Last Update: May 18, 2017
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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/hour - $20.28/hour (Dependent on experience and qualifications)

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.


Heavy Equipment Operator

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Operates heavy equipment and equipment, including but not limited to excavators, dozers, skid steers, backhoes, tractors, and dump trucks, as assigned in the maintenance and construction of the canal system; and assists in routine and preventative maintenance of equipment.

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 employees and has occasional contact with Authority customers.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Operate heavy equipment and equipment in the maintenance and construction of the canal system.
  • Build, repair, or grade levees, ditches, dams, and bypasses using heavy equipment and equipment.
  • Remove brush, trees, debris, and aquatic vegetation from canals as required.
  • Manipulate steel forms and pilings using heavy equipment.
  • Assist in pouring concrete for flumes and other jobs.
  • Assist work crews in cutting grades to lay piping.
  • Perform routine, basic maintenance on equipment and may assist mechanic in performing preventative and routine maintenance of equipment, including refueling, lubricating, changing oil and filters, replacing cables and clutches, repairing brake and hydraulic lines, adjusting tracks, etc.
  • Perform inspections, service equipment, including refueling and checking oil and fluid levels and complete daily log sheets.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices on equipment.
  • Complete and submit all necessary paperwork and reports accurately, legibly, and promptly.
Other Important Duties:
  • May operate other construction/maintenance equipment as needed.
  • Assist construction crews at work sites as necessary.
  • Perform such other related 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 excavators, dozers, skid steers, backhoes, tractors, and dump trucks in the construction and repair of canal system; perform routine, basic maintenance on equipment; assist in the maintenance (including major repairs) of heavy and light equipment; demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication; read, interpret and follow maps; understand numeric data; 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:
Skills/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 experience working with heavy 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: A8
Pay Range - $18.57/hour- $28.48/hour

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/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: $20.07-$30.77

CLOSING DATE: open until filled

If interested, submit a fully completed application to Annette Purington at the Authority’s Administrative Office located at 7850 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77708.


Pumper/Operator – Plant Maintenance

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Performs welding and fabrication for projects as needed. Assists with operational, maintenance diagnostics, and repair (including minor/major overhauls) tasks on industrial natural gas engines, pumps, and other related equipment at pumping plant.

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.
  • Performs welding and fabrication for projects as needed.
  • Provides assistance with design reviews and construction of projects.
  • Operates equipment (backhoe, tractor, up to 30 ton rough terrain crane, etc.) for routine maintenance at pumping plants or for projects as needed.
  • 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.
  • Monitors 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 as needed, 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: welding and fabrication, including lay outs, fits, arc, gas-shielded arc, and gas welding equipment; industrial natural gas engine, pump, compressor, and piping operational and maintenance techniques.

Skill/Ability to: perform a wide variety of welding and fabrication tasks, review and interpret drawings, layouts or blueprints, 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 three years of welding and fabrication experience;
or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Welding Certification

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Driver License

PREFERRED CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:
Texas Commercial Driver License

PAY GROUP: A9
SALARY RANGE: $20.07/hour - $30.77/hour

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

If interested, submit a fully completed application to Annette Purington at the Authority’s Administrative Office located at 7850 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77708.

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