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Sr. Utility Main. Operator

City of La Porte

This is a Full-time position in La Porte, TX posted July 5, 2021.



OPERATORCategory: Full TimeStatus: OpenSalary: Entry: $ 20.507
– $ 25.634Published: September 15, 2019Closing: Open Until FilledDEFINITIONTo perform work in the maintenance, repair and construction of water production, water distribution, and sewage collection systems; and to provide lead guidance and direction of work to utility field crews.SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISEDReceives general supervision from the Utility Supervisor.Exercises lead supervision of Utility OperatorsESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSDuties may include, but are not limited to, the following:Available to work week-ends and holidays and respond to emergency call outs.Lead a small crew, assign and participate in utility construction, maintenance and repair work, keeping work records, and prepares reports of completed work.Operate a various sizes of track excavators, loader backhoes, trenchers, horizontal boring machines, pneumatic equipment, dump trucks , high pressure sewer cleaners , sewer inspection equipment and vacuum/water jet rodders.Perform complex and skilled work in installing, removing, replacing, and repairing large and small water and sewer services.Perform installations, repairs and maintenance on water mains, fire hydrants, water valves and water meters,, sewer lines, manholes and cleanouts and related appurtenances.Install barricades and route traffic in a safe manner.

Build, repair, raise and lower manholes.Operate a utility crew truck; report mechanical or other problems; keep truck stocked with supplies and materials clean and orderly.Respond to water leaks and sewer stoppages reported by the general public.Assist and train subordinate personnelPerform related duties as assigned.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSFor indefinite periods of time
– mobility within an office and field environment; exposure to chemical, toxic waste, dust/mites, fume, odor, explosive, electrical and mechanical hazards; exposure to extreme cold, heat, height, depth and constant noise; walking; twisting body; stooping; standing; squatting; sitting; seeing; running; pushing and pulling; lifting, dragging, and carrying up to 80 pounds; kneeling; reading; decision making; reaching above shoulder level; using both hands for simple and firm grasping; clarity of hearing; communicating clearly and effectively, in person and by two-way radio; fine finger manipulation; operation of a backhoe, box blade dozer, trackhoe and grout machine; operation of a motor vehicle through city traffic.QUALIFICATIONSKnowledge of:City operations, procedures, and regulations for water and sewer field work.Principles, practices, and methods used in the construction, repair, and maintenance and distribution systems, sewage collections, and meters.Safe and effective work practices and methods for correcting hazardous conditions encountered in the course of work.General layout of water and sewer systems.Ability to:Troubleshoot for faulty system equipment and facilities.Provide lead guidance on a regular basis to a small crew.Operate all water and sewer equipment with skill and proficiency.Respond to emergencies as required.Make independent decisions in field situations with effectiveness and efficiency.Perform a wide range of construction and maintenance activities, using standard methods and equipment.Work effectively with other employees, contractors, and the general public.Safely operate heavy construction and repair equipment with proficiency and efficiency.Recognize and deal with hazards encountered in the course of work.Read, interpret, and understand blueprints and construction drawings.Understand and follow oral and written instructions.TRAINING AND EXPERIENCETwo years of experience in the maintenance, repair and construction of water and sewer systems.

One year experience of supervisory experience.LICENSES AND CERTIFICATESHigh School Diploma or GED.

Possession of a valid Class ” A” CDL or ability to obtain in six months.

Possession of a “C” Water Distribution Certificate or Higher and a Class II Wastewater Collection Certificate or Higher or have ability to obtain in 18 months.*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.Duties, responsibilities and action may change at any time or without notice.