Service Maintenance Worker: Semi-skilled (Wastewater Collection)

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Service Maintenance Worker: Semi-skilled (Wastewater Collection)

Personnel Requisition Form

Department: Utilities / Wastewater Collection
Date: December 7, 2016
Supervisor: Service Maintenance Supervisor
Date Needed: ASAP
Number of Employees Requested: One
Work Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., ET – Overtime as needed

Job Title: Service Maintenance Worker (Semi-skilled)
Starting Salary: $11.3722 / hourly
Position Status: Full-time
Reason Needed: Replacement

Position Overview

Employees in this position are responsible for maintenance and/or repair of sewer lines, which includes the installation of main lines, service laterals, broken main lines as well as new taps, concrete work, landscaping, painting, general labor work and limited backhoe and bush hog operations.

Qualifications Required

Must have valid driver’s license from state of residence; must have high school diploma or GED or equivalent training and experience;  must be familiar with various pipe fittings to include PVC, concrete pipe, terra cotta pipe, etc.;  must have knowledge of safety including accident prevention;  must possess comprehension skills to understand directives;  must have skills in the operation and safe use of tools and equipment to include pipe saws, jackhammers, tamps, shovels, rakes, etc.; must exercise courtesy and tact in dealing with coworkers and general public;  must be able to work under moderate supervision.

Physical Qualifications Required

Must be dexterous enough to use hands and fingers to grasp and manipulate tools and/or equipment;  must be agile enough to climb in and out of truck to load and or unload necessary equipment;  must be able to work on uneven terrain in traffic areas:  must possess adequate upper and lower body strength to maintain control while operating tamping machines and/or other equipment while on uneven terrain;   must hear well enough to receive communications over a two-way radio (hearing aid acceptable);  must speak clearly and loudly enough to be heard and understood in person and/or over two-way radio;  must see well enough to safely operate equipment;  must be able to assist in lifting equipment up to 250 pounds; must be able to withstand exposure to the elements to include extreme heat and/or cold;  must pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Qualifications Preferred

Prior experience working in construction and/or with sewer lines preferred.

Documents Required

  • High School Diploma / GED (Not Mandatory)
  • Valid Driver’s License

How to Apply

Applications for this position will be accepted until a pool of 20 applications is received or the position is filled, whichever comes first. Current city employees wishing to apply should send Internal Job Application provided by the Human Resources Department to the HR Director by the deadline stated. (A courtesy copy will be sent to the employee’s department head.)

Applications can be found online (download an application) or picked up at the City of Phenix City Human Resources Department:
1103 Broad Street
Phenix City, AL 36867
Ph: 334 448-2706

Applications are available for pick up and drop off on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Eastern Time, and Fridays from 2 until 5 p.m., Eastern Time. You may also email your completed application.

Job Description

Job Title: Service Maintenance Worker
Department: Utilities (Wastewater Collection)
Location:Municipal Building
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Code: SM1-1
Reports to: Service Maintenance Supervisor

Job Summary

Employees in this position are responsible for maintenance, and/or repair of sewer lines, which includes the installation of main lines, service laterals, broken main lines as well as new taps, concrete work, landscaping, painting, general labor work and limited backhoe and bush hog operations.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Performs manual labor in the Waste Water Collection Division to include: the use of hand and power equipment such as jackhammers, tamps, and chain saws, shovels, rakes, brooms and string lawn movers. Employee must be able to lift at least 75 pounds. Must perform routine tasks in the installation and the maintenance of waste water lines. Must be able to withstand the elements to include extreme heat and cold climates.

B. Attends departmental and safety meetings as required. May assist in other departments as needed. Assist operators as needed. Cleans hand tools and equipment. Perform additional duties as assigned.

Job Specifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – Knowledge of proper operation and maintenance of equipment. Reading skills to comprehend directives, gauges and indicators. Writing skills to document logs or similar non-complex forms. Verbal communication skills to converse with supervisors and crew members regarding work related activities. Math skills to count, add and subtract whole numbers. Skills to comprehend written and oral instructions. Skill to operate two-way radio to communicate with other work crews or dispatcher to receive and transmit information. Automotive maintenance skills to make adjustments and minor repairs to equipment. Ability to follow instructions and efficiently complete tasks. Ability to exercise judgment particularly in tasks involving safety of self and others. Ability to work under immediate supervision and carry out assigned tasks. Ability to work as a member of a team. Able to lift 75 pounds. Able to withstand exposure to the elements to include extreme heat, cold, excessive rainfall and wind.

Credentials and Experience – High school education, GED or equivalent training and experience. Prior experience in construction preferred. Valid driver’s license preferred.

Special Requirements – Be willing to comply with City of Phenix City policies and work rules.  Be willing to work during non-duty hours, holidays and weekends when necessary to achieve goals.  Be willing to adhere to safety regulations and wear required safety equipment.

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