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  • 1) Repairs and maintains gates and other structures of irrigation canals, using handtools, power tools, and welding equipment: Disassembles gate-moving gear at dam sites to remove worn or damaged gate cable, using mechanics' handtools.

  • 2) Slides fitting over new cable and pours molten zinc over fitting to secure fitting to cable.

  • 3) Threads cable around drum of gate lifting apparatus and bolts fitting to gate.

  • 4) Welds broken parts of gates and other dam structures.

  • 5) Builds scaffolding and working platforms, using handtools.

  • 6) Sandblasts old paint and corrosion from gates.

  • 7) Paints gates, using spray gun.

  • 8) Lubricates gear trains, gear boxes, cables, and other fittings, using hand grease gun.

  • 9) Mixes concrete and repairs or constructs wells and pumps, using jackhammer, air drill, and water pump.

  • 10) Constructs and repairs structural and mechanical parts of checks, turnouts, and wasteways along canals.

  • 11) May repair and maintain inland waterway structures and equipment and be designated Lock-And-Dam Equipment Repairer.




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Job Number: 1370