This is a mid-level semi-skilled position involving routine, manual-type labor in the construction, operations and maintenance of the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority's Water Distribution Department.
Work performed requires limited judgment and is performed under the direct supervision of the respective Construction or Service Foreman, or as designated.
Essential Job Functions:
(NOTE: There are also secondary functions, which the employee will be required to perform.)
Communicate directly with customers, other departments, employees, and the general public orally, or in writing.
Understands and follows quickly and accurately brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
Opens and closes trenches
Assists in performing repair work in the construction, operations, maintenance, and repair and manipulation of valves, broken water services, mainline connections, leaks, trouble calls, fire hydrants,
Assists in installing and maintaining services and mainlines, and other problems encountered in a water distribution and metering system.
Accurately read water meters, raises and/or changes meters and/or meter boxes, and performs minor repairs on meters, as needed.
Assist in reading and interpreting accurately as-builts, diagrams, sketches, construction plans, and key maps of underground utilities systems.
Completes accurate daily field reports and required paperwork, including time sheets.
Operates various equipment with a high degree of efficiency, including but not limited to trencher, compactor, testing equipment, pumps, pipe saws, linestop/bypass equipment, and jack and boring equipment, and other industry related equipment.
Assist in the valve and hydrant-tracking program.
Perform daily vehicle safety checklists before leaving compound in the morning and after returning at the end of the day.
Assures truck, tools, and equipment are kept clean and ready for use and that truck is stocked with repair parts as needed to perform daily assignments.
Maintains tool, equipment, and materials inventory.
Assist other Water Distribution employees as necessary in the maintenance and operation of assigned duties.
Assist in training other Water Distribution employees as required.
Perform mentoring duties as assigned to new employees.
Essential Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
One (1) year experience as WDT I with the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, or the equivalent thereof.
Must possess a valid State of Florida Class "B" CDL. Will be subject to random drug testing per DOT regulations and FPUA rules. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
General knowledge of administrative reporting requirements of federal, state and local regulatory agencies.
General knowledge of practices, methods, heavy equipment, materials, testing equipment, and other industry related tools and equipment associated in the operations and maintenance of a water distribution and metering system.
General knowledge of occupational hazards, standard safety precautions, safe work methods, FPUA's Safety Program, and related safety devices associated in the construction, operation and maintenance of a water distribution and metering system.
General knowledge of Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) requirements.
General knowledge of basic computer operation and software application, preferably Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
Some knowledge of the geographical work area.
Ability to communicate effectively and establish and maintain harmonious relationships with Supervisors, customers, other employees, other departments, and the general public.
Ability to understand and follow quickly and accurately brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
Ability to efficiently handle emergencies and multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to accurately read water meters, raise and/or change meters and/or meter boxes and perform minor repairs, as needed.
Ability to keep accurate records, including time sheets.
Ability to accurately read and interpret as-builts, blue prints, diagrams, sketches, construction plans, and key maps of underground utilities systems.
Ability to perform a wide variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks.
Ability to train other Water Distribution employees as required
Ability to perform mentoring duties, as assigned to new employees.
Ability to maintain good job-related physical condition and health and sufficient physical strength to perform heavy, manual-type labor encountered in the work area within the limits of sound safety practices.
May require announced or unannounced overtime work and the ability to respond to call-out work during non-working hours or emergencies.
Standby duty is required on a rotational basis.
May require shift work on evenings, nights, and weekends.
Wear personal protective safety equipment including but not limited to safety glasses, face shields, hearing protection devices, gloves, safety vests, and hard hats, and OSHA approved safety shoes.
Will be required to work in adverse weather conditions to restore service to customers during emergencies.
Will be required to work under difficult and strenuous conditions due to nature of operating underground utilities system.
Fort Pierce Utilities Authority - 21 months ago