Bargaining Unit: Miscellaneous Non-Supervisory Unit
Salary Code: 16
Fair Labor Standards Act Designation: Nonexempt
Effective Date: May 16, 2023
Under general direction of the Senior Water Measurement Specialist, receives training and hands on experience in the performance of meter service and repair and provides assistance with complex duties in water measurement services. Water Measurement Trainee is a single position 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.
- Disassembles, inspects, cleans, and repairs mechanical and electronic meters.
- Programs, troubleshoots, and repairs electronic registers and sensors.
- Performs flow meter calibration in the field and at the District’s meter calibration facility.
- Manipulates distribution system utilizing the motor control panel and telemetry system to isolate
- Utilizes a computer to generate and maintain various data and reports.
- Reads maps and interprets land descriptions.
- Utilizes safety procedures for confined space entry.
- Assists in the annual performance testing of distribution system pumps.
- Assists in the testing, calibration, and repair of headworks water metering equipment.
- 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:
Possess a United States’ high school diploma, GED, or equivalent and one year (30
units) of college coursework including courses in algebra, physics, chemistry,
hydraulics, water measurement, meter calibration and/or water treatment.
Substitution: Two (2) years’ experience as an Operator with Westlands Water District may substitute for the college units required.
- Recognize, diagnose, and correct failures and/or anticipate problems with water meters.
- Understand and interpret technical documents associated with mechanical and electronic equipment.
- Safely use and operate assigned tools and equipment used in the installation, maintenance, and repair of various types of water meters.
- Understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels and with the public.
- Maintain a variety of records using accurate and orderly methods.
- Operate computer equipment including tablet and adding machines.
- Operate a District vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices.
License, Certificate, or Credential:
- Grade T2 Water Treatment and D2 Water Distribution Operator Certificates issued by the California Department of Public Health must be obtained within three (3) years of appointment.
- Possess the physical strength and agility to work outdoors under adverse climatic conditions.
- Possess the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job including the ability to climb stationary ladders up to 50 feet in height, work in confined spaces, such as vaults, excavations (approximately 30 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).
- Use of hazardous materials.
- Possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider.