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Pump Helper

Pump Helper

Job Title: Pump Helper

General Job Description:

A Pump Helper’s primary function is to assist the Pump Mechanic in all activities involved in pulling, setting, and assembling pumps. Duties will include some of the following: loading and unloading materials; fueling, cleaning and servicing equipment; helping set up on job site; keeping work site clean and orderly; helping break down, clean up and demobilize from work site.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists with hand pulls

  • Assist with maintenance of equipment

  • Drive support vehicles

  • Understand and work with hand tools

  • Follow all safety regulations

Secondary duties

  • Deliver parts to pump mechanics or drillers on jobsite

  • Pick up parts from vendors

  • Assist in the drilling department, rarely


Job duties will be primarily at the Sebastopol office at 6100 Hwy. 12.


Full time: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or as determined by the office manager; A one-hour, unpaid meal period and ten-minute rest periods for each four hours of work are provided.


To perform this job successfully, the employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Prior experience in the well/pump industry desirable, but not necessary.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety/employment rules, operating and maintenance instructions, work orders, job billing, procedure manuals, contracts, government instructions, correspondence.

Ability to write reports and business correspondence.

Ability to speak effectively in presenting information to customers, clients, fellow employees and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, percentages.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to interpret and apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Valid driver’s license in good standing

Proof of current personal driver’s insurance

Vehicles Driven:

2-axle service vehicle, forklift, and pickup

Types of Machines/Tools Used:

Steam cleaner, welder, blowtorch, hand tools, power saw, large wrenches, shovel, large air compressor, forklift, trenching machine, bailers, and perforators

Work environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is often very loud. Work is sometimes performed in cramped, difficult to reach areas such as crawl spaces under homes.

Personal Protective Equipment Required:

When the job warrants the following PPE must be worn (Refer to Weeks Safety Handbook): Hardhat (OSHA approved); safety shoes; safety glasses, gloves, earplugs, back brace (optional). Safety goggles, welding goggles, welding hoods; safety belts, respirators, tyvek suits, and dust masks are also available when needed. The Company supplies necessary PPE with the exception of safety shoes and regular work gloves.

General Physical Movements Required:

Twisting, stooping, bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing, lifting, and carrying.

Physical Demands of Job Duties:

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear, lift or move heavy objects; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and drive various vehicles. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus. Alertness, average strength and constant safety vigilance are also required.

Job Hazards:

Back strains; exposure to slippery, wet or uneven surfaces; injuries to hands or fingers handling materials, equipment, hand tools; lifting/handling heavy objects; use of hand tool/power tools; exposure to toxic materials; using forklift; eye injury from dusty materials, flying objects/particles, or caustic substances; exposure to loud noises; climbing on and off trucks, platforms ladders, etc.; traffic/driving hazards; electrical contact with overhead power lines or underground cables; welding; working in inclement (hot/cold/rainy) weather; loading and unloading heavy materials; falling or flying objects; heavy/swinging objects on drill site; moving machinery; insect bites/stings; poisonous plants; using grinders/lathes; high voltage electricity.

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