Water Distr - Distribution - Utility Worker I CDL - Water Distribution

Water Distribution, 701 E. Hwy 80, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #57
Monday, September 27, 2021

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under the immediate or general supervision of a Lead Supervisor or higher; to perform, either alone or within a team, required construction, maintenance and operational duties in the assigned Division/Branch of the of the water and sewer system. The Water Distribution Utility Worker may also assist with accomplishing some Water Distribution-related tasks.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

These positions do not exercise supervision.

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Utility Worker I

  1. Inspect, maintain, repair, install and/or replace damaged water distribution and sewage collection lines, valves, fire hydrants, pumps, meters and meter assemblies.

  2. Assist with cleanup and periodic maintenance of water utility property and easements.

  3. Operate at least one of the following: backhoe, loader, dump truck, air compressor, vacuum truck/machine.


Utility Worker II


4. Maintain a safe and productive work site at all times.


5. Operate allof the following: backhoe, loader, dump truck, air compressor, vacuum truck/machine.

6. Investigate customer complaints related to leaks, low pressure, outages and other issues related to water distribution.

7. Contact and coordinate with required personnel/agencies to make repairs.

8. Communicate effectively with other employees, customers and supervisors the nature and status of work being performed.

OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES

Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

Safe driving and heavy equipment operating principles and practices.

All approved methods, materials, tools, equipment, and practices used to safely repair and maintain water and sewerage systems.

The different jobs and tasks in the assigned Division/Branch and how they generally impact the operations of the City’s water and sewerage systems.

The use of general Geographical Information System (GIS) applications.

City of Abilene Policies and Procedures within six (6) months of employment.

Skill to:

Safely operate and care for all tools, vehicles, equipment and materials.

Safeguard and effectively use assigned information technology equipment in the field.

Ability to:

Pay attention-to-detail when performing general maintenance work.

Accomplish required tasks at their minimum acceptable rate for this position.

Communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in written reports.

Read and understand street maps displayed on paper and electronic devices.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:

Utility Worker I

Experience:

Six (6) months of experience as a Laborer, Utility Worker, or other related work is required.

Education/Training:

A high school diploma or GED is required.

License or Certificate:

Possession of, or the ability to obtain a valid Texas Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 120 days of employment is required.

Possession of or the ability to obtain a TCEQ D Water License within one (1) year of employment is required.

Utility Worker II

Experience:

Two (2) years of experience comparable to that of a Utility Worker I with the City of Abilene is required.

License or Certificate:

A Texas Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is required.

A TCEQ Class C Water Distribution License is required.

A TCEQ Class B Water Distribution License is highly desired.

Special Requirements:

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, and climb.

With or without accommodation, ability to lift up to 90 pounds.

Working outside or in a confined work space with exposure to cold, heat, noise, chemicals, and hazardous materials.

Ability to travel to different sites.

Availability to work an 8-hour shift during normal business hours, and be on standby (on call) to work outside normal business hours, as needed.



Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $17.18
  • Max Hiring Rate $20.71
  • Water Distribution, 701 E. Hwy 80, Abilene, Texas, United States of America