The Utilities Systems Operator (USO) shall have a strong knowledge and skill in utility systems trade. Some basic mathematics is required to help compute utility related requirements. The USO must be able to read, interpret standard construction blueprint and operating manuals. Has a basic knowledge of how the work relates to other trades, and is capable of using all utility system trade related tools and equipment.
Operations – The USO shall perform outages and support construction activities as necessary. The USO shall as operate, repair and maintains applicable tools and equipment relating to the trade. Visual and sensory perception along with hand-eye coordination is required to operate equipment, detect deficiencies and make repairs; diagnose problems; and make installment of devices, equipment, parts, etc. The USO shall have a good familiarity of NAVFAC SW Safety and Health Requirement manual, instructions, agency equipment regulations and directives. Guidelines will include a variety of Federal, Department of Defense, and Department of Navy, Commander Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies and procedures. Published guidance will be provided by the Government as needed.
Processing – The USO shall receive assignment from the workload manager in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of utility system operator tasks. The USO shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures.
Housekeeping – The USO shall ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris. At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be pick-up and stored, and the municipal trash containers will be emptied.
Preparation of Documents – Not applicable.
Technical Support – The USO shall receive work assignments through oral instructions provided by the workload manager. Specific assignments of work are provided with detailed instructions on all but the repetitive tasks. Work is checked during progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions, adherence to established practices and standards, and overall acceptability of work. A journeyman-level employee normally checks daily assignments. A Government employee gives advice on unusual problems and checks to see if completed work meets the requirement.
Meetings/Conferences – The USO shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.
Briefings – The USO shall participate in briefings when required to do so.
Updates – The USO shall provide monthly status report that summarizes the work efforts and accomplishments performed.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – The USO shall comply with all PPE requirements of the Navy.
Experience Requirements – The USO shall be qualified (i.e. appropriately licensed, certified, etc. in:
The USO shall have/be:
Skilled and knowledgeable in maintaining, repairing, trouble- shooting, monitoring, installing, and operating utility systems including, but not limited to, water, waste water and industrial waste water treatment plants.
All Candidates shall have/be:
a) Valid California "C" state driver’s license.
b) Strong communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
c) U.S. citizenship or resident alien. Proof of US Citizenship or resident alien card will be required.
d) OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.
e) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
f) Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.
g) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).