WATER OPERATOR IN TRAINING TEMPORARY Job opening - McFarland state California ( Job openings )
McFarland , state California
( By Press Release office)
2022-01-27T00:00 - 2022-02-26T00:00 | 37 | 2
CITY OF MCFARLAND
Water Operator-in-Training Temporary
Hourly: $15.21-$17.64 Bi-weekly
SALARY: $1,216.80- $1,411.20 Bi-weekly
OPENING DATE: January 27, 2022
CLOSING: until filled
The fundamental reason this classification exists is to learn the skills required to perform as a Water Operator in the water distribution system by participating in City education and training programs as well as in on-the-job training. Incumbents assist with a variety of tasks involved in the maintenance, installation, and repair the water distribution system's water mains, service connections, fire hydrants and valves with guidance and direction from a Water Operator and under the general supervision of a Water Supervisor. Assigned duties increase in scope and difficulty as the Water Operator Trainee demonstrates the ability to perform such duties. Performance is evaluated after each segment of the structured training program is completed. Successful completion of the training program results in appointment to the Water Operator I classification.
This is the training level position in the Water Operator Series. Employees assigned in this classification are hired at the training level and are required to perform the full ranges of the entry level within twenty- four months. This class is distinguished from the Water Supervisor in that positions assigned to the Senior Water Operator class work independently and may provide lead supervision to operator staff as a regular part of their work routine.
Observe and then, under close supervision, monitor assigned plant operations and record data from control room meters, gauges and recording chart readings. Report malfunctions and unusual trends or conditions to supervisor. When sufficient ability acquired, may make minor corrections, and report the action taken
As assigned, clean pumping plant appurtenances, using tools such as high-pressure washers, water hoses and brushes
Under close supervision initially, and then with more independence, perform routine maintenance on equipment, such as lubrication, oil changes and belt changes. Assist in routine repair work such as disassembly, repair and installation of valves, switches, process instrumentation, motors, and related equipment
Perform plant and landscape maintenance duties within scope of ability and with appropriate supervision. This includes inspection, cleaning, and maintenance of tanks; corrosion control of plant piping and valves; structural concrete repairs; scraping and painting; carpentry; plumbing; minor electrical repairs; mopping and waxing floors; cleaning windows and mowing and trimming lawns
Perform all work in accordance with sound safety practices and using appropriate safety devices and equipment.
Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner, provide information within scope of knowledge and refer to supervisors as is appropriate
Learns and then performs with increasing independence Water Operator duties
Installs, maintains, and repairs water mains, water service connections, fire hydrants, and valves
Sets up barricades and other warning devices to channel traffic around construction areas or other hazards
Cuts, taps, and threads water pipe and makes copper, plastic, or other joint connections
Operates mobile equipment such as dump trucks, crew trucks, small trenching machines, and small tractor-mounted dozers in support of installation and repair work
Operates power driven machinery such as jack hammers, tampers, or other similarly sized equipment
Cleans work area after completing job assignments
Notifies customers of necessity for interruptions of water service
Opens and closes main valves, manually or with a valve operating machine, for water main extensions or repairs
Locates valves and water meters using quarter section maps or electronic detectors
Raises, lowers, or relocates water mains, water meters, valves, and fire hydrants to allow clearance for other utilities or improvements
Sets meter boxes and water meters and records meter reading and other required meter identification information
Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service
Perform clerical and administrative duties as assigned Discontinue water services to delinquent accounts
May be required in emergency situations to report to work during unscheduled time May perform other work as assigned
Knowledge of – Equipment and machinery mechanics
- Work cooperatively with other City employees; Work in small, cramped spaces, such as ditches, to repair water mains or service connections; Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements; Learn methods and techniques of water distribution system repair, maintenance, and installation; Understand and follow written and oral instructions in the English language; Learn and practice trench safety regulations, hard hat, and vest policies; Learn job- related material primarily through oral instruction and observation in an on-the-job training setting; Use common hand tools, such as hammers, saws, screw drivers or similar tools; Move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) long distances (more than 20 feet); Read, comprehend, and interpret written material in the English language such as operation manuals and Material Safety Data Sheets; Travel across rough, uneven or rocky surfaces at excavation sites; Set up or remove barricades, traffic cones or similar objects; Dig up ground for ditches or holes using a pick, shovel, spade or other tools; Move debris or other material from one place to another using shovel, rake, or other tool; Coordinate the movement of more than one limb simultaneously to operate a jack hammer or repair pipes; Develop skill in the use of tools and equipment used in the installation, maintenance, and repair of the water distribution system; Measure distance using a tape measure or other measuring device; Observe or monitor objects to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others
Licenses and Certificates
–Must possess a valid driver’s license
Physical Abilities and Work Environment
– The employee must be able to stand for lengthy periods of time in both indoors and a variety of outdoor physical and weather environments with exposure to extreme temperatures. Walk over uneven ground, climb stairs and ladders, work at heights, stoop, bend, kneel, work in confined places, and possess keen hearing and smell. Operate motorized vehicles and equipment. Exposure to a variety of hazardous gases, chemicals, and chemical compounds used in the course of work. Must possess the manual dexterity to use small hand tools, to use keyboard equipment, and be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
– Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is desirable.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of experience and education that would be likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities could be qualifying, as determined by the City. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities is:
– Demonstrated ability to do mechanical work as shown by prior experience and training or through examination. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted
- Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent
The City of McFarland offers an excellent benefit package including:
Comprehensive City paid medical, dental, and vision benefits for the employee and Dependents
Life insurance equal to 1 yr base salary with a minimum of $50,000
Retirement - Deferred Compensation 401(k)-The City of McFarland contributes an additional 10% of an employee’s pay each pay period into 401(k) plan, at no cost to the employee.
Supplemental life insurance (Optional)
American Fidelity Insurance (Optional)
Section 125 plan participation
12 vacation days, and 12 days sick pay accrued annually
13.5 Days Holiday Pay
To apply, please complete and application online at
and email to Human Resources Director, Marilyn Garza at email@example.com.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a city employment application.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
The City of McFarland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), requests for special accommodations during any stage of the examination process should be made in advance to the Human Resources Department
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