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Posted on: February 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Utility Worker I

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Utility Worker I

Closes On: March 3, 2023 at 04:30 PM EST

Department:Public Works
Job Status:Full-Time
Shift:6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Days:Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Rate of Pay:$35,150.44 - $56,193.28

Definition of Class

Performs a variety of unskilled or semi-skilled maintenance work, and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of City infrastructure systems in a variety of areas.  Works under the immediate supervision of a division leadworker and/or supervisor.  This is a safety-sensitive position.

Essential Duties Performed

  • Inspects and/or repairs water and wastewater systems as frequent intervals to insure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly;
  • Maintains are variety of records relating to inspections and maintenance activity;
  • Determines the location of gas, telephone, power, television, water, and sanitary sewer lines from the appropriate sources prior to excavation;
  • Responds to complaints regarding water leaks, pressure loss, no water, sewer blockages, etc. and evaluates the situation for repairs;
  • Cuts, fits, lays, repairs, taps, cleans and flushes water and sanitary sewer mains;
  • Works with pipe, valves, and fittings on repair of mains and services and installation of services, fire hydrants, etc.;
  • Assists in shutting off broken sections of water mains;
  • Services water supply, sewer lift and other pump stations areas.
  • Performs a variety of assigned tasks related to the employee’s assigned division of operation;
  • Performs required labor involved in construction and maintenance projects as part of a crew, including tasks such as pavement cutting, ditch digging, manhole and line cleaning, main and pipe repair, pipe laying and backfilling of ditches;
  • Assists in the construction of various public works projects;
  • Operates light automotive and construction equipment, including dump trucks, tractors, skid-steer loaders, motorized walk-behind equipment, hand tools, mowers, trenching equipment, etc.;
  • Drives trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment and materials;
  • Operates a variety of power construction and maintenance equipment used in the employee’s assigned division;
  • Observes safe driving precautions and uses caution in operation of equipment to prevent overloading;
  • Works with a variety of hand tools;
  • Ensures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use;
  • Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor; cleans equipment;
  • Washes interior and exterior of assigned equipment.
  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards;
  • In the absence of a Leadworker / Supervisor, may oversee work of subordinate employees;
  • Works overtime as required;
  • May be required to work standby on a rotating basis;
  • Subject to call-in for specified emergencies;
  • Reports to work as scheduled and on time, even under inclement weather conditions.


Minimum Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent, and
  • Experience in the construction and/or maintenance field that is pertinent to the employee’s assigned division; or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

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