Friday , March 31 2023

Loveland Jobs Hiring For Water Systems Operator

Website City of Loveland

Job Description:

Performs installation, maintenance and repair on water distribution and wastewater collection facilities. Operates a variety of heavy equipment, specialized equipment and other department-related equipment. The salary range for this position is $20.34- $29.47 per hour with a hiring range of $20.34 – $24.90,depending on qualifications and experience.

Water distribution and collection positions offer very diverse exposure to projects and facilities. The overall goal of the department is to protect environmental health; both in how it provides safe drinking water to Loveland’s 80,000 residents, and in how it protects downstream river quality. With a diversity of facilities, there is a lot going on, with various pumping, treatment, storage, distribution, and collection at the facilities.

At Water & Power in Loveland, the culture is one that fosters open communication and development of its staff. There are a variety of opportunities to learn many skills. This is an opportunity to contribute to a growing utility and participate in operations and capital projects in water distribution and collection .

Job Responsibilities:

  • Subject to call-back work and must be capable of responding to an emergency situation upon short notice.
  • Ensures truck is stocked with necessary materials and tools, and all equipment is ready for the next job within 6 months of hire.
  • Learns to operate and maintain equipment and vehicles such as dump trucks, front-end loader, excavator and other applicable equipment.
  • Assists with various repairs and maintenance of water and wastewater systems.
  • Maintains accurate records such as daily reports, work order service requests and map revisions within 6 months of hire.
  • Uses proper safety apparel, procedures and equipment per city standards. Ability to work safely in very high traffic areas.
  • Maintains assigned equipment to specifications; i.e., uses correct fuel, checks gauges, fluid levels, and makes sure equipment is clean both inside and out.

Job Requirements:

  • Thorough knowledge of pipe materials and repair parts used by the department.
  • Thorough knowledge of safety practices and procedures of the department including trench, traffic control, and personal protective equipment.
  • Working knowledge of water taps and meter installations.
  • Must have ability to work with customers and contractors in a positive manner.
  • Working knowledge of a distribution and collection systems.
  • Ability to use GIS mapping system within 6 months of hire.
  • Ability to operate assigned equipment and tools safely under all conditions; i.e., weather, stress, time of day, etc.
  • Knowledge of confined space entry and the ability to work in confine spaces.
  • Trained to perform pipeline assessments
  • Lead duties in absence of Crew Leader, after hour call-back and on weekends
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of Water & Wastewater Systems best practices regarding maintenance and safety
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Colorado Class I Water Distribution and Class I Wastewater Collections Certifications preferred but not required.
  • Valid Colorado Drivers License
  • Must possess a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air brake and tanker endorsements within 6 months of hire.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience in operating valve exercising equipment, CCTV sewer camera, operating sanitary sewer jetting equipment required within 6 months of hire
  • Two (2) years water related equipment operations and/or maintenance experience required.
  • All Entry level experience
  • Two (2) years water distribution system experience required.
  • Combination of two (2) years of experience in underground utilities, water or wastewater systems required.
  • One (1) year experience in construction, equipment operation (i.e. backhoe, dump truck, excavator, loader, etc.) required.
  • All Entry and Journey level experience
  • Five (5) years of experience in underground utilities, water and wastewater systems required.
  • Five (5) years of experience in equipment operation required.
  • Proficient at maintaining all water and wastewater system infrastructure and associated appurtenances.

Job Details:

Company:  City of Loveland

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Information Technology

Job Location: Loveland, CO, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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