Under general supervision, to perform skilled equipment operation, maintenance, repair and related crew leader functions and to perform related duties as required. Must possess strong knowledge of the operations and maintenance activities related to waste water utility systems and principles (hydraulics, gradients, etc.), sanitary sewer system design and construction principles, operations, control processes and maintenance requirements, basic waste water treatment plant operation and concepts, knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions peculiar to waste water system operation, personal computers including maintenance management and mapping software applications. Include job site supervision of work crew including semi-skilled and unskilled employees and training of employees. Exercises independent judgment in scheduling work and methods of maintenance, installation and repair tasks. Work is performed within established departmental, City, state and federal regulations.
The Department of Public Works is committed to providing excellent customer service and our employees are expected to:
• be effective communicators;
• have comfort and proficiency with job-related technology;
• act with minimal supervision while staying aligned to the intent of management;
• act with a high level of integrity; and
• be responsible and accountable for their words and actions.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Operates and maintains the waste water collection system in accordance with state and federal regulations. Maintains a Colorado Class III Waste Water Collection Operator Certification and updates job knowledge as necessary.
2. Operates and maintains a variety of heavy equipment and machinery (tapping machines, pumps, compactors, saws, backhoe, loader, rodder, jet truck and vactor truck) in the right of way.
3. Acts as lead worker, including task assignment and work instruction. This may including any of the following:
• Interacts with the public at work sites to provide information and customer service.
• May direct and review the work of other operation staff including MPI-MPIIIs, seasonals, temps and interns.
• Provides training to MPI-MPIIIs, seasonals, temps and interns to help increase their skills and job performance.
• Directs seasonal or temporary employees including task and work assignment and providing basic field training and input.
4. Performs a variety of duties (construction, maintenance and repair) requiring knowledge of waste water collection systems. This includes the following:
• Install/construct, maintain and repair waste water mains, services and manholes.
• Utilizes quarter section books, computer generated drawings/maps, and records measurements and locations of mains, manholes etc.
• Remove and replace soil, water, materials or debris from work sites. Load and unload equipment and materials from vehicles at work sites. Operate jackhammers, compactors, pumps, and boring equipment. Disassemble and remove damaged pipes and appurtenances.
• Disassemble and assemble pipe and service lines.
• Perform field water quality tests.
• Performs stand by/emergency response duty on a rotating basis. Serves as after hours contact for customer problems and concerns during nights, weekends and holidays.
• Performs utility locates.
5. Operates hydraulic valve exercising equipment.
6. Works irregular hours, weekends, evenings, holidays, and/or emergencies as required to respond to water and wastewater main breaks and other Public Works emergencies. Respond to a minimum of 25% emergency after hours calls for the calendar year. Response to snow shifts when called from mid-September through mid-April is required of the position.
7. Works in confined spaces that require ventilation to protect against potential noxious gases/fumes or lack of oxygen.
8. Required to wear protective safety gear and use safety equipment to protect against potential biohazards possibly encountered during performance of maintenance activities. May work with restricted use chemicals to perform maintenance activities.
9. Facilitates good communication with co-workers and supervisors. This includes:
• Shares information and receives feedback, listens to and respects input, participates in workgroup conversations, and directly deals with issues that arise.
• Communicates important information from supervisors and other City officials to co-workers and employees.
10. Uses the following types of tools and equipment and trains others in their safe and proper use: backhoe, single and tandem axle truck and snow plow, front end loader, hand tools, power tools, long handle tools, jackhammer, grinder, compressor, tamper, locating equipment, sewer jet, bucket machine, and rodder. Performs utility locates and pinpoints leaks using pipe locators, leak locators and correlators. May perform routine maintenance on equipment as needed.
11. Maintains accurate records of work performed and materials and equipment used. Uses a computer to log and obtain information.
12. May assist in maintaining the transportation system.
13. Participates as a member of a team.
• Treats co-workers and supervisors with respect and courtesy.
• Contributes and gives input to the team.
• Recognizes the needs of team members, and maintains a fair share of team's workload.
14. Remains generally alert to conditions and events related to wastewater, water distribution and flood control systems; reports any problem to supervisors.
15. May act as backup for Water Distribution Supervisor in his/her absence. May be asked to stand in for supervisor on work sites, special projects, task forces, or other work related groups.
16. Reviews proposed utility construction plans for accuracy.
17. Seeks ways to improve work performance and works with supervisor's approval to implement these improvements.
• Performs related duties as required by management to meet the needs of the City.
• Takes proper safety precautions to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all accidents and damage to city property.
• Knows and complies with all city and department policies; participates in professional trainings and development; and adheres to attendance and workplace attire policies.
Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.
The City of Boulder is committed to hiring employees who provide excellent customer service. Our employees act with a high level of integrity, and take responsibility for their words and actions.
City of Boulder employees strive to respect and appreciate each individual's differences, and to work effectively with all people and their diverse backgrounds. We support candid and honest interactions, which respect other points of view, and are sensitive to communication differences. We achieve organizational goals through inclusive problem solving, planning, and decision-making. Community partnerships are included in this effort.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or equivalent. At least three years of full time experience in utilities maintenance or construction in the waste water collection industry or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to operate a variety of hand, power, and long handled tools and equipment to perform installation, maintenance, and repair tasks. Ability to perform a wide range of physical and manual tasks in an outdoor environment. Physical ability to work in and around moving traffic and equipment; in areas of limited access; and confined spaces requiring standing, walking, bending, and kneeling to locate, inspect, and maintain water and waste water appurtenances and systems. Upper body strength to lift and carry equipment and supplies as needed. Ability to use all required safety equipment. Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public in difficult situations. Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL with the appropriate endorsements including B (26,001 or more pounds), X (Hazardous Materials/Tanker), and without L (airbrake restrictions). ATSSA or equivalent certification as a traffic flagger. First Aid/CPR certified through Red Cross or equivalent accredited institution. Ability to respond to after-hours call outs and snow shifts. Experience with snow operations including operating tandem with plow and spreader. Experience performing utility locates. Experience with various utilities maintenance equipment including tap machine, locators. Certified and experienced loader and backhoe operator. Confined space and competent person certified. Must be certified State of Colorado Class III Waste Water Collection System Operator within six months after hire/promotion or the first available testing cycle, whichever comes first. Computer literacy including use of Personal Computers, Smart Phones, Mapping Software, MS Word, Email and Calendar functions.)
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications:
Experience in heavy construction. Ability to read blue prints and other construction drawings. knowledge of City standard specifications. Knowledge of City of Boulder design criteria and standard specifications. Certified State of Colorado Class IV Wastewater Collection System Technician and Class IV Water Distribution System Technician in the area assigned. Previous supervisory experience in the water industry, including training staff. Experience with continuous improvement projects. Strong skills in customer service and dealing with the public.
WORKING CONDITIONS - Required Physical and Mental Effort, and Environmental Conditions:
In addition to the information listed above.
Physical and Mental Effort: Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities that permits the employee to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation that permits the employee to review, evaluate and prepare a variety of written documents and materials. Sufficient manual dexterity that permits the employee to operate equipment. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to work in an outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions and in confined spaces. Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities and conditions.
Work Environment: Works outdoors in a variety of weather conditions in and around moving traffic, and in confined spaces. Works in a setting subject to continuous interruptions and background noises.
Machines and equipment used include, but are not limited to the following: Hand and power tools, long-handled tools, jackhammer, tamper, grinder, compressor, safety devices, utility truck, single and tandem-axle dump trucks, backhoe, loader, jet, rodder, and vactor equipment/trucks, two-way radio, gas detection equipment, pipe/leak locators, correlators and computers (hand-held, lap-top, and stationary).
ACCOMMODATIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Note: The above description is illustrative only. It is not meant to be all-inclusive.