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Operations & Maintenance Trainee (Huron Field Office)

Westlands Water District
Fresno, California, 93703, United States
$3,749 - $4,556
June 10, 2019



Westlands Water District is looking for fill one (1) Operations & Maintenance Trainee vacancy. The Operations & Maintenance Trainee is an entry level position and will receive training and experience in the performance of a variety of duties in the Operations Department. The current vacancy is in the District’s Huron Field Office, approximately 60 minutes southwest of Fresno, CA; however, candidates may be considered for future vacancies in other operating offices. Normal working hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch. Effective June 17, 2019, summer schedule working hours are 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch.

Job Description: The duties of the Operations & Maintenance Trainee position includes, but are not limited to, performing tasks related to the operation of the water distribution system including reading, recording, maintaining, and repairing vertical and horizontal water delivery meters, including the use of electronic devices; checking delivery connections for compliance with District requirements; checking meter readings to ensure that ordered flow and odometer readings correspond to indicated flow; and initiating odometer updates and providing information to the Customer Accounting Department. This position may also perform general maintenance and weed control measures, including cutting, burning, and spraying; and disposes of aquatic and vegetative growth in and around pumping plants, reservoirs, and canals.


Education: Possession of a United States’ high school diploma, General Education Diploma, or equivalent, and

Experience: One (1) year of equivalent experience in general maintenance or mechanical maintenance performing work in water distribution system in an agricultural setting.

Standard Requirement: Possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License along with a driving record that is acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider. Ability to utilize a respirator during the job duties or under emergency circumstances. Incumbents shall not wear beards, mustaches, sideburns, facial hair or other conditions in such a manner that may prevent or interfere with establishing and maintaining a proper seal of the respiratory facemask. Ability to lift 100 pounds, climb stationary ladders, and work in confined spaces

Submit Westlands Water District Employment Application and your responses to the Supplemental Application no later than Friday, June 21, 2019 by mail to P.O. Box 6056, Fresno, CA 93703 or in person to the address listed above; between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Resumes may be included with application materials; however, will not be accepted in lieu of completed application materials. Application materials can be obtained online at or picked up from the Fresno Office. Emailed and faxed application materials OR post marks will not be accepted.

You should be aware that the District does not participate in Social Security or State Disability Insurance. This may affect Social Security benefits you have already earned upon retirement.

Westlands Water District is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer.