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Operations & Maintenance Tech IV (Equipment Operator) at Metropolitan Water District Southern California

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time
Location: Riverside, California





Job Description:
O & M TECHNICIAN IV - EQUIPMENT OPERATOR 
                                                     


The Metropolitan Water District's Water System Operations Group, currently has one (1) opening for an Operations and Maintenance Technician IV - Equipment Operator  within the Eastern Construction Team located at the Lake Mathews facility in Riverside, CA.
 The Operations and Maintenance Technician IV - Equipment Operator utilizes journey level skills, experience and knowledge in the practices, procedures, methods, and use of light and heavy equipment operation and transportation of equipment ranging from standard vehicles and multiple axle trucks and trailers to varied types of heavy equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, backhoes, loaders, tractors, dump trucks, water trucks, tanker trucks, and cranes used in the construction, improvement and repair aspects of Metropolitan's large-scale water treatment, distribution, and hydroelectric systems. Skills include the proper and safe use, transportation, and minor maintenance of varied equipment, as well as advanced knowledge of construction techniques associated with heavy equipment used in conjunction with a variety of water, hydroelectric and supporting infrastructure improvement such as maintenance and corrective repair projects.

The O & M Tech IV - Equipment Operator will perform general and advanced and techniques of manipulating equipment with constant attention to safety of equipment operation in the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of water utility assets, assemblies, and water related equipment such as large gates, valves, pipelines, structures vaults, drain covers, and similar equipment.

This O & M Tech IV - Equipment Operator (Backhoe/Excavator) position will work on projects that include: rough and finish grading, grade checking, road maintenance and grading, large excavations; shoring installation, repair and relocation of large diameter (up to 13 feet in diameter) pipelines, and service connections; installation of concrete-reinforces structures and encasements; construction of buildings and substructures; and heavy construction shoring (heavy beams and steel plates) activities. The successful candidate will be able to read and interpret construction drawings and blueprints and have a working knowledge of using survey instruments including a grading laser. In addition, this position will assist associated work including concrete breaking and building cast-in-lace reinforced concrete structures; placing and tying reinforcing steel and placing and finishing concrete; working inside large diameter pipes in residential streets, and underground substructures
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O & M TECHNICIAN IV - EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (EXCAVATOR/BACKHOE)

The Metropolitan Water District's Water System Operations Group, currently has one (1) opening for an Operations and Maintenance Technician IV - Equipment Operator (Excavator/Backhoe) within the Eastern Construction Team located at the Lake Mathews facility in Riverside, CA.



The Operations and Maintenance Technician IV - Equipment Operator utilizes journey level skills, experience and knowledge in the practices, procedures, methods, and use of light and heavy equipment operation and transportation of equipment ranging from standard vehicles and multiple axle trucks and trailers to varied types of heavy equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, backhoes, loaders, tractors, dump trucks, water trucks, tanker trucks, and cranes used in the construction, improvement and repair aspects of Metropolitan's large-scale water treatment, distribution, and hydroelectric systems. Skills include the proper and safe use, transportation, and minor maintenance of varied equipment, as well as advanced knowledge of construction techniques associated with heavy equipment used in conjunction with a variety of water, hydroelectric and supporting infrastructure improvement such as maintenance and corrective repair projects.

The O & M Tech IV - Equipment Operator (Excavator/Backhoe) position will perform general and advanced and techniques of manipulating equipment with constant attention to safety of equipment operation in the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of water utility assets, assemblies, and water related equipment such as large gates, valves, pipelines, structures vaults, drain covers, and similar equipment.

This O & M Tech IV - Equipment Operator (Excavator/Backhoe ) position will work on projects that include: rough and finish grading, grade checking, road maintenance and grading, large excavations; shoring installation, repair and relocation of large diameter (up to 13 feet in diameter) pipelines, and service connections; installation of concrete-reinforces structures and encasements; construction of buildings and substructures; and heavy construction shoring (heavy beams and steel plates) activities. The successful candidate will be able to read and interpret construction drawings and blueprints and have a working knowledge of using survey instruments including a grading laser. In addition, this position will assist associated work including concrete breaking and building cast-in-lace reinforced concrete structures; placing and tying reinforcing steel and placing and finishing concrete; working inside large diameter pipes in residential streets, and underground substructures. This position will operate excavators, backhoes, low-bed heavy equipment tractor combinations and transport heavy equipment to and from construction site projects.



JOB DUTIES

1. Performs general and advanced equipment operation as well as related tasks to accomplish Preventive (PMs), Corrective Maintenance (CMs), and improvements related to the rebuilding, repair and maintenance of water conveyance systems, treatment and hydroelectric plants to support operational reliability and system capacity.

2. Performs roadway maintenance such as preparation work, mixing, laying and placing asphalt and concrete. Maintaining and repairing patrol roads, powerlines, and other right-of-ways to ensure access to pipelines, aqueducts, powerlines and communication sites.

3. Performs and/or assists with major improvements, shutdowns, or other CM and PM activities on a variety of construction related projects that ensure asset/equipment life, water and hydroelectric uptime and reliability.

4. Performs erosion control of drain ways through construction, maintenance and repair of V-dykes, culverts, and bridges to maintain right-of-ways for effective access.

5. Recognizes and avoids harming endangered species, and other protected vegetation, as well as weed abatement in compliance with Federal, State and local regulations.

6. Operates light and heavy motorized equipment with constant attention to safety in order to prevent accidents and injuries at worksites.

7. Performs general preventive and corrective maintenance on light and heavy equipment in both shop and field environments to maintain equipment in proper and safe working order.

8. Effectively operates varied power driven equipment such as jackhammers, tampers, or other similarly sized equipment.

9. Operates heavy equipment such as semi-tractor . . . To apply for this position, please copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar: http://www.respondhr.com/60555680