JOB DEFINITION: Under supervision of the Operations Manager, performs a variety of semi-skilled or skilled tasks in the routine operation, inspection, repair and maintenance of the Company’s distribution and treatment system and related facilities; performs related work as required. Water System Operator I shall perform duties included but not limited to: Standard and higher-level service and main leak repairs, keep accurate maintenance records; performs routine Meter installs, reading meters, meter change-outs, vehicle maintenance, daily rounds, valve exercising and other assignments as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Water System Operator I is in the mid-level class in the Water Operator series, candidates should be skilled in the operations of water distribution maintenance, treatment plant instrumentation and repairs. Knowledge of curb stop replacements, water service line installs/repairs. Treatment plant functions and computer technology applications a must.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience that provides the skills, knowledge and abilities to perform the Water System Operator duties. Minimum requirements would be: High school graduation or tested equivalent and a minimum of (3) years of experience working in water distribution and treatment. Must have a current SWRCB, Distribution II certification (D2) and Treatment II (T2) and the ability to obtain a Treatment III (T3) and Distribution (D3) within 24 months.
Candidates must live within 45 miles from the 91001-zip code.
Ability to perform manual labor involving frequent bending, pulling, pushing, lifting, digging and carrying of weights ranging from 50 - 100 lbs. with some assistance; perform the duties assigned while wearing respiratory protection equipment. Knowledge of hiking in mountain terrain to inspect or repair canyon pipelines. You may be required to cover on-call duties, after hours or weekends.
Stress of emergencies, interactive stress situations with subordinates and public; ability to work without close supervision; interpret codes, regulations, policies and schematics; memorize and reclass objects and persons; analyze problems and generate alternatives; exercise good judgment; work with interruptions and changing priorities and concentrate for long periods of time.
See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to reach computer screens and printed documents and to operate assigned equipment.
Company offers a choice of two different health plans. Vision and Dental, company contributes 10% of employee’s annual salary to 401k retirement plan. Generous standby/on-call pay, a cell phone allowance is also included.
- Will be required to work overtime, weekends, holidays or other non-scheduled hours as required.
- Must meet CAL-OSHA respiratory facemask requirements.
- Must have a current First Aid and CPR certification.
- Must be willing to respond to emergency situations in off hours as required.
- Must have valid CA drivers license with good standing motor vehicle report.
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