Engineering/Science, Information Technology, Operations
General Job Description
Under supervision of the General Manager, the Facilities Operator monitors and adjusts water supply sources, water treatment and distribution equipment as needed to deliver safe and reliable water to our customers.
Perform standard chemical tests, collect samples for laboratory analysis, maintain operating records, and perform routine equipment and vehicle maintenance.
Install, maintain and repair pumps, valves, mains, services, and related water distribution facilities and appurtenances.
Customer service work includes reading meters, responding and investigating reported leaks, repairing damage to meters or boxes and making other routine repairs.
Participate in standby duties and emergency repairs and/or arrange for contractors as needed to accomplish the work.
Purchase maintenance supplies and equipment under the supervision of the General Manager.
Examples of Duties
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.
Perform facilities inspection to collect data, confirm proper operation and perform maintenance work as required.
Take water samples for sources and distribution system.
Locate water mains and service lines for projects.
Perform work orders for customer service, general maintenance and water leaks.
Read meters for water billing.
Replace meters and meter boxes when required.
Maintain inventory of repair parts and supplies and order replacements as needed.
Assist contractors with repairs, maintenance and testing.
Minimum qualifications are graduation from high school plus several years of water system field maintenance and/or similar experience. Position requires that the holder possess a valid California driver’s license. Position requires the ability to safely lift equipment, materials and supplies weighing up to 90 lbs. Position requires that the holder possess or actively pursues a Water Treatment Operators License and a Distribution Operators License issued by the Drinking Water Division of the State Water Resources Control Board. The desired level of certification is T2, D3 or higher. Candidates with lower levels of certification will be considered with the commitment to achieve the desired level of certification.
About Kinneloa Irrigation District
The Kinneloa Irrigation District (KID) is a special district public water agency that owns and operates a water system in the north-central part of Los Angeles County near Pasadena, California. The service area of the District covers approximately 500 acres plus it encompasses a watershed area north of the District containing approximately 500 acres adjacent to the Angeles National Forest. The KID serves a population of approximately 1,900 and has approximately 600 metered services. Revenue for the KID is derived exclusively from the sale of water to its customers.
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