Utilities Construction Worker
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Repairs and maintains water distribution and wastewater collection systems.
- Repairs and replaces valves, fire hydrants, water service lines, sewer lines, manholes, air release valves and structures.
- Participates in and directs water distribution and metering system repair and installation of mains, pipe lines, meters, hydrants, valves, curb stops and related system components.
- Prepares road and applies asphalt when construction is complete. Sets road base to proper compacting and sets asphalt.
- Repairs sidewalks and driveways and finishes concrete as required.
- Operates water main valves and turn off and on water services for customers.
- Operates trucks and construction and maintenance equipment as necessary to complete work projects; checks equipment for proper servicing, operation and safety and reports defects to supervisor; maintains inventory of tools and equipment.
- Determines type and quantities of materials required to perform and complete job assignments and arranges for timely delivery to job sites.
- Install street barricades and cones prior to the performance of construction and repair activities; direct and control traffic around work sites.
- Maintain records related to particular area of assignment; may input and recall information into a computer terminal.
- Observes standard operating procedures and safety practices.
- Knowledge of operational characteristics of fire hydrants, valves and water meters.
- Knowledge of tools and mechanical equipment used in the repair and maintenance of water meters, fire hydrants and valves.
- Knowledge of blue stake rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of operational principles of water and wastewater systems.
- Knowledge of safe shoring and trenching practices.
- Knowledge of safe work practices.
- Skill in performing heavy manual labor.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
- Skill in using and operating hand tools, mechanical equipment, and power tools and equipment required to work in a safe and efficient manner.
- Skill in reading and interpreting basic maps and blueprints.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED, and three (3) years of water distribution or wastewater collection experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Class C water distribution and/or wastewater collection certification and a Commercial Driver’s license, Class B, are required.
Last revision date: October 2001