Utilities Wastewater Field Technician - Wastewater Collections

Manatee County Government | Bradenton, FL

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Posted Date 9/06/2022
Description

 

MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE - Some starting on or after 10/1/2022

LOCATION: 4524 66th St. W., Bradenton

HOURS: Monday to Friday / 7:00am - 3:30pm

Pay Grade G-J

This classification performs a variety of entry-level, semi-skilled, or skilled maintenance, construction, and/or mechanical tasks involved in the continuous operation of Manatee County's Wastewater Systems.

NOTE: DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS (DOQ), POSITION LEVEL AND SALARY WILL BE BASED UPON EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS /LICENSES.

 

Job Description

 

Essential Functions:
The Job Duties illustrated are intended only as examples of the types of work performed by incumbent(s) assigned to the classification. Omission of specific duties does not exclude them from a position.  


(Specific duties and levels of responsibility will be determined by position assigned.)
 
Duties range from performing trainee-level through skilled and lead duties related to the repair and maintenance activities in the Wastewater Sewer Collections Section.

Performs and/or assists with skilled and semi-skilled tasks in maintaining, repairing and operating equipment and facilities associated with the County's Wastewater underground sewage gravity lines, manholes, lift stations, and force mains; performs construction layouts and establishes grades for all types of utility installations.

Performs and/or assists with operating and maintaining appropriate service equipment including Utility service trucks, backhoes, dump trucks, equipment trailers, loaders, sewer cleaning equipment, TV inspection, flushing, and sealing equipment; metal cutting and welding equipment; pipe cutters; dewatering systems; pumps; locating devices and a wide variety of powered and unpowered hand tools.

Levels II and III:
Trains new technicians in the proper use of all required equipment and serves in a "lead" capacity when required.

Performs and/or assists in supervising installations, rebuilds, and repairs of wastewater pipelines, manholes; isolates wastewater lines for repairs, inspection, or construction; forms and pours concrete; rebuilds and restores all types of roadways, curbs, and sidewalks; adjusts manhole and valve box rims and covers to grade; performs building and grounds maintenance as needed.

Reads, interprets and follows pertinent blue prints, utility maps, as-builts, and record drawings.

Performs and/or assists in organizing and preparing parts, equipment, and tools for the day's work; maintains daily work records and completes reports on work activities; ensures job site safety through traffic control and equipment location; is "competent person" on job site for purposes of confined space and excavation safety rule compliance in absence of maintenance supervisor; fills out work orders; responds to after hours emergency repair calls.

Communicates clearly, effectively and tactfully, orally and in writing, including understanding and following oral and written instructions and other materials (i. e., manuals, schematics, maps, etc.)

Works emergency situations (including weather and other extreme conditions) as required.
 
Performs other duties as requested.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

TRAINEE – III: High school graduate/equivalent.

TRAINEE: No experience required.

TRAINEE: -Valid driver's license with valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire.
 -Valid Florida Class "A" CDL Permit WITH written Air Brakes, Tanker, Combination, and General Knowledge test required prior to starting work. 
 -Valid Florida Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within six (6) months of hire.

TRAINEE: "Confined Space Certification" within one (1) year of employment. Class "C" Wastewater Technician Certification within eighteen (18) months of hire.

TECH I: Minimum of one (1) year experience in repair and maintenance or installation of sewage system pumps and equipment in a utility or closely related system.

TECH II: Minimum of three (3) years experience in repair and maintenance or installation of sewage system pumps and equipment in a utility or closely related system. Minimum of one (1) year back-hoe operation experience, or one (1) year Flusher Truck, or one (1) year on TV/Seal Truck, or a combination thereof.

TECH III: Minimum of five (5) years experience in repair and maintenance or installation of sewage system pumps and equipment in a utility or closely related system. Minimum of three (3) years back-hoe operation experience, or three (3) years Flusher Truck, or three (3) years on TV/Seal Truck, or a combination thereof.

TECH I: Class "C" Wastewater Technician Certification, "Confined Space Entry", "Bloodborne and Waterborne Pathogen Safety Course".

TECH II: Class "B" Wastewater Technician Certification; "Confined Space Entry", "Bloodborne and Waterborne Pathogen Safety Course", "Basic Pump Maintenance", "Basic Welding," and "Traffic Control Safety" certification.

TECH III: Class "A" Wastewater Technician Certification; "Confined Space Entry", "Bloodborne and Waterborne Pathogen Safety Course", "Basic Pump Maintenance", "Basic Welding", "Traffic Control Safety", and "Trenching and Shoring" certification.
 

TECH I – III: Valid Florida Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

Knowledge/Abilities/Skills
TECH II and III: Ability to effectively oversee and train others.
 
Knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, wastewater pumping equipment, wastewater collection principles and practices of maintenance, repair or construction of same.
 
Knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, occupational safety and health precautions associated with confined space operations; underground trenches and excavations; heavy equipment operation; traffic control; hazardous chemical and fluids handling.
 
Ability to distinguish colors and sounds.
 
Manual dexterity to operate hand and power tools.
 
Ability to work in small confined structures underground and in the presence of raw sanitary sewage.
 
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs without assistance, and up to 100 lbs with assistance.
 
Skill in the operation and maintenance of tools and equipment assigned.

 

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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