Water maintenance Worker I
Performs a wide variety of semi-skilled and skilled work in the construction, installation, maintenance, and repair of the water system and operates a variety of equipment.
Receives immediate supervision from the Distribution Superintendent and general supervision from the General Manager.
Example of Duties & Essential Functions:
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Read, install, remove and repair large and small water meters; make reports on new installations; install and repair large and small water services and water mains.
Operate a variety of equipment including, but not limited to, air compressors, jack hammers, stompers, service trucks and dump trucks. Inspect, clean and paint reservoirs; chlorinate wells and reservoirs under direct supervision. Clean well areas and well houses; locate, excavate and repair water leaks; install barricades and route traffic in a safe manner. Work under routine and emergency conditions, at times in severe weather and after normal working hours.
Install, test, repair and replace fire hydrants; spread asphalt and make temporary repairs to the street.
Follow safety instructions; including the use of breathing devices and working in a safe manner.
Other duties as assigned.
Have basic knowledge of construction and maintenance methods, procedures, tools, equipment, supplies and materials.
Safe work practices under hazardous conditions.
Learn to perform a variety of construction, repair and maintenance tasks. Learn to operate a variety of light and heavy construction equipment. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Ability to obtain: a First Aid Card, a CPR card, a valid Grade I A.W.W.A. Distribution Certificate (within a year of hire date). Have a basic understanding of computers.
Experience and Training:
Formal or informal education or training at a level which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.
Valid California driver’s license and driving record acceptable to Company’s Insurance Carrier.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Physical, Mental and Environmental Requirements:
The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical: Employees are regularly required to operate equipment, machinery, controls and tools; perform manual labor, work overhead, frequently grasp, hold and reach; frequently walk, stand, squat, twist and bend; frequently climb ladders, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; frequently lift and carry up to 90 pounds; constantly use overall color vision plus hand, eye, and feet coordination; and frequently hear and talk, in person and on the phone. Employees may be required and medically able to wear respiratory and fall protection equipment.
Mental: Employees should possess the ability to speak, read, and write English, in addition to exercising math and computer aptitude as required. Employees work under pressure with frequent interruptions while communicating and interacting with a variety of Company personnel, the public, and others encountered in the course of work. The ability to explain, interpret, and apply related rules, regulations, policies and procedures; and work on multiple concurrent assignments, often within tight timeframes using good business judgment is necessary.
Environmental: Employees primarily work outside with exposure to various weather conditions and regularly work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level is typically loud. Employees may work in confined spaces and may be exposed to fumes, vapors, dust, toxic or caustic chemicals. Employees may work in areas with poisonous plants and/or venomous or threatening animals or insects. Incumbents are expected to use principles of effective safety practices including the use of personal protective equipment in a proper and safe manner, use of preventative personal ergonomic techniques, and maintaining safe personal and common workspaces.
Applicants must successfully pass pre-employment physical and drug/alcohol screen.
Benefits currently include:
401k Pension Plan
10 Paid Holidays plus two paid personal holidays
96 hours per year Sick Leave
80 Hours Vacation time
Jury Duty- Paid up to 30 days over any one-year period
Medical and Dental paid by employer
(Benefits are subject to change.)