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Colorado Springs Utilities Water System Operations Controller - Night Shift in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Water System Operations Controller - Night Shift

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $40.18

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 11/17/21

Water System Operations Controller - Night Shift

Who We Are...

Colorado Springs Utilities is a four-service municipal utility with a 100-year reputation for providing reliable water, wastewater, gas, and electric services to the Pikes Peak Region. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is recognized for providing the perfect blend of mountain and city living.

Our water system is complex and includes 25 reservoirs and pipelines that stretch nearly 200 miles. As a Water Systems Operations Controller (night shift) on our team, you counted on and rewarded with intellectually challenging work and operational decision-making as you monitor, control, and troubleshoot all parameters in Colorado Springs Utilities' raw, potable, waste, and non-potable water systems.

As a part of Water Systems Control, you will be responsible for using the Colorado Springs Utilities SCADA system to perform monitoring and control of all Colorado Springs Utilities water system pressures, flows, and levels. You will coordinate with field personnel to ensure proper pressures, flows, and levels during scheduled and emergency situations. Using hydraulic modeling and spreadsheet applications to prepare consumption forecasts and issue plant production requirements, you will ensure we are meeting demand and providing efficient treatment plant operations.

Starting pay rate for a Water System Controller is $38.27/hr. Your pay rate will increase to $40.18 (single pay rate) upon successfully completing probation (typically 6 months).

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Coordinate equipment outages

  • Prepare required reports and daily logs

  • Analyze system conditions and correct problems

  • Continuously searching for ways to improve control room operations

  • Provide information, as needed, to internal and external customers

  • Maintain system documentation

  • Represent Water Systems Control on various occasions as designated by the Water Control Room Supervisor

  • Model water distribution system conditions and future operations of the distribution system

Who you are...

Qualified candidates will offer three or more years of relevant experience, including knowledge of SCADA control processes, consumption forecasting principles, treatment plant operations, distribution system principles, operations, control processes, and maintenance requirements. Additionally, we seek the following licensing and certifications of the selected candidate.

  • Colorado Certified Water Professional (CCWP) Distribution Level 1 is preferred

  • Must be able to acquire a CCWP Distribution Level 4 and Wastewater Collections level 1 within 36 months of his or her date of hire

  • Must be knowledgeable of applicable federal and state laws and regulations, and safety practices

  • As a Night Water Controller, you will be expected to work night shifts, including weekends and holidays, and overtime as business needs require. Additionally, periodic coverage for day shift as needs arise due to vacation and sick time; this time would be over-time added to your current shift, based on the availability of the current schedule

For approximately your first 6 months while training you will be working day shifts and then transition to your designated night schedule once training is complete.

Our Commitment…

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.

  • Work-Life Balance – Because everybody needs time off to recharge

  • Vacation –New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year

  • Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave

  • Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year

  • Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.30 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network preventive care covered at 100%

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery

  • Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance can be purchased

  • Life Insurance –Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans. Your future self will thank you

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  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft