Maintenance Foreman Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Supervises and gives technical direction in the construction, repair and/or replacement of various components within the wastewater collection system.  Supervises the cleaning and televising of the City’s wastewater collection system and associated service connections.  Monitors and inspects all “no dig” repairs and/or renovations to gravity sewer system.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Wastewater Collection Supervisor.  Employees in this class are expected to supervise and work along side of assigned personnel in a safe and professional manner.  Position requires that applicant be thoroughly familiar with such equipment as the sewer cleaning (“jet-vac”) truck and the sewer inspection television camera truck.  This position requires the employee to exercise a certain amount of independent judgment based on technical knowledge, technical skill, and safe work practices.

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 or until service is restored or within an acceptable time-frame. It may also be required at times to work unscheduled overtime in order to restore service.  Performs other tasks as requested.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.         ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Gives technical direction and supervises personnel in the construction, repair and/or replacement of various components within the wastewater collection system.  These components include but are not necessarily limited to manhole structures, wet well structures, valve vaults, mechanical piping, gravity mains, pressure force mains, service laterals, etc.

Gives technical direction and supervises the cleaning and televising of sewer mains and service laterals.

Assesses and assumes responsibility for assigned work.  This includes obtaining manpower, materials, and equipment through the proper channels.

Collects and records work order information, GIS points and configurations of the Wastewater Collection network through the use of software and equipment such as computers, tablets, phones and other electronic devices.

Accesses and navigates software applications including the City’s GIS, M-Viewer and work order systems to obtain Wastewater Collection network information including layout and location, work history and asset information.

Assumes responsibility for safely setting up, maintaining, and breaking down job site for the protection of employees and general public.

Inspects gravity sewer mains, manholes, and wet wells and make recommendations for acceptance and/or repairs.

Assist in the repair of sewer mains, sewer service laterals, and lift stations.

Completes plan reviews for the Wastewater Collection Division and attends meetings concerning these plan reviews when required.

Assist in the inspection and subsequent reporting of all deficiencies found on new construction
“as-built” plans.

Keeps pertinent records and information on each job.

Coordinates and monitors contractors involved in Capital Improvement Projects and/or other sewer related work.

REQUIREMENTS

A.         TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Position requires a High School diploma or G.E.D. and a Class B Wastewater Collection Technician certification.  A minimum of eight (8) years experience is required in the construction, maintenance, repair, and operation of wastewater collection systems including a responsible progressive role cleaning and televising of sanitary sewer systems using a vactor truck and closed circuit T.V. inspection equipment. Must have general working knowledge of computers, the internet and utilize new software applications including Adobe, Microsoft Office, Munis, Infor EAM and the City’s GIS system (M-Viewer). Position requires applicant to be thoroughly familiar with all types of “no dig” repair/renovation methods as related to sanitary sewer systems. Position requires a valid State of Florida Class A Commercial Drivers License with air brake endorsement along with the ability and skill to operate heavy construction equipment.

B.         KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of and skill in methods, materials and techniques used in the construction, repair, and maintenance of wastewater collection systems.

Knowledge of occupational safety rules and practices, as they relate to the cleaning, televising, and repair of wastewater collection systems.

Knowledge of the principles and skilled in the practices of sewer main construction, cleaning, televising, and repair techniques.

Knowledge of the City's wastewater collection system, including lift stations and force mains.

Knowledge and skill in modern management methods and practices.

Knowledge and ability to implement occupational safety rules and safety procedures as they relate to sewage collection systems.

Ability and skill to work from and to interpret plans/ profile prints and maps.

Knowledge of an ability to implement FDOT work zone traffic control/MOT.

Ability and skill to supervise and direct the activities of subordinates.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees and the general public.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability and skill to generate and communicate through written reports and memos.

Ability and skill to operate heavy construction equipment when required.

Knowledge of and skill in the set-up and operation of well point systems, by-pass pumping systems and trench shoring equipment.

C.        PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to communicate and understand instructions and directions given in the English language and spoken in a normal tone of voice with someone face-to-face, over telephone and over two-way radio.  Hear and issue verbal warnings and basic instructions while working in noisy environments, confined spaces or in the immediate vicinity of heavy equipment.

Ability to write up work orders, warehouse materials requisitions, vehicle service forms, and technical memos in a legible and understandable manner.

Ability to type on computer key board and use touch tone telephone dialing keys in an efficient manner.

Ability to work while bending, kneeling, stooping, standing, sitting, and/or stretching.  May be required to move laterally in any of the above mentioned positions or stand on ladder.

Ability to walk over and around cluttered work areas and uneven surfaces.  Climb up and down ladders and/or steep inclines.  Work while standing on uneven and/or wet surfaces.

Ability and willingness to enter and work in confined spaces such as lift station wet wells, dry pits, valve vaults and excavated holes/ditches.  At times such work may continue for extended periods.

Ability to work during night and/or early morning hours or for extended periods of time as required.

Ability to work for extended periods in all weather conditions.

Ability to maintain a professional attitude while working in close proximity with others in confined spaces and/or under situations of duress.

Ability to communicate in a professional manner with the general public, contractors, engineers, developers, and regulatory officials.

Ability to issue directives and constructive criticism to subordinates.

Ability to receive directions and incorporate constructive criticism from departmental management.

Ability to walk distances up to one mile while inspecting new wastewater systems or during locates.

Must have good hand, foot and eye coordination as they relate to the safe and efficient operation of heavy construction equipment.

Ability to work in and around such damp, wet and muddy conditions that are created by sewer main breaks.

Ability to give and understand assorted and various hand signals as they relate to the operation of heavy construction equipment.

Ability to frequently climb up and down from heavy equipment cab/seat.

Ability to operate heavy equipment for extended periods while being subjected to the vibrations, fumes and stress associated with such work.

 

 

 

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: 9/16/16