Cathodic Protection Apprentice

Position Summary:

 

Salary Range – $18.00 – $24.48/hr.

 

The Cathodic Protection Apprentice will assist full-time staff in data collection, maintaining
and modifying the existing cathodic protection system. They will work as part of a team to assist
other operations departments with other duties such as vegetation maintenance, structure
inspection and repair, and manual labor.

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

 

• Maintain, monitor and install new zinc anodes, cathodic protection test stations, and all
other pipeline protection measures in the field.
• Assist in data collection, maintaining and modifying the existing cathodic protection
system.
• Utilize various equipment, such as dump trucks, trailers, backhoes, utility tractors,
drilling equipment, trenchers, welding equipment, hand and power tools, air power tools,
shovels, etc., to complete assigned tasks.
• Perform vegetation maintenance, painting, and cleaning on pipelines, floodway, ROW or
in operations facilities/property.
• Build and/or paint fences
• Operate chainsaws
• Pull and park utility trailers to job sites
• Utilize weed eaters, zero turn mowers and/or standard mowers
• Pick up trash along ROW and/or floodway
• May supervise day laborers
• Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service
• Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
• Perform other duties as required

 

Required Experience:

 

• Ability to understand hydraulics on the pipeline
• Ability to read and comprehend map books
• Understanding of cathodic protection principles
• Mechanically inclined
• Prior experience using a weed eater and/or standard mower
• Pulling and backing up utility trailers
• Ability to accomplish one of the following:
o Operator a tractor
o Grind, cut, or weld
o Light fleet mechanical repairs

 

Desired Experience:

 

• Prior experience with welding, equipment operation (dump truck, backhoe, tractor,
drilling truck, trencher, etc.), and/or power tools (chipping guns, impact wrenches,
cutting torches, grinders, etc.)
• Prior experience using a zero turn mower
• Prior experience painting
Required Education/Certification/License:
• Valid Texas driver’s license

 

Desired Education/Certification/License:

 

• High School Diploma
• Valid Texas CDL Class A with hazmat (H) endorsement and without restriction E

 

Success Factors/Job Competencies:

 

• Ability to professionally and effectively correspond through oral and written
communications
• Professional and effective oral and written communications to internal and external
recipients
• Perform general maintenance of TRWD structures and grounds including pipeline and
floodway
• Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing
work tasks
• Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling
obligations
• Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a goodnatured, cooperative attitude
• Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively
with high stress situations
• Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others’ needs and feelings and
being understanding and helpful on the job
• Independence — Job requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding
oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done
• Self-Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check,
controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations
• Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and
to considerable variety in the workplace
• Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
• Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles
• Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for
and answers to work-related problems
• Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical
• Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging
achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

 

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

 

Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to
stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with
hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. Employee must regularly lift and/or move
up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust
focus.

 

Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically
resides out in the field for long periods of time exposing the employee to weather
conditions prevalent at the time. They will periodically work in buildings without
climate control. This position will also work in confined spaces, underground, in diches,
on water ways such as lakes or rivers, and at various heights.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 547.28 550.00 -2.72
Benbrook 686.36 694.00 -7.64
Bridgeport 828.57 836.00 -7.43
Cedar Creek 318.12 322.00 -3.88
Eagle Mountain 644.67 649.10 -4.43
Lake Worth 591.52 594.00 -2.48
Richland-Chambers 310.31 315.00 -4.69
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

Check out the TRWD OneRain portal for a visualization of this information and more.

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