Application: Lead Water Well Technician

At the OKC Zoo, Go Wild!

LEAD WATER WELL TECHNICIAN

 

DIVISION/DEPARTMENT:       Maintenance & Grounds/Maintenance Services        

SUPERVISOR:    Assistant Maintenance Manager

FLSA STATUS:                            Full Time, Regular, Non‐Exempt                                      

SUPERVISES:     N/A

 

PURPOSE:

The Water Well Technician monitors, inspects, and maintains the Zoo’s water wells. This position maintains the proper operations and safety of water well equipment/systems. This position also oversees two other class D licenses.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Checks, services, and performs maintenance on the water wells; takes and tests water samples; adjusts CL2 pumps.     
  • Minor plumbing, HVAC, and electrical work.
  • Inputs data in computer for DEQ reports; keeps well information up‐to‐date for state and federal agencies.
  • Monitors other licensed operators’ performance of water well tasks to ensure established procedures are followed.     
  • Checks and flushes fire hydrants.
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the division and/or department.
  • Trains personnel in operation of the zoo, water features.
  • Maintains all zoo, public water features (splash pads, waterfalls, fountains, etc.)

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

(The list of knowledge, skills, and other characteristics are representative of the requirements to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Knowledge of formats and requirements for a variety of water system related reports and documents.           
  • Knowledge of well sampling principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal water quality standards, regulations, guidelines and reporting requirements.  
  • Knowledge of basic plumbing practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of the operation of commercial water filtration equipment/systems.
  • Knowledge of the operation of a variety of computer software, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.
  • Knowledge of the policies, practices, and procedures of the Maintenance Services department (to be acquired within 30 days of hire).
  • Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the Oklahoma City Zoological Park (to be acquired within 60 days of hire).  
  • Skill in understanding complex technical manuals/instructions.
  • Skill in preparing a variety of narrative and statistical water system related reports and documents.    
  • Skill in taking water samples from well sites.
  • Skill in operating a variety of tools and equipment related to installing, maintaining and repairing water/wastewater systems.
  • Skill in operating and maintaining assigned hand and power tools and equipment.
  • Skill and proficiency in preparing a variety of records, reports, and correspondence using appropriate format and computer software.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with Zoo staff, vendors, and the general public.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings and/or weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to practice safe work methods, identifying workplace hazards, and using appropriate safety equipment.            
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions, on an occasional basic.
  • Ability to walk and stand for periods of time, and bend, climb, stoop, and kneel throughout the workday.
  • Ability to push, lift, and carry objects weighing 50 pounds, on a frequent basis.
  • Exposure to fumes, gases, odors, dust; vibration; chemical, electrical, and mechanical hazards; explosive material; poor ventilation; moving mechanical parts; and vehicles on a daily basis. 
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate, with frequent increases in levels caused by machinery and equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 (To perform the job successfully, an individual must have the following minimum qualifications.)

  • Experience equivalent to one year full time water treatment or closely related work.
  • Valid Class C Water Operator Certificate from the Oklahoma Dept. of Environmental Water Quality.   
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed in this job description.
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma motor vehicle operator’s license and pass a Driver’s History check to operate Zoo vehicles.
  • Successful completion of a pre‐employment background check, a physical examination, and a drug test. 

The Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical Garden offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: Human Resources Department, Oklahoma City Zoological Park, 2101 N.E. 50th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111 or email Humanresources@okczoo.org. 

The Oklahoma City Zoo has a Smoke-Free Environment, is a Drug-Free Workplace, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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