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Water Operator I - Distribution

Company: Liberty
Location: Apple Valley
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it.PurposeUnder direct supervision, performs skilled and semi-skilled work in the construction; maintenance and repair of water distribution systems and related facilities. Answers public inquiries and complaints in a considerate and courteous manner. Assist Operator III as directed.Accountabilities

  • Ability to read a meter accurately
  • Performs leak repairs, maintains mains, fire hydrants, installation of new services, setting meters, changing out meters, and repairs services
  • Keeps the direct Supervisor aware of all field customer service problems and needs
  • Uses PC tablets for field service applications to process service orders
  • Performs minor service repairs
  • Works delinquent disconnects and reconnects as assigned
  • Resets meters as needed or instructed
  • Assists in the replacement of meters and registers, preparation and completion of service orders, along with other paperwork
  • Operates various hand and power tools and mechanical equipment while installing, operating, and repairing mains, services, meters, valves, and fire hydrants
  • Helps install, tap, re-line, disinfect, test, and connect water mains and appurtenances
  • Repairs, disinfects, and tests broken water mains
  • Assists in setting up work area traffic controls
  • Assists in making field and job-related decisions using Company policies and procedures
  • Reports and communicates to his or her supervisor all daily activities, needed repairs, hazards, challenges, needs
  • Follows all safety policies, practices, and procedures. Reports all unsafe activities to supervisor, EHS Manager, and/or Human Resources
  • Maintains and accounts for all tools and equipment and assigned vehicles
  • Responsible for keeping crew truck clean and orderly
  • Attends and participates in weekly safety meetings
  • Performs all work safely and in compliance with Liberty Utilities Water safety program
  • Performs various other duties as may be assigned by the Operations Managers or Distribution Supervisor or, the on duty Operator IIIEducation and Experience
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Must have a valid California driver's license, clean driving record
    • Class A driver's license desired (location specific)
    • Must possess a Grade 1 Water Distribution Certificate issued by the SWRCB DDW. T1 Treatment Certificate is desirable
    • Be able to gain proficiency in basic construction and maintenance methods and procedures of a water utility, comprehend the use and functions of the (C.I.S.) Customer Information System Program
    • Able to work independently and responsibly with direct supervision
    • Must have basic computer skills, including PC Windows operations knowledge and experience with communication devices
    • Able to follow Company rules, procedures, and directions from a supervisor and/or Management
    • Maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work This includes, but is not limited to, those to whom the position reports to, supervisors, coworkers, public, vendors, contractors
    • Exercise independent judgment, discretion, professionalism, and tact in all areas of work including matters of a sensitive and/or confidential manner
    • Must maintain a professional appearance as a front-line representative of the Company
    • Occasional travel required
    • Perform a wide range of physically strenuous tasks
    • Acquire CPR and First Aid training
    • Be available for standby, holidays, weekends, and/or overtime as required
    • A person in this position must have the ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, with internal and external customers, under normal and adverse conditionsCompensation$19.60 - $29.40Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billionof assets across North America and internationally.For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged - Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our "Think Global, Act Local" business model.What we offerCompany funded Pension program401k with Company matchFull insurance benefits (health/dental/vision/life)Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policyShare purchase/match planDefined Contribution savings plan Top Talent ProgramVolunteer paid days offEmployee Assistance ProgramAchievement fund We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person's unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

Keywords: Liberty, Apple Valley , Water Operator I - Distribution, Professions , Apple Valley, California

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