Pleasant Grove City | Water Operator
$20.42 - $28.59
This position works under the direction of the Public Works Director and the Water Division Manager. Responsibilities include operating a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of City streets, right-of-way, culinary water, pressurized irrigation, and sanitary sewer.
FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
- Inspect, maintain, and/or repair utility infrastructure, including water lines, sewer lines and pressure irrigation systems.
- Perform required labor involved in construction, reconstruction, and maintenance projects, including pavement repair, trench digging, pipe laying, and sampling.
- Traverse assigned routes by foot and/or vehicle, take readings of water meters, and input accurate data.
- Perform water service disconnects, reconnects, new service orders, and investigative inquiries.
- Maintain a variety of records relating to inspections, maintenance activities, water meter placement, consumption, etc.
- Determine the locations of utility lines prior to excavation.
- Contact and provide notices to residents and business owners in areas where water service will be interrupted.
- Drive trucks of various sizes and weights and operate a variety of powered construction and maintenance equipment.
- Communicate with co-workers, citizens, and others in a courteous and professional manner.
- Working conditions may vary.
- Regularly works in hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually outdoors and loud.
- High School diploma or GED
- Valid drivers' license required
- CDL must be obtained within 12 months of hire
- One (1) year of progressively responsible experience in Public Works desired
- Equipment operating experience on light and heavy equipment desired
- Considerable knowledge of the materials, methods, practices and equipment of public works field operations such as water, sewer, maintenance, repair of streets, mechanical maintenance, automotive fleets, and safety practices.
- The hazards of work in public rights-of-way and safety precautions.
- Mathematical principles as required by a general high school curriculum.
- Water and Sewer repair, maintenance, and installation.
- Local infrastructure including the location and source of major utilities, rights-of-way, public property, and public buildings.
- Ability to work in all types of weather at all hours of the day for a prolonged period of time.
- Ability to understand and effectively carry out written and oral instructions.
- Complete and maintain accurate written reports.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public and other employees.
- Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and recommend solutions.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to lift heavy objects with assistance.
- Ability to perform work with recurring movement, including lifting, standing, bending, walking, crawling, or climbing.