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1.) Job Title: Distribution Operator

 Summary:  As directed, will implement the installation, adjustments, maintenance and/or repairs necessary for the operations of the transmission and distribution system as directed by the department manager or supervisor by performing the following duties.   
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Include, but are not limited to, the following.  Other duties may be assigned as necessary. 
As directed, will operate and control electric motors, pumps, and valves to regulate the flow of water into the distribution system.  Maintain chlorine injection equipment and will remove empty chlorine bottles.  Will replace used chlorine bottles at the plant and/or any other locations where chlorine injection is required. 
Check for leaks, low pressure, high pressure, or any other complaints from customers.  Trouble shoot areas within the system, and repair leaks, replace service lines and mains that are found defective. Help troubleshoot areas within the system that report low flow or low pressure to determine cause and actions necessary to eliminate the problem.   
Assist with the rebuilding or repairing valves, piping runs, regulators, hydrants and other equipment necessary for the transmission and distribution of water.  Assist crew leader by turning valves to regulate water throughout the system.  Assist with the dress-up of areas, and restore property damaged by the repair or installation of water mains or other equipment necessary for the operation of the installation of water service on private and public property to its original condition.  Assist the crew leader and take water samples to determine acidity, residual or free chlorine, color and impurities as required.  Assist with making taps and install water meter boxes, access boxes, backflow preventers, ball valves and pressure regulators for new customers. 
Operate or learn to operate heavy equipment. Connect, disconnect, and possibly read meters. 
Assist and gather data for the GIS program. Assist with the location and directions for Arkansas One-Call. Assist other departments when needed 
Keep vehicles clean inside and outside, keep all equipment serviced and in good mechanical condition, and keep tools properly stored and organized. 
Complete and return all paperwork associated with service and repair issued and generated by the office and/or the department manager.  
Observe safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions and uses equipment and materials properly. 
Will be required  to provide on-call duty in rotation with other service personnel and must be able to work overtime when required.  Follow instructions and adhere to company policies  and procedures in dealing with fellow employees, customers, and the general public 
Supervisory Responsibilities :   This position has no supervisory responsibilities. 
Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
Education and/or Experience: Employee must have a High School Diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED) or be able to attain such within a specified time period.  This is necessary due to state licensing and certification requirements. 
Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, operation reports, and procedure manuals.  Be able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the staff.  Effectively present information to employees and to internal management. 
Mathematical Skills:   Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.   
Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic computer skills and knowledge of communications tools.   
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Have or be able to obtain a Class 4 Water Distribution.  Hold a current valid driver’s license and be able to obtain  a Class A-CDL endorsement with the State of Arkansas.   
Physical Demands:  The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.   
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle or feel.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision.  
Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.   
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and humid conditions, corrosive chemicals and outside weather conditions, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic materials and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level of this work environment is generally moderate. 
Quality, Safety, and Environmental:    Every employee of Community Water System is responsible for following all quality, safety and environmental policies, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, maintaining necessary licensing and certifications and for acting in a safe and professional manner.