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Maintenance Worker

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Assists in construction and maintenance tasks of the Authority's canal system, including operating construction and maintenance equipment as necessary, such as mowers, trucks, tractors, chainsaws, etc.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Canal Superintendent; may receive assignments from Crew Leader at work sites.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: Has daily contact with other Authority personnel; has occasional contact with Authority customers.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Assists in construction and maintenance of the canal system.
  • Performs carpentry work in the construction of canal structures.
  • Installs and replaces concrete and aluminum piping and water meters.
  • Builds barbed-wire fences.
  • Ties steel reinforcement for concrete projects.
  • Mixes, pours, and finishes concrete in the construction of water gates, columns, flumes, floors, walls, bridges, etc.
  • Clears vegetation and debris from canals and canal banks, including operating mowers and chainsaws and applying herbicides.
  • Repairs leaks in levees and canal gates.
  • Loads and unloads equipment or supplies onto or off of truck, and transports to or from work sites.
  • Operates tractors, vehicles, chippers, etc., as necessary.

Other important duties: Performs other duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: construction and maintenance practices related to large-scale water supply/canal systems.

Required Skill/Ability to:demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication; understand numeric data; read, interpret and follow maps; complete necessary paperwork and/or reports accurately, legibly, and promptly; maintain appropriate Texas Driver License (applicable to job responsibilities) and good driving record; tolerate outside working conditions, including exposure to adverse weather conditions; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Authority employees and customers.

PREFERRED OR DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Skill/Ability to:operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite); use computer spreadsheets for data entry; and use Google Earth programs.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus at least two years of related work experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Driver License

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES PREFERRED:
Texas Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL)

PAY GROUP: A2-A4
SALARY RANGE: $11.34 - $20.28 (Dependent on experience and qualifications)

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.


Pumper/Operator

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Performs operational, maintenance diagnostics, and repair (including major overhauls) tasks on industrial natural gas engines, pumps, and other related equipment at pumping plant; operate engines/pumps to maintain proper water levels in main canal.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Pumping Plant Superintendent. May also receive work assignments from the Lead Pumper/Operator.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: Has daily contact with other Pumper/Operators and Canal Riders, and periodic contact with other Authority employees.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Assists with major and preventative maintenance on heavy natural gas engines and pumps, including minor overhauls (re-facing power valves, checking all crankshaft bearing, etc.) and/or major overhauls (including checking tolerances of the following for possible replacement; piston rings, pistons, cylinder liners, bushing, crankshaft bearings, valve guides, etc. and checking web deflection) to maintain engine and/or pump in efficient and safe operating condition.
  • Operates heavy natural gas engines at pumping plants and monitors water levels in canals and adjusts pump operation to keep levels within the specified range. Monitor engine operating temperatures and pressures, maintain packing in pumps, and replacing coolants, lubricants, and filters as required to maintain engines within most efficient and safe operating limits as specified.
  • Operates and maintains natural gas or electric air compressors and vacuum pumps.
  • Cleans pump intake grills, mud traps, well screens, heat exchangers, oil coolers, and sump pumps to ensure efficient system operations.
  • Monitor the LNVA SCADA system (including: Saltwater Barrier, Canal System water levels and Remote Operated Gates, Devers Pumping Plants, Nolte Pumping Plant and WRTP) for alarms and contact appropriate personnel for alarm response.
  • Prepares daily operational reports, including pumping volume, oil consumption, emissions, and maintenance logs and perform inventory of oil stocks on hand.
  • Performs general maintenance and cleaning of plant, including collecting oil soaked rags for laundry, sweeping and mopping, removing garbage, changing light bulbs, painting, etc.
Other Important Duties:
  • Performs other such duties as may be assigned.
  • Performs general maintenance and construction work; including general carpentry, plumbing, concrete, etc.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: Industrial natural gas engine, pump, compressor, and piping operational and maintenance techniques.

Skills/Ability to: Operate, diagnose problems, and maintain (including performing major repair/and overhaul procedures) heavy industrial natural gas engines, pumps, compressors, and piping to ensure safe efficient plant operation; demonstrate proficiency in use of micrometer and other technical instruments; operate computer, understand numeric data, and understand and use computer spreadsheets for data entry; complete necessary paperwork and reports accurately, legibly, and promptly; use and operate the LNVA SCADA system software; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers; and tolerate adverse working conditions; including exposure to a wide range of temperatures and a noisy work environment.

PREFERRED OR DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Skill/Ability to: Proficiently operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite).

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus at least one year of gas engine repair experience;
or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Driver License

PAY GROUP: A9
Pay Range: $20.06-$30.77

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


Instrument and Electrical Technician

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
As directed by the Information Technology (IT) Coordinator, will work in the continued development and maintenance of the Authority’s Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, electrical systems, computer network, and associated components.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Assistant Water Supply Manager; receives daily direction from IT Coordinator.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: : Has daily contact with various department Operators, Foremen, Managers and Contractors.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Maintain all instrumentation, electrical and electronic components associated with all of the Authority’s operations departments including: electrical equipment and electrical distribution systems, security systems, data acquisition, instrumentation, fiber optic communications systems, control equipment and radio communications.
  • Continue development and maintenance of the Authority’s SCADA system including that associated with: the North Regional Treatment Plant (NRTP), Saltwater Barrier (SWB), Pumping Plants, West Regional Treatment Plant (WRTP), water metering, remote operated gates, and canal level monitoring system electrical and instrumentation components.
  • Assist in the evaluation and selection of new equipment and instrumentation products.
  • Prepare/review information for electrical, instrumentation, and SCADA system purchases.
  • Install, repair, troubleshoot, and maintain all on-site and off-site electrical power systems and equipment including: motor control center breakers, starters and heaters and other components, wiring and conduits, motors, generators and related auxiliary equipment, transformers, circuit breakers, control equipment, relays, signals, and power and light circuits, electrical panels, system controls, fixtures and equipment.
  • Coordinate and oversee outside instrumentation and electrical contractors conducting work at LNVA on-site and off-site facilities.
  • Read and interpret instrumentation and electrical drawings and blueprints, P&IDs and information and specifications found in manufacturer’s technical manuals.
Other Important Duties:
  • Performs other such duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: methods of maintenance and repair of instrumentation, electrical equipment and distribution systems, and radio communications equipment, including all aspects of calibrating and repairing various flow measurement devices and other process monitoring instrumentation utilized in water and wastewater treatment plant operations, and knowledge of OSHA safety standards and procedures. Must be able to use hand and power tools, work from sketches, diagrams, and manuals, follow oral and written instructions, and have basic computer operational skills.

Skills/Ability to: install, troubleshoot, and repair various types of instrumentation and electrical equipment; and evaluate new technologies in order to improve SCADA, electrical systems and network performance. Specifically the skill and ability to calibrate, maintain, and repair all types of flow measuring and/or recording devices, pH analyzers, composite samplers, telemetry equipment, flow controllers, level meters, DP indicators, alarm systems, dissolved oxygen meters, temperature transmitters, chart recorders, and various other instrumentation and associated loop wiring systems. Demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers; and tolerate adverse working conditions, including exposure to a wide range of temperatures and a noisy work environment.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus two (2) years of formal instrumentation and/or electrical training, at least two (2) years of experience in maintaining electrical equipment and electrical distribution systems, security systems, data acquisition, instrumentation, fiber optic communications systems, control equipment and radio communications, or an equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Driver License
Must be able to obtain an Industrial Safety Training Council (ISTC) contractor training certification for basic safety training and site specific safety training certifications for entry into customer facilities.

PAY GROUP: A11
Pay Range: $23.41-$35.90/hr.

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


Environmental Analyst - Water

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
A Laboratory Analyst for the Authority will work in the implementation of various environmental regulatory programs in cooperation with private and governmental agencies, and develop a thorough knowledge base of all water, waste and air regulations affecting the Authority. All lab analysts will maintain a complete working knowledge of sampling and test procedures and up-to-date detailed knowledge of QA/QC standards applicable to the Authority and applied in their daily work.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Assist the Laboratory Supervisor in the implementation of the Authority’s water quality monitoring program in association with the Clean Rivers Program (CRP) and the LNVA Canal Water Quality Monitoring Program.
  • Perform laboratory testing for conventional laboratory parameters strictly adhering to the Authority’s QA/QC protocols in the field and laboratory.
  • Review water quality data collected in local, state and federal monitoring activities.
  • Assist the Laboratory Supervisor in the investigation of hazardous substance spills or other conditions that may jeopardize water quality within the Authority’s jurisdiction.
  • Assist the Laboratory Supervisor in implementation of LNVA’s Environmental Public Awareness Program.
  • Update and maintain Authority’s GIS database in conjunction with CRP activities.
  • Maintain, coordinate, and monitor Authority’s storm water pollution prevention program.
  • Make presentations to educate other Authority personnel in the environmental regulations pertinent to their areas of responsibilities. Assist other Authority personnel in compliance with environmental regulations as needed.
  • Stay current with all environmental regulations impacting the Authority and periodically review and update Authority’s associated guidance documents.
  • Review, update and maintain information disseminated to customer base through direct contact and internet web pages.
Other Important Duties:
  • Attend various professional meetings.
  • Performs other such duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: principles and practices within the fields of biology, chemistry, or botany.

Skills/Ability to: collect, analyze and evaluate laboratory results associated with environmental monitoring programs; utilize various scientific equipment proficiently, including computers, GPS, GIS, and various laboratory instruments, inside and outside of the Authority’s lab; safely launch, operate and land a motor boat; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other; and demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Minimum :The position requires a person holding a bachelor’s degree in a science related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Driver License

PAY GROUP: A6
Pay Range - $15.92/hour- $24.41/hour

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


Lock and Gate Operator

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Lock and Gate Operator has primary responsibility to assist the Lockmaster in the operation and records maintenance for the structure and maintenance and repair of the structure, machinery, buildings, and grounds of the facility. In addition to these primary responsibilities, the Lock and Gate Operator will perform the duties of the Lockmaster in the absence of the Lockmaster.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Plant Superintendent.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: Has daily contact with the Lockmaster and regular contact with the Water Supply Manager and the general public.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Works under the supervision of the Plant Superintendent. May receive assignments from the Lockmaster or other supervisors outlining scope of tasks to be accomplished on assigned shift. Detailed instructions are given on unusual assignments; normal activities are performed on own initiative in accordance with established procedures. Work is spot-checked for adequacy and compliance with instructions. In the event of a breakdown, malfunction of equipment, or unusual situation, the operator must determine the seriousness and decide whether to stop operations until maintenance can be performed, the condition corrected, or until the lockmaster or other supervisor can be located and notified. The operator may decide to make minor repairs or to continue operation. Assists in major repairs or may have to work around the clock in emergencies.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Perform routine repair and maintenance work in the capacity of helper to the Lockmaster, other Crew Leaders or other supervisors; and as a member of a crew under the direction of such personnel, or on own initiative and responsibility on such individual jobs that may be within the scope of the experience and training of the operator. As required, assists repair crews on maintenance, repair or overhaul of the saltwater barrier structures and equipment.
  • Assist the Lockmaster in saltwater barrier operation. Ascertains that gates have proper positioning and operates navigation and tainter gates to raise or lower the water level in such a manner that the turbulence created thereby will not cause damage to vessels or structures and upstream target levels are maintained as instructed by the Lockmaster. Assist the Lockmaster in completion of informational and operational logs.
  • As required by the absence of the Lockmaster, serve as the Lockmaster performing all of the duties of that position.
  • Maintain knowledge of saltwater barrier standard operating procedures, informational and operational logs, and operational spreadsheets.
  • Observe and enforce all safety and security regulations to protect persons, vessels, structures, and equipment from damage or theft.
  • Maintain saltwater barrier premises and grounds as required.
  • Participates in ongoing on-the-job training involving safety, life saving, operational procedures, and maintenance of equipment.
Other Important Duties:
  • Performs other such duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: the operation of electrically and hydraulically controlled gates, control valves, and other associated equipment required for passage of traffic through the boat pass structure and the maintenance of required water levels; and the operation of radios, electric motors, air-compressors, standby generators and other similar equipment.

Skills/Ability to: perform general maintenance of grounds, buildings and structures; use hand and power tools, work from sketches, diagrams, and manuals; follow oral instructions; operate motor vehicles, ATV’s, tractors and outboard powered boats; demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication; operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite), understand and use computer spreadsheets for data entry; understand numeric data; complete necessary paperwork and/or reports accurately, legibly, and promptly use and operate the LNVA SCADA system software.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus at least two years of related work experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Driver License

PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Climbs and works in high places and in confined areas below water level. Work frequently requires considerable pushing, pulling, carrying and lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds, occasionally to 100 pounds. Frequently requires standing, walking, kneeling, bending, and exposure to a wide range of temperatures.

PAY GROUP: A5
Pay Range: $14.73/hour - $22.59/hour

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


Crew Leader – Equipment Coordinator

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Coordinates work of equipment operators in the maintenance and construction of the canal system.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Canal Superintendent.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position; may assign tasks to Equipment Operators, Heavy Equipment Operators and Maintenance Workers as needed.
  • Other: Has frequent contact with other employees, customers, vendors and contractors.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Coordinate and evaluate work performed by equipment operators and heavy equipment operators on a daily basis and assist the Canal Superintendent with preparation of evaluations of employees who have worked under his/her direction throughout the year.
  • Review Equipment Operator daily log sheets weekly and record data in the equipment productivity spreadsheet.
  • Assist the Canal Superintendent with the development of specifications for equipment purchases.
  • Assist the Canal Superintendent with the development and coordination of the herbicide application for control of vegetation program.
  • Schedule and supervise moving of equipment.
  • Coordinate locating of pipelines in association with canal maintenance with equipment, including contacting/coordinating the Texas Pipeline One Call program.
  • Assist the mechanic in diagnosing equipment mechanical problems.
  • Train new and evaluate equipment operators and heavy equipment operators.
  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of the time sheets of employees.
Other Important Duties:
  • May operate construction/maintenance equipment as needed.
  • Performs other such duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: heavy equipment operational and maintenance techniques; and construction and maintenance practices related to large-scale water supply/canal systems.

Skills/Ability to: safely and effectively operate a variety of equipment including draglines, trackhoes, dozers, backhoes, and tractors in the construction and repair of canal systems; assist in the maintenance of heavy and light equipment; ability to train others to operate equipment; handle all aspects of scheduling related to LNVA workforce and equipment; track and report progress as needed; operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite), understand and use computer spreadsheets for data entry; understand numeric data; read and follow maps and Google Earth programs, use and operate the LNVA SCADA system software; complete necessary paperwork and reports accurately, legibly, and promptly; maintain appropriate Texas Driver License applicable to job responsibilities and good driving record; tolerate outside working conditions, including exposure to adverse weather conditions; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Authority employees, customers and vendors and representatives of organizations having a business relationship with the Authority.

PREFERRED OR DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Skills/Ability to: proficiently operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite); prepare accurate budget information and project cost estimates.

Knowledge of: budgeting processes, survey skills, and basics of open channel flow in a canal system.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus at least five years of experience operating a variety of heavy and light equipment;
or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Driver License

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES PREFERRED:
Texas Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL)

PAY GROUP: A10
Pay Range - $21.67/ hour - $33.23/hour

CLOSING DATE: open until filled

If interested, submit resume and/or statement of qualifications to Annette Purington at the Authority's Administrative Office located at 7850 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77708.

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Lower Neches Valley Authority
Attn: Human Resource Department
7850 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708
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