Utility Systems Worker - Water

City of Upland Upland, CA
GENERAL PURPOSE

Perform a variety of duties involved in the maintenance, repair, installation, and construction of the water distribution pipeline system and associated areas; perform other related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class. Other duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, either orally or in writing.

* Installs, renews, and disconnects water and wastewater services; repairs service leaks; installs and repairs mains, laterals, valves, and fittings; installs and repairs hydrants; reads, replaces, repairs, and rebuilds meters; turns on and off main line valves, hydrants, and fire service lines; installs tanker meters to hydrants; exercises valves and hydrants.

* Participates in hydro-jetting excavation for the utilities division; safely excavates around underground utilities; repairs broken sewer lines; cleans, repairs, and services manholes, catch basins, and sewer lines; performs confined space entry as required.

* Raises vault lids and value caps; forms, pours, and finishes concrete around hydrants in alleys and sidewalks and around meter boxes; lays asphalt; installs and repairs fences and gates; installs shoring in ditches.

* Operates a variety of technical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or motorized equipment used to maintain or operate utility systems.

* Monitors, analyzes, evaluates, and maintains mechanical operation of equipment used to produce, distribute, collect, or treat potable, and recycled water and wastewater.

* Cleans and maintains pump and reservoir sites; drains, washes down, and repairs facility coating; chlorinates wells and reservoirs.

* Paints piping, walks, building interiors and exteriors, gates, and other structures; performs welding, fabrication of pipeline, and pipefitting.

* Reads and works from maps, blueprints, and sketches; draws maps and records measurements.

* Observes safety precautions regarding traffic control, confined space, trenching, excavating, and power equipment operation; sets up traffic control equipment; directs traffic in the street during construction processes.

* Responds to emergency calls and customer complaints; maintains records and logs; completes reports as necessary.

* Operates a variety of vehicles, tools, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of utility systems.

* Performs landscape duties on pump and reservoir sites.

* Drives vehicles to work sites; load vehicles on trailers and haul trailers to worksites; loads material and debris into dump trucks and pickup trucks; drives trucks to work sites and dumping areas; unloads materials and debris.

QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Knowledge of:

Basic tools, materials, and equipment used in utility construction work and grounds maintenance; basic mathematical principles; safe driving principles and practices; operational characteristics of specialized water production and distribution system maintenance equipment; materials, methods, practices, and equipment used in water production and distribution system maintenance and repair; occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in maintenance and repair work.

Ability to:

Learn operational characteristics of specialized water production and distribution system maintenance equipment; learn materials, methods, practices, and equipment used in water production and distribution system maintenance and repair; learn occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in maintenance and repair work learn to operate a wide variety of equipment and tools used in water production and distribution systems maintenance and repair in a safe and effective manner; perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time; operate a motor vehicle safely; learn to read, interpret, and apply a technical information from manuals, drawings, specifications, layouts, blueprints, and schematics; perform accurate mathematical calculations; understand and follow oral and written instructions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; perform water production and distribution system maintenance and repair with accuracy, speed, and minimal supervision; read, interpret, and apply a technical information from manuals, drawings, specifications, layouts, blueprints, and schematics; and operate a wide variety of equipment and tools used in water production and distribution system maintenance and repair in a safe and effective manner.

Education:

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.

One year of journey level experience in construction and/or maintenance work with a public agency or utility district is desired.

Licenses/ Certificates/ Special Requirements:

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Commercial California driver's license, an acceptable driving record and evidence of insurability.

This position is subject to mandatory drug and alcohol testing pursuant to Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration requirements.

Possession of a Grade I Water Distribution Certificate from the State of California, Department of Public Health is required.

Possession of a Grade I Water Treatment Operator Certificate is required within the first 12 months of employment.

Additional certifications may be required depending on area of assignment.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

Incumbents in this class series must have the ability to stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, climb, push, pull and lift up to 50 pounds and wear protective apparel; exposure to heat, noise, outdoors, vibration, confining work space, chemicals, explosive materials, mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, and traffic hazards; ability to travel to different site and locations; availability for on-call, stand-by, and emergency call. The position requires close vision, ability to adjust focus, and color vision.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math; work with interruptions; and interact with officials and the public.

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