Overview

Maintenance Worker I-II Job at Turlock Irrigation District – 4.0 in Turlock, CA

Job Description

Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the construction, repair, cleaning, and maintenance of irrigation canals, ditches, pipelines, pumplines, and structures.


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Maintenance Worker I is the entry level class in the Maintenance Worker series. This class is distinguished from the Maintenance Worker II class by the performance of the more routine maintenance tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience.

Maintenance Worker II is the full journey level class in the Maintenance Worker series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Maintenance Worker I by the performance of the full range of maintenance duties including the operation of the full range of tools and mechanical equipment related to a specific assignment under general supervision. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Maintenance Worker I class, or when filled from the outside, require prior experience in construction and maintenance.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Maintenance Worker I

Receives immediate supervision from supervisory and management staff.

Maintenance Worker II

Receives general supervision from supervisory and management staff.

Exercises functional and technical supervision over lower level maintenance staff.

Examples of Duties

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Perform work in the construction, repair, cleaning, and maintenance of irrigation canals, ditches, pipelines, pumplines and structures

Perform general carpentry, electrical, painting, plastering, plumbing, mechanical and other similar major and minor repair, alteration and installation work to District facilities, equipment and buildings.

Operate and maintain construction and gunite-related equipment and hand/power tools such as dump trucks, loader, backhoe, mowers, edgers and blowers. Perform preventive maintenance on construction and gunite-related equipment.

Dig, form, install, maintain, and repair irrigation gates, pipelines, pumplines, concrete structures, and canal lining.

Repair and maintain pumps and pressure systems; oil, lube, clean and repair pumps and related equipment.

Serve as an oiler and relief operator on a variety of equipment as assigned.

Identify plant and animal pests to be controlled; measure, mix, and apply chemicals to trees, shrubs, grass and flowers to control weeds, insects, and plant diseases; set and monitor rodent traps.

Water, mow, weed, trim, aerate, renovate and fertilize lawns; plant, water, fertilize, and maintain landscaped areas including bushes, trees, flowers and shrubs.

Assist in the construction of new substations.

Perform other related duties as required or assigned by supervisor.

Typical Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the skills and abilities would be:

Education

Maintenance Worker I – II

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Experience

Maintenance Worker I

None required.

Maintenance Worker II

Two (2) years of general construction and maintenance experience in the construction, maintenance, repair, and cleaning of irrigation facilities.

Skills and Abilities

Interpersonal and Communication.

Maintenance Worker I – II: Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Technical and Analytical.

Maintenance Worker I: Knowledge of: uses and purposes of general construction tools and equipment; and safe work practices. Ability to: learn to perform unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in a variety of District facility and equipment maintenance activities; and perform heavy manual labor.

In addition to the qualifications for Maintenance Worker I:
Maintenance Worker II: Knowledge of: operational characteristics of general construction and maintenance tools and equipment; repair and preventative maintenance techniques and procedures. Knowledge of: methods, tools, techniques, and materials used in the construction, maintenance, repair, and cleaning of irrigation facilities. Ability to: perform a wide variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, repair and cleaning of irrigation facilities. Ability to: operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner in routine situations; use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, and power tools and equipment required for the work in a safe and efficient manner. Must have the ability to: work independently in the absence of supervision.

Supplemental Information

TIDEA – Classification

FLSA Status – Non-Exempt

Necessary Special Requirements

Maintenance Worker I – II

Possession of an appropriate California driver’s license.

May be required to obtain and hold a special license (example applicator’s certificate) within a reasonable amount of time after date of hire.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Item Percentage Required to Obtain a Passing Score

Written Examination 70%

Oral Interview 70%

Medical Examination

This position may require a medical examination to determine medical fitness for performing the duties assigned to the position or classification. Drug testing in accordance with the FHWA regulations may also be required. (Details may be obtained from the Human Resources Department upon request.)

The Turlock Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, sex, physical and mental disability, medical condition (cancer related), age (over 40), and marital status. Assistance is available in filling out job applications for disabled individuals.

Applicants will be subject to drug testing in accordance with FHWA regulations, when the position requires a Commercial Driver’s License.

The Turlock Irrigation District’s bargaining unit positions are a part of an agency shop.

The Turlock Irrigation District provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with a disability in accordance with federal and state law.

Note: Internal Candidates will be allowed to apply during the 10 day posting period.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Human Resources Department, via our web site at www.tid.org.

Internal applicants may apply beginning Monday, January 18, 2021 until Friday, January 29, 2021 by 4:30 p.m.

External applicants will be allowed to apply beginning Monday, January 25, 2021 until January 29, 2021 by 4:30 p.m. OR until enough applications are received for consideration/testing.

Written Examination Dates: TBD

[Based on when the District is able to move to this stage]

Adam Bolaños

[email protected]

Human Resources Analyst

(209) 883-8620

About Company

Company: Turlock Irrigation District – 4.0

Company Location:  Turlock, CA

About Turlock Irrigation District - 4.0