Last Update: January 20, 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 Department Maintenance Coordinator

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
As directed by the Canal Department Superintendent, coordinates purchase of supplies and equipment for maintenance and capital projects for the Canal Department.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Canal Superintendent.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: Has daily contact with other employees, customers and business professionals.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Coordinate the procurement of materials and equipment for the Canal Department; including but not limited to creating specifications, soliciting bids, and purchasing materials.
  • Responsible for overseeing the electronic, agriculture metering program; including but not limited to coordination of maintenance, purchase, and tracking of inventory, field placement, and metering site construction.
  • Coordinate building maintenance projects at the Service Center and Devers Office including soliciting bids and purchasing materials, scheduling contractors, project inspection to ensure compliance with specifications and overseeing schedules to ensure timely completion of each project.
  • Dispatch for LNVA Texas Pipeline One Call Program as it is associated with canal leaks with Canal Riders and the Crew Leader - Equipment Coordinator.
  • Responsible for the coordination of maintenance of the Canal Departmentís vehicle fleet; including but not limited to vendor selection.
  • Assist the Canal Superintendent in preparation and implementation of departmental operating and capital budgets.

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

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: all aspects of planning, scheduling and purchasing procedures as related to a wide variety of construction or maintenance projects.

Skill/Ability to: schedule, purchase supplies for, and coordinate a variety of maintenance projects; implement effective monitoring programs; proficiently operate computer using all Microsoft Suite products; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication, understand numeric data; operate standard office equipment; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Authority employees, the general public, governmental agencies, and outside private contractors or organizations.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Bachelorís degree in business/management or related field.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Drivers license with clear driving record.

PAY GROUP: A10
PAY RANGE: $21.67/hour - $33.23/hour

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.


Assistant Crew Leader

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Assists the Crew Leader, and may lead work crews in the absence of the Crew Leader, in day-to-day construction and maintenance projects on the canal system, including the construction and repair of flumes, bridges, headwalls, water gates, and the installation of water meters. Performs construction and maintenance tasks of the Authorityís canal system, including operating construction and maintenance equipment as necessary, such as mowers, trucks, tractors, chainsaws, etc.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Canal Superintendent.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: Has frequent contact with other employees, customers, contractors and vendors.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Assist the Crew Leader with leading work crews in day-to-day construction and maintenance projects, and may lead work crews in the Crew Leaders absence.
  • Assist with oversight of construction projects, including building flumes, bridges, headwalls, water gates, concrete boxes, timber headwalls, laying pipe, and installing water meters, and constructing other similar structures as typically used by LNVA.
  • Assist with oversight of canal system maintenance/repair tasks, including locating and repairing canal levee leaks, cleaning debris from canal banks, mowing canal banks, repairing leaks, and other similar structures typically performed by LNVA maintenance crews.
  • Read and follow construction plans and maintains construction records for use in development of as built drawings.
  • Assist with the calculation and ordering of materials needed to fulfill construction plan requirements.
  • Set grades using automatic and laser level instruments.
  • Assist with maintenance of inventory of equipment and supplies used on jobs.
  • Assist crew leader in arranging for and assisting with repair or maintenance of construction and maintenance equipment.
  • Assist with preparation and maintenance of time sheets of employees.
  • Assist the Canal Superintendent with preparation of evaluations of employees who have worked under his/her direction throughout the year.

Other important duties:

  • May operate construction/maintenance equipment as needed.
  • Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: construction principles and practices relating to large-scale water supply/canal systems; all aspects of concrete work; safe operation of and repair and maintenance of heavy equipment;

Skill/Ability to: effectively lead construction and repair work crews in associated tasks; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite), understand and use computer spreadsheets for data entry; understand numeric data; read and follow maps; complete necessary paperwork and 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, customers and vendors and representatives of organizations having a business relationship with the Authority.

PREFERRED OR DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Skill/Ability to: proficiently operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite); Google Earth programs, use and operate the LNVA SCADA system software; prepare accurate budget information and project cost estimates.

Knowledge of: budgeting processes, survey skills, and basics of open channel flow in a canal system.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus at least three years of related experience, at least one year of which involved supervision;

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: A7
PAY RANGE: $17.19/hour - $26.36/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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