PW Utilities Equipment Op
City of Boise, ID - Boise, ID

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Operates heavy, power-driven automotive, maintenance, and construction equipment to perform construction, maintenance and repairs to utility and City infrastructure. Performs maintenance of wastewater, geothermal, drainage lines and facilities, as well as grounds, asphalt and concrete surfaces and other facilities. Performs skilled and manual labor related to maintenance, repair, and construction when heavy equipment is idle. Works under general instruction and indirect supervision.

Essential Functions:

Operates heavy power-driven equipment such as backhoes, track hoes, loaders, dump trucks, and related machinery in the maintenance and repair of wastewater collection, geothermal and pressurized irrigation systems, flood control ponds, storm water and drainage conveyance systems, and other City infrastructure. Inspects equipment to ensure it is safe to operate and performs minor adjustments and emergency repairs as required. Loads, moves, and hauls dirt, gravel, asphalt, and soil. Performs duties in confined spaces. (40%)

Performs heavy, skilled, semi-skilled, and manual labor, construction, and maintenance when heavy equipment is not being utilized. Excavates to construct, locate, diagnose, and repair problems in City utilities and infrastructure. Installs and replaces pipes, fittings, taps, valves, and related items. Ensures compliance with all requirements governed by the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits when working at wastewater treatment plants, on geothermal systems, and storm water drains. (20%)

Works closely with operations, management, and coworkers to plan and schedule projects and relevant requirements. Maintains records and data of work performed, locations, notes, and related information. Utilizes blueprints, construction drawings, and transit and grade rods to locate areas that need maintenance or repairs. Utilizes utility computer software. Provides answers or guidance to questions and concerns from the general public while working in the field. (20%)

Provides training to employees. Acts as a first responder when on-call for emergencies involving sewer, geothermal, irrigation and water systems as well as lift stations, and other City utilities. Troubleshoots causes of problems and identifies repairs needed. Provides input to management when planning and implementing projects. Serves as a crew lead backup. (20%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.


Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training
Requires education and/or experience to attain the following:

One year experience operating heavy equipment used in excavation, grading, and earth moving such as loaders, track-hoes, dump trucks, or related heavy equipment, with two years underground utility construction experience, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Working knowledge of standard practices, methods and materials used in underground utility maintenance; safe operation and basic maintenance of construction machinery and heavy equipment; excavation, grading and earth moving practices; auxiliary mechanical apparatus commonly carried on power-driven heavy equipment; traffic laws, and ordinances, involved in heavy equipment operation.

Ability to safely operate a variety of heavy equipment to excavate, grade, and move earth and materials; comprehend information in operation manuals for all pieces of equipment used; read and interpret blueprints, construction drawings and maps; lead and direct work of others; operate a computer with demonstrated proficiency using related database, word processing, and spreadsheet software applications at an appropriate level for efficient job performance; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations; communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; and perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training
Three years experience performing construction and maintenance using heavy power-driven equipment in a public utilities setting on systems such as geothermal, sewer, irrigation, drainage, or waste water collection. Experience and/or training in confined space entry, wastewater collection systems, waterways and storm water systems.

Working knowledge of Idaho Standards for Public Works Construction (ISPWC), OSHA, and Idaho Industrial Commission safety standards.
CDL Class A with Tanker endorsement; flagger licensed.

Licensing And Other Requirements
Valid Idaho Commercial Class B driver's license.

Ability to obtain the following within six months of employment:

Class A Commercial driver's license.
Idaho Wastewater Collection Operatior (OIT) Class I license.

Special Requirements
All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.

Applicants must be able to pass, or have:

Driving Record Check

Commercial Drivers License: In accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) federal regulations this position requires a Commercial Drivers License and is subject to hiring obligations together with drug and/or alcohol DOT testing requirements including Post Offer, Random, Reasonable Suspicion, Post Accident, etc. Applicants will be required to submit to screening for controlled substances prior to hire. Appointment to this position is contingent upon a negative pre-employment drug test. Please refer to City and DOT regulations for additional hiring requirements.

Persons in this position must have a CDL that can handle a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds.

Working Conditions:

The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts
While performing the duties of this job the employee is always lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs, occasionally lifting/carrying up to 100 lbs and rarely lifting/carrying up to 101 + lbs. Also the employee is always pushing/pulling up to 35 lbs, frequently pushing/pulling up to 75 lbs, occasionally pushing/pulling up to 101 + lbs. The noise level is frequently very loud. Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, smell, touch and feel. Work in this position also includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Employees will sit, stand, walk, run, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, climb and balance. Position requires hand/finger dexterity.

Working Environment
The work environment will include inside conditions, outdoor weather conditions, extreme temperatures, in wet and humid conditions, with areas of dust, odors, mist, gases or other airborne matter. Employees work in/at heights, confined spaces and are exposed to mechanical, electrical hazards. Employees will also drive a vehicle as part of this position. This position works outdoors in all weather; uneven, icy or unpaved surface conditions in parking lots, roadways, construction projects, storage yards, etc., slipping hazards, waterways, traffic, animals. Work includes protected exposure to infectious bacteria, bodily fluids, and chemicals.
This position works: evening and weekends as required and a rotating on-call schedule.

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