UTILITY OPERATOR II

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DEFINITION
To perform a wide variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair to the water distribution and sewage collection systems.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from a Utility Supervisor or Senior Utility Operator.   Functional direct supervision of Utility Operators in the absence of a Senior Utility Operator.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lead a small crew, assign and participate in utility construction, maintenance and repair work, keeping work records, and prepares reports of completed work.
  • Operate a various sizes of track excavators, loader backhoes, trenchers, horizontal boring machines, pneumatic equipment, dump trucks, high pressure sewer cleaners, sewer inspection equipment, vacuum/ water jet rodders.
  • Performs repairs and maintenance on water mains, fire hydrants, water valves and water meters, sewer lines, manholes, cleanouts and related appurtenances.
  • Install barricades and route traffic in a safe manner.
  • Inspect, test, and operate portable pumps, portable generators and related gas driven equipment, valves, fittings, meters, and related water production and distribution and sewer collection equipment as assigned.
  • Remove and install meters as necessary. Install barricades and route traffic in a safe manner. 
  • Perform repair work to the water and sewer collection systems and related appurtenances operations.
  • Operate a utility crew and report mechanical or other problems. Maintain keep crew truck in an orderly manner.
  • Respond to water leaks and sewer stoppages reported by the general public. Update drawings and maps.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

For indefinite periods of time - mobility within an office and field environment; exposure to chemical, toxic waste, dust/mites, fume, odor, explosive, electrical and mechanical hazards; exposure to extreme cold, heat, height and constant noise; walking; twisting body; stooping; standing; squatting; sitting; seeing; running; pushing, pulling, lifting, dragging, and carrying up to 80 pounds; kneeling; reading; decision making; reaching above shoulder level; using both hands for simple and firm grasping; clarity of hearing; communicating clearly and effectively, in person
and by two-way radio; fine finger manipulation; operation of a backhoe, trenching machine, jackhammer and all hand tools; operation of a motor vehicle through city traffic.

QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:

  • Basic construction and maintenance methods, procedures, tools, equipment, supplies and materials of water and sewer utility systems.
  • Safe work practices under hazardous conditions.
  • Operation of a variety of construction equipment.

Ability to:

  • Perform a variety of construction, repair, and maintenance tasks.
  • Work under routine and emergency conditions, sometimes in severe weather. Operate light equipment and learn to operate heavier construction equipment. Work efficiently and safely with others.
  • Understand and follow instructions and directions.
  • Perform a wide range of physically strenuous tasks as required.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

One year of utility related construction or maintenance experience preferred.

 
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

High School Diploma or GED preferred. Possession of a valid Class “B” CDL, or ability to obtain in six months. 


***Please note 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 actions may change at any time with or without notice.


 
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