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JEA Apprentice Maintenance Mechanic UIS in Jacksonville, Florida

Under direct supervision, performs skilled craft work associated with operating heavy equipment and other types of specialized equipment used in construction, maintenance and preventive maintenance activities in connection with public utilities projects. Performs skilled pipefitting work for the inspection, installation, maintenance, repair, and upgrade of utility lines and related system components. The Apprentice Maintenance Mechanic – Utility Installer Servicer will participate in an apprenticeship training program in which successful completion of an approved schedule of work experience and training will be required in order to maintain employment. The employee will enter into a written agreement with JEA and the staff of the Department of Labor and Employment Security, Bureau of Apprenticeship.

This is a multi-year apprenticeship position in which the employee will attend classroom and on-the-job training necessary to perform the following job tasks:

  • Operates equipment used in construction, maintenance and preventive maintenance activities for water and wastewater pipes and appurtenances.
  • Performs finishing and grading operations.
  • Operates trailers and tractors to transport heavy equipment.
  • Checks operating and safety conditions of equipment, performs minor servicing, makes minor mechanical repairs, and reports needed repairs.
  • Inspects, installs, maintains and repairs utility lines and related system components (i.e. hydrants, meters, air release valves).
  • Lays block and brick and performs finished cement work.
  • Utilizes hand tools in performance of duties.
  • Maintains inventories of materials, tools and equipment and insures they are in proper working order.
  • Completes records, manually or via computer, such as daily vehicle checklists, work tickets, employee time sheets, requisitions, and maintains equipment operations and service records.
  • Verifies utility locations.
  • Cleans and maintains equipment, grounds and facilities.
  • Checks barricades and other safety devices for proper placement at job site.
  • Performs other job related tasks as assigned.

_OPEN REQUIREMENTS:_

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and pass the following:
Physical Abilities Test that is representative of the physical demands of the job. (See physical requirements listed on position description.)
Pre-employment examination and substance abuse testing prior to employment. (See physical requirements listed on position description.)

_LICENSING/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION:_

A valid driver's license is required prior to employment and must be maintained during employment in this classification; additionally a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) of a certain level and/or with certain endorsements will be required, as will be described in this job specification.
A valid Class A Commercial Driver's License must be obtained within twelve (12) months of employment and must be maintained during employment in this classification.
Successful completion of the JEA Permit Required Confined Space course during the Apprenticeship Program.
Successful completion of the JEA Trenching and Shoring, Competent Person course during the Apprenticeship Program.
Passing the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Water Distribution System Operator Level III exam, and obtaining that license, during the Apprenticeship Program.
A valid Class A Commercial Driver's License will be required prior to entering Level 2, Step 1 of the Apprenticeship Program and must be maintained during employment in this classification.

Note: Successful completion of an approved schedule of work experience and training will be required during the entire apprenticeship period in order to maintain employment. Employees in this classification will enter into a written agreement with JEA and the State of Florida, Department of Labor and Employment Security, Bureau of Apprenticeship.

Job: *Operations - Water / Wastewater

Title: Apprentice Maintenance Mechanic UIS

Location: FL-Jacksonville

Requisition ID: 11801

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