Posted: 08/29/2021

DESCRIPTION:
Under general supervision, performs daily work assignments for the Water Filter Plant and the Wastewater Treatment Plant Divisions of the Public Works Department, in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority.
RECRUITMENT QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Valid New Mexico Journeyman Electrician License;
  • Three (3) years of experience in the industrial electrical field;
  • Valid New Mexico Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the City of Alamogordo (valid out-of-state license may be considered);
  • Ability to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License, if requested;
  • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Desired: 
  • NM EE-98 Electrical Contractors License, transferrable as qualifying licensed party for the City of Alamogordo.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Monitors, operates, and adjusts controls at water treatment plant, wastewater reclamation facility, booster stations, lift stations, wells, and reservoir facilities;
  • Installs or modifies electrical circuits with voltages from 0 – 480 volts;
  • Installs and modifies low voltage communication lines to and from instruments and PLC’s/RTU’s;
  • Installs electrically actuated valves, VFD’s and Soft Starts for motors, and any kind of electric or electronically controlled measuring devices and process equipment;
  • Reviews Construction/Project electrical plans for completeness and accuracy;
  • Regulates pressures and flow rates in accordance with demand, storage, and production from other sources;
  • Reads, records and interprets information taken from computers, gauges, dials, and other instruments; acts on the information as appropriate;
  • Monitors, interprets, and adjusts computerized Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) controls;
  • Controls the application of hazardous materials and chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite, sodium hydroxide, phosphates, antiscalant, cleaning agents and polymers; 
  • Collects water samples and performs simple laboratory analysis of water samples;
  • Performs laboratory tests on chemical samples to verify their strength or concentration levels;
  • Becomes familiar with the plant facilities and equipment operations to be able to make repairs or recommendations for maintenance; 
  • Performs preventative maintenance; oils, greases, cleans, and otherwise maintains plant equipment; uses hand and power tools to remove, install, and make minor repairs, modifications or additions to plant facilities;
  • Receives supply deliveries and ensures that they are properly inspected, received and stored; reports in writing, the need for materials to senior operator or supervisor; 
  • Performs general groundskeeping and housekeeping as required; weeding, dusting, sweeping, cleaning, mopping, sanding, painting;
  • Reports and/or corrects unsafe working conditions;
  • May assist and or provide tours of the plants and overall process;
  • Provides on-the-job training to less experienced personnel as assigned; may be called upon to provide functional supervision on a project basis as needed;
  • Assists water utility personnel in chemical handling as needed;
  • Drives a City vehicle in the performance of duties;
  • Contributes to a high-quality work culture through participation in training and mentoring to develop skills, including safety related training and skills;
  • Interacts professionally and provides excellent customer service to all levels of City staff and citizens, to ensure high operational and service standards; and
  • Performs duties in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal laws.
 OTHER IMPORTANT DUTIES
  • Maintains required licenses and certifications;
  • May provide direction and guidance to Electronics Technician in an electrical apprenticeship program;
  • Occasional non-traditional work hours will be necessary outside normal business hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays for emergencies or stand-by duties; 
  • Maintains the confidentiality of information obtained during performance of duties; and
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. 
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of:  
  • Safe operation of vehicles and equipment;
  • Job related O.S.H.A requirements;
  • Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (PL93-523);
  • Most current version of the New Mexico Electrical Code (NMEC);
  • New Mexico Motor Vehicle Code; 
  • City of Alamogordo Ordinances, City-wide and Departmental Policies and Procedures, and any other applicable laws regulated by an outside authority; 
  • Operational principles of water and wastewater treatment processes; 
  • Computer applications relevant to water and wastewater operations control; and
  • Basic methods, materials, and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment facilities.
Skill/Ability to:
  • Follow instructions; understand and carry out oral and written directions; communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public;
  • Ability to learn and adjust the ladder logic programming in a PLC or RTU programming, as needed;
  • Ability to maintain accurate legible records and completion of work requests as required;
  • Operate standard office equipment, personal computers, Internet, and Microsoft Office software products as well as utilize a computerized maintenance management system and ladder logic; enter data into those and other City computer programs;
  • Safely operate, repair and maintain water works facilities;
  • Read and interpret gauges and recording devices; 
  • Perform water quality laboratory tests; 
  • Demonstrate aptitude in practical mathematics and mechanics, and use of a variety of hand tools; and
  • Interpret and adjust computerized controls.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Work is typically performed in the outdoors and may be subject to inclement weather conditions;
  • Daily physical labor that includes extended periods of sitting, standing, kneeling, bending, reaching, climbing ladders, lifting heavy objects, swinging heavy hammers, painting, digging, performing groundskeeping and housekeeping tasks, typing, and driving;
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to one hundred (100) pounds with assistance;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud;
  • May be exposed to electrical shock hazards;
  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, contaminants and pathogens; and
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for job assignments including protective footwear, clearly marked by manufacturer, with a minimum standard of M/F I/75/C/75 per ASTM F2413-11.
The City of Alamogordo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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