General Laborer

IDE Americas, Inc. | Santa Barbara, CA

Posted Date 5/09/2018

This position is for a General Laborer at the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant in Santa Barbara


General Labor personnel are responsible to assist on a daily basis with operations and maintenance tasks. They will be both knowledgeable and qualified to carry out their designated work. All work and tasks are to be performed in a safe and efficient manner. Successful General Labor personnel learn quickly, are self-motivated and have the ability to work under pressure in varying conditions. The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform daily activities as organized and planned by the O&M management team
  • Collaborate with a small team of technicians and/or operators
  • Become fully familiar with the operation and equipment of the plant
  • Fully aware of the direct safety hazards involved with any particular job assignment and all other hazards in and around the plant
  • Commitment to health & safety while performing all aspects of duties


  • Assist in carrying out controlled startups and shut downs of the plant under supervision from management
  • Assist in maintenance routines and equipment repairs on all mechanical equipment
  • Inform Supervisors of any defects or irregularities
  • Assist with daily check and repairs
  • Ability to follow instruction
  • Assisting to maintain all plant and equipment integrity
  • Assisting personnel to take samples and readings around the plant
  • Assist maintaining and organizing, tools and workshop area
  • Assist in the clean-up of the RO facility and around the plant
  • Assist with warehouse/workshop clerical duties
  • Painting as needed
  • Maintain a clean, organized warehouse and parts inventory
  • Assist with checking daily levels on chemical tanks
  • Ensure work is performed properly and safely
  • Attend training related to the plant at the discretion of the company
  • Assist with preventative and predictive maintenance
  • Operate machinery such as: forklift, scissor lifts
  • Ability to work with power drills, grinders, saws, etc.
  • Cleanup work sites

This list of duties is not exhaustive. Additions on the selections may take place at the discretion of the management.


  • High school diploma or GED or equivalent
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Experience in heavy industries preferred
  • Experience with parts inventory and warehouse operations preferred
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to read and understand manuals in English
  • Ability to operate forklift and flatbed (license preferred)
  • Computer skills such as: Microsoft office is a plus
  • Ability to work weekends, overtime, and holiday when necessary
  • Ability to work overtime and be on 24 hour call when needed
  • Successfully pass a background check, pre-employment physical and drug test
  • Experience handling/working with HAZARD chemicals is a plus

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-motivated
  • Responsible
  • Willingness to learn about water treatment
  • Effective communication skills both written and spoken
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Work successfully as a team member
  • Commitment to quality of work and company goals
  • Enthusiastic to learn new systems, process and technologies
  • Willingness to lend your efforts wherever needed
  • Effectively perform in stressful situations
  • Complete work within assigned timeframe
  • Multi-task personality
  • Strong attention to detail

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs and over 51lbs with assistance
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, crouch, kneel, climb, balance, push/pull, and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to enter and exit small confined spaces
  • Finger dexterity to work keyboard or operate tools, grasp tools and carry objects
  • Ability to see in the normal range of vision with or without correction sufficient to read computer screens, documents, dials, gauges, meter-reading equipment, and operate motor vehicles and equipment
  • Hear in the normal audio with or without correction
Salary25.00 Hour
Job Category
Career Level
Mid Level

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