ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Performs manual labor work involving the cleaning, construction, inspection, installation and repair of water meters, water lines, sanitary sewer lines and system lift stations. Excavates and backfills shallow holes to remove and replace residential and commercial water meters, meter boxes and their covers. Utilizes hand tools to remove, install and modify utility connections, valves and meters. Uses power tools to tap water mains, thread pipe and cut concrete and metal. Installs piping from water main to residential and commercial meters; reads and interprets maps, plans and drawings to determine location of water and sanitary sewer mains. Locates water main, excavates trenches, bores service beneath roadway and taps into water main; lays pipe in correct line and grade position; connects pipe sections and seals joints and backfills trenches. Responds to trouble calls, emergency calls and service requests received. Responds to public complaints concerning problems with water and sanitary sewer lines (i.e. clogged or leaking pipes). Communicates with customers to advise of service outages, the affects of work performed and any other information pertinent to the situation. Prepares and maintains a written record of work completed; records time, material and labor by job site and customer account. Operates light trucks to travel to various locations throughout the City to perform assigned duties. Must be available for work outside of regular work hours to respond to emergency situations involving the construction, maintenance and repair of water lines. This is not intended to be an all inclusive listing of essential job functions; the performance of other essential functions may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge of the construction, maintenance, repair and operation of water and sanitary sewer systems, including lift stations. Knowledge of the basic workings of pumps and electrical controls. Familiarity with the safe operation of hand and power tools. Skill in operating trucks and/or trailers in traffic and confined areas. Skill in reading and interpreting maps, plans and drawings. Physical strength and agility to sufficiently perform strenuous laboring tasks under varying environmental conditions. Ability to withstand occupancy in small, confined spaces; non-claustrophobic. Must be able to ascend and descend ladders to obtain access to areas and affect needed repairs. Ability to maintain written records and logs. Ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate and work effectively with fellow employees and the general public.
MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited high school, vocational school or possession of a GED or equivalent. One year experience in the operation and maintenance of utility service systems, tools and equipment; electrical skills preferred. An equivalent combination of training and experience determined to be directly related to the foregoing specific requirements may be substituted.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of or must be able to obtain a valid Florida Class B drivers’ license with tanker endorsement within six (6) months of hire and a good driving record as determined by the City of Winter Haven. Absence of non-prescribed controlled substances in the applicant’s system as verified by a laboratory approved by the City of Winter Haven.
NOTE: A City of Winter Haven Application Must be Completed and Submitted to Human Resources.
PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Must have the physical strength and agility to sufficiently perform strenuous laboring tasks under varying environmental conditions. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.