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JOB OPENINGS - OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN I & II

Del Paso Manor Water District is seeking candidates for the full-time positions of Operations & Maintenance Technician I & II. 

Definition/Summary:

Under general supervision, performs routine duties involving the operations and maintenance of water pumping, distribution, and water treatment facilities.

Essential Functions:

Duties may include, but are limited to, the following:

  • Performs field maintenance on pumps and motors of wells.
  • Performs a variety of maintenance and repair on water distribution systems.
  • Repair devices such as gate valves, angle stops, curb stops, corporation stops.
  • Installs, repairs, and maintenance of meters.
  • Install meter setters.
  • Performs basic water quality testing and sample collection.
  • Performs preventative maintenance checks and repairs of District water pumping equipment and treatment equipment.
  • Performs maintenance of machinery, equipment, structures, and grounds.
  • Cleans, weeds, and trims bushes and trees on meter services and well sites.
  • Read meters.
  • Shuts off water service for repairs and non-payments.
  • Responds to customer calls regarding pressure, leaks, and water quality.
  • Marks underground utilities.
  • Track’s inventory.
  • Requires being on-call with 30 minute response time.
  • Responsible for the District’s water conservation program.
  • Some office work will be required.
  • Attending meetings and training course out of the area may be required.

Other Duties:

  • Assists administratively on the tracking of the testing of the backflow devices in the District; including corresponding with customers and the County of Sacramento.
  • Track and maintain the District’s leak log.
  • Assist with compliance of the District’s permits. (i.e.: NPDES, SMAQMD, encroachment, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Basic knowledge of materials and equipment used in water service installation, maintenance, and repair work.
  • Proper safety standards.
  • Basic computer knowledge

Ability to:

  • Perform basic work assignments in the installation, maintenance, and repair ofwater service systems and meters.
  • Learn more difficult water service and meter installation, maintenance, and repairwork.
  • Operate motor vehicle and power-driven equipment used in water service work.
  • Hear and see monitoring devices.
  • Work with and around high voltage equipment.
  • Read and understand mapping and schematics.
  • Perform basic math and algebra on a regular basis.
  • Write clear, concise, and legible reports.
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public and sub-contractors.
  • Follow oral and written directions.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers,
  • outside agencies, and the public.
  • Irregular or extended work hours: Occasionally required to change working hours or work overtime.

Typical Physical Activities:

  • Operates District vehicles and equipment in distribution system construction, maintenance, and repair work.
  • Must be able to carry, push, pull, reach, and lift equipment and parts weighing up to 75 pounds.
  • Stoops, kneels, crouches, crawls, and climbs during field maintenance and repair work.
  • Ability to stand on feet, bend, and work in a prone position for extended periods of time.
  • Works in an environment with exposure to dust, dirt, and significant temperature changes between cold and heat.
  • Works in an environment with exposure to treatment chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite and chemicals for weed, rodent, and bug control.
  • Works outside in the elements.
  • Works in an environment with exposure to treatment chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite.
  • Communicates orally with District staff in face-to-face, one-on-one settings.
  • Regularly uses a telephone for communications.
  • Stands and walks for extended time periods.
  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges with or without correction.

Qualifications:

Experience: Minimum of one year working in water treatment/distribution.
Education: High School Diploma.

License/Certification Requirement:

Driver License: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License with a driving record acceptable to the District.

Certification Minimum:

Operations and Maintenance Technician I: California Department of Public Health Distribution Operator I and Water Treatment Operator I must have D1 / T1 certs.

Operations and Maintenance Technician II: California Department of Public Health Distribution Operator II and Water Treatment Operator II must have D2 / T2 certs.

Continuing Education: Continuing education to maintain the certification is required. A failure to obtain or maintain such certification may be cause for disciplinary action and/or termination.

Compensation:

Compensation is dependent upon certification and field experience.
The pay scale for Operations and Maintenance Tech I: $20.65 – $26.36 / hour.
The pay scale for Operations and Maintenance Tech II: $26.36 – $33.63 / hour.

 

Standby Rate(s):

The District's uncontrolled standby compensation is as follows:
Standby Rate. Employees who are on uncontrolled standby will receive the equivalent
of twice their base hourly rate of pay for each day they are on uncontrolled standby.

Employees who receive and attend to a call-out assignment during uncontrolled standby
will also receive a minimum of two hours at the overtime rate of one-and-one-half times
their regular rate of pay, or compensation for the actual amount of time worked on the
call-out assignment at the overtime rate of one-and-one-half times their regular rate of
pay, whichever is greater.

Employees who are on uncontrolled standby during any of these holidays will receive
the equivalent of three times their base hourly rate of pay.

Employees who must attend to a call-out assignment during uncontrolled standby on
any of these holidays will also receive a minimum of two hours at the overtime rate of
one-and-one-half times their regular rate of pay, or compensation for the actual amount
of time worked at the overtime rate of one-and-one-half times their regular rate of pay,
whichever is greater.

Employees who attend to a callout assignment during uncontrolled standby on any of
the above-mentioned holidays will also receive an additional eight hours of vacation
time added to their accrued balance for later use.

Benefits:

Employer paid medical, dental, vision and EAP with CalPERS retirement. The District offers a tax deferred compensation program and 13 paid holidays/year. For new members, the formula is 2% @ 62 with 7% employee contribution. For Classic members, the formula is 2% @ 55.

Contact:

The office is currently closed due to COVID-19. Resume, cover letter and references can be put in the drop box at the District office or mailed to:

Del Paso Manor Water District

1817 Maryal Drive, Suite 300

Sacramento, CA 95864  

You may also email them to victoria@delpasomanorwd.org