Under direct supervision, to assist in and learn to perform basic, routine tasks, duties, and unskilled labor in water utility and water reclamation work; and to perform related work as required.
The Class of Water and Water Reclamation Worker is an entry level class that may be assigned to work in any of the Department's Water and Water Reclamation sections, depending upon the workload and needs of the Department. The sections include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
Finance and Administration: Meter Reading, Field Service, Storekeeping
Water Utility: Engineering, Water Production, Electrical, Plant Repair and Maintenance; Specialty Construction, Meter Service, Garage, Pipeline Construction and Maintenance, and Water Quality Control.
Water Reclamation: Mechanical Maintenance, Plant Facilities, Environmental Control, and Plant Operations.
Supervision is received from a Water Utility, Water Reclamation Leadperson or Supervisor, Purchasing Agent or Field and Meter Services Supervisor. Incumbents perform basic, routine tasks and duties that do not require prior knowledge or skill in crafts or mechanical procedures. Incumbents assist semi-skilled and skilled workers in a variety of sections in the Department. In the course of duties, incumbents are expected to acquire the knowledge and skill of water and water reclamation utility operations and maintenance trades, in a training capacity, including the proper use of hand tools and motorized equipment that may provide preparation for promotion to Water Utility Worker I, Water Reclamation Plant Mechanic I, Meter Reader I, Field Service Representative I, or Warehouse Leadperson.
Education: Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent,
Experience: Experience in the construction and maintenance trade is highly desirable
Possession of a valid California Class “C” driver’s license required upon application. Note: For out-of-state applicants, a valid driver’s license is required and a valid California Class “C” driver’s license must be obtained within ten (10) days of appointment (CA Vehicle Code 12505c).
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be clean shaven or trimmed facial hair in order to properly use personal respirators and SCBA equipment. Must pass a respirator medical exam and be physically able to wear SCBA equipment. Must be able to work in enclosed spaces while wearing protective clothing under extreme temperatures and hazardous environment.
PHYSICAL TASKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Work involves exposure to potential physical harm, hazardous chemicals, and infectious disease including smoke, fumes, gas, treated water, high frequency noise, dirt, dust, grease, oil, chemicals, solvents and toxic agents. Incumbents need to be able to tolerate unpleasant odors, wet conditions, and uncomfortable climatic conditions. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, crawl, climb, and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday.
Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in a field setting in varying weather conditions, to operate hand tools and mechanical and motorized equipment, to transport materials and supplies weighing up to 75 pounds, and to travel to various locations. Must be able to see in the normal visual range with or without correction with vision sufficient to see color and read small print as well as distance. Must be able to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Salary: $18.7962 to $24.0607 hourly
Apply online at: www.sbmwd.org
Recruitment opens 1/13/2020 at 8 a.m. and closes when 50 qualified applications are received.