Maintenance Technician - Water/Wastewater
City of Kaufman
Under general supervision, performs semi-skilled to skilled work in the installation and maintenance of the City's water lines and associated equipment. Work includes installing and servicing water mains/lines, connection of fittings, excavation for the installation of lines, the testing of water pressure, and job-site restoration tasks. Duties involve exposure to adverse weather and working conditions. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Ensures the safe operating conditions of the work site, i.e., traffic hazards, equipment operation, required barricades, road and site areas • Installs and services water mains and lines • Excavates trenches for main placement; applies temporary patches to street surface following repair • Raises, lowers and repairs valve boxes; installs water meters • Completes daily work orders including new service connections and disconnections for non-payment • Locates breaks, leaks, and clogs in utility lines for repair • Operates equipment such as front-end loaders, jet trucks, jackhammers and dump trucks in the performance of tasks • Functions on call for emergency standby duties and repairs • Perform daily and preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment • Required to report for work punctually, work all scheduled hours, and any required overtime as deemed necessary. Must maintain a physical condition and standards necessary for the proper performance of duties, with or without accommodations. • Enter data in departments work order software system and utilize mobile data technology • Other job related tasks as assigned EDUCATION, DEGREES, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES • High school diploma or GED • Valid Texas Driver's License with acceptable driver history; Class C minimum required; Class A C.D.L. preferred • May require Water and/or Wastewater Certification based on area of assignment KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES • Considerable knowledge of the practices and materials utilized in the installation and maintenance of a water utility system and metering devices for municipal utility systems • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public • Ability to locate leaks, stoppages and malfunctions in water lines • Ability to lift heavy objects and work in adverse environmental conditions Physical Requirements: • Frequent walking, standing; some lifting and carrying of moderate weight (5-20 pounds); maximum dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs, or body in the operation of vehicles, office, shop, or hand tools • Tasks involve the regular, and at times sustained, performance of heavier physical tasks such as walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, working in confined spaces, and lifting or carrying moderately heavy (20-50 pounds) items and occasionally very heavy (100 pounds or over) items. WORKING CONDITIONS This position is exposed to extreme elements including extreme heat and/or cold, wet and/or humid conditions, moderate to heavy noise intensity levels, confined spaces, moving mechanical parts/hazards, dirt/dust, and odors. Position requires sitting, standing, walking on uneven and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, crouching, grasping and making repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties. Constant use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to, footwear, eyewear, and use of reflective clothing is required. The City of Kaufman requires pre-employment background check, drug screen, physical, and driver history check. The City of Kaufman, Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with Human Resources.