Maintenance-Millwright-Equipment Operator-TEMP TO HIRE (J/O #4970)
TITLE: PUMP OPERATOR I
The Pump Operator I is the entry level in the Pump Operator series. At this level, incumbents learn and perform a limited range of the less complex or specialized work tasks, under closer supervision, with less latitude for independent action.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Direct supervision is received from the Water Distribution Supervisor. The Pump Operator I provides no technical or functional work direction.
ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Drives from site to site and makes daily rounds of relief valves, canal, reservoir and water storage locations; monitors safety and security of sites and reports or corrects illegal use
• Inspects pumps, motors and other equipment; calculates pump run times and pumping rates and enters data into computer or log.
• Maintains records; reads and interprets various chart recorders, gauges, and water meters, makes associated entries into logs and records.
• Performs preventive maintenance of pumps, motors, regulators, valves and water meters;
repair and replace various defective or worn parts and equipment as needed.
• Under direct supervision, trained to operate a 30-ton crane to pick up and replace industrial motors; operates other pieces of construction equipment such as grader and tractor; in addition to, general hand and power tools needed for the work.
• Performs miscellaneous maintenance tasks on periodic basis, such as weed and debris removal, dirt road repair, and painting of motors, pumps, piping and other equipment.
• Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Operation and maintenance of water pumping and distribution systems.
• Mechanical and electrical maintenance principles and practices.
• Basic electricity and hydraulics.
• Pertinent laws, codes and regulations.
• Operating a personal computer and related software.
• Using hand and power tools.
• Operating various pieces of commercial construction equipment to include tractor and crane.
• Operate pumps, motors and other water storage and distribution facilities and equipment.
• Troubleshoot operational deficiencies of mechanical equipment.
• Read gauges and meters and correct record results.
• Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
• Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of making sound decisions and demonstrating intellectual capabilities.
• Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, communicating with others, reading, writing and operating assigned equipment.
• Ensure workplace is maintained in a neat and organized manor.
Experience and Training Guidelines
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge
and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
• 0-1 year
• High school diploma or equivalent.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Certificate:
• Valid Texas or Arkansas Driver’s License
• Field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to inclement weather; work in and around water and heavy machinery and equipment.
• Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking and standing for prolonged periods of time, operating motorized equipment and vehicles, and lifting and carrying heavy objects without assistance.