Utility Line Locator Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general supervision of the Wastewater Collections Supervisor and/or Maintenance Foreman, performs skilled technical work locating gravity sewer mains, laterals and manholes, sewer force mains and valves, reuse pressure mains, valves and services, and brine discharge pressure mains and valves. Work, at times, may include removing manhole lids and/or hand excavation to verify depth, size and type of main/valve in addition to exercising valves from size 4” to 20”. Employee is responsible for performing work in a safe manner and on schedule. Employee shall be familiar with and have the ability to operate and maintain specific electronic equipment associated with utility line location. Employee shall have general knowledge and participate in various maintenance and construction task associated with repair and/or replacement of wastewater collection mains, manholes and laterals, reuse mains, valves and services and brine discharge mains and valves as required.

Due to the nature of wastewater collection systems, it may be necessary at times for employee to work unscheduled overtime and/or through lunch and break periods, however these periods will be allowed either after service is restored or within an acceptable time frame as determined by job foreman.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Accurately locate and mark underground gravity sewer mains, manholes and laterals, sewer force mains and valves, reuse mains, valves and services and brine discharge mains and valves.

Operate and maintain line locating and other equipment as it relates to job function.

Physically excavate and probe gravity sewer laterals, sewer force mains and valves, reuse mains, valves and
services, and brine discharge mains and valves to verify depth, size and material.

Physically remove/replace manhole lids to verify size and condition of manhole and to verify size, type and depth of main/lateral.

Physically turn on/off reuse services as required.

Accurately read reuse meters on a monthly basis.

Physically replace/repair reuse meters and measuring chambers.

Perform die testing on gravity sewer mains and laterals to determine source of flow.

Exercise valves from size 4” to 20”.

Exercise gravity backwater valves and pressure relief valves for proper operation.

Operate and maintain one ton cargo van and/or other medium size vehicle.

Properly set up and maintain Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) as required for safe operation of job duties.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with other utility locators, field engineers, and contractors.

Review and comment on construction plans as they relate to wastewater collection and reuse systems.

Attend pre-construction and engineering inspection meetings as required.

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EDUCATION

High school or GED diploma preferred. Valid State of Florida Commercial Drivers License Class B with tanker and air brake endorsement required. At least two years of progressive experience in wastewater collection system repair and maintenance required. Must be able to obtain a Melbourne International Airport Security Clearance within 60 days of hire. FDOT approved MOT level III certification preferred. Wastewater Collection Class C certification preferred.

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of, and skilled in the principles and practices of wastewater collection system maintenance, construction and repair techniques.

Knowledge of OSHA occupational safety and MOT requirements, safety rules and practices as they relate to Utility location.

Knowledge of wastewater collection system grid and general geographic area.

Skilled in the use of various line locating devices as they relate to wastewater collection systems.

Skilled in the operation and use of manual reuse/brine discharge main valve wrenches and electric/hydraulic assisted valve operating equipment.

Skilled in the safe operation of one ton cargo van and other medium sized transportation.

Ability to excavate with hand held shovel down to a depth of 42” to verify size and type of gravity sewer lateral, reuse main, valve and service and/or brine discharge main and valve.

Ability to operate manual reuse/brine discharge main valve wrenches.
Ability to read and interpret wastewater collection and reuse system atlas.

Ability to read and interpret engineering plans as they relate to wastewater collection and reuse systems and other underground utilities.

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to understand oral and written instructions and to perform such without close and/or constant supervision.

Ability to perform strenuous work in all types of weather conditions.

Ability to professionally interact with fellow employees, contractors and their employees, field engineers and the general public.

Ability to understand and communicate both oral and written instructions.

Ability to interpret and complete work order forms and locate tickets in legible handwriting.

Ability to perform basic math and to read, understand, and utilize tape measurer and measuring wheel.

Ability to accurately mark on ground, location of wastewater collection system service using aerosol paint.

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 the location of wastewater collection system.

Ability to understand and comprehend basic math.

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 verbally communicate with co-workers and others in the English language both face-to-face, over two way radio and telephone.

Ability to hear and understand instructions given in the English language and spoken in a normal tone of voice.

Ability to hear approaching heavy equipment and/or verbal warnings given by co-workers while working in immediate vicinity of heavy equipment that is in operation or other noisy environments.

Ability to hear electronically emitted sounds through head phones.

Ability to write up work orders, warehouse material requisitions, and vehicle service forms in a legible and understand 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 wastewater collection systems.

Ability to work in and efficiently move between standing, bending, kneeling, sitting, and/or squatting positions. May be required at times to move laterally and/or work in such positions for extended periods.

Ability to work and perform manual labor for extended periods in all weather conditions.

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

Ability to work in and around such damp, wet and muddy conditions that are created by wastewater collection system leaks and breaks. Perform periodic heavy labor as

Ability to receive directions 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 - 06/03