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Location: Buda
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Description:FLSA STATUS: Non-ExemptREPORTS TO: Hays Wastewater Manager, Hays/Caldwell OperationsDIVISION: Operations WORK LOCATION: Buda, TexasSUMMARYThe System Operator is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the Buda Wastewater Treatment Plant, Shadow Creek Wastewater Plant and collection system, and SunfieldWastewater Plant and collection system. The System Operator is also is responsible for performing emergency or scheduled maintenance, cleaning, inspections and CCTV video of collection mains and associated lift stations owned or operated by GBRA in Hays County.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Keep a working knowledge of the Authority's mission and policies as they relate to the Buda WWTP, Shadow Creek WRS, and Sunfield WRS divisions.
  • Meeting the permit requirements as established by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
  • Under the direction of the Hays Wastewater Manager:o Operate pump stations and wastewater treatment plants.o Collect samples and perform routine process control tests.o Completing in an accurate, legible manner all operational logs, laboratory and process control worksheets.o Monitor the SCADA system to identify problems and check status; report any problems to the Chief Operator.o Assist in emergency repairs and operations.o Perform maintenance and general repair work to pumping equipment, storage facilities, rolling stock (including heavy equipment), and small tools and equipment.o Perform preventative maintenance, cleaning, video inspection and assist with repairs as needed for collection systems, lift stations, and right-of-ways.o Perform building and grounds maintenance at all locations.o Maintain an inventory of all tools and equipment.o Assist with the maintenance records and asset management inventory of the various facilities.o Safeguard all facilities and property.o Perform any rough fabrication, painting, general carpentry, and other repair work as needed.
    • Perform on-call duty on a rotating roster as assigned by the Hays Wastewater Manager.
    • During times of unsettled weather, be available to perform emergency duties as assigned by the Hays Wastewater Manager or upper level manager.
    • Perform locates of underground infrastructure as requested. Attend pertinent training classes as required.
    • Serve as a leader when working with contract laborers.
    • Report any problems and activities to the Hays Wastewater Manager.
    • Follow all requirements of the GBRA Safety Manual.o Perform all work in a safe and thoughtful manner.o Notify a supervisor immediately in event of an accident.
      • Perform other tasks as assigned.. Requirements:KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
        • Work hours other than Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
        • Respond to emergencies and call outs during off-duty hours.
        • Ability to drive and operate hydro-jet, vacuum truck, UTV, camera system vehicle and other highway rated vehicles such as pickups and dump trucks.
        • Operate gasoline, electric, hydraulic, pneumatic, and hand tools with both hands.
        • Work in a team environment adhering to GBRA Mission and Vision statements.
        • Read and understand highly technical information in small print (such as Safety Data Sheets and wastewater discharge permits).
        • Perform basic math skills.
        • Possess basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
        • Maintain permanent residence so that travel time to the Sunfield Wastewater Treatment Plant (1431 Satterwhite Rd, Buda, TX 78610) is no more than 45 minutes without violating traffic laws.EDUCATION/ LICENSESEducation:High School Diploma or GEDRegistrations and Licenses:
          • Ability to remain insurable under GBRA's vehicle liability policy.
          • Occupational licenses as issued by the State of Texas:o Class D Wastewater or Collection I operator license.o Class C Wastewater operator license within 24 months of employment.EXPERIENCEExperience in wastewater treatment or collections system maintenance preferred.MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIESNo.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Work may be in extreme heat or cold temperatures and at times in streets or public ROW. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Work will often be assigned in a team of two but may require work alone at times.Work at elevated levels greater than 25 feet on platforms, roofs, bridges, etc. Climb vertical ladders up to 20 feet in height. Repeatedly lift, load, and unload up to 50 pounds. Respond to visual and audible alarms. Wear personal protection equipment such as safety glasses, protective footwear, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as outlined in the employee Safety Manual. Safely enter, exit, and work in trenches and confined spaces. Perform basic first aid and CPR. Employees must wear protective footwear in compliance with ANSI or ASTM standard. Replacement footwear is provided annually for qualifying employees.WORK ENVIRONMENTApproximately 75 to 90 percent of work outdoors. Works with municipal wastewater and bio solids. May be exposed to hazardous chemicals and possible disease-causing bacteria. 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.TRAVELPersonal transportation is required to normal work site at which point employee will use vehicles provided by GBRA to perform duties. Overnight travel mainly limited to meetings and training.


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