Bargaining Unit: Operating Engineers Local #3
Salary Code: 25
FLSA Designation: Nonexempt
Revision Date: 03/01/19
Under general supervision of the Supervisor of Mechanical Maintenance, performs and plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the work of assigned staff performing operation, maintenance, repairs, and inspections of the Pleasant Valley Pumping Plant and related equipment, structures, and facilities. The ability to provide direction, analyze, record results, and prepare written documentation is required
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.
- Plans, organizes, directs, leads, inspects, and reviews the activities of assigned staff engaged in the routine and extra ordinary, maintenance operation, and repair of the Pleasant Valley Pumping Plant and related equipment, structures, and facilities; oversees the operation of the Coalinga Canal.
- Plans, lays out, leads, and inspects the work of a crew engaged in the maintenance and repair of large and complex equipment such as piping systems, gear boxes, drive mechanisms, pumps, compressors, hydraulic power and pressure units, refrigeration and air conditioning systems, valves, penstocks, gates, trash racks, turbines, and motors; demonstrates best methods of doing work and ensures that work is done according to plan.
- Plans, lays out, leads, and inspects the work engaged in the installation, trouble shooting, repair, and maintenance of electrical equipment in a large pumping plant including up to 7,000 HP synchronous motors, generators, motor control centers, manual and combination starters, potential and current transformers up to 4,160 volts, large storage battery banks, control circuits, switches, and relays; high voltage switching and switchgear up to 115 KV.
- Inspects, performs and may lead or direct staff with the installation, maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, modifying, and testing of electrical equipment and components, including up to 7,000 HP synchronous motors, generators, motor control centers, potential and current transformers up to 4,160 volts, large storage battery banks, high voltage switching and switchgear up to 115 KV, manual and combination starters, relays, and control circuits.
- Inspects, installs, troubleshoots, repairs, calibrates, and tests simple and complex protective relaying, revenue power metering equipment and demand recorders, automatic telemetry control equipment, canal elevation and flow control equipment, automatic cathodic protection systems, SCADA systems, high voltage circuit breakers and disconnects, and buried communications cables, and status of neighboring facilities.
- Performs live man-on-line work applying hot stick techniques in accordance with Western Area Power Administration regulations.
- Designs, develops and maintains replacement circuitry, revamps electrical facilities and electrical drawings.
- Implements power and water pumping schedules at the Pleasant Valley Pumping Plant and Coalinga Canal to accommodate District delivery demands.
- Schedules work and coordinates jobs with other departments, divisions, agencies, and outside services.
- Develops, reads, interprets, and modifies blueprints and makes sketches of work to be performed.
- Issues and receives safety clearances and performs high voltage switching at the Pleasant Valley Pumping Plant and related facilities.
- Handles arc welding, brazing, and torch-cutting equipment.
- Operates two-axle dump truck, mechanical trash rake, and bridge cranes.
- Manages repair backlog and assists in the oversight of contract work.
- Operates pumps and radial gate check structures on the Coalinga Canal manually when necessary.
- Assists in the estimation of the department’s annual budget.
- Assists in the preparation of estimated costs for equipment, labor, and material.
- Assists in the selection of work methods, establishing job priorities, and preparing work schedules.
- Trains employees in safe work practices and helps insure that effective safety practices are understood and observed.
- 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:
Option 1: Possession of a United States’ high school diploma, GED, or equivalent and five (5) years of experience performing a variety of duties related to the operation, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of pumping plants and water distribution facilities which involves extensive journey-level electrician or industrial electrical experience.
Option 2: Seven (7) years journey-level electrical or industrial electronic experience which includes installation, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and modification of electronic systems and electrical components and subsystems. Experience in a lead or supervisory capacity is desirable.
Note: Recruitment may be limited to candidates with an education or experience background related to the specific position vacancy.
- The National Electrical Code and relevant Electrical Safety Orders of the California Division of Industrial safety.
- The applicable safety and accident prevention procedures of the California Occupational Safety and Health Act.
- The National Electrical Manufacturers Association standards.
- The applicable California General Industrial Safety Orders.
- Western Area Power Administration and District high voltage switching orders.
- The operation of permanently mounted bridge crane up to 20-ton capacity.
- Overhead crane operation limits and load rigging principles.
- The operation of a wide variety of electrical measurement, diagnostic, and testing instruments.
- Overhead crane operation limits and load rigging principles.
- Operating criteria for the Pleasant Valley Pumping Plant.
- Standard operating procedures for the Pleasant Valley Pumping Plant, Coalinga Canal and related facilities.
- Electronic, automatic, and manually operated valve actuator troubleshooting and repair procedures.
- Pump dynamic head and flow design and repair procedures.
- Machine shop tool set-up and operation procedures.
- Welding and fabrication procedures.
- Principles and techniques of supervision.
- Understand, interpret, and apply department policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Follow and prepare both verbal and written instructions.
- Safely operate and maintain assigned tools and equipment.
- Read and interpret maps, electrical and engineering drawings, diagrams, sketches, plans and specifications.
- 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.
Must qualify to be authorized by the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to issue and receive safety clearance procedures and to perform high voltage switching at the Pleasant Valley Pumping Plant facilities within (12) months of assignment.
- 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.
- Assigned a District vehicle to respond to emergency calls on a 24-hour-a-day basis.
- 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.