Position: Water Utility Worker Effective Date: April, 2016
Department: Public Works
Salary: $11.00 - $13.00
Job Class: Seasonal
Job Closes: Open Until Filled
Under the supervision of Water Division Foremen and the Water Division Manager, performs a variety of general maintenance, service and repair on the city drinking water, pressurized irrigation systems and sprinkler systems.
Performs drinking water and pressurized irrigation installation and maintenance. This includes but is not limited to: work on pipes, meters, hydrants, fittings, valves, pumps, pump houses, wells, reservoirs and springs, telemetering, SCADA, snow plowing, flagging and vac/jet truck work.
Places signs, barricades and other traffic control devises around work sites to protect employees and the public.
May operate light, medium and heavy equipment such as: loaders, backhoes, trackhoes, rollers, fork lifts, vac/jet trucks, dump trucks and other similar equipment. Performs maintenance on assigned equipment. Detects and reports mechanical problems with equipment to the Motor Pool Division.
Uses hand and power tools such as: jack hammers, saws, grinders, air compressors, wrenches, weed trimmers, pruners, hammers, shovels and other similar equipment.
Must be able to report to work on time as scheduled and abide by all city policies and procedures. Must work well with others and be a team player. Must be able to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to deal with the public in a pleasant and courteous manner in all circumstances.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Applicants will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
Requires moderate to heavy physical activity. Required to push, pull or lift medium to heavy weights. Required to work in difficult working positions. May have to stand, walk, or sit in uncomfortable positions for extended periods
Exposure to adverse weather conditions, hazardous materials, chemicals and fumes, and prolonged high noise levels. Often works in and around vehicular traffic. May at times include exposure to high stress situations or environments, including contact with the public in confrontational or uncomfortable circumstances.
Occupational safety and health hazards may be encountered under controlled conditions. May be required to work unconventional work hours or shifts.