CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision of the Wastewater Collection Supervision and or Foreman oversees work in the maintenance, construction, and repair, of City wastewater collection system. Employees in this class are expect to supervise and work along side of assigned work crew and to be familiar with the safe operation and proper maintenance of such equipment as gas powered cutting saw, portable and trailer mounted pumps, jet-vac truck, T.V. sewer camera, well point equipment, dump truck, backhoe, etc. Position requires employee to exercise a certain amount of independent judgement based on technical knowledge, skill, experience and safe work practices. Employee is expected to work overtime as required.
Due to the nature of wastewater collection systems, it may be necessary at times to work through normal lunch and break periods if system customers are without service, until service is restored or within an acceptable time frame. Position will require employee to take part in a rotating emergency call out schedule and be accountable for responding to and properly handling all after hours calls. Performs other tasks as requested.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Installs new sewer mains and service laterals; makes all types of sewer main and service repairs.
Installs, repairs and/or replaces manholes, wet wells, lift station piping and mechanical fittings on force mains.
Locates and relieves sewer main stoppages.
Assesses and assumes responsibility for assigned work. This includes obtaining manpower, materials and equipment through the proper channels.
Assumes responsibility for safely setting up, maintaining and breaking down job site for the protection of employees and general public.
Inspect gravity sewer mains and manholes and make recommendations for repairs.
A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or G.E.D. required. Wastewater Collection Technician Class B certification preferred. Possesses a valid State of Florida Commercial driver's license Class B or greater with tanker endorsement, however, a Class A CDL is desirable. At least four (4) years of progressive and responsible experience in the installation and repair of sanitary sewer systems.
B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of occupational safety rules, and practices, as they relate to the construction, maintenance and repair of wastewater collection systems.
Knowledge of the principles and skilled in the practices of sewer main construction and repair techniques.
Knowledge of the City's wastewater collection system.
Knowledge and skill to work from blueprints, sketches and maps.
Knowledge and skill to operate computers, work order and preventative maintenance software to include Word, Excel, email and internet.
Ability to navigate and maneuver through the City’s web based GIS mapping system.
Ability to both understand and communicate oral and written instructions. Ability to both interpret and complete work order forms.
Ability to deal with the public and fellow employees in a polite and effective manner.
Ability to perform strenuous work in a variety of outdoor weather conditions.
Upon interview applicant may be require to demonstrate skill and familiarity with actual equipment listed under Characteristics of the Class.
Knowledge of general geographic area.
C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to read and comprehend work orders, equipment/tool manuals, safety manuals, and other printed and/or written material as it relates to the job.
Ability to understand and comprehend area maps as they relate to location of sewer mains, valves, lift station and manholes
Ability to understand and comprehend basic math. Read, understand and utilize tape measurer.
Ability to identify and comprehend colors as they relate to traffic and/or road signs, safety equipment, utility markings, and other utility related materials.
Ability to hear and understand instructions given in the English language and spoken in a normal tone of voice. Hear basic instruction, approaching heavy equipment and/or verbal warnings given by co-workers while working in immediate vicinity of heavy equipment that is in operation of other noisy environment.
Ability to verbally communicate with co-workers and others in the English language face-to-face and over two-way radio.
Ability to write up work orders, warehouse material requisitions, and vehicle service forms in a legible and understandable manner.
Ability to manually use shovel, wrenches, pick, rake, and other related hand tools in the efficient excavation, repair, backfilling, and subsequent area restoration of sewer mains, valves, manholes, and service laterals.
Ability to set up and operate pneumatic driven jack hammer, gas and/or hydraulic powered portable saws, pumps, and other associated tools that weigh between 25 lbs. and 100 lbs.
Ability to lift and carry (up to 100 yds.) items weighing up to 50 lbs. Also carry such items over uneven terrain. Load into and unload such items from vehicle. Carry and/or lower into and remove such items from ditches and/or manholes.
Ability to assist in the loading and unloading of sewer pipe and fittings up to 30" diameter.
Ability to mix concrete and work in areas with concrete dust.
Ability to handle and work around liquid degreasers and other solvents.
Ability to lift and carry items which are considered hard to grasp and or hold onto. Hold items weighing up to 20 lbs. for extended periods. Walk over and around cluttered work areas and uneven surfaces. Climb up and down ladders and/or steps. Set up and work from ladders and scaffolding. Work while standing on uneven and/or wet surfaces.
Ability to work in confined spaces such as small above ground lift station structures, underground or "can" type lift stations, lift station wet wells, lift station valve vaults, sewer manholes and excavated holes/ditches. At times such work may continue for extended periods.
Ability and willingness to work in confined spaces that have toxic atmospheres while wearing life line connected safety harness and/or self contained breathing apparatus.
Ability to work in and around raw sewage while wearing protective gear.
Ability to work during night and/or early morning hours or for extended periods when required.
Ability to work and perform manual labor for extended periods in all weather conditions.
Ability to perform periodic heavy labor as required.
Ability to maintain a professional attitude while working in close proximity with others in confined spaces and/or under situations of duress.
Ability to assume responsibility for work to be done and for crew and public safety in and around job site.
Ability to issue directions to subordinates in an appropriate manner and see that such directions are carried out.
Ability to receive instructions and constructive criticism from departmental management.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.
Revision Date - 10/4/13