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Maintenance Worker - Water & Sewer

at City of Allen

Pay: $15.2 to $17.51/hour
$15.2 - $17.51
Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2538247

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description

The purpose of this position is to preserve safe water and sewer utilities. This is accomplished by maintaining and repairing water and sewer lines and taps. Other duties may include ensuring the safety of equipment and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position does not provide direction to other employees.

Essential Functions

This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.
  • Lays and maintains water lines by using a backhoe to dig holes, installing, repairing and removing water meters, locating water leaks, inspecting, installing and repairing water lines, tracing, locating and tapping lines for the City and maintaining and repairing fire hydrants.
     
  • Maintains sewer lines by cleaning and repairing sewer lines, correcting stoppages, repairing manholes, conducting preventative maintenance inspections, testing for infiltration or ex-filtration, repairing roadways and easements and assisting with pump station repairs.
     
  • Repairs water and sewer taps by excavating to the main, tapping lines, running new services, assisting with the installation, repair and maintenance of water mains, valves, hydrants, meters and wells and logging water lines.
     
  • Ensures the safety of equipment by performing preventative maintenance on equipment and tools, cleaning and fixing components and changing the oil.

Job Requirements

Formal Education / Knowledge 

Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency.

Experience
No experience required.

Certification and Other Requirements
Valid Class C Drivers License and must be able to obtain a Texas Class B CDL within six (6) months from the date of hire.

Overall Physical Strength Demands:
Heavy - Exerting 50-100 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10-20 lbs. constantly.

Supplemental Information

Reading

Basic - Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Math
Basic - Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Writing
Basic - Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Managerial
Receives immediate direction. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given.

Supervisory / Organizational Control
No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.

Complexity
Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires little or no analysis or judgment.

Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills
Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time.