Utility Operator II

Town of Addison | Addison, TX

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Posted Date 3/20/2019
Description

Summary

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of maintenance and repairs associated with water distribution and wastewater collection systems.

Essential Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
 

 

  • Performs all tasks related to the repair and maintenance of water and wastewater mains and services.
  • Operates all equipment related to the maintenance and repairs of water and wastewater mains and services.
  • Follows instructions to set up traffic control devices in compliance with the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD)
  • Monitors operations of the pump stations.
  • May assist in training of personnel. May conduct monthly water sampling, wastewater meter readings, and assist in the repair and maintenance of pump stations.
  • Reads and interprets various charts, dials, and gauges in the pump stations; takes whatever action is indicated by the readings with some assistance.
  • Watches for unmetered or illicit use of water supplies.
  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools as related to the repair and maintenance of water and wastewater mains and services.
  • Serves as on-call as assigned.
  • May be asked to perform additional job duties that are directly, indirectly or completely unrelated to normal job functions in the course of presenting certain Town special events.
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines
High school diploma or GED equivalent; AND two (2) years of experience maintaining and repairing underground utilities or water and wastewater systems; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with fellow employees, Town officials, and outside contracts.  Safe driving record.  Clear criminal background check and clear pre-employment drug screen.   

Knowledge of:

  • Work safety practices, procedures, and protocols.
  • Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Materials, tools, and equipment used in utility system repair and maintenance.

Skill in:

  • Interacting tactfully and professionally with the public.
  • Working safely with hand and power tools and equipment.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing.


LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Must possess a Texas Class B Commercial Driver's License with Air Brake Endorsement, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued Class D Water Distribution license, and a TCEQ issued Wastewater Collection I license.  Customer Service Inspection (CSI) Certification, eight hour Confined Space Entry Class, and completion of the Work Zone Traffic Control Class will be required as condition of continued employment.

 

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
This is a nonexempt position.  Routine schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Schedule may be modified if department needs arise. May be required to work overtime if needed.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed throughout the Town of Addison and requires a high level of physical exertion, may be required to load and unload objects weighing up to 100 pounds. Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions, and may require entry into confined spaces and extreme heights.

 

Salary34517.60 Annual
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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