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Water Distribution System Operator II

Company: City of Goose Creek
Location: Goose Creek
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATOR IIThis is a great opportunity to join our friendly team. Goose Creek, the municipality that Business Week called the best place to raise a family in South Carolina, is located minutes from the international tourist destination of Charleston, and the pristine beaches of coastal South Carolina. Located 30 minutes outside Charleston, the City of Goose Creek offers an excellent State benefits package with employer paid individual insurance, SC Retirement system with additional retirement plan options, $5,000 tuition reimbursement program, vacation/sick/holiday paid time off, wellness incentives and much more! JOB SUMMARYThis position is responsible for providing the first response to customers regarding issues related to the water systems. Provides leadership to the Operators working in the field.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Provides leadership and direction to employees in the municates, responds, diagnoses and resolves problems pertaining to the water distribution stalls, repairs, maintains, pressure tests and flushes water main piping stalls, replaces and exercises main line valves and fire hydrants.Taps main line to accommodate individual service stalls, repairs and maintains consumption meters to service lines.Repairs and replaces service and meter vestigates low water pressure and water leak complaints.Connects and disconnects water service to municates with customers regarding problems.Receives, organizes and completes work orders from City Hall and DPWLocates and marks existing underground water lines to prevent damage during contractor excavation.Operates heavy machinery and commercial vehicles for excavation and transportation to include backhoes, excavators, dump trucks and flatbed trucks.Documents and records statistics and repairs.Serves as backup to co-workers.Performs other duties as assigned.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSHigh School Diploma or GED. Five (5) years of experience in water distribution or related field.Any combination of education and experience totaling five (5) years is acceptable.Water Distribution License Level "C" required.Backflow certification by SCDHEC.Valid South Carolina Driver's License and the ability to obtain and maintain a Class "B" Commercial Driver's License.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESKnowledge of hand tools to include wrenches, screwdrivers, power tools, drills and saws.Knowledge of maintenance and repair procedures for water distribution systems, regulatory procedures and acceptable safety practices.Knowledge of department policies and procedures.Skill in oral and written communication.Ability to operate a backhoe, excavator, dump truck, front end loader, communication radio, boring tool, tapping machine, gauges and other heavy equipment.Ability to be on-call 24 hours a day.Ability to drive vehicles with automatic and standard transmissions.Ability to deal with the public to include handling potentially difficult customers and volatile situations.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe work is very heavy and requires exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and in excess of 50 pounds of force to move objects and the following physical abilities: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, fingering, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work is typically performed outdoors. Employee is exposed to noise, dirt, grease, irritating chemicals, insects and inclement weather.REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were written out in this job description.The City reserves the right to revise this position description at any time.

Keywords: City of Goose Creek, Goose Creek , Water Distribution System Operator II, Other , Goose Creek, South Carolina

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