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Aqueduct and reservoir Keeper Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Control equipment to regulate waterflow water level in reservoirs
  • Turn valves and pulls levers to regulate waterflow through aqueduct floodgates
  • Read gauges meters to control specified waterflow, water levels and water pressure in reservoir
  • Record data, like water level, turbidity, temperature, and flow rate
  • Lubricate performs minor repairs to equipment, using handtools
  • Patrol area to detect property damage to prevent trespassing
  • May tend heating apparatus to prevent freezing of valves gates
  • May add chemicals to water to retard organic growth like algae.

Basin Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend maintains desilting basin that removes silt from river water entering irrigation system
  • Read dials gauges to define if equipment is operating according to specifications
  • Inspect sluice hoppers of clarifiers to detect clogged valves
  • Flush valves to clear them
  • Inspect repairs ventilating blowers, pumps, and corrosion protection system
  • Remove trash from slots of influent channels, using steel rake
  • Sluice sand silt from ends of channels, using high-pressure hose
  • Lubricate machinery gear boxes or clarifiers
  • Record equipment malfunctions corrective actions taken
  • Clean basin area, pilot houses, and equipment
  • Patrol dam area compound to guard against fire, trespassing, or property damage.

Canal equipment Maintenance Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in repair maintenance of irrigation canal gates, waterways, recorder wells concrete lined sumps housing instruments to measure canal water level , and other canal structures
  • Order erection of prefabricated concrete forms and scaffolding directs workers in operation of sandblasting gear, air compressors, welding equipment, cement mixers and truck-cranes
  • Inspect completed work for compliance to specifications
  • Perform duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Canal equipment Mechanic Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Repair and maintains gates other structures of irrigation canals, using handtools, power tools, and welding equipment
  • Disassemble gate-moving gear at dam sites to remove worn or damaged gate cable, using mechanics handtools
  • Slide fitting over new cable pours molten zinc over fitting to secure fitting to cable
  • Thread cable around drum of gate lifting apparatus bolts fitting to gate
  • Weld broken parts of gates other dam structures
  • Build scaffolding working platforms, using handtools
  • Sandblast old paint corrosion from gates
  • Paint gates, using spray gun
  • Lubricate gear trains, gear boxes, cables, and other fittings, using hand grease gun
  • Mix concrete and repairs or constructs wells pumps, using jackhammer, air drill, and water pump
  • Construct and repairs structural mechanical parts of checks, turnouts, and wasteways along canals
  • May repair and maintain inland waterway structures and equipment be designated Lock-And-Dam Equipment Repairer water trans. .

Canal Tender Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Control irrigation system to convey water to farms in assigned area, according to rights, or as instructed by Water Control Supervisor waterworks or other officials, for irrigating fields crops
  • Contact water users to define quantity of water needed and time duration of delivery
  • Compute requisitions quantity of water required
  • Operate gates, checks, turnouts, and wasteways to regulate waterflow into canals laterals individual supply ditches
  • Measure or estimates diversions of water from canals and to water users, and calculates records quantities delivered for use in computing charges to farmers
  • Patrol assigned area by foot, horseback, or motor vehicle to detect leaks, breaks, weak areas, or obstructions damage to irrigation system
  • Remove debris makes emergency repairs to banks, structures, gates, and canal roads
  • Fill holes exterminates rodents
  • Write reports records daily deliveries, number of users, amount of water used, and other data required by law or company
  • May prepare reports on condition of system equipment, and replacements or repairs needed
  • May supervise crew workers cleaning ditches, raising ditch banks, repairing concrete and wooden structures, erecting fences gates, and other maintenance work after irrigating season has passed
  • May take annual crop census and make weed other surveys
  • May patrol canal at night to define that water is flowing in prescribed volume into users ditches.

Chemist Water Purification Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Analyze water in purification plant to control chemical processes which soften it or make it suitable for drinking
  • Analyze samples of filtered water for making sure that quantities of solids left in suspension are below prescribed limits
  • Determine amounts of liquid chlorine to be used in chlorinators to destroy microbes & other harmful organisms, basing amounts on findings of Microbiologist profess. kin.
  • Determine kinds amounts of chemicals to be used in removing minerals, acids, salts, and other inorganic compounds from water to soften it
  • Test samples extracted from various points in distribution system, like mains, tanks, pumps, and outlets, to discover possible sources of water contamination.

Chief Engineer Waterworks Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Plan directs activities concerned with water utility systems installation, operation, maintenance, and service
  • Direct activities of engineers engaged in preparing designs plans to construct, enlarge and modify such facilities as water treatment plants, watersheds and dams, hydroelectric stations, pumping stations and to install water mains and other appurtenances
  • Provide engineering & technical direction for planning design of water utility projects
  • Review plans specifications prior to instituting project to define whether they meet organizational requirements
  • Analyze compiles data received from engineers to prepare budget estimates
  • Direct and coordinates engineers in conducting studies, like economics of systems operation, water distribution, and water treatment plants or relative equipment performance to determine most feasible approach to meeting organizational technical problems
  • Confer with municipal authorities concerning budget requirements, changes in organizational policy, regulation of water rates, and plumbing requirements, or other problems affecting community.

Dam Tender Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Control equipment to regulate waterflow water level in reservoirs
  • Turn valves and pulls levers to regulate waterflow through aqueduct floodgates
  • Read gauges meters to control specified waterflow, water levels and water pressure in reservoir
  • Record data, like water level, turbidity, temperature, and flow rate
  • Lubricate performs minor repairs to equipment, using handtools
  • Patrol area to detect property damage to prevent trespassing
  • May tend heating apparatus to prevent freezing of valves gates
  • May add chemicals to water to retard organic growth like algae.

Ditch Rider Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Control irrigation system to convey water to farms in assigned area, according to rights, or as instructed by Water Control Supervisor waterworks or other officials, for irrigating fields crops
  • Contact water users to define quantity of water needed and time duration of delivery
  • Compute requisitions quantity of water required
  • Operate gates, checks, turnouts, and wasteways to regulate waterflow into canals laterals individual supply ditches
  • Measure or estimates diversions of water from canals and to water users, and calculates records quantities delivered for use in computing charges to farmers
  • Patrol assigned area by foot, horseback, or motor vehicle to detect leaks, breaks, weak areas, or obstructions damage to irrigation system
  • Remove debris makes emergency repairs to banks, structures, gates, and canal roads
  • Fill holes exterminates rodents
  • Write reports records daily deliveries, number of users, amount of water used, and other data required by law or company
  • May prepare reports on condition of system equipment, and replacements or repairs needed
  • May supervise crew workers cleaning ditches, raising ditch banks, repairing concrete and wooden structures, erecting fences gates, and other maintenance work after irrigating season has passed
  • May take annual crop census and make weed other surveys
  • May patrol canal at night to define that water is flowing in prescribed volume into users ditches.

Ditch Tender Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Control irrigation system to convey water to farms in assigned area, according to rights, or as instructed by Water Control Supervisor waterworks or other officials, for irrigating fields crops
  • Contact water users to define quantity of water needed and time duration of delivery
  • Compute requisitions quantity of water required
  • Operate gates, checks, turnouts, and wasteways to regulate waterflow into canals laterals individual supply ditches
  • Measure or estimates diversions of water from canals and to water users, and calculates records quantities delivered for use in computing charges to farmers
  • Patrol assigned area by foot, horseback, or motor vehicle to detect leaks, breaks, weak areas, or obstructions damage to irrigation system
  • Remove debris makes emergency repairs to banks, structures, gates, and canal roads
  • Fill holes exterminates rodents
  • Write reports records daily deliveries, number of users, amount of water used, and other data required by law or company
  • May prepare reports on condition of system equipment, and replacements or repairs needed
  • May supervise crew workers cleaning ditches, raising ditch banks, repairing concrete and wooden structures, erecting fences gates, and other maintenance work after irrigating season has passed
  • May take annual crop census and make weed other surveys
  • May patrol canal at night to define that water is flowing in prescribed volume into users ditches.



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