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Terrence D. McCracken / Secretary to the Authority 295 Main St Rm 350 Buffalo, NY 14203
Performs routine manual work in the water treatment plant; does related work as required. This is routine manual work requiring no previous training or experience but requiring physical endurance and willingness to perform menial tasks. Constant oversight is maintained over the work performed.
The work involves performing routine manual work requiring physical endurance and willingness to perform a variety of routine and repetitive tasks. Direct supervision is received from a higher-ranking employee who makes work assignments and reviews work completed. Supervision may be the responsibility of this class, part-time, seasonal and inexperienced personnel. Does related work as required.
The work involves the responsibility for the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of electronic-instrumentation and electrical (480 volts or less) equipment, maintenance and repair of the special technical equipment used in the operation of a large potable water system which includes two water treatment plants, booster pumping stations, reservoirs and storage tanks, a modern supervisory control system using audio-tone equipment and other related facilities and records keeping. The work is to be done in accordance with established procedures and leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment. General assignments are received from the Production Maintenance Supervisor allowing considerable latitude in their implementation. Work is checked through satisfactory equipment performance. Supervision is exercised over a number of technical employees. Does related work as required.
Assists in the Design, construction and maintenance of the water distribution system; field supervises construction by contractors; does related work as required. This is technical engineering work involving responsibility for field supervising construction and for assisting in the design of extensions and changes in the distribution system. General supervision is received from Senior Distribution Engineer with some leeway permitted for the exercise of independent judgment in applying engineering principles and established policy. Supervision is exercised over the work of subordinate division engineering and other personnel.
The work involves responsibility for performing maintenance and repair of the water distribution system’s pumps, tanks, reservoirs, valves and related equipment and machines during an assigned shift. Responsibilities also include monitoring the distribution system’s radio- controlled computerized information network to ensure that appropriate water pressure is maintained. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Control Operator Crew Chief or higher administrative staff member. Does related work as required.
The work involves responsibility for performing specialized work in the design, development, implementation and management of computer applications and procedures for the transfer of data elements from the mainframe to the personal computer in a local area network operating system. Expertise is required in installing, customizing and maintaining vendor supplied local area network operating system, application software and personal computer applications. General supervision is received from an Information Service Manager or higher-grade computer operations administrator with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment. Supervision is not normally a responsibility of the position, but may be exercised over a small number of subordinate support staff assigned to a specific project. Does related work as required.
The work involves responsibility for the inspection of construction, installation, or maintenance operations performed by outside contractors employed by the municipality or school district. General supervision is received from an administrative employee of higher rank, with leeway permitted for the exercise of independent judgment. Supervision is usually exercised over the contractor’s job, but may be required to supervise the work of other municipal or school district. Does related work as required.
The work involves receiving, checking, storing and delivering institutional supplies. The incumbent performs routine work in the operation of a storeroom stocking miscellaneous supplies and equipment for a department or institution. The position involves the performance of routine tasks with limited independent judgment. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a more senior professional, administrative or technical employee. Does related work as required.
This is skilled work in the maintenance, repair and modification of diesel electric generating equipment and related equipment. Work involves responsibility for performing a variety of skilled tasks in maintaining, repairing and modifying diesel electric generating equipment in water/wastewater treatment facilities. Work includes servicing, repairing and maintaining diesel engine driven electric generators and related equipment. Work assignments are received in the form of oral and written orders, which may be accompanied by sketches and diagrams. Work is performed with considerable independence within established policies, procedures and technical guidelines; and is reviewed by a superior through conferences, reports and results obtained.
The work involves the repair and maintenance of pumps, building systems, and other types of mechanical equipment at the Water Authority's treatment plants and pump stations. Work is performed under the supervision of a Pump Mechanic Crew Chief or an administrative employee of higher rank, who assigns and inspects work for conformance with procedures and standards. Work assignments are received in the form of oral and written instruction. The employee exercises independent judgment in diagnosing the problem. Work is checked through occasional inspections while the repairs are in progress and by final inspection for work quality and performance of the repaired equipment. Does related work as required.
This is a high-level technical position at the Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) responsible for the design and integration of a wide variety of instrumentation and process control systems used in the treatment and distribution of potable water to ensure its safe and secure delivery to consumers. The incumbent oversees and works closely with the lead designer of the process control network (process automation and process network operations) including hardware and software selection, topology, programming and performance monitoring. The incumbent also coordinates the integration and implementation of various process systems such as Supervisory Control Data Acquisition (SCADA), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC’s), Microwave Radios, Electrical Power Logic Monitors, Servers, Routers, and Switches, as well as various software systems related to the process network (Graphical User Interfaces, Applications and Databases). This position differs from lower level positions in the IT, Production, SCADA and Instrumentation Units due to the required higher degree of technical knowledge and broader integration skill set across all areas listed within a security sensitive environment to ensure the overall safety and integrity of the distribution of potable water. The employee is responsible for ensuring ECWA processes and procedures are consistent with the best practices in the industry including American Water Works Association (AWWA) protocols. The position requires the ability to exercise a high level of independent judgement and leadership. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Executive Engineer who may require the employee to do other related work, as required.