GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under general supervision of the Lead Service Technician, performs work in the installation and maintenance of the municipal water/wastewater lines and associated equipment. Employees in this class are engaged in the construction and repair of water and wastewater mains and attendant devices. Work includes connection of fittings, excavation for the installation of lines, the testing of water pressure and job site restoration tasks. Duties involve exposure to adverse working conditions and occasional adverse weather conditions. Performs related work as required.
SPECIFIC DUTES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Ensures the safe operating conditions per work site, i.e, traffic hazards, heavy equipment operation, road and site areas, and filling out confined space entry permits.
Assigns/installs and services water and wastewater mains, caulks and cements fittings, places barricades, excavates trenches for main placement, applies temporary patches to street surface following repair.
Functions in an on-call capacity, taking customer complaints and calling designated personnel for emergency repairs.
Assigns/raises, lowers and repairs valve boxes, installs water meters, connects and pressure tests fire hydrants, installs stand pipes.
Locates breaks in utility lines for repair.
Repairs and replaces sewer lines and manholes.
Operates heavy equipment such as backhoes, front-end loaders, jet trucks, and dump trucks in the performance of tasks.
Maintains and installs new fire hydrants.
Assists supervisor in all tasks as directed.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs related work as required.
Performs emergency response duties as necessary.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or GED, supplemented by minimum experience in plumbing trade or water/wastewater line repair, supplemented by Class “B” CDL driver’s license and with a “N” endorsement, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Physical Requirements: Tasks involve frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping; frequent lifting, carrying, and pushing/pulling objects of moderate to heavy weight (20-50 pounds), and occasionally very heavy (100+ pounds) items.
Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.
Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving and receiving instructions, assignments and/or directions.
Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of materials relevant to government, legal, and city administration operations.
Intelligence: Requires the ability to utilize long-range planning principles and methods. Requires the ability to analyze, plan, and draw valid conclusions in program management and prioritization.
Verbal Aptitude: Must communicate efficiently and effectively in standard English. Must speak with poise, confidence, and voice control.
Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide; calculate decimals and percentages; utilize algebraic formulas and descriptive statistics.
Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.
Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes accurately in handling, sorting, and managing paperwork and documentation.
Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to utilize a variety of modern office equipment. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors or shades of color.
Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people from a variety of departments in both giving and receiving instructions. Must be able to perform duties when confronted with individuals acting under stress.
Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (talking : expressing or exchanging information by means of spoken words: hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).
Environmental Requirements: Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions, i.e. dirt, cold, rain, fumes.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Has general knowledge of the practices and materials utilized in the installation and maintenance of a water/wastewater utility system.
Has considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the work.
Is skilled in operating heavy equipment and hand machinery used in the maintenance and repair of sewer lines.
Is skilled in the use of hand tools, gas saws, tampers, jackhammers and various power tools.
Is able to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Is able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees.
Is able to locate leaks, stoppages and malfunctions in water and wastewater lines and related equipment.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Competitive starting salary $33,987. Excellent benefits. The City of Margate is a participant in the Florida Retirement System and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
HOW TO APPLY
Employment applications are available in Human Resources or may be down loaded from our web site, www.margatefl.com. Completed applications must be submitted to
Human Resources, MargateCity Hall, 5790 Margate Blvd., Margate. Position is open until filled.
Date of Posting: October 1, 2015