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City of Arma, KS.
Job Description
PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR WITH WATER/WASTEWATER CERTIFICATION

 
REPORTS TO: Mayor and/or City Council

SUMMARY:
 * Coordinates and supervises day to day operations of the City owned utilities and properties.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION:
 * To plan, coordinate and schedule personnel, materials, and equipment necessary to maintain the City streets, alleys, parks, water system, sewer system, electric system, and properties in good working order and sound condition.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 *  Twenty-Four-hour responsibility for effective operation of the City Water, Sewer, and Electric systems. Monitors the operation of the water and sewer pumps. Coordinates preventative maintenance, trouble shooting and repair activities. Participates in the submission of required reports to insure compliance with current rules and regulations.
 *  Checks City properties daily for needed repair, preventative maintenance and submits ideas for improvements/repairs to the City Council for action.
 *  Maintains City Swimming Pool when open and coordinates Fall closing and Spring opening of the pool and its services.
 *  Grades City alleys, Plows snow, digs water leaks, cleans ditches, operates all equipment as needed, and assists any other employee with their job duties as needed.
 *  Participates in hiring, evaluation, and termination of the PW Department employees.
 *  Participates in the budget process of the PW Department
 *  Ensures safe work practices (self and employees) when performing work for the City.
 *  Develops work schedules for the PW Department.
 *  Performs other duties as assigned by the City Council as a whole.
 *  Performs duties with/of his/her assistants.
 *  Approves purchases of all supplies needed for various projects throughout the City.   
*  Will occasionally be needed to work after regular hours in emergency situations.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIRED:
•   Valid class C Kansas Drivers License
•   High School diploma or GED
•   Minimum KDHE Class 2 Water / Class 2 Wastewater certifications
•   Maintain ongoing education with KDHE to retain certifications.
•   Experience in equipment operation (street maintenance equipment, trucks, loaders, grader, backhoes, skid steers, bucket trucks, tractors, mowers, etc.)
•   Experience equipment maintenance and repair (welding, hydrant maintenance, water line maintenance, road repair, tree trimming and removal, pool maintenance, general plumbing, electrical, and carpentry. etc)
•   Pass a background check, Physical exam, and Drug screening.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES:
•   Knowledge of tools and equipment used on the job.
•   Knowledge and skill to inspect, repair and adjust pumps, wells hydrants, valves, well house equipment, lift stations, water mains and services, sewer mains and manholes, electric distribution lines, transformers, services, and meters.
•   Knowledge and skill in the installation of water mains, services, and meters.
•   Knowledge and skill in taking water samples.
•   Knowledge to keep accurate records for water and wastewater departments.
•   Ability to thoroughly inspect motors and pumps and to analyze need for repair or replacement.
•   Willingness to take direction from the Electric Lineman to make decisions on repairs or replacement of the electric distribution system.
•   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, outside contractors and parts suppliers, other Government entities, and the public.
•   Knowledge to perform all duties effectively, efficiently, and safely in the PW Department.
•   Computer knowledge including Email and Word programs.

MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
•   Plans, directs, and coordinates a yearly program for City streets, sidewalks, curbs, street signs, parks, water lines, water plant, sewer lines, lift stations and all other city properties to insure the highest level of maintenance at the most favorable cost within the budget.
•   Coordinate with the City Electrical Lineman the needs of all electric department projects and equipment.
•   Anticipate seasonal maintenance needs for paving, plowing, mowing, pool, and other services and plans for availability of equipment, personnel, and materials.
•   Operates all equipment including backhoe, trucks, etc.
•   Performs or assigns various preventative and corrective maintenance services on City equipment and vehicles to insure safe and proper operation.
•   Operates various mechanic/shop power equipment and hand tools.
•   Maintains or assigns the maintenance of all City owned property.

POTENTIAL HAZARD EXPOSURE:
•   Job requirements may result in exposure to extreme weather conditions and temperatures, contact with fuel/chemicals daily, traffic, open trenches, confined spaces, electrical hazards, and potential contact with human or infectious waste.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
•   Job requires individual to be physically able, on a daily basis, to bend, walk, lift and carry up to 100     pounds, operate vehicles including: Backhoes, Dump Trucks, Snowplows, Tractors, Skid Steers, Bucket Trucks, Sewer rodder, Lawn Mowers, and other equipment and tools associated with the position.

DRESS REQUIREMENTS:
 *Comfortable, clean (to start each day) clothing and shoes provided by the employee. Gloves, rubber boots, or other safety equipment required for some duties (provided by city). City issued safety shirt or vest.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

An employee in this classification may perform other duties not described herein. This description does not include all the specific tasks which an employee may be expected to perform. Based on the Public Works Department’s cross-functional team approach to projects, all employees may perform duties in sections other than those regularly assigned as needed and directed. In addition, duties and responsibilities are subject to change as the needs of the city and requirements of the job change.

It is the responsibility of every employee to represent the City of Arma by responding to the public, citizens, its employees, and others promptly and professionally. This includes assisting other staff in the performance of their duties as assigned, maintaining regular job attendance, adherence to assigned working hours, and operating all City equipment and vehicles safely and legally while on City business.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave plus clothing allowance.
Health Insurance and State Retirement.

Resume’ may be sent to either the City Clerk’s email address; arma_bette@ckt.net or can be mailed to
P.O. Box 829 Arma, KS. 66712.

Any questions can be submitted by either calling City Hall 620-347-4125 or email.

All applications must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Wednesday February 10th.
City Council reserves the right to accept and or reject any and or all applications submitted.  EOE

 


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The Public Works Utilities Division in Derby, Kansas is looking for civic-minded men and women who have a desire to learn and grow in a Utility Division.

Utility Operator I
  • Open until filled
    $15.55 per hou

For more information, or to apply online, visit: www.derbyks.com/jobs
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The city of Gardner, Kansas is accepting applications for a water plant operator.

Position Title:   Plant Operator - Water
Department:   Utility
Reports To:   Plant Supervisor - Water
Salary Range:   3) $18.02/hr - $22.52/hr.
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime pay)


Job Summary:
The Plant Operator (Water) performs skilled and specialized work in the operation and maintenance of the City of Gardner's water treatment plants.
Job Scope:
The Plant Operator - Water maintains a minimum of a Class II Operator certificate from the State of Kansas. The fully trained operator will hold a Class IV Operator certificate from the State of Kansas, this employee works with a degree of independence in judgments and actions. This employee may be required to work weekends and/or shift work. This employee is responsible to the Plant Supervisor (Water).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
   * Perform assigned treatment plant rounds to inspect, monitor and document plant operations by reading and interpreting information provided by the SCADA system, meters, gauges and other instrumentation;
   * Inspect, monitor and document remote and storage facility stations; address and report abnormal conditions;
   * Operate, adjust, and maintain all pumps, valves, motors and other equipment required to maintain appropriate operations; backwash filters and perform chemical cleanings as needed;
   * Monitor and report chemical inventories;
        * Safely receive and unload chemical deliveries; transfer day tank chemicals; change one-ton chlorine cylinders;
   * Maintain, compile and update plant and remote facilities operations logs and reports; perform and record mathematical calculations related to plant operational activities. Must be able to communicate effectively as well as follow written and oral instructions;
   * Collect samples; perform a variety of routine water quality laboratory tests for process control and regulatory compliance; complete associated documentation for sample collection and analyses; work closely with the laboratory on testing requirements;
   * Perform general plant facility maintenance such as cleaning and repairing plan facilities as required;
   * Ability to work weekend, overtime, regular days off or holidays as assigned or needed;
   * Respond to emergency alarms and calls as required;
   * Operate assigned equipment and vehicles;
   * Assist with snow removal as required, including operating snow plow and shoveling walk area’s;
   * Accept a responsible role in implementing the safety culture of the department; adhere to safe work practices and procedures; review chemical MSD sheets. Must be able to demonstrate proper use of required safety equipment and participate in required safety meetings. Correctly wear personal protective equipment for appropriate situations;
   * Utilize a variety of software applications such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word);and learn new software programs as they are introduced;
   * Assist in the guidance training of plant operators and maintenance workers;
   * Ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations;
   * Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisors, and customers, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work directions;
   * Performs other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.
 
Education, Certification and Experience Requirements:
 High school diploma or GED and possession of Kansas Class I Water Plant Operator certification or the ability to attain it within a 12 month period; previous experience or course work in water treatment is desired; or the equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, with a minimum of one (1) year experience in operation and maintenance of a water production plant, storage facilities, inlet structures, towers and pumping stations. A fully trained operator will hold a Class IV Water Plant Operator certification from the State of Kansas. Requires the possession of a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices related to the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant, storage facilities, towers, and pumping stations. Skill and knowledge in use of equipment, electric controls, minor electric repairs, and tools needed to operate and maintain a water production plant and related facilities. Ability to read and understand O&M manuals, schematics, and drawings relating to water plant operations. Knowledge in preparing solutions, operating test equipment and collecting samples for chemical analysis. Ability to prepare written reports. Must have knowledge of KDHE and other state and federal regulations relating to water treatment and production. Must have good communication and mathematical skills. Knowledge of chemicals and their use in water treatment. Ability to maintain good working relationships with supervisors and other City employees and ability to maintain a good relationship with the general public.

Tools and Equipment Used:
Pick-up trucks, lab equipment, safety equipment, multimeters, computers, electronic equipment and hand tools.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be capable to negotiate rough terrain as needed to access, maintain, and operate all water plants, lake inlet structures, storage facilities, towers and pump stations. Must be capable of lifting 20-50 pounds occasionally in confined space during the execution of duties. Requires mobility to complete errands, flexibility of body, manual dexterity, and hand/eye coordination adequate to use equipment as assigned. Must be able to work at heights well above ground level.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, this position functions primarily on a job site. Manual labor is required. Adverse weather conditions including prolonged exposure to temperature and precipitation extremes are a factor, as is exposure to fuels, exhaust, chemicals and hazardous implements and equipment.

Selection Guidelines:
Formal application, rating of education and experience; and successful completion of oral interview; reference check; physical and drug screen; and background checks are required. Job-related tests including assessments may be required.

Applicants should apply online @ http://www.gardnerkansas.gov/government/departments-and-divisions-/human-resources/job-openings

The City of Gardner is an equal opportunity employer. Any applicant/employee with a disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act may request an accommodation to perform the functions of this position. Requests should be directed to the immediate supervisor. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work 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 the position.
 
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
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City of Oakley Seeking Application for Water/Wastewater Operator/Floater.

This is a full-time position with a great benefit package, valued at over $25,000, which includes: KPERS retirement, paid full family insurance, dental, sick leave, holiday pay, and vacation.

This position primarily has duties in Water and Wastewater Department.  Duties will include repair and maintenance of water lines, well houses, and lift stations, reading meters and assisting other departments as needed.  Successful applicant will be required to operate loader, backhoe, skid steer, mowers and other departmental equipment.

TYPE:  Full-time

SALARY: Starting salary is $14.25/hr. Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be a United States Citizen, 18 years old by the time of hire, High School diploma or GED required.  Experience is preferred but not required.

An application can be found at: http://discoveroakley.com/303/Job-Opportunities

Please submit applications or refer questions to:

City of Oakley
ATTN: City Administrator
209 Hudson Avenue
Oakley, KS 67748
(785) 671-3219

Position Open Until Filled

 
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Do you have a knack for hands-on science and learning more about wastewater treatment operations?  If so, the City of Pittsburg has a great opportunity for you.

Under direct supervision, the WWTP Operator Apprentice learns to perform maintenance, cleaning, repairs, construction related activities associated with the wastewater treatment plant. Daily operations duties around the wastewater treatment facility including; sample collection, equipment operation, grit removal, chemical preparation, process review, maintenance of buildings, machinery and grounds, odor control system operation, SCADA review and operation, sludge dewatering and conditioning, tank cleaning, assistance to maintenance personnel, chemical feed adjustments, secondary by-pass operation, anaerobic digester operation, calibration of process equipment, lift station inspection, process control, and other related duties.

This position reports to the Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent. The job position summary, duties, and responsibilities are not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills or competencies with this job. Employees are expected to perform other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The primary duties of work are performed outdoors and may include working in adverse weather conditions.

Work may involve 24-hour availability during emergency situations. This will include overtime and call back situations as required.

Work in confined spaces and trench excavations as required.

Requirements
1. High school diploma or equivalent.
2. Works to obtain Kansas Commercial Driver’s License Class A
a. Air Brake Endorsement
b. Tanker Endorsement – may be optionally required
c. Automatic Transmission
d. Standard Transmission – may be optionally required

3. Works to obtain OSHA – 10 Hour

4. Works to obtain Required Certifications
a. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Wastewater Treatment Facility Class I Operator Certification
b. National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Certification: Core Curriculum
c. National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Certification: Electrical – Level 1.

5. Basic competencies using Microsoft products such as Outlook, Word, and Excel.

6. Ability to enter and process work order data in asset management system.

7. Ability to utilize smartphones, tablets, and computers for communicating, corresponding, and processing work orders.

This position is full-time, non-exempt.  Starting pay is $14/hr or more depending on experience.

Apply online today at www.pittks.org/jobs

 

 
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Employment Opportunities / City of Maize Seeks Water & Wastewater Operator
« Last post by krwanet on December 04, 2020, 11:24:42 am »
Water & Wastewater Operator Job Opening

The City of Maize Public Works Department is accepting applications for a full-time Water and Wastewater Operator. This is a Head Operator position which is responsible for overseeing, operating, and maintaining the city’s water and sewer infrastructure systems including drinking water disinfection and distribution system, lift stations, sewer collection system, and wastewater treatment plant. 

Salary Range: $23.67 - $32.67 per hour

Duties and Responsibilities: [/b]
•   Direct and coordinate the technical and administrative activities of the Water and Wastewater Utilities Systems to ensure safe, efficient, and continuous operations.
•   Plan and coordinate projects, maintenance programs, and other activities.
•   Ensures all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements are accurately and timely met.
•   Recommends and/or oversees procurement of utility equipment and supplies.
•   Works effectively with a variety of staff, other governmental representatives, and the public; deals tactfully and courteously with the public and maintains composure in difficult and stressful situations.
•   Promotes the good will of the city.
•   Assists in preparation for, response to, and recovery from, the impacts of a wide variety of disasters or emergency situations.
•   Ability to troubleshoot and perform maintenance on any related equipment or machinery.
•   Oversee and direct city staff in Water and Wastewater activities.
•   Oversee and/or perform daily operations of the Water and Wastewater systems.
•   Ability to train employees in water and wastewater operations.

Qualification Requirements:
•   A valid Kansas Driver’s license (CDL preferred)
•   Class III Water and Wastewater Certification
•   Minimum five years’ experience in municipal water and wastewater.
•   Ability to evaluate and diagnose problems and to make judgments and effective decisions.
•   Ability to communicate effectively; both orally and in writing.

Physical Demands:
•   Ability to lift and carry up to 90 pounds.
•   Ability to meet job demands under some stressful and prolonged situations.
•   Ability to work long hours under adverse weather conditions and during emergencies.

Apply online at: cityofmaize.org
For additional information or questions, please contact Nick Vestering, Deputy Public Works Director at 316-722-4854 or nvestering@cityofmaize.org
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FULL-TIME WATER MAINTENANCE WORKER WANTED

The City of Abilene, Public Works Department, is accepting applications for full-time Water Maintenance worker position.  This position is responsible for operating a variety of equipment and manual labor in the maintenance of all water distribution materials, including main lines, meters, valves and hydrants.  The position is also responsible for the maintenance of sewer collection lines. 

A high school diploma or G.E.D. and a valid Kansas Driver’s license is required.   The City offers a competitive wage and benefits package.  Wage is subject to qualifications and experience. 

Apply online at http://www.abilenecityhall.com/jobs.aspx.  The position is open until filled.
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Employment Opportunities / CITY OF WICHITA - ENGINEER
« Last post by JHensley on November 16, 2020, 03:58:04 pm »
Position of Engineer
$45,551.00 - $80,992.00 Annually
Full Time - Wichita, Kansas

Distinguishing Features of Work

The primary work function of this position is to oversee the coordination of schedules and construction progressions for major capital projects. Projects will include the Northwest Water Treatment Facility and the Biological Nutrient Removal project. Combined, these projects represent $1 billion dollars in investment.

Supplementary work in civil or mechanical engineering coordinating contracted public infrastructure projects, which generally includes supervision of project inspectors and managing project budgets. Projects generally include construction of sanitary sewers, water mains, storm sewers, site grading, street pavement, and sidewalk.

Work is directed and reviewed through the establishment of goals and subsequent evaluation progress toward goal attainments. Reports directly to the Division Manager.
Examples of Work Performed
•Monitors construction activity for schedule coordination and review of pay applications.
•Oversight of Design-Builder and Owner’s Representative activities.
•Ensures conformity of construction work with plans, specifications, standards, and policies and assists in resolving construction problems.
•Monitors project budgets and schedules through completion of construction.
•Conducts pre-construction conferences.
•Conducts site reviews of the progress of construction projects.
•Approves partial payments, change orders, and final payments for projects.
•Resolves problems with contractors, citizens, and inspectors.
•Completion of work assignments will require operation of a vehicle.
•These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive.
•Other related duties may be assigned as needed.

Requirements of Work
•Knowledge of modern principles and practices of professional civil or mechanical engineering
•Knowledge of techniques applied to the construction and maintenance of public improvement projects.
•Knowledge of advance construction scheduling and tracking applications.
•Ability to effectively plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
•Ability to use a computer to access, interpret, and record information.
•Ability to traverse uneven terrain, ascend and descend steps or a ladder, and tolerate airborne environmental nuisances associated with construction sites.
•Ability to lean and reach as needed to read and interpret plans and specifications from a print that may be as large as 36 by 48 inches with information printed as small as twenty characters per inch.
•Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, employees of other departments, representatives of other organizations, and the public.
•Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
•Ability to acquire and maintain a valid Kansas driver's license.

Required Experience and Training
Bachelor's degree in civil or mechanical engineering, with preference for the civil discipline.  An equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered. Preference for persons with experience using PrimaVera P6 or other advance construction scheduling and tracking software applications. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal records check.

APPLY: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wichita/jobs/2905022/engineer

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Employment Opportunities / AMI Seeking Water Meter Installers
« Last post by krwanet on November 09, 2020, 09:28:44 pm »
AMI Water Meter Installer

Job Description

NexGen Utility Solutions has a current opportunity for water meter installers.  This technician will be responsible for checking the existing meter, replacing the old water meter, the old register, installing a network module, and doing a final test of the meter.  You may need to explain to the customer that we are doing a meter register change out and answer any questions. Must accurately collect customer data and document the installations in handheld device.  Complete training will be provided, but some basic understanding of field equipment installs is a plus. The technicians will work on a current meter change out project and other projects after completion. Travel required.
 
Must be dependable, detail-oriented, have good verbal skills, and a neat/clean appearance.  Must be comfortable interacting with customers and quality-oriented.  Must have the ability to use assigned tools properly and work within safety guidelines. 
 
Compensation:   $30K-35K    (Opportunity for advancement)

Qualifications
•   Must be a High School graduate, or the Equivalent. 
•   Previous experience as a Tech with 1-3 years field experience is strongly desired. 
•   Must have the basic knowledge of water meters and plumbing. 
•   Must have valid Driver's License.
•   Must be detail oriented, have good verbal skills and a neat/clean appearance. 
•   Must pass drug screening and background check.
•   Must be comfortable interacting with customers and quality oriented. 
•   Must have the ability to use assigned tools properly and work within safety guidelines.
•   Must be able to travel 

NexGen Utility Solutions values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Please contact
Kim Rambo
404-900-9980,  ext 1020
krambo@nexgenusa.com
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The City of Gardner is seeking applicants for the Position of Maintenance Worker - Line

Position Title:      Maintenance Worker – Line
Department:      Utility
Reports To:      LM Superintendent
Salary Range:      2
FLSA Status:      Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime pay)
 


Job Summary:

The Maintenance Worker (Line) performs semi-skilled work in a wide variety of water and sewer maintenance and construction tasks.

Job Scope:

Requires job-acquired skills and the use of motorized equipment.  Performs maintenance and construction of water and sewer lines.  Work is subject to supervision and review by a supervisor.  Employee does not have supervisory responsibility for subordinate personnel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•   Performs repairs to water lines by responding to water leaks; identifying the source of leak; isolating line segment; exposing and making repairs; flushing system; placing line back into service; operating all the required valves; ensuring job site safety at all times.
•   Performs testing of new construction water lines.
•   Performs repairs to sewer lines by exposing the sewer line; identifying the source of the problem; avoiding the creation of damage to other utilities; conducting repairs; and ensuring a safe job site at all times.
•   Completes work for customer service calls by responding to service call requests for water to be turned on, leaks at mains, sewer stoppages, and for service to lines; deploying with adequate equipment; and expediting the return to service of sewer or water to customers.
•   Performs preventative maintenance by performing pull down maintenance utilizing the flush truck or mounted trailer; removing obstructions in sewer lines by derooting, cleaning, or introducing chemicals; and performing CCTV inspections to identify line problems as required.
•   Completes installation of sewer and water taps by assisting with installation service of taps by exposing mains in asphalt, soils, or concrete; installing tap penetrating mains; isolating line as required; inspecting and testing for leaks at new connections.
•   Conducts repairs to hydrants and valves by isolating fire hydrant lead; exposing piping and assessing damages for repair; replacing or reinstalling parts; performing inspections prior to placing hydrant in service; exposing valve; isolating line segment; identifying problem; repairing valve back to operational level; and placing valve into the open position.
•   Operate concrete cutting and breaking equipment; operate a jackhammer; pour and finish concrete; construct concrete forms and perform other rough carpentry work.
•   Maintains accurate records of work performed in Lucity.
•   Assists Street and Sidewalk division with snow removal from streets and sidewalks and other with plow or with shovels as needed.
•   Performs other skilled related duties as deemed necessary or as required

Education, Certification and Experience Requirements:
High school diploma or GED.  Minimum of one (1) year experience in semi-skilled maintenance or construction, and/or operation of equipment, similar to that of the assignment or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, ability and skill.  Requires the possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and a good driving record.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of maintenance and construction methods or procedures for water distribution and sewer collection systems, etc.  Good knowledge of the operations, maintenance, adaptability and limitations of the equipment used.  Ability to make minor repairs of equipment used in the field.  Ability to follow oral or written instructions.  Ability to perform physical labor in varied climatic and work situations.  Ability to work overtime when required.  Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with superiors, other employees and the general public contacted in the course of the work. 

Tools and Equipment Used:
Pick-up trucks, self-propelled tractor mowers, back hoe, high-loader, dump trucks, skid loader, track loader, sewer cleaning and flushing equipment, and other related equipment.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be capable to negotiate rough terrain on foot to access maintenance problems. In accordance with Department of Labor guidelines this position must be capable of occasionally lifting 50-100 pounds in confined space during execution of duties.  Must be capable of exerting 25-50 pounds frequently and 10-20 pounds constantly.  Must be capable to operate a variety of motorized and heavy equipment.  Requires mobility to complete errands, flexibility of body, manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination adequate to use equipment as assigned.  Must be able to climb in and out of ditches using all required safety precautions.  Requires mobility to complete errands, flexibility of body, manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination adequate to use equipment as assigned.  Must be able to work at heights well above ground level and in manholes below ground level.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, this position functions primarily on a job site.  Manual labor is required.  Adverse weather conditions including prolonged exposure to temperature and precipitation extremes are a factor, as is exposure to fuels, exhaust, chemicals and hazardous implements and equipment. 

Selection Guidelines:
Formal application, rating of education and experience; and successful completion of oral interview; reference check; physical and drug screen; and background checks are required.  Job-related tests including assessments may be required.  Apply online at http://www.gardnerkansas.gov/government/departments-and-divisions-/human-resources/job-openings

 
The City of Gardner is an equal opportunity employer.  Any applicant/employee with a disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act may request an accommodation to perform the functions of this position.  Requests should be directed to the immediate supervisor.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work 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 the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
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