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Operations Technician

WaterOne
Kansas City, KS 66106
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  • Job Code
    144934298

Overview

We have an outstanding opportunity for an Operations Technician to join our organization.

The purpose of this position is for the operation of a highly technical water treatment and distribution process. The Operations Technician shall endeavor to meet or exceed all state and federal water quality standards and regulations; meet or exceed Board policies, goals and expectations; promote security of WaterOne's water system; make routine decisions concerning process chemistry, chemical dosage, mechanical equipment operations and distribution system operation; balance flows to basins and reservoirs and maintain system water storage requirements. This position is also responsible for promoting safety, environmental stewardship and cost efficiency.



Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • With minimum oversight, responsible for the daily operation of a highly technical water treatment and distribution process. Makes routine decisions concerning chemical dosage, pump selection. Balances flows to basins and reservoirs and maintains system water storage requirements. Must be able to communicate effectively as well as follow written and oral instructions.
  • Operates SCADA and PC based computer systems. Prepares computer-generated reports for management. Calculates flows, chemical dosages and chemical solutions. Monitors and responds to all aspects of water quality prior to distribution. Maintains pressures, flows, and reservoirs in the distribution system. Responsible for the accurate entry of operational data and reports.
  • Trouble shoots problems with chemical treatment, complex instrumentation, mechanical equipment, and microprocessor-based controllers; generates work orders when necessary.
  • Responsible for safe utilization of hazardous chemicals and gases. Demonstrates proper use of and use proper safety equipment, including respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and participates in required safety training. Correctly wears personal protective equipment for appropriate situations.
  • Operates complex High Voltage electrical equipment and high-pressure systems.
  • Performs routine process chemical laboratory analyses. Operates and trouble shoots complex chemical analyzers.
  • Maintains production laboratory. Responsible for laboratory quality control and assures accurate result reporting.
  • Assists in the installation, calibration, startup and training of new processes and equipment.
  • Work Hours: weekend nights Fri 5:30p-7am, Sat 5:30p-7am, Sun 5:30p-6:30am

Other Duties

  • Will be required to work extended hours as needed.
  • Performs routine maintenance and clean up.
  • Performs all duties pertaining to hazardous waste operation in accordance with all applicable requirements.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.
  • Chemical Feed Systems:
    • Change settings on all chemical feeders at all locations.
    • Change chlorine tanks.
    • Operate all chemical feed systems including flushing, checking and ensure proper operation.
    • Record all chemical dosages changes in the database.
  • Control Room Operation:
    • Navigate to all pumping stations, tanks and facilities on the SCADA screens.
    • Acknowledge alarms.
    • Start and stop pumps and find dialogue boxes.
    • Properly answer the phone.
  • Laboratory Testing:
    • Perform basic tests: alkalinity, chlorine, hardness, pH, conductivity, turbidity, solids, CT, ammonia, fluoride.
    • Perform proper sample collection.
  • Analyzers:
    • Read and navigate analyzer displays.
    • Flush and perform basic maintenance of analyzer equipment.
  • Treatment Process:
    • Wash filters.
    • Locate all pump stations.
    • Properly collect samples.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

Customer Service Commitment

WaterOne employees shall continuously strive to meet or exceed the expectations of both their internal and external customers. Questions and concerns shall be acknowledged on the same day whenever possible, but no later than the next business day. Issues shall be resolved as promptly as possible, with the goal of maximizing customer satisfaction.

Core Competencies

These key core competencies are expected to be demonstrated by each employee at WaterOne:

  • Communicates Effectively Demonstrates ability to listen and express oneself effectively and shares information as appropriate for the position needed to perform the job effectively.
  • Conscientiousness Expresses the motivation to perform one's job in a careful, thorough way that adheres to the standards of honesty and integrity.
  • Customer Focus Demonstrates a concern for satisfying both internal and external customers and builds collaborative relationships with customers and stakeholders.
  • Interpersonal Savvy Demonstrates the ability to effectively coordinate with others to achieve goals and solve problems by maintaining flexibility and open mindedness.
  • Problem Solving/Drive for Results Demonstrates the ability to find solutions to complex problems and consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances.

Position Competencies

In addition to the core competencies, these key competencies are expected to be demonstrated by each employee in this position:

  • Adaptability and Flexibility Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
  • Computer Skills Demonstrates expertise in software programs and systems necessary for performing work duties.
  • Safety and Security Focus Adheres to all workplace safety and security policies, standards, and practices.
  • Teamwork Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and encourages team unity through sharing, working together and putting team success first.
  • Water Treatment Principles and Practices Knowledge of and the ability to explain water distribution and treatment systems.



Qualifications

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • The Technician must be in possession of a valid Class I Kansas Water Supply System Operator Certificate within eighteen months of employment.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and continuously meet WaterOne driving standards.
  • Ability to utilize software systems such as Word, Excel, Access, Internet, and Email programs at a basic level
  • Ability to enter operational data at a basic level.
  • Requires the ability to comprehend and learn the use of PLC based microprocessors.
  • Requires knowledge of hazardous chemicals handling and qualify as a Hazardous Materials Technician capable of emergency response within one year of employment.
  • Requires the ability to comprehend and learn to trouble shoot and calibrate chemical feed machines.
  • Requires the ability to read and interpret technical operations manuals.
  • Requires the ability to work with and as part of a team of skilled employees.
  • Requires the ability to make decisions under high stress situations and to continuously show good judgment in routine decisions
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively, orally and written.
  • Must have experience with or the ability to learn and apply all applicable requirements pertaining to hazardous waste operations.
  • Must be able to pass post offer medical exam, including drug screen and background verification (may not apply to current employees).

Preferred Education, Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of electrical control systems, operation and troubleshooting.
  • Mechanical operating abilities & basic plumbing skills.
  • The ability to read and interpret blue prints and schematics.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally lift/or move up to 100 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to use a computer for five hours a day. The employee must be able to move occasionally from one location to another or be able to remain in a stationary position for up to several hours a day. The employee must be able to use office productivity equipment such as a personal computer, calculator, printer, and copy machine. The employee must be in possession of a licenses and be able to operate a vehicle at any given time. The employee must be able to occasionally position self to inspect, view or perform analytical processes and techniques. The employee must be able to climb ladders and work at heights. The employee must be able to distinguish colors. The employee must be able to meet qualifications for using air purifying and air supplied respiratory protection.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee could be exposed to outdoor weather conditions, fumes, toxic chemicals and heat. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Protective equipment, including but not limited to personal protective equipment for eyes, face, head and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices, and protective shields and barriers, may be required and shall be maintained in the sanitary and reliable condition wherever it is necessary by reason of hazards of process or environment, chemical hazards, or mechanical hazard encountered in a manner capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation or physical contact.

WaterOne provides tools and equipment necessary to perform the job. We provide an excellent work environment, including facilities and job sites that are tobacco-free. WaterOne also has a strong, proven commitment to safety.

WaterOne provides a total compensation package that includes:

  • Competitive base pay
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and LTD insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Voluntary deferred compensation savings account
  • Mandatory cash balance plan
  • Comprehensive wellness program
  • Educational assistance program
  • A variety of other benefit programs and activities

Equal Opportunity Employer

WaterOne is an equal opportunity employer and upholds a non-discrimination policy. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, military status, or marital status in making employment and business decisions. We also prohibit harassment and retaliation in the workplace and in our dealings with the public. We encourage and welcome diversity of backgrounds in our workforce. WaterOne complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).





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Posted: 2021-08-25 Expires: 2021-09-26

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