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Maintenance Worker/Trainee and Maintenance Worker I, II, III

Sweetwater Springs Water District
Guerneville, CA Full-time
Posted on October 2, 2019

Performs a variety of skilled and unskilled water system maintenance, repair, construction, and re-construction tasks under general supervision of senior employees. May operate water distribution and treatment equipment as assigned. Requires weekend, evening, and holiday on-call work assignments. Performs related tasks as required.
Distinguishing Characteristics:
The trainee-level classification is an entry-level position which requires some basic technical skills and knowledge related to underground construction. A level of mechnical aptitude and the knowledge or ability to learn how to solve water-related math problems is necessary. Work is observed and reviewed during performance, and procedures are explained in detail relative to the specific task at hand. Requires obtaining T-1 and D-1 CA state certifications within approximately one year of hire date.
Level I is the advanced entry-level classification. The employee has a general knowledge of water system operation and maintenance procedures, and must have T-1 and D-1 CA state certification.
Level II. The employee is expected to fully perform a wide variety of tasks under general supervision, and must have a T-2 and D-2 CA state certification.
Level III is the journey-level classification. The employee has significant water system experience. The employee can perform duties under limited supervision, and must have at least T-2 and D-3 CA state certification.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Dig trenches, excavate, clean, flush, inspect, repair, construct and/or reconstruct water lines and laterals
• Locate and mark underground utilities
• Operate equipment in a safe manner, including, but not limited to, soil compactors, compressors, leak detectors, jack hammers, weed eaters, backhoes and/or dump truck
• Investigate and resolve inquiries and complaints from customers via work orders and by customer contact
• Perform equipment maintenance
• Mix chemicals and make adjustments to feed rates.
• Maintain records and logs
• Utilize proper safety precautions relative to work performed in the field
• Perform heavy manual labor
• Traffic control
• Maintain storage tanks, paint and clean as assigned
• Prepare written entries in diaries, work orders and other report documents
• Work weekdays, weekends, holidays, and evenings on a scheduled, on-call and as-needed basis
• Obtain and maintain State treatment and distribution licenses
• Conduct pump rounds on an assigned shift
• Perform on-call maintenance and repair work
• Maintain and monitor parts and material inventories
• Perform site and building maintenance
• Take water samples and record findings
• Follow written and oral instructions and safety procedures
• Develop cooperative working relationships with District staff and the public
• Read water meters, transcribe to ledger book or electronic meter reading device
• Conduct water meter checks, turn water services on and off, lock off meters, replace and set new meters
• Perform other tasks as assigned
Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
• Use and purpose of general construction tools and equipment
• Safe work practices
• Basic principles of domestic water biology, chemistry and mathematics
• Spelling and grammar sufficient to perform the job
• General construction methods and procedures
• Principles and practices of water treatment and distribution in a community water system
Ability to:
• Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
• Perform unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled tasks as assigned
• Bend and lift heavy objects, walk long distances, and perform heavy manual labor
• Communicate clearly with staff and the public
• Work cooperatively and maintain harmonious working relationships with field staff, office staff and the general public
• Read and record information from gauges, instruments and water meters
• Work weekdays, weekends, holidays and evenings on a scheduled, on-call, and as needed basis
• Obtain and maintain State treatment and distribution licenses
• Safely operate vehicles and construction equipment
• Perform basic arithmetic calculations
Required Qualifications:
High school graduate, GED or equivalent.
Special Licenses/Certification/Skills:
Valid California Class “C” drivers license, Water Treatment and Water Distribution certification issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services, at level required for the job classification.