The Water Operator I position is responsible for remotely monitoring and controlling TRWD raw water pumping and pipeline operations using SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) based out of the TRWD office in Fort Worth, Texas.
Essential functions and responsibilities:
•Working overtime, weekends, nights and holidays is a firm requirement of this position.
•Lead, monitor, and control pipeline operations using SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems.
•Perform continuous analysis of pipeline systems operations (water quality issues, communication problems, measure/system integrity).
•Determine, analyze, and react to pipeline system conditions.
•Monitor vibration subsystem and report anomalies to appropriate personnel.
•Report pipeline abnormalities to SCADA system supervisors.
•Monitor pressures, flows, chemical systems, temperatures and security systems to insure pipeline/pump station integrity.
•Assist field personnel in troubleshooting over the phone.
•Utilize Maximo maintenance management software to coordinate and report problems that require attention.
•Perform preventative maintenance functions.
•Operate pipeline equipment as required via SCADA as to optimize pipeline efficiency and minimize excessive stress on the system.
•Monitor pipeline/pump station functions including RTD’s, power, pressures, flows and levels.
•Calculate travel times and volumes and plan activities from a pipeline schedule.
•Remain proficient in the operation of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) computer workstation and monitoring of the total pipeline system operations.
•Rotate out with field personnel for 5 weeks every 5 months.
•A basic working knowledge of specific gauges, meters and valves will be required. This knowledge will be obtained through on the job training.
Nonessential functions, skills and experience:
•Keep logs of all information monitored during the shift.
•Run required reports.
•Perform other duties as required.
Physical demands and work environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Physical/Mental demands: ?While performing duties of job, employee is often required to sit; walk; stand; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. Employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to occasionally climb ladders and stairs.
•Work environment: ?While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides within an office or cubicle and may have occasional field work that will expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.