This position is assigned to the Department of Public Works/Utility and is responsible for the provision of a wide variety of City services relating to maintenance of water and sewer service. Persons in this position will on occasion report to the Utility Worker II, Equipment Operator, the Public Works and or Utilities Superintendent.
Utility Worker I is an entry class level. A worker in this class performs routine labor type duties while eventually gaining experience and knowledge in the installation and maintenance of water and sewer utility infrastructure repairs. Must have a working knowledge of power hand tools, wrenches and other tools used in the assembly of plumping. Nature of work involves working inside of utility trench lines and manhole. Must be able to safely operate a vehicle, understand and carry out instructions, maintain records as well as possess a positive working relationship in a team atmosphere.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Safely operates trucks and other vehicles, equipment and tools
Performs minor and preventative maintenance on equipment
Performs tree and vegetation removal and trimming as needed
Performs maintenance and repairs on water and wastewater systems as directed
Performs minor and preventative maintenance in City facilities Reads water meters, if required, for verification of readings
Performs turn-ons/ turn-offs and other customer service tasks as needed
Maintains assigned vehicle(s) in a clean, safe and operable condition
Advises when tire replacement or repairs are needed on all vehicles
Responds to after-hours calls whether scheduled or not
Proficient use of hand tools used in the course of operations
Works in confined space such as manholes and trenches
Understand and carry out instructions Assist other departments as directed Performs other duties as assigned
Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
One year experience as a utility labor with some equipment operation a plus
One year of progress experience in utility work
One year of general construction experience
High school diploma or G.E.D.
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:
Valid Texas Class C driver license; Texas Class B CDL is desirable
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of safety practices and requirements of the job
Ability to work well with others
Knowledge of operation of tools and power equipment
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds on a regular basis
Visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate tools and equipment associated with the job
Working conditions are in a field environment
Must be able to pass a drug and/or alcohol screen
This class specification is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this class specification at any time without notice.