Last Update: February 27, 2017

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Maintenance Worker

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Assists in construction and maintenance tasks of the Authority's canal system, including operating construction and maintenance equipment as necessary, such as mowers, trucks, tractors, chainsaws, etc.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Canal Superintendent; may receive assignments from Crew Leader at work sites.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: Has daily contact with other Authority personnel; has occasional contact with Authority customers.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Assists in construction and maintenance of the canal system.
  • Performs carpentry work in the construction of canal structures.
  • Installs and replaces concrete and aluminum piping and water meters.
  • Builds barbed-wire fences.
  • Ties steel reinforcement for concrete projects.
  • Mixes, pours, and finishes concrete in the construction of water gates, columns, flumes, floors, walls, bridges, etc.
  • Clears vegetation and debris from canals and canal banks, including operating mowers and chainsaws and applying herbicides.
  • Repairs leaks in levees and canal gates.
  • Loads and unloads equipment or supplies onto or off of truck, and transports to or from work sites.
  • Operates tractors, vehicles, chippers, etc., as necessary.

Other important duties: Performs other duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: construction and maintenance practices related to large-scale water supply/canal systems.

Required Skill/Ability to:demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication; understand numeric data; read, interpret and follow maps; complete necessary paperwork and/or reports accurately, legibly, and promptly; maintain appropriate Texas Driver License (applicable to job responsibilities) and good driving record; tolerate outside working conditions, including exposure to adverse weather conditions; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Authority employees and customers.

PREFERRED OR DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Skill/Ability to:operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite); use computer spreadsheets for data entry; and use Google Earth programs.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus at least two years of related work experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Driver License

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES PREFERRED:
Texas Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL)

PAY GROUP: A2-A4
SALARY RANGE: $11.34/hour - $20.28/hour (Dependent on experience and qualifications)

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.


Heavy Equipment Operator

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Operates heavy equipment and equipment, including but not limited to excavators, dozers, skid steers, backhoes, tractors, and dump trucks, as assigned in the maintenance and construction of the canal system; and assists in routine and preventative maintenance of equipment.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Canal Superintendent; may receive assignments from Crew Leader at work sites.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: Has daily contact with other Authority employees and has occasional contact with Authority customers.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Operate heavy equipment and equipment in the maintenance and construction of the canal system.
  • Build, repair, or grade levees, ditches, dams, and bypasses using heavy equipment and equipment.
  • Remove brush, trees, debris, and aquatic vegetation from canals as required.
  • Manipulate steel forms and pilings using heavy equipment.
  • Assist in pouring concrete for flumes and other jobs.
  • Assist work crews in cutting grades to lay piping.
  • Perform routine, basic maintenance on equipment and may assist mechanic in performing preventative and routine maintenance of equipment, including refueling, lubricating, changing oil and filters, replacing cables and clutches, repairing brake and hydraulic lines, adjusting tracks, etc.
  • Perform inspections, service equipment, including refueling and checking oil and fluid levels and complete daily log sheets.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices on equipment.
  • Complete and submit all necessary paperwork and reports accurately, legibly, and promptly.
Other Important Duties:
  • May operate other construction/maintenance equipment as needed.
  • Assist construction crews at work sites as necessary.
  • Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: heavy equipment operational and maintenance techniques; and construction and maintenance practices related to large-scale water supply/canal systems.

Skills/Ability to: safely and effectively operate excavators, dozers, skid steers, backhoes, tractors, and dump trucks in the construction and repair of canal system; perform routine, basic maintenance on equipment; assist in the maintenance (including major repairs) of heavy and light equipment; demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication; read, interpret and follow maps; understand numeric data; complete necessary paperwork and/or reports accurately, legibly, and promptly; maintain appropriate Texas Driver License (applicable to job responsibilities) and good driving record; tolerate outside working conditions, including exposure to adverse weather conditions; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Authority employees and customers.

PREFERRED OR DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Skills/Ability to: operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite); use computer spreadsheets for data entry; and use Google Earth programs.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus at least two years of experience working with heavy equipment.
or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Driver License

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES PREFERRED:
Texas Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL)

PAY GROUP: A8
Pay Range - $18.57/hour- $28.48/hour

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


Canal Rider

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Adjusts canal gates to provide adequate water to farmers, municipalities, and/or industrial customers as requested, records customer water usage, and evaluates and assists in maintenance and repair tasks within the canal system.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Canal Superintendent, may receive assignments from Crew Leader.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: Canal Superintendent, may receive assignments from Crew Leader.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Operate vehicle in accordance with all LNVA policies and procedures and local, state and federal laws.
  • Ensure adequate water supplies to farmers, municipalities, and/or industrial customers.
  • Monitor and maintain proper water levels in canals, and open or close water gates to supply customers as required. Perform preventative maintenance on remote operated gates and ensure accurate level sensor readings on SCADA system as scheduled.
  • Perform daily checks of canal system to identify leaks in levees and water gates, report location of problems for dispatch of repair crew, assist crews in repairs to canal system, and coordinate the location of pipelines in association with the repairs of leaks.
  • Maintain water meters including preventive maintenance, performing calibrations, and recording data on appropriate forms and/or spreadsheets.
  • Maintain accurate records of water usage by customers, including reading meters, and forward data to central office for customer billings.
  • Maintain daily knowledge of customer needs or problems.
Other Important Duties:
  • Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: open channel flow in a canal system through manipulation of various water control structures.

Skills/Ability to: provide adequate water supplies to meet customer needs and ensure customer satisfaction; evaluate canal system problems and apply correct preventative or repair procedures as necessary; ability to operate computer, understand numeric data, and understand and use computer spreadsheets for data entry; ability to read and follow maps and Google Earth programs, ability to use and operate the LNVA SCADA system software; complete necessary paperwork and reports accurately, legibly, and promptly; and maintain appropriate Texas driver license applicable to job responsibilities and good driving record; tolerate outside working conditions, including exposure to adverse weather conditions; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Canal Riders, farmers, private industries, and municipal water plants, and other Authority employees.

PREFERRED/DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Preferred skill/ability to: manage open channel flow in a canal system through manipulation of various water control structures and identify and resolve problems that may affect the water distribution system. Desirable skill/ability to: proficiently operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite).

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation, or its equivalent, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Three years of water supply system and/or previous canal riding experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Driver License

Pay Range - $18.57/hour- $28.48/hour

CLOSING DATE: open until filled

If interested, submit resume and/or statement of qualifications to Annette Purington at the Authority's Administrative Office located at 7850 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77708.

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Lower Neches Valley Authority
Attn: Human Resource Department
7850 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708
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