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Construction Dept. Temporary Utility Worker

Company: Government jobs
Location: Racine
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe purpose of this position is to perform a variety of duties and tasks in maintaining the mains, valves, hydrants, pipeline appurtenances and services in the Racine Water Utility distribution system. Essential DutiesThe following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.Repairs mains, valves, hydrants, pipeline appurtenances and services using currently accepted construction practices.Unloads and loads pipe, fittings and chemicals.Drives trucks ranging in size from 3/4 ton to 54,000 G.V.W.Operates the compressor, or a combination of backhoe and hydrocrane in excavating for main breaks and service leaks.Maintains physical structure using hand tools and power equipment.Compiles field data and information on file into reports as assigned.Maintains clean and orderly equipment storage areas, locker facilities and vehicles.Assists in departmental functions and tasks with those of other Utility departments, including plant projects as required.Adheres to all safety procedures as defined by the Utility work and safety rules; as well as work zone traffic and excavation/trenching safety procedures.Available to work overtime beyond the normal 40 hour work week during emergency infrastructure repair events preferably as a rotating crew standby member. QualificationsMinimum training and experience required to perform essential job functions.Possession of high school diploma or GED equivalent and at least 18 years of age.One year of experience in municipal or commercial water/sewer pipeline or service installation or repair is desired.Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Water Distribution certification is a plus.Valid state-issued motor vehicle operating license.ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESStrong mechanical skills, including a working knowledge of mechanical functions, principles and techniques.Working knowledge of all fittings and materials used in maintaining a water distribution system. Supplemental InformationAdvancement form the Construction I to Construction II levelThree years satisfactory performance as a construction worker.Wisconsin Department Natural Resources Water Distribution certification.Advancement from the Construction II to Construction III levelSix years satisfactory performance as a construction worker.Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Distribution Operator certification.PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABILITY REQUIREMENTSLanguage and Interpersonal CommunicationAbility to analyze and categorize data and information in order to determine the relationship of the data with reference to established criteria/standards. Ability to compare, count, differentiate, classify, compute, tabulate, measure and/or sort data, as well as assemble, copy and record and transcribe data and information.Ability to utilize, interpret and apply a variety of advisory data and information such as blueprints, plat book of water/sewer mains, charts, graphs, as built drawings and general operating manuals.Ability to communicate orally and in writing with varied and diverse contacts, such as Utility personnel, general public customers and contractors.Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.Judgment and Situational ReasoningAbility to apply rational and ethical judgment, tact, courtesy and diplomacy when dealing with Utility personnel, public customers, contractors and city representatives.Physical RequirementsMust have good dexterity with ability to hand operate heavy equipment, tools and instruments, some requiring complex and rapid adjustments in coordination with eye movement, such as leak detection equipment, power hand tools, motor vehicles, computer, calculator, two-way radio and telephone.Ability to exert strenuous physical effort to lift and carry objects up to 100 lbs, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders and turning/torqueing valves and apparatus.Ability to recognize and identify degrees of similarity or difference between characteristics of color, sound and odors.Work Environment and ConditionsAbility to work year-round outdoors and ins trenches subject to weather conditions; exposure to loud noises, damp, wet, cold, mud and unpleasant odors; outside on streets and in varying traffic conditions.Ability to work under moderately unsafe and uncomfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as heavy machinery and power equipment, trenched earth and construction materials poses a moderate risk of injury. EQUIPMENT USEDHeavy construction equipment such as backhoes, varying size trucks, powered hand tools and shovels, valve turner, locating equipment, leak detection equipment, computer/laptop, calculator, two way radio and telephone.Software technology used may include Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Time Management Software (TMS) and Geographic Information System (GIS); other software may be applied.This job description is intended to identify essential duties and also illustrates other types of duties that may be assigned. It should not be interpreted as describing all of the duties that will be required of an employee or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments that an individual is required to perform. In addition to the responsibilities and duties listed, it is expected that employees maintain a consistent an reliable attendance record. Job descriptions are subject to revision at any time at the discretion of the Utility or City of Racine.The City of Racine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.No Benefits Offered

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