CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Under the general supervision of the Water Production Maintenance Supervisor, performs limited semi-skilled manual labor using a variety of hand tools, power tools, and equipment. Requires operation of motor vehicles up to and including 14-yard dump truck. Works with some degree of independence but work is subject to review while in progress and upon completion. Performs other duties as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Assists in maintenance and repair of water plant related equipment, buildings, and grounds.
Operates farm type tractors, 12 and 14 yard dump trucks, tractor mowers, lawn mowers, fork lift, front end loader, mini-excavator, edger, and trimmers used in maintenance of water plant and booster stations grounds.
Set up and operate pneumatic driven jack hammer, gas and/or hydraulic powered portable saws, pumps, and other associated tools that weigh between 25 lb. and 100 lb.
Ability to lift and carry (up to 100 yds.) items weighing up to 50 lbs. Carry such items over uneven terrain. Load into and unload such items from vehicle. Carry and/or lower into and remove such items from ditch.
Operates and maintains sludge filter press system, using physical and basic arithmetic abilities to perform tasks; must be stable; operates filter sludge presses’ emergency power generator system.
Checks diesel fuel tank level and water contamination weekly at the water plant and booster stations.
Performs maintenance and service on all tractors and small equipment.
Performs preventative maintenance checks on all motor vehicles.
Assist water treatment plant mechanics in a laboring capacity.
A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or G.E.D. Two years work experience in a similar capacity as a maintenance worker. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Class “B” Commercial Drivers License with air brake endorsement. Applicants who do not currently possess a Class “B” CDL with air brake endorsement must acquire a learner’s permit within 3 months of hire and obtain the license within 6 months of hire. Applicants who possess an out of state driver’s license must obtain a Florida license within 10 days of employment.
B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of occupational safety rules, practices, and traffic laws.
Knowledge of the operations and routine maintenance of diesel and gasoline powered equipment.
Ability to post and maintain adequate records for filter sludge press operations.
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 the location of water mains, valves, fire hydrants, and services.
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 instructions, 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 areas with noisy environment.
Ability to verbally communicate with co-workers and others in the English language both 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 mix concrete and work in areas with dust, dirt and other unpleasant surroundings.
Ability to manually use shovel, wrenches, pick, rake and other related hand tools in the efficient excavation, repair, backfilling, and subsequent area restoration of water mains, valves, fire hydrants, and services.
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.
Able to learn, understand, and remember normal tasks.
Able to hear and understand normal conversations and identify colors.
Able to see, read, and write numbers and words.
Able to work with many types of chemicals (janitorial, fuels, coagulant aids, etc.).
Able to work shift work.
Able to stand, sit, or walk for periods longer than 30 minutes.
Able to work in adverse environmental weather conditions (day or night).
Able to work, walk, and stand on unstable soil conditions.
Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Able to climb stairs four stories high.
Able to climb ladders up to 35 feet high.
Able to work in confined and closed spaces.
Able to work on top of tall structures such as lime silos and water tanks.
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 10/31/16