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Massachusetts Water Resouces Authority Operator (Wastewater Transport) in Chelsea, Massachusetts

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Operates equipment manually and through instrument panel and programmable logic control units, system flows and levels in assigned process area. Equipment may include, but will not be limited to the following; pumps, valves, gates, meters, gauges, controllers, motor control centers, level controls devices, mixers, oxygen generation, chemical feed, odor control and hydroelectric equipment. Monitors and inspects operating conditions; records observations and data in area shift log. Provides oversight for all barge and truck loading/unloading operation. Provides oversight for chemical and fuel oil unloading to tank farm. Takes initial action to correct malfunctions of equipment and reports malfunctions and variances to the Area Supervisor/Unit Supervisor. Operators may be dispatched to critical facilities to make operational changes as directed or to investigate alarms. Samples various process fluids and gases (odor control), analyzes, records, and labels according to schedule. Prepares chemical solutions. Operates equipment through programmable logic control units. Operates the Processes Instrumentation and Control System (PICS), TELOG or SCADA and fills-in for the Area/Unit Supervisor as required. Calibrates critical process control equipment. Follows established safety, operating, and emergency response procedures and policies established by MWRA. Communicates with other operators regarding operational and process control conditions. Performs work in compliance with Authority established Integrated Contingency Plan. Inspects and troubleshoots mechanical, electromechanical, pneumatic or hydraulic equipment using tools and gauges of the trade. Performs preventive maintenance on operations equipment as directed by MAXIMO, such as but not limited to: greasing and lubrication, minor packing adjustments, opening hatches and installing safety rails, changing light bulbs, HVAC filters and performing minor maintenance during shift work as required. Performs, documents and reports results in the MAXIMO database of inspections and work performed. Assists other trades in the performance of their work, as required, or as assigned. Operates motor vehicles such as vans and pick-up trucks to transport materials to work sites, and pickup and deliver supplies and equipment. Performs light maintenance independently or as part of a team. Light maintenance shall include but not limited to: Operates forklift or other light equipment that does not require a special license. Generates inspection lists and maintenance reporting through the Computerized Maintenance Management System. Inspects and troubleshoots various systems and equipment. Installs and retrofits/new equipment related to plant systems. Modifies and/or aligns existing equipment to specifications. With proper safety training sets up ladders, staging and rigging and utilizes hoists, jacks, dollies, lifts, etc. for proper access to job and to remove and install equipment. Operates portable pumping, ventilation and other equipment necessary to support and accomplish assigned tasks. Greases and lubricates, replaces oil reserves, minor packing adjustments and opens hatches. Installs safety rails, changes light bulbs and replaces HVAC filters. Removes snow from immediate work area in order to perform tasks. Conducts routine testing, lockout/tagout, operation (startup/shutdown) and adjustment of process equipment. Performs necessary cleanup and housekeeping for work area and other light maintenance tasks. SECONDARY DUTIES: Promotes and participates in the productivity improvement plan. Trains peers and subordinates as requested. Performs related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: A high school diploma or GED; and Two (2) to three (3) years experience with a working knowledge of wastewater treatment and treatment plant equipment; and Satisfactory completion of compe ency-base