Internship Trades Program
Company: Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Posted on: November 16, 2022
$15.00 - $20.00 Hourly
Chino CA 91708, CA
Operations and Maintenance Department
001 22 23 20000133
APPLICATION PROCESS OPEN & CONTINUOUS:
This is a continuous recruitment for the 22/23 fiscal year period
(July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023). Applications submitted during this
period will remain on file and will be reviewed on an as needed
basis to fill vacancies as they occur.
Internships are limited to 25 hours week and 960 hours per fiscal
(July 1st to June 30th)
Note: Internship are not meant to be short term, for example,
limited to summer, winter and/or spring breaks. Individuals
interested in short term internships will not be considered.
Work schedule is estimated to be approximately 20 hours a week;
Hours are Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) Internship Trades Program
(ITP) provides trade school and college students the opportunity to
explore a wide range of career paths within the Operations and
Maintenance (O&M) Department. ITP provides opportunities for
students to enhance their classroom learning by obtaining practical
real-world work experience. The internship program is designed to
provide students with meaningful work experience to supplement
their academic curriculum and to enhance their future career
development. TIP is also designed for the interns to meet the
requirements from the California State Water Resources Control
Board (SWRCB) the California Water Environment Association (CWEA),
and the International Society of Automation to qualify for
professional certifications. Interns will have the opportunities to
shadow and work with staff from the Collections, Operations,
Mechanical, and Electrical/Instrumentation departments. Based on
the intern's work experience, educational background,
certifications, trade preference, and available positions, they
will be assigned to the department that best fits them as well as
the Agency to enrich their future career.
Building career pathways to supply our industry with trade workers
provides crucial operational reliability. The risk to our Agency,
if we do not do this, is operational failure. This impacts public
health, the environment, agency budgets, and the well-being of our
communities. The goal of the IEUA ITP is to prepare qualified
applicants for a career in operations and maintenance of the
wastewater/water industry. The ITP is consistent with the Agency's
Values by staying in the forefront of the industry through
education, innovation, efficiency, and creativity. ITP will assist
individuals in becoming well trained Certified Collections System
Operators, Wastewater/Water Treatment Operators, Mechanical
Technologists, and Electrical/Instrumentation Technologists, who
are competent and qualified to perform their duties in a safe,
permit-compliant, and professional manner.
Interns also energize a workplace with their enthusiasm, desire to
learn, as well as bringing new skillsets with them, such as social
media. Interns provide immediate assistance to support projects and
routine work, enabling staff to perform higher priority work.
These jobs are hands-on. The only way for students to get
real-world experience is through opportunities that provide access
to work environments, which they can practice building new skills
and learn from others in the field. This also gives interns access
to work cultures and requires them to develop norms of conduct and
behaviors that are essential to be successful at work.
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In order to meet the 1,800-hour experience requirement set by the
SWRCB, CWEA, and ISA for Certification, scheduling of an intern's
hours shall be at the mutual agreement of the intern and his/her
respective supervisor. Internships at the Agency are limited to 960
hours per fiscal year and 25 hours per week (July 1st -June 30th).
At the rate of 20 hours per week, candidates will accumulate 1,800
hours in approximately two years. Candidates will select a set
schedule block based upon availability and will be allowed to work
between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through
CERTIFICATIONS & PROGRAM COMPLETION:
Interns are responsible for certification costs. Interns are
considered having successfully completed the program upon
completing their certification plan goals. Interns will not be
permitted to continue in the program once they have obtained a
Grade II Collection System Operator Certification. Grade I or
higher Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification and/or a
Water Treatment/Distribution Operator T3 or D3 Certification, Grade
II Mechanical Technologist Certification, or Grade II
Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist Certification.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the
various types of work that may be performed. The omission of
specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to
Receives on the job training in the operation of a wastewater/water
May assist in reading meters and gauges to determine efficient
equipment operation; records readings.
May receives training in water quality testing, amounts of
chemicals for safe usage, laboratory operations, the proper use of
test equipment, and the methods and techniques used in maintaining
facilities and equipment.
May receive Receives training in problem solving and methods for
diagnosing and correcting malfunctions and resetting relays and
control system components.
Cleans tanks and other equipment; maintains facilities and grounds
in a clean, safe and orderly condition.
May assist in the maintenance of a variety of records, logs and
May operate a vehicle to travel to various Agency facilities.
May perform minor routine maintenance tasks and repairs.
Perform other related duties as required.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent.
Graduation or current enrollment in undergraduate or graduate
studies in an accredited college or university with major course
work in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Environmental Sciences,
Wastewater/Water Treatment Technology or closely related field.
LICENSES; CERTIFICATES; SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain
insurability under the Agency's vehicle insurance program is
A California Wastewater Treatment Operator Operator-in-Training or
higher is desirable.
Pumps, valves, electric motors, diesel engines and electronic,
computerized and manual control systems. Basic functions and
servicing requirements of equipment used in water treatment
facilities. Principles of data collection, and research techniques
and methods; methods and techniques for basic report preparation
and writing; modern office equipment including a computer and
applicable software; proper English, spelling and grammar.
Learn how to operate a variety of pumping, treatment and process
control equipment and machinery, including digital control
equipment. Accurately read meters, gauges, valve books, blueprints
and schematic drawings. Make mathematic calculations, including
metrics. Operate man lifts, forklifts, loaders and/or yard goat
trucks. Learn safety policies, procedures and safe work practices
applicable to assignment including OSHA regulations. Operate office
equipment including a computer and applicable software; communicate
effectively, both orally and in writing; understand and follow
verbal and written instructions; analyze data, situations and
research materials; formulate options and make recommendations;
establish and maintain effective working relationships.
All employment applications will be reviewed for accuracy,
completion, relevant experience, education, training and other
job-related qualifications. Applicants with the strongest
background relating to the responsibilities of this position will
be invited to participate in the testing process which may include
one or more of the following: written test, oral interview,
performance/practical examination. The successful candidate will be
required to pass a background/reference check and pre-employment
physical examination including a drug screen (for safety sensitive
position) at no cost to the candidate. Please visit our website at
www.ieua.org and select the Human Resources Department for
additional information regarding the Agency, the hiring process and
Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the
selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the
Human Resources Office at (909) 993-1674 or email@example.com at
least 72 hours in advance of the need for accommodation.
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DO NOT CONSTITUTE A CONTRACT,
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND ANY PROVISION CONTAINED IN THIS BULLETIN
MAY BE MODIFIED OR REVOKED WITHOUT NOTICE."The Agency's success is
obtained by creating a positive and diverse work environment which
recognizes individual differences and experiences".
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