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Operations and Maintenance Technician III (Motor Grader - Equipment Op

Company: Metropolitan Water District
Location: Riverside
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Job Description:

Operations and Maintenance Technician III (Motor Grader - Equipment Op The Operations and Maintenance Technician III - Equipment Operator (Motor Grader) utilizes and advances skills, experience and knowledge in the practices, procedures, methods of light and heavy equipment operation and transportation. Employees holding this title operate 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. Those 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. Performs the general and advanced practices 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. Builds, maintains, and improves a variety of Metropolitan's assets, appurtenances, structures and roadways that support the operational core of water and power reliability by meeting or exceeding internal and external customer expectations through advanced equipment operations. This O & M Tech III - Equipment Operator (Motor Grader) 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. In addition, this position will assist associated work including concrete breaking and building cast-in-place 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 job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job. To view the full job description click here: Operations & Maintenance Technician III - Equipment Operator EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation and Experience: High school diploma or high school certificate of equivalency in addition to a minimum of 3 years experience as an equipment operator; OR High school diploma or high school certificate of equivalency and attainment of skills through a recognized equipment operator trade training program and/or applicable related experience within a industrial environment. Experience and knowledge as demonstrated by practical application of techniques and practices specific to heavy equipment operations. Skills necessary include effective, legal and safe operation of a variety of motorized equipment including light and heavy construction equipment. Also requires skills in preventive and corrective maintenance practices related to general construction that are normally associated with equipment operation, and are generally obtained through applicable training and experience. Travel Required: Travel requirements vary depending upon projects. It's estimated at 6 weeks throughout the year for travel and work at Metropolitan's desert facilities. Travel typically happens in one or two week increments but can vary greatly depending on the project. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTSLicense(s): Valid California Class B Driver's License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment. JOB-RELATED SELECTION CRITERIA 70% Technical Skills and Knowledge including: Operation and knowledge of job-related heavy equipment including, but not limited to, motor grader, loader, backhoe and dump truck Construction practices and equipment operations DOT requirements for transporting oversized permit loads Construction survey staking and related blueprints and drawings CAL-OSHA Safety Orders relating to operating equipment and general construction, including trenching and shoring CA Commercial Driver's License requirements Safety practices related to the industry 15% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position) 10% Interpersonal Effectiveness / Teamwork 5% Oral communication skills 100% Total CLOSINGBenefits: Competitive compensation Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans. Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan. Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System Tuition reimbursement Training and advancement opportunities Excellent working environment Public transportation reimbursements and van pools For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee ABOUT MWD The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan's mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan's facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call or email: . MWD is a Federal and State EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended. Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case). Category: Construction & Trades , Keywords: Motor Grader Operator

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