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El Centro, CA
Currently, we are seeking an experienced Construction Resource Worker (Contract Role)
Concrete Experience Mandatory - Setter & Finisher 

Location- El Centro, CA


Under general supervision, performs all or any combination of routine or specialized duties such as rough carpentry, concrete work, masonry work, earthwork, equipment operation and maintenance; installs concrete pipe, installs and repairs precast and cast-in-place structures; and repairs facilities within the existing canal and drainage systems.

  • The incumbents in this classification will be reassigned, as required, to assist other personnel in accordance with workload requirements.
  • This position, at times, requires the management of hazardous materials or waste and thus requires mandatory training in hazardous waste operations, hazardous materials spill response, and/or hazardous materials communication.
  • It will be the responsibility of all employees in this classification to report for emergency duty if called. Lacking a bona fide excuse satisfactory to supervision, a second failure to report when called could result in discharge.
  • The examples of essential functions listed below are representative but not necessarily exhaustive or descriptive and incumbent may be assigned other related functions not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment for the position.
  • Operates tractor, trash truck or truck with disc, chain, or moss cart, or scraper in tow to dislodge plant growth, or maintain road banks, and uses hand tools or equipment to remove plant growth or debris from siphons, pipes and structures; and operates water, dump, or boom as directed.
  • Controls bank erosion by placing rocks and other materials along canals and drains.
  • Installs and repairs cap timbers, delivery or check gates, lifting devices and canal drain markers and paints as required; installs and repairs plastic and concrete pipelines; including manholes, pumps, piping, and support systems; installs and repairs pre-cast and cast-in-place concrete structures, footings, and slabs.
  • Installs, repairs or seals concrete-lined canals, service pipes, moss pipes, tailgate water boxes, pipeline drains, and drain outlets; and installs wells and pumps.
  • Services vehicles and equipment by fueling, checking oil and water levels, tire pressure and washing and ensures vehicle has appropriate equipment and guards.
  • Uses hand tools or equipment including rodding machine to remove plant growth or debris from siphons, pipes and structures; and unplugs pipe crossings and siphons.
  • Cuts, bends, places, ties, and sets steel reinforcement; and sets, assembles and disassembles wood and steel forms during pre-casting, and in the field for a variety of concrete structures; may work from scaffolds or ladders.
  • Mixes, places, shovels concrete into prepared slab forms, canals, underground pipes, structures, and tamps, trowels and finishes concrete; applies sealant and curing compounds to concrete structures; and uses cement blocks or other masonry mat.
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Education High school equivalency and supplemental college courses related to construction management, civil engineering, or construction technology.
  • Experience Three (3) years of progressively responsible construction and maintenance experience.
  • Licensing Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California commercial class “A” driver’s license with applicable endorsement(s) during the initial six months of probationary period.
  • Employees in this classification must comply with Department of Transportation physical and medical requirements, pass drug and alcohol screening and submit to random drug and alcohol screenings.
  • Endorsement(s) Hazardous Material and Tanker Endorsements required.
  • Knowledge Proper methods and procedures in lifting and handling heavy material and objects; manual, pneumatic and power tools; rough carpentry, concrete and masonry work; equipment operation and maintenance; pipe installation and repair; construction materials; district's irrigation and drainage system; and safe working practices and procedures; prepare and install concrete structures, concrete forming, rough carpentry, and installation of various mechanical equipment including automated gates; safety practices when working and operating trucks around near power lines and clearances. 
  • Method of operation of district canal and drainage system; understanding of soil mechanics and how they affect the construction and maintenance of the canal and drainage system.
  • Skills/Abilities Exercise sound judgment and reasoning in performance of duties during assigned or emergency situations; read and interpret instructions, construction blueprints or plans; use surveyor interpret construction blueprints or plans; write memos and incident reports; understand safety rules and regulations and work safely in and around equipment.
  • Follow oral and written instruction; add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; use surveyor instruments; learn applicable sections of the State of California Construction Safety Orders.
  • Effectively convey information in one-on-one and small group situations to supervisors, water users and employees. compute rate, ratio, and percent; perform heavy manual labor including working at various heights and depths; deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations; work in water, mud, various soil conditions, and adverse climatic conditions; maintain effective relations with employees of assigned work area.
  • Be prompt and regular in attendance; and work courteously and cooperatively with employees.
  • Tools and Equipment Used Power saws, pneumatic tools, electric tools, hydraulic pipe puller, motorized compaction equipment, trowel, floats, hammer, sledge hammer, jack hammer, gas welder, electric welder, yard crane, hand tools, hard hat, gloves, boots, goggles, ear protection, pry bar, shovel, hoes, cement mixer, irrigation pump, portable generator, 10-ton truck, drainage rodding equipment, ganchos, fire hose, moss removal equipment, chemical containers, overalls, ladders, and vehicle.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions including extremely hot weather and cold windy winter weather; exposed to vibration while either operating trucks, and tractor over rough uneven canal bank surfaces; wet and/or humid conditions; muddy clay soil either on canal banks or at the bottom of canal channel; operates wheel tractor is in an air-conditioned cab; works in high and precarious places; the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; exposed to combustible, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms; to grip with both hands and fingers and extend both arms while shoveling dirt, sand or other materials in an upward or downward motion; required to grip with both hands and fingers and extend both arms while using gancho to grap plant growth in an upward or downward motion; the employee occasionally is required to talk, hear; crawl; sit; climb; and crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 70 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds (with the help of another employee). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Degree of physical Effort – (7) An employee in this category will be exposed to physical demands requiring strength, coordination and dexterity many times a day as a regular function of the job.
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