Are you a natural team leader with expertise in Water Maintenance work? Do you have demonstrated leak detection experience? If so, Irvine Ranch Water District is recruiting for a Water Maintenance Technician III in Leak Detection. The successful candidate will under direct supervision, provide support to other Operations and Maintenance groups regarding shutdowns, traffic control and repair and construction crew assistance for water construction related projects.
Summary of Duties:
Routinely read water atlases. Identify discrepancies, interpret as-built blueprints, compare field measurements to station marks and draft corrections for Engineering GIS department. Re-verify corrections.
Isolate and disassemble hydraulic control valve and its pilots; inspect acid wash and replace parts as necessary. Hydraulically adjust valve for peak performance.
Access and maintain field services computerized database for records, maintenance, inventory and schedules for cathodic protection, valves, hydrants, control valves and air vacs.
Locate, maintain, test, gather and review data for specific cathodic protection systems.
Isolate air vacuum valve, relieve pressure, flush to troubleshoot and repair if necessary.
Flush, service, repair and replace fire hydrants, according to District specifications.
Flush bottom drains and blow-offs to maintain integrity of water quality.
Comply with District Dechlorination Procedures.
Routinely provide equipment and maintenance support to other departments within the various District pipelines and systems such as: Assist Water Quality with flushing requests, provide emergency traffic control for all departments, provide back-up for Water Operations crews on an as-needed basis, troubleshoot hydraulic pressure problems, provide system shutdowns and recharging in scheduled and emergency situations, supply water to customers in emergency situations via water buffaloes and/or temporary connections, locate valves from as-built drawings for construction crews.
Routinely required to work in permit and non-permit required confined space environment.
Routinely required to work in the streets and provide own traffic control, according to District safety standards.
In the absence of the Water Maintenance Supervisor, responsible for supervising the crew, preparing work schedules, daily/weekly logs and reports and administrative responsibility for the work order system.
Assist in the training of Maintenance Technicians in proper procedures and responsibilities in both routine and emergency situations and provide on-the-job training.
Ensure that employees perform their work safely and adhere to safety policies.
Make recommendations to the Supervisor regarding the selection, counseling and training of employees.
Make minor repairs to customer services, replace meter boxes and lids and isolate damaged facilities for subsequent repairs.
Determine leak repair responsibility (District or Customer)
Use and maintain electronic equipment.
Perform leak detection monitoring of water system facilities to pinpoint area(s) of water loss.
May initiate purchase requisitions and material sign out sheets.
Provide input to the Supervisor for reviews and performance evaluations of Maintenance Technicians.
Read and research as-built records and utilize field equipment to locate/mark utilities in response to underground service alert tickets.
May be required to participate in the District standby program and scheduled or unscheduled overtime.
Comply with safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training.
High school graduation or equivalent and:
Three years of experience in water maintenance work or related field. Familiarity with hand and power tools. Familiarity with Windows based computerized environment and Preventive Maintenance data base programs desirable. Fully knowledgeable in the maintenance and operation of regulating valves and fire hydrants.
Licenses / Certifications Required:
California State Water Resources Control Board Grade 3 Water Distribution Certification
Internal Number: 202
About Irvine Ranch Water District
Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the state of California Water Code, the Irvine Ranch Water District is an independent special district serving Central Orange County, California. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable wastewater collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to more than 340,000 residents. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a five-member publicly elected Board of Directors. Board members are elected at-large for four-year terms. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager.
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