2022-01-14 2022-02-04

Water Loss Control Programs Technician

Municipal Water District of Orange County
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fountain Valley, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 80285
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fountain Valley, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 80285
  • Organization Website

Position Summary:
Under supervision, performs Distribution System Leak Detection services for retail water agencies throughout Orange County; assists in day-to-day operations of meter accuracy testing activities to pinpoint areas of water loss; participates in distribution system pressure surveys of retail systems; and performs related duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this classification.

  • Drives, walks, operates and maintains equipment, tools, and vehicles in locating underground water leaks.

  • Determines the source of leak and who is responsible for repair.

  • Documents and confirms suspected leaks according to District documentation standards.

  • Works in the roadway and provides traffic control, according to District safety standards.

  • Reads and interprets blueprints, maps, atlases, and specifications; maintains accurate journals and work assignments.

  • Deploys and recovers distribution system pressure loggers on retail water agency distribution systems throughout Orange County.

  • Provides equipment and maintenance support to member agency/retail staff; complies with applicable retail agency procedures.

  • Complies with work-related safety practices and attends relevant safety training; ensures job sites are left safe and clean.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as directed.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

Knowledge of:
Maintenance and operation of water distributions systems; methods and procedures used in pulling and repairing large water meters and other equipment; traffic control practices and requirements; hand and power tools; safety policies, procedures and safe work practices applicable to assignment including OSHA regula¬tions; principles and practices of sound business communication; correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; records management, recordkeeping, filing and basic purchasing practices and procedures; basic mathematical calculations; modern office procedures, methods, practices, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Ability to:
Advise and provide interpretation to others on how to apply policies, procedures and standards; calculate water formulas and interpret applicable tables and charts; use good personal judgement and discretion in performing all job functions; exercise independent judgment when making decisions involving specific job functions, and most efficient utilization of staff and equipment; fully and accurately document suspected and confirmed leaks, including location and degree of certainty; practice safe work methods in the course of work; operate a District vehicle and utilize and operate a variety of machinery and mechanical equipment and hand tools; operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including co-workers, outside agencies and the public.

Education and Experience:
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and one year of water maintenance work experience. The qualification guidelines generally describe the knowledge and abilities required to enter the job in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Any combination of education, experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered. Public sector experience is preferred.

Other Requirements:
Possess and maintain a California State Water Resources Control Board Grade D1 Water Distribution Certificate, or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.

Possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license and automobile insurance under the terms of the District’s Vehicle Insurance Policy, as this position requires driving.

All District employees are Disaster Service Workers by CA state law and are expected to participate in emergency response initiatives. This could include contributing to the emergency planning process, participating in disaster exercises and training, as well as potentially responding to support actual emergency events.

Working Conditions and Physical Activities:

Environment: Standard office and field environment where the noise level is typically moderate. Outdoor weather conditions may present extreme heat or cold; wet and/or humid conditions; precarious places; on uneven or slippery surfaces; near moving mechanical parts; moving equipment; and heavy traffic. The employee is occasionally exposed to loud or prolonged noise and equipment with heavy vibrations.

Physical Demands: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to walk and stand; talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; balance on ladders or stairs; stoop, kneel, bend at the waist, crouch or crawl; and smell; may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 50 pounds and up to 100 pounds with assistance.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

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