Rubio Canon Land and Water | Altadena, CA

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Posted Date 1/11/2022

Reports directly to the Water System Supervisor, under general direction, to actively participate and coordinate water distribution and treatment system maintenance and operations, including water quality sampling, perform a variety of tasks relative to water quality, compliance reporting and general public service. Responsible for reading meters, meter change-outs, vehicle maintenance, daily rounds, routine sample collection, SCADA monitoring, power usage/analysis control, valve exercising and other assignments as required.

$60,000 - $75,000/ yr + oncall pay. Benefits include: 100% paid medical, dental & vision. Company contributes 10% to employee retirement, no match required. 100k Life Insurance, Work schedule is M-Th 6-4. Over 12 holidays and quarterly awards program.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this job. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  1. Perform a variety of skilled equipment installations, maintenance and repair work to buildings, pump stations, water storage tanks, and power equipment including pumps, motors, chemical feeders, mixers, compressors and other equipment and related instrumentation.
  2. Sample and test water for such parameters as pH, turbidity, temp and chlorine residual using chemical testing instruments and equipment.
  3. Perform minor plumbing, pipe-fitting, painting, electrical, carpentry, masonry, pavement maintenance and related duties.
  4. Perform a multitude of tasks in which moderate physical effort is required and occasionally requires contact with chemicals and undesirable physical conditions.
  5. Provide on-call duty for operating and monitoring the distribution system, as the Operator-in-Charge, over a 24 hour per day basis for a duration of at least one week.   A required prerequisite to on-call duty and successfully pass the on-call test. 
  6. Perform field work that involves steep terrain, walking and performing work duties over uneven ground surfaces, and climbing & descending ladders into vaults, tanks and canyons. Also perform work within confined spaces.
  7. Water supply sources and connections.
  8. System map reading and mainline location assessments, including knowledge of Dig Alert markings.
  9. Reading and understanding blueprints and work orders.
  10. Distribution service repairs.
  11. SCADA monitoring and analysis.
  12. Safety practices and procedures.
  13. Reports and record keeping.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience that provide the skills, knowledge and abilities to perform the distribution and treatment plant duties. Minimum requirements would be: High school graduation or tested equivalent and minimum (3) years of experience working as a Certified Treatment Plant Operator (as a T2, ability to obtain a T3 within 18 months of hire) and minimum three (3) years of distribution experience (minimum 2 years as D3). 

LICENSES:  Possession at time of hire and continued maintenance of a valid California driver's license and a safe driving record.  Water System Operator II must possess at time of appointment, a Treatment II, Water Treatment Operator Certificate as well as a Distribution III, Water Distribution Operator Certificate from the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water.


  • Water supply sources and connections.
  • Water quality sampling.
  • SWRCB vulnerability assessment requirements (based on system)
  • Water supply sources and connections.
  • System map reading and mainline location assessments.
  • Reading and understanding blueprints and work orders.
  • County of Los Angeles permit and inspection requirements.
  • Distribution service repairs.
  • Plant and distribution system elevations and capacities.
  • SCADA monitoring and analysis.
  • Safety practices and procedures.
  • Reports and record keeping.

PHYSICAL ABILITY TO: Perform manual labor involving the frequent bending, pulling, pushing, lifting, digging and carrying of weights up to 50 lbs. and 100 lbs. with the use of lift gates or dollies; perform the duties assigned while wearing respiratory protection equipment.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Willingness to be available and ready to serve at any given moment in the event of an emergency, work rotating shifts including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as assigned.

These statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge, the skills typically required and the scope of responsibility.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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