The Irvine Ranch Water District is accepting applications for Water Maintenance Technician I positions in Construction Services. The successful candidates will under direct supervision, install, replace, repair, modify and maintain potable and recycled water in a large metropolitan water infrastructure. The incumbent(s) will be required to participate in the District's standby program and scheduled or unscheduled overtime.
This is the entry level in the class series. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the higher level, but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods.
Summary of Duties
Perform appropriate maintenance, installation, repair, modification or fabrication of various District pipelines and systems per District specifications.
Routinely required to work in the streets and provide own traffic control, according to District safety standards.
Drive, operate, and maintain equipment, tools, and vehicles.
Assume role of District representative to communicate with customers affected by scheduled work.
Provide equipment and maintenance support to other departments.
Comply with District Dechlorination Procedures.
Ensure job site is left safe and clean.
Work in permit and non-permit required confined space and rescue operations environment.
Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training.
Read and interpret blueprints, maps, atlases, District Specification Book and MDSD.
Other related duties as assigned.
Shutdown water service at repair site and install appropriate shoring as needed.
Restore water service, backfill excavation site and install trench plate according to city and county specifications.
Ability to identify and use transition couplings, full circle repair clamps, pipeline adapters, compression fittings and other water related repair materials. Familiarity with C-900 PVC, A.C.P., ductile iron, steel, copper, brass, polybutylene and plastic pipes. Ability to use gas detectors, pipe locator, jackhammer, compactor, chipping gun, cutoff saw, tapping machine, saw cutter, silver solder, gas torch, coring machine, boring machine, cement mixer, welder, compressor, pipe freezer, generator, pumps, rotary hammer, dump truck, forklift and a variety of other hand and power tools, as well as heavy equipment including backhoe, skiploader, dozer, crane, mini excavator, water truck and air shovel.
Perform pre-trip safety inspection on vehicles and equipment to be used daily. Ensure parts and materials are available and stocked on the crew truck.
Identify utility markings at job site to determine location for excavation.
Safely handle and transport hazardous materials including: chlorine, sodium thiosulfate, ammonia, bitumastic, acetylene, asbestos and fuels.
High school graduation or equivalent and one year of experience in water related maintenance, construction, installation or repair.
Familiarity with hand and power tools.
Licenses / Certifications Required:
Valid Class 'A' California Driver's License
State Water Resources Control Board Grade 1 Water Distribution Certification.
Forklift certification and Cla-Val certificate desired.
Competent Person Certification within 6 months of hire date may be required on some crews.
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