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Maintenance Crew Member Trainee

Maintenance Crew Member I/II

Effective: 07/01/08
Range G-55, G-61
Respirator Class: 2

Definition

Perform a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, and manual work in the construction, repairing, cleaning, locating and inspection of the wastewater collection system and reclaimed water distribution system; operate a variety of light construction equipment and wastewater system cleaning machines.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The use of respiratory equipment [including self-contained breathing apparatus (S.C.B.A.)] may be required for this position. Therefore, the Maintenance Crew Member Trainee/I/II will be required to be free of facial hair that would interfere with the use of a respirator for annual fit tests and for any occasion, which requires the use of respiratory equipment to comply with the District’s respiratory program and Cal/OSHA standards.

Maintenance Crew Member Trainee

This is the sub-entry level class in the Maintenance Crew Member series and is distinguished from higher level classes in that they are expected to have virtually no experience or technical knowledge in the area of wastewater collection system and reclaimed water distribution. Positions in this class perform only the most routine duties under the immediate supervision of higher-level positions.

Maintenance Crew Member I

This is the entry level class of the Maintenance Crew Member series. Positions in this class are distinguished from the Maintenance Crew Member II positions in that they do not perform as broad a range of duties, are not expected to perform a variety of technically complex tasks, and work under closer supervision.

Maintenance Crew Member II

This is the journey level class of the Maintenance Crew Member series.  Positions in this class are distinguished from the I level in that they perform a broader range of duties, perform more technically complex tasks, and are supervised less closely.  The II level positions are distinguished from the Maintenance Crew Leader positions in that they do not regularly lead a field crew, occasionally may be required to assume Maintenance Crew Leader duties in their absence.

Supervision Received and Exercised

Maintenance Crew Member Trainee

  • Receive general supervision from the Field Operations Superintendent and immediate supervision from the Maintenance Supervisor. Technical supervision may be provided by higher-level positions in the Maintenance Crew Member series.

Maintenance Crew Member I

  • Receive immediate supervision from higher level positions progressing to general supervision with training and experience.

Maintenance Crew Member II

  • Receive general supervision from higher level positions.
  • Occasionally exercise technical supervision.
  • May direct the work of others in the absence of a Maintenance Crew Leader.

Examples of Essential Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform a variety of construction, repair, cleaning, and inspection work including rodding, hydroflush cleaning, television camera inspection, locating, and new pipe underground construction.
  • Operate a variety of vehicles and equipment including loaders, pumps compressors, and heavy-duty trucks with trailers; set up and operate a variety of equipment including rodding, hydovac, locating, and CCTV.
  • Break and cut concrete and paved surfaces using a variety of tools including jackhammersand pavement and cement saws; perform patch-paving work.
  • Perform general carpentry and masonry work.
  • Excavate trenches to line and grade, repair old pipe, and install new pipe, couplings, and fittings.
  • Repair,replace, and install structures such as manholes,rodding inlets, and pressure-relief valves.
  • Use a variety of manually operated tools and devices.
  • Assist in maintaining and caring for assigned tools and equipment.
  • Calibrate, bump test, and operate air-monitoring devices.
  • Complete required paperwork in every operating section as requested.
  • Operate the Underground Service Alert (USA) computer program and respond to paperwork requests; field mark and locate for USA for other agencies.
  • Minimize public and employee safety hazards by conforming to required codes.
  • Train others in safe working methods to conform with CalOSHA regulations and applicable regulatory standards.
  • Perform minor emergency equipment repairs in the field.
  • Depending on assignment, work with chemicals in the process of lining sewer pipes.
  • Depending on assignment, work in areas with the potential to contain biohazards.
  • Assist with environmental clean up, mitigate damage.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Maintenance Crew Member Trainee

Knowledge of:

  • Basic methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in construction and maintenance.
  • Safety hazards and appropriate precautions applicable to work assignments.
  • Sit to drive or ride in vehicle for long periods of time on a continuous basis; stand and walk over a variety of terrain at job sites for long periods of time. Intermittently sit while operating heavy equipment; bend, squat, climb, kneel, crawl, and twist while getting in and out of trenches, in confined spaces, and working in sewage; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, and pulling; fine manipulation; use feet to operate foot controls; lift or carry weight of 100 pounds or more; hear traffic noise; and observe oncoming traffic for safety. May be required to communicate via radio/cellular phone and hear radio dispatch signal.
  • Learn a variety of semi-skilled and manual work involved in the maintenance, cleaning, and closed circuit television inspection of sewer lines and structures.
  • Learn to operate hand and power tools, including air compressors, jack hammers, and cement mixers.
  • Perform heavy manual labor.
  • Work outdoors in a variety of weather, terrain, and undergrowth conditions, with or around environmental hazards such as poison oak, stinging insects, and blood- and water-borne pathogens.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions; read maps.
  • Learn safe work practices.
  • Learn and observe all appropriate safety precautions as required by the District including, but not limited to, Cal/OSHA General Industry Safety Orders, the District’s Respiratory Protection Program, and District Safety Directives.
  • Work shift, on call, weekends, and holidays as assigned, and as disaster-response workers as needed, in accordance with state and local statutes.

Special Physical Requirements: 

May be required to enter confined space and/or respond in an emergency.  Must be able to wear S.C.B.A. and perform confined space entry and emergency response duties in protective clothing and equipment including S.C.B.A. weighing 32 pounds.

Experience and Education

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:

No experience required.

Education:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Licenses and Certificates:


Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

Maintenance Crew Member I

In addition to the qualifications for Maintenance Crew Member Trainee:

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in construction and maintenance.
  • Purpose and uses of a variety of heavy equipment, vehicles, and tools.
  • Safety hazards and appropriate precautions applicable to work assignments.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis know and understand job duties. Intermittently analyze truck placement, identify structures, and interpret job assignments.
  • Perform a variety of semi-skilled and manual work involved in the maintenance, cleaning, and closed circuit television inspection of sewer lines and structures.
  • Operate hand and power tools, including air compressors, jack hammers, and cement mixers.
  • Work with the GDI mapping system and input finished work orders into the sewer maintenance management system.

Experience and Education

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:

  • Two years of general work experience in construction and maintenance of pipe lines, plants, or buildings, truck or equipment operation.

Licenses and Certificates

  • Possession of a valid Class A Driver's License. Must meet all written, physical, testing, and notification requirements established by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Newly hired or promoted employees must meet this requirement prior to successful completion of probationary status.
  • Possession of valid special endorsement to Class A California Driver's License to operate heavy trucks with manual transmission, air brakes, and bulk liquid loads.
  • Possession of a Grade I Collection System Maintenance Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association Technical Certification Program or must obtain the certificate within the probationary period for the position.
  • Successful completion of an approved course as a California Competent Person during the probationary period.
  • Successful completion of CalOSHA flagger/traffic control certification course within eighteen months of appointment.

Maintenance Crew Member II

In addition to qualifications for a Maintenance Crew Member I:

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, and equipment used in construction and maintenance, including sewer collection systems work.
  • Purpose and uses of a variety of heavy equipment, vehicles, and power tools.
  • Safety hazards and appropriate precautions applicable to work assignments.

Ability to:

  • Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the maintenance and cleaning of sewer lines and structures.
  • Operate a variety of power-driven equipment, such as loaders, rollers, and sewer cleaning machines.
  • Perform heavy manual labor.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions; read maps.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the ability to interact effectively and courteously with the public.

Experience and Education

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:

  • Eighteen months of experience in sewer line construction, maintenance, and cleaning work comparable to that of a Maintenance Crew Member I in the District.

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