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Utilities Network Crew Member

at The City of Boca Raton

Pay: $17.17 to $29.57/hour
$17.17 - $29.57
Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2453477

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Overall Job Objective

Job Description

ATTENTION: To be considered for employment with the City of Boca Raton, applicants must provide at least ten (10) years of continuous employment history, if applicable. In the event the applicant has not been employed for ten (10) continuous years, all time for the ten (10) year period prior to the date of application must be accounted for including periods of school, unemployment and retirement.

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
 
Performs intermediate semiskilled work in the installation, inspection, repair, and maintenance of water and sewer lines and appurtenances and/or lift station equipment; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision.
 
TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:
 
Works as part of a crew that inspects, installs, repairs and/or replaces, maintains, and constructs water and sewer lines, lift station appurtenances, and related facilities;
Repairs and replaces fire hydrants;
Repairs and replaces valves;
Repairs manholes;
Locates and raises meters and valves;
Installs, replaces, and removes water meters;
Televises sewer lines and documents information;
Reviews sewer videos for infiltration, blockages, deflections, breaks, and lateral information;
Repairs and maintains pumps, valves, blowers, filters, screens, emergency motors, generators, and other equipment;
Pulls pumps and replaces seals and impellers;
Repairs line leaks; installs meters; replaces box rim lids; removes water meters for nonpayment of bills;
Changes meters; repairs meter leaks; performs water pressure tests;
Locates lines and main service lines for contractors and other utility companies; and
Picks up supplies and materials; stocks truck with parts and supplies.
 
RELATED TASKS:
 
Dislodge sewer line blockages;
Performs landscaping and surface restoration at job site;
May operate trucks, tapping machines, TV line equipment, and other equipment in connection with above tasks;
Installs backflow prevention devices on water meters;
Inform residents and customers of precautionary boil water notices;
Conducts fire hydrant flushing;
Paints interior and exterior of lift stations;
Reads utility plans and atlases;
May be required to work overtime and/or be on call;
Documents work activities;
Reads meters and gauges;
Perform confined space entry; and
Performs related tasks as required.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
 
General knowledge of the tools, materials, and equipment used in the installation, replacement, maintenance, and repair of water and sewer lines; general knowledge of a variety of maintenance and manual tasks involved in the installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of water and sewer lines and appurtenances; general knowledge of the repair and maintenance of mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical components of lift stations; general knowledge of the use of common hand and power tools; some knowledge of the safe use and operation and preventive maintenance of common automotive and mechanical equipment; ability to follow oral and written directions; ability to perform manual and semiskilled labor for extended periods, often under adverse conditions.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
 
Possess a High School diploma or GED or have the ability to obtain the educational equivalent within the first twelve (12) months of employment. Experience in maintenance, repair and/or construction of water and/or sewer lines and/or lift stations maintenance preferred.
 

CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:

Any educational achievement obtained during the first twelve (12) months of employment must meet the standards recognized by the FDEP for eligibility to sit for the Water Distribution Operator's examination administered by the State of Florida.

Failure to obtain the required educational qualification within the first twelve (12) months of employment will result in unsuccessfully completing the required probationary period. 
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of valid State of Florida Class "E" driver's license with no more than six (6) points in a three (3) year period.

Abstained from the use of cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products for at least one year prior to their date of hire, and shall abstain from the use of tobacco products at all times during the period of their employment with the City while both on and off duty.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
 
Must be able to lift, carry and push articles weighing up to 50 lbs. Must be able to wear hard hat/helmet, safety glasses, goggles, safety shoes/boots, hearing protectors, welder's helmet, face shield, safety harness, safety vest, and gloves. Exposure to extreme temperatures, animals/insects, electrical hazards, confined spaces, heights, noise, vibration, dust, vapors, fumes, mist, gases, irritants, toxic metals, poisons, moving mechanical parts, and bloodborne pathogens.
 

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS:

The background check process for this position may include:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Employment Verification
  • Reference Checks
  • Motor Vehicles Report (MVR) Check
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Certification/License Verification
  • Physical
  • Drug and Alcohol Screen