Madera Irrigation District

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Engineering Technician I

Madera Irrigation District
Madera, CA Full time
Posted on September 7, 2017
Overview of Position: Under general direction of the Engineering Technician III; performs tasks in the measurement of water flow and storage in the District's canals, reservoirs, streams and pipelines; maintains local and CIMIS weather stations and records data; performs a variety of hydrographic studies. Essential Duties include: 1. Performs water measurements relating to reservoirs, open channels and pipelines; 2. Maintains flow measurement stations, gauges, and sensors on canals and basins 3. Performs routine maintenance of SCADA gates/meters and radios in coordination with Project Engineer; 4. Measure canal inflow and outflow for seepage records; 5. Assists with flow measurements for the Fresno River Riparian; 6. Setting and maintaining diversions at mountain gauging stations; 7. Maintains records and file reports for Statements of Water Diversion and Use. 8. Exchanges water related data with other agencies; 9. Performs groundwater measurements and database entry; 10. Maintains weather stations; 11. Performs related engineering duties including USA's, GPSing facilities, assisting with topographic surveys, and sensor installations; 12. Other duties as assigned Qualifications: Graduation from High School supplemented by college level course work in engineering, geology, hydrology, or a related field OR Completion of twelfth grade including two (2) years of experience in gathering and analyzing hydrologic and meteorological data using computerized field and office systems, and on-the-job or external training. Computer skills including Excel, Access, GIS/GPS a plus.

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