Bargaining Unit: Operating Engineers Local #3
Salary Code: 15
FLSA Designation: Nonexempt
Revision Date: 10/15/18
Under general supervision of the Senior Civil Maintenance Worker, performs and may direct a crew performing construction, maintenance, and repair of roads and right-of-way’s, above ground and underground piping, valves, meters, concrete structures, canals, and related water distribution and drainage facilities. Civil Maintenance Worker is a skilled level classification.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
The information below is meant to serve as examples of the job duties and responsibilities for this classification. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed.
- Operates excavators, backhoes, scraper tractors, trenchers, dozers and other earth moving equipment for repair or replacement of underground pipelines, valves, and concrete structures.
- Excavates, repairs, replaces, and may excavate various types of concrete, transite, steel, and plastic pipelines ranging in diameter up to 13 feet, including rigging techniques used for load lifting.
- Operates material-handling equipment, including truck-mounted cranes up to eight-ton capacity, portable air compressors, pumps, arc and gas welding and compaction equipment, pneumatic, power and hand tools.
- Inspects, repairs, and replaces air release, butterfly, check, gate, and slidegate valves ranging in sizes up to 66 inches.
- Lays out, grades, forms, reinforces, places, finishes, and repairs concrete pedestal slabs, foundations, canal panels, thrust blocks, pipe repair blocks, retaining walls, and precast and casts-in-place structures.
- Constructs, alters, and maintains concrete block, wood, and metal frame buildings, including site preparation, framing, drywall, sheet metal, cyclone fence, air line, sewer line, HVAC, flooring, paint and trim work.
- Sets, grades and performs and performs earthwork with hand, portable, and heavy equipment or directs the work of heavy equipment to rough and finish grade as required to construct and maintain canals, roads, embankments, pads, reservoirs, and excavations.
- Inspects field contract work.
- Utilizes procedures for confined space entry, the use of hazardous materials, along with crane and heavy equipment safety.
- Submits completed work orders, as-built sketches, pipeline entry permits, and equipment usage reports at job completion.
- Cuts, burns, and disposes of aquatic and vegetative growth.
- Reads and interprets blue prints.
- May work in areas that are designated as confined spaces to complete effective repairs.
- Observes safety regulations and maintains a safe work environment.
- Reports equipment malfunctions and requests maintenance service as necessary.
- Makes operating adjustments, minor repairs, and maintenance to heavy equipment in the field.
- Implements heavy equipment, crane, and excavation safety procedures in the field and maintains a safe work environment.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: Any combination of equivalent education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge required by the position. A typical way of acquiring the knowledge would be:
Possession of a United States’ high school diploma, GED, or equivalent and three (3) years of equivalent experience in water pipeline and water distribution facility construction or industrial repair; or any combination thereof.
Note: One (1) year experience as an Operations and Maintenance Trainee with Westlands Water District will substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.
Note: Recruitment may be limited to candidates with an education or experience background related to the specific position vacancy.
- Operational characteristics of general construction and maintenance tools and equipment, repair and preventive maintenance techniques and procedures.
- Methods, tools, techniques, and materials used in the construction, maintenance, repair and cleaning of irrigation systems.
- Principles and methods of pipe laying, fitting, welding and concrete work.
- Water distribution systems; including mains, meters, and valves.
- Safety practices, safe work methods, and safety regulations pertaining to water distribution and drainage systems.
- Apply knowledge, techniques, and materials employed in construction, maintenance and repair of irrigation systems.
- Follow and prepare both verbal and written instructions.
- Safely operate and maintain assigned tools and equipment.
- Read and interpret pipeline plans and profile drawings.
- Communicate effectively is required.
- Perform basic record maintenance of work performed.
- Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels as well as with the public.
- Operate a District vehicle and/or equipment observing legal and defense driving practices.
- Heavy lifting of supplies and materials up to 100 pounds.
- Use of hazardous materials.
- Possess the physical strength and agility to work outdoors under adverse climatic conditions.
- Works in an environment with exposure to dust, dirt, and/or weed abatement chemicals.
- May stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, sit, stand, and walk for extended period of time.
- Possess the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job, including the ability to climb stationary ladders up to 100 feet in height, work suspended above ground level (approximately 45 feet) in a bosun chair or aerial lift, and work in confined spaces such as in excavations (approximately 20 feet below ground level), buried dewatered pipelines and manifolds (ranging in size from 3 feet to 13 feet in diameter), and dewatered sumps and turnout facilities (approximately 30 feet below ground level).
- Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider is required.
- Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class A Driver’s License with air brake endorsements must be obtained within twelve (12) months of assignment along with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider is required.