The City of Houston Senior Plant Operator/DWO in Houston, Texas
Senior Plant Operator/DWO
Senior Plant Operator/DWO
$49,229.44 - $53,307.80 Annually
Houston Public Works
11/10/2020 11:59 PM Central
Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Posting Number: PN# 24225
Service Line: Houston Public Works
Section: Drinking Water Operations
Reporting Locations: 12550 Water Works Way Blvd
Workdays & Hours: M –Sun 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. (Rotating Shifts)*
*Subject to change
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Work consists of developing, reviewing and complying with standard procedures and task where analytic ability is required. Coordinates plant operations utilizing Human Machine Interface (HMI) in conjunction with the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. Monitors and maintains equipment and the surface water treatment plant, and reports malfunctions to expedite repairs. Monitors mechanical and chemical process in more than one location. Inspects and tests working conditions on all equipment. Compares readings on equipment and processes with established operational ranges to evaluate system performance. Initiates system changes within established guidelines that affect process control. Collects, analyzes and monitors data relevant to maintaining efficient treatment plant operations. Communicates and coordinates work with other operators and support personnel by telephone and e-mail. Performs other duties as requested.
The position requires lifting of heavy items of up to 60 pounds and/or walking on rough surfaces routinely and/or regular physical exertion such as climbing of ladders.
This is a Department of Houston Public Works Management position at the Tier 1 Level.
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a high school diploma or GED certificate.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Two years of plant operation experience are required.
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Valid Driver License and compliance with the City of Houston’s policy on driving (AP 2-2).
Requires a valid Class “C” Water Operator’s certificate appropriate to position location, such as surface water, groundwater, or distribution.
Preference will be given to the applicants who have experience in operation of large surface water treatment plants by utilizing a SCADA.
Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED: None
However, the department may administer a skills assessment test.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
PAY GRADE 15
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.
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Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.
• Life insurance
• Long-term disability
• Retirement pension
• 457 deferred compensation plan
• Employee Assistance Program
• 10 days of vacation each year
• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday
• Flexible schedules
• Professional development opportunities
• Transportation/parking plan
• Section 125 pretax deductions
• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
For plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html
What is the highest level of education you have obtained?
Less than a high school diploma/GED certificate
High School Diploma/GED certificate
Bachelor's degree or higher
How many years of verifiable plant operation experience do you have?
2 years or more
Do you have a valid Driver's License?
Do you have a valid Texas Class "C" Surface Water Operator's License or higher?
Do you have experience operating a Human Machine Interface (HMI) at a surface water treatment plant?
Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions?