Salt Lake City

  • WASTEWATER COLLECTION MAINTENANCE WORKER - LEAD

    Requisition ID
    2018-3899
    Department
    PUBLIC UTILITIES
    Minimum Salary
    USD $20.84/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $27.42/Hr.
    Post End Date
    12/16/2018
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Reporting to a field supervisor, acts as lead person to specialized crews in the total operation and maintenance of the wastewater collection system. Operates at the journey level all assigned vehicles and equipment while performing specialized work in the installation, maintenance, cleaning, inspection, repair and testing of various sewer lines, collection facilities, and pumping sites.  This includes backhoes, dump trucks, front end loaders, compressors, forklifts, high pressure cleaning trucks, TV inspection trucks, and combination vacuum/high pressure trucks as a normal and continual assignment.

    Responsibilities

    • As a lead person, assigns specialized crews to clean sewer lines, inspect and repair facilities, and administer root killing foam.  Installs special wye connections for new services and installs new sewer pipe to grade. Performs concrete work. May direct such operations by remaining onsite or moving from one location to another.
    • Operates backhoes, dump trucks, front end loaders, compressors and related heavy equipment. Also operates specialized equipment such as high pressure cleaning truck, vacuum trucks, and rodding machines.
    • Operates the TV inspection truck and equipment. Locates, identifies and marks defects in the sewer system and records all pertinent data on computerized video recording equipment. Prepares computerized reports for supervisors and engineering for analysis. Performs minor maintenance and repairs to video equipment.
    • Performs duties in job restoration including the preparation for asphalt, concrete and landscape restoration.
    • Responsible for completing all necessary permits for confined space entry, trenching and shoring, and hot work. Completes work orders, video inspection records, and inventory sheets. Trains and instructs new workers in all aspects of the job.
    • Reports to crew supervisors and departmental official’s progress and problems of crews and assigned programs.  Provides input on budget and system specifications and makes recommendations in changes to system configuration to supervisors.
    • Directs the ordering and placement of traffic control barricades, trenching and shoring devices. Conducts confined space and lock out/tag out evaluations in compliance with all local, state and federal safety regulations. Conducts safety meetings and enforces all onsite safety procedures. Has authority to stop work if safety standards are not met, and is responsible for compliance with safety regulations and procedures. May recommend disciplinary action for members of crew. Coordinates cuts with other utilities in the field.
    • Notifies general public regarding sewer problems and responds to various complaints and emergencies.
    • Performs all the duties of a Waste Water Collection Maintenance Worker II.
    • Performs other duties as required.

    Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Five years’ experience in wastewater systems maintenance, or three years’ experience as a SLC Public Utilities Wastewater Collection Maintenance Worker, plus one year’s experience involving the operation of sewer video inspection equipment. One year general water works maintenance or construction experience may be substituted for one of the three years in maintenance.
    • Two (2) years’ paid work experience operating equipment such as backhoes, dump trucks, front end loaders, high pressure and vacuum combination trucks.
    • Ability to perform heavy manual labor and lifting under extreme working conditions, in a confined area and in contact with untreated sewage.
    • Ability to fit through a street opening (manhole). Certification in Confined Space Entry, Trenching and Shoring (Competent Person as defined by OSHA), Flagging and Traffic Control Device Placement and Forklift operation.
    • Ability to supervise a small crew or several small crews. Ability to work well with co-workers, supervisors and the general public under adverse circumstances.
    • Working knowledge of wastewater collection system, maintenance, repair procedures and operations, and maintenance of sewer video inspection equipment.
    • Possession of a valid Utah Commercial Driver's License, Class A, and ability to comply with UDOT physical requirements.
    • Must be able to obtain a Utah Pesticide Applicators License within six months of hire. Ability to wear respiratory protection devices.

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