The Water Systems Operator I a non-exempt position with an annual salary range of $47,632 -$66,685; paid bi-weekly
The ideal candidate inspects, operates, maintains, services and performs operational repairs and maintenance duties on potable and non-potable water lines for both water supply and water quality, at the Agency’s facilities, pipelines, meters, pump stations, wells, etc.; and performs related duties as assigned.
Some examples of essential job functions include:
Performs a variety of duties relating to operating and maintaining the water supply and water quality, potable and non-potable water lines, including measuring well levels; calibrating instrumentation equipment; investigating leaks; cleaning mains and flushing the water system; and conducting water quality sampling. Monitors and operates water systems via Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Performs routine repair and maintenance work for facilities, meters, pipelines, pump stations, wells and various equipment, including, but not limited to, pipefitting, valve repair, cement work, electrical work, carpentry, painting, and plumbing. Reviews data and sets up telemetry equipment to operate the waterline in order to ensure an adequate and safe supply of water in the reservoirs and the Agency’s pipelines. Collects water quality sampling and maintains compliance with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) potable water lines; monitors and adjusts the delivery of chemicals and materials; and performs calculations. Performs some laboratory tests and interprets results for purposes of facility control. May conduct inspections for pipeline fabrication. Conducts Underground Service Alerts (USA) investigations that include: traveling to specific sites, inspecting and marking areas for the pipeline ensuring contractors comply with specifications, and filing the appropriate report(s). Travels to various facilities on a daily basis to perform security checks; monitor condition of structure, equipment, etc.; takes and records meter readings. May perform maintenance, as needed, on exercising valves, air vacuum, blow offs, etc. Performs related duties and responsibilities, as assigned.
Some examples of knowledge and abilities are:
Operations and maintenance procedures utilized for water treatment, distribution, pumping and maintenance. Principles and methods of water treatment, including basic microbiology, chemistry, and hydraulics as applied to water treatment; basic water treatment processes and the tests used to check the effectiveness of such processes; chemical and biological tests used in monitoring water treatment facility processes. Principles and practices of mechanical, electrical maintenance. Water quality monitoring and sampling techniques and methods. Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relative to the assigned area. Inspect, operate, and maintain the water treatment and distribution facility. Assist with daily operational controls and monitoring of facility processes, including corrective and repair work on facility systems. Perform mechanical repairs, maintenance work, and modifications to equipment used in a water treatment facility; use various mechanic's tools with skill and accuracy. Inspect facility operations and detect problems; perform technical procedures in facility operation; learn standard laboratory tests; perform laboratory tests in facility monitoring. Calculate flow, volume, detention time, chemical dosage and pressure. Recharge pond maintenance including removing sediment, building berms, setting flow rates, calculating percolation rate, and monitoring soil conditions. Use a variety of hand and power tools such as a signal generator, welder, and pipeline locator in the performance of daily tasks. Compose routine reports and correspondence. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.
For the entire list of the essential job functions, knowledge & abilities, and licenses/certifications, please see the job description on the Agency website at: www.mojavewater.org.
Qualified candidates will possess:
High School diploma or G.E.D. and one (1) year of related water operations and maintenance experience.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Valid Class C California Driver’s License and current automobile insurance; SWRCB Water Distribution Certificate Grade I or attainment within six (6) months of hire; Confined Space Entry Certificate or attainment within six (6) months of hire; CPR Training Certification; First Aid Training Certification.
If interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit an Agency application to:
Mojave Water Agency
Attn: Monica Warren
13846 Conference Center Drive
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Completed Agency application and resume are required. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. This position will remain open until filled. Additional information and Agency application can be obtained from the Agency’s website at: www.mojavewater.org.
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