Senior Plant Operator (DWO)PrintApplySenior Plant Operator (DWO)Salary$23.67 HourlyLocationTX, TXJob TypeFull-TimeDepartmentHouston Public WorksJob Number23812Closing8/21/2020 9:32 AM Central
POSITION OVERVIEWApplications Accepted From: All Persons Interested Job Classification: Senior Plant Operator Posting Number: PN 23812Service Line: Houston Water Section: Drinking Water Operations Reporting Location: 12550 Water Works Way Blvd.Workdays & Hours: M – Sun 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. Subject To ChangeDESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSWork 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. WORKING CONDITIONSThe 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 Emergency Management position at the Tier 1 Level.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSMINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTSRequires a high school diploma or GED certificate.MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSTwo years of plant operation experience are required. MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTSValid 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. PREFERENCESPreference 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.GENERAL INFORMATIONSELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED: NoneHowever, the Department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: YesIf yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.SALARY INFORMATIONFactors 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 - 15APPLICATION PROCEDURESOnly 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. To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-6002.If you need special services or accommodations, call 832-393-6002. (TTY 7-1-1)If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.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 OpportunityThe 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.Benefits include: Medical Dental Vision Wellness 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 AccountFor plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html01What is the highest level of education you have obtained?
Less than a high school diploma.
Home School Certification
High School Diploma/GED
Bachelor's Degree or higher
02How many years of verifiable Plant Operation experience do you have?
3 to 5 years
6 years or more
03Do you have a valid driver license?
04Do you have a valid Texas Class "C" Surface Water Operator's certificate?
05Do you have experience operating a Human Machine Interface (HMI) at a surface water treatment plant?
06Are you willing to work rotating shifts?
07Are 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?