related efforts and activities within the rules, regulations and responsibilities of the most current company safety policy and OHSA regulation. The Operator will respond operational emergencies as deemed necessary by his/her Supervisor. The Operator will also assist customers with concerns of water quality, delivery, odors, vector control and treatment. This position also provides technical and/or physical assistance to other operations personnel, contractors and developers and any other duties assigned. Operator may be responsible for site specific training. Additionally, the operator may be subject to on-call work and subject to shift work that may include nights and weekends. Perform all other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.

Water Distribution:




  • Demonstrates a continuous effort to improve operations by streamlining work processes, decreasing turnaround times, and working cooperatively and jointly to provide efficiency and cost effective in the use of Utility resources.

  • Delivers outstanding customer service. Establishes and maintains open communication with all internal and external customers; to include co-workers, contractors, residents, and other Utility departments. Informs immediate supervisor of daily operations, important developments, and work activities.

  • Adheres to industry and Utility safety standards, policies, practices, and procedures. Provides services in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Executes routine and emergency operational, maintenance, construction, and repair functions of infrastructure or equipment utilized in the water distribution division. Maintains the integrity of landscaping, checks storage tanks and electrical panels, adjusts chemical feed rates, and completes work orders. Provides direction and clarifies routine day-to-day priorities in the field.

  • Assists in the installation, maintenance, replacement, and repair of water mains, water service connections, fire hydrants, valves, and related appurtenances. Notifies customers of water service interuptions in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.

  • Operates, inspects, and maintains water distribution infrastructure; logs daily records; Interprets readings from meters, gauges, charts and instruments, and adjusts accordingly; performs sampling and detects mechanical or process deficiencies and communicates findings to the supervisor.

  • Identifies and marks utility locations by reading building plans and archives, pinpointing areas for shutdowns due to main breaks, measuring field points, digging covered utility boxes, tracing lines to find utility trenches and painting or placing chasers, flags or stakes on utility locations.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


    Water Production:



    • Demonstrates a continuous effort to improve operations by streamlining work processes, decreasing turnaround times, and working cooperatively and jointly to provide efficiency and cost effective in the use of Utility resources.

    • Delivers outstanding customer service. Establishes and maintains open communication with all internal and external customers; to include co-workers, contractors, residents, and other Utility departments. Informs immediate supervisor of daily operations, important developments, and work activities.
    • Adheres to industry and Utility safety standards, policies, practices, and procedures. Provides services in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements. Prepares and submit records and reports as required.
    • Executes routine and emergency operational, maintenance, construction, and repair functions of infrastructure or equipment utilized in the water production division. Clarifies routine day-to-day priorities in the field.

    • Operates all equipment used in treatment systems and distribution systems including Pressure Tanks, pumps, motors, chlorinators, cathodic protection, and flow regulating devices. Maintains the integrity of landscaping, checks reservoirs and electrical panels, adjusts chemical feed rates, and completes work orders.
    • Conducts daily inspections of well sites; logs daily records; interprets readings from meters, gauges, charts, and instruments, and adjusts accordingly; and detects mechanical or process deficiencies and communicates findings to the supervisor.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.

      Wastewater Reclamation:



      • Demonstrates a continuous effort to improve operations by streamlining work processes, decreasing turnaround times, and working cooperatively and jointly to provide efficiency and cost effective in the use of Utility resources.

      • Delivers outstanding customer service. Establishes and maintains open communication with all internal and external customers; to include co-workers, contractors, residents, and other Utility departments. Informs immediate supervisor of daily operations, important developments, and work activities.
      • Adheres to industry and Utility safety standards, policies, practices, and procedures. Provides services in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements. Prepares and submits required records and reports.
      • Executes routine and emergency operational, maintenance, construction, and repair functions of infrastructure or equipment utilized in the wastewater reclamation division. Clarifies routine day-to-day priorities in the field.

      • Conducts daily inspections of wastewater treatment facilities, aquifer recharge facilities and related equipment; takes and records various equipment and process readings; checks equipment and makes appropriate adjustments to regulate system flow and process stability; and maintains records and reports.

      • Conducts daily inspections of reclamation facilities; process sampling, logs daily records; interprets readings from meters, gauges, charts, and instruments, and adjusts accordingly; and detects mechanical or process deficiencies and communicates findings to the supervisor.
      • Perform all other duties as assigned.

        Wastewater Collection:



        • Demonstrates a continuous effort to improve operations by streamlining work processes, decreasing turnaround times, and working cooperatively and jointly to provide efficiency and cost effective in the use of Utility resources.

        • Delivers outstanding customer service. Establishes and maintains open communication with all internal and external customers; to include co-workers, contractors, residents, and other Utility departments. Informs immediate supervisor of daily operations, important developments, and work activities.
        • Adheres to industry and Utility safety standards, policies, practices, and procedures. Provides services in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements. Prepares and submits required records and reports.
        • Executes routine and emergency operational, maintenance, construction, and repair functions of infrastructure or equipment (VAC truck/CCTV) utilized in the wastewater collection division. Clarifies routine day-to-day priorities in the field.

        • Conducts daily inspections of wastewater collection infrastructure, lift stations, aquifer recharge facilities and related equipment; takes and records various equipment and processes readings; checks equipment and makes appropriate adjustments to regulate system flow and stability; and maintains records and reports.

        • Maintains wastewater lift stations. Collects and interprets operational readings to maximize the efficiency of operation. Makes operational control adjustments and modifications to protect public health and to ensure system stability.
        • Obtains samples and performs fats, oils and grease sanitary sewer inspections to determine proper compliance with Company standards. Maintain industrial pre-treatment as required by regulations and Company standards.
        • Identifies and marks utility locations by reading building plans and archives, pinpointing areas for shutdowns due to main breaks, measuring field points, digging covered utility boxes, tracing lines to find utility trenches and painting or placing chasers, flags or stakes on utility locations.

        • Perform all other duties as assigned.

          Requirements



          • Work requires specialized knowledge of wells, pumps, motors, chlorine generators. Knowledge of plumbing principles and ability to complete repairs to system, or make decisions regarding their repairs. Work requires high degree of knowledge of plumbing materials and methods as related to utility improvements. Appropriate certification is required.
          • Three years--- experience in plumbing, well operation, distribution, collection water and/or wastewater treatment. Minimum 12 months experience as a field Operator I or equivalent.
          • Arizona locations require an ADEQ Grade 2 Operator License in specific area of concentration; i.e, Wastewater Treatment, Water Distribution, Collections, or Water Treatment. Locations that operate water and wastewater require a second certification, minimum of Grade 1, in another specific area of concentration; or the ability to obtain the second certification within 6 months; i.e., Wastewater Treatment, Water Distribution, Collections or Water Treatment.. Maintain a valid state driver---s license. May require a CDL (Commercial Driver---s License), with appropriate classification and endorsements.
          • Texas locations require a TCEQ Class C Operator License in specific area of concenration; i.e., Wastewater, Distribution, Groundwater, Surface Water. Or a Class II Collections. Also requires a second certification TCEQ, a minimum Class D Operator License, in another specific area of concentration, or the ability to obtain within one year; i.e., Wastewater, Distribution, Groundwater, Surface Water or Class I Collections. Maintain a valid state driver---s license.

          • Work requires the ability to read maps, manuals, work orders, and blueprints.
          • Work requires the ability to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as knowledge of common water calculations and their applications.
          • Work requires the ability to write work orders, memos, letters, reports and keep accurate daily records at well sites, lift stations and treatment facilities.
          • Work requires the occasional direction of co-workers and other employees only in the absence of Senior Operator or Supervisor. This position does not have the authority to hire and dismiss staff without the express direction of the Operations Manager.
          • Ability to complete repairs and tasks in a timely fashion
          • Work is widely varied, involving analyzing and evaluating many complex and significant variables. Company-wide policies, procedures, or precedents may be developed and/or recommended.
          • The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results. There is some opportunity for discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Work involving discretion is typically reviewed before finalized.
          • Broad Application - Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities.
          • Ability to work closely with fellow workers. Ability to follow instructions in performance of regular maintenance to all portions of system.

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            We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse workforce as it values the knowledge, diversity and performance of our employees to make us a great company.--- Our Company strives to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the HR Representative.

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