Civil - Control Systems, Civil - Pipelines, Civil - Water / Wastewater, Civil Engineering
2 Year Degree
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.
Qualifications required: •High School Diploma or GED •Experience with Microsoft Products (Excel, Word, and Outlook) •Valid Texas Driver License
Qualifications desired: •Associates degree or three (3) to five (5) years of experience related to position •iFix, Proficy historian, Maximo
Success factors/job competencies: •Ability to operate a multiple-screen computer work station for remote monitoring and control of all TRWD pump station and pipeline equipment. •Capability of working 12 hour rotating shifts alone. •The ability to work occasional required extra hours during a pipeline break, flood or other emergency. •Requires the ability to think and reason at a level such that response to an emergency situation is appropriate and prompt. •Ability to communicate clearly and decisively under stress. •Ability to prioritize work, perform multiple tasks simultaneously and maintain focus during stressful situations. •Dependable and flexible to accommodate unscheduled changes in work routine. •A good understanding of pipeline hydraulics. •Knowledge of PPE (personal protective equipment) for use on off site visits.
For more than 80 years, the Tarrant Regional Water District has provided quality water to its customers, implemented vital flood control measures and created recreational opportunities for Tarrant County residents and communities.Led by a publicly elected five-member board, the Water District owns and operates four major reservoirs including Lake Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain Lake and the Cedar Creek... and Richland-Chambers Reservoirs. TRWD has also constructed more than 150 miles of water pipelines, 27 miles of floodway levees, more than 40 miles of Trinity River Trails and a 260 acre wetland water reuse project designed to increase future water supplies for the area.As one of the largest raw water suppliers in the state of Texas, TRWD provides water to more than 1.7 million people in the North Central Texas area. TRWD serves more than 30 wholesale customers including the cities of Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield and the Trinity River Authority. Operations span an 11-county area reaching from Jack County to Freestone County and include maintenance of dams at the Water District’s four reservoirs as well as the more than 150 miles of pipeline used for water transport.