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Lakeland Electric Utility Worker - LE Apparatus Shop in Lakeland, Florida

This is an entry-level position for high school graduates who have successfully completed the required industry certification at the Lakeland Electric Power/Energy Academy. Positions will be allocated in the utility to prepare future workers where identified need exists and skills and student goals match. Work is evaluated for overall effectiveness and adherence to safe workplace practices. This is a part-time, temporary position in the apparatus shop, good for up to 2 years of employment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS: * Performs basic level skills as required in the designated position. * Participates in skills training as appropriate. * Must demonstrate behaviors of commitment, trustworthiness, and excellent customer relations. * Receives and diagnoses field equipment and assists in the appropriate repair, rebuilding, or scrapping. * Completes the regulated environmental clean-up and documentation of spills. * Assists in welding and cutting operations while maintaining quality and safety. * Assists in the maintenance and repair of line crew and substation personnel tools and equipment and related testing. * Operates the oil recovery system and related quality control. * Learns and performs the recordkeeping for tool and equipment control. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: * Depending on the position, may be required to sweep floors, use hand tools, mow lawns, organize inventory, file, answer phones, perform housekeeping duties, and other entry level functions. * Performs related work as required. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: * None QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE) AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: * Graduate from Lakeland Electric Power/Energy Academy with required industry certification. * Recommendation of the Lakeland Electric Power Academy instructor or a Power Academy Job Shadowing Program Mentor. * An equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies necessary for success in the target position may be considered. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: * Must maintain City driving privileges/valid Florida driver's license. * May be required to obtain a CDL license within a designated time period for certain positions. * Must maintain a valid contact phone number. * May be required to attend meetings at locations other than primary work location. * May be required to work overtime, or alternate hours, as necessary for the efficient operation of the department. * Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: * Knowledge of the utility industry, including safety practices, terminology, equipment and customer service expectations. * Ability to build successful working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization. * Ability to follow complex instructions * Ability to learn utility-specific skills based on position assignment * Ability to perform physically demanding work (in some positions) * Ability to properly use hand tools or office equipment appropriate for the position. WORKING ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS: * Dependent on position assignment. See job description of position closest to that of the functions being performed. All City of Lakeland positions are subject to testing (e.g. written, oral, performance, computerized, interview, and/or any combination). Candidates selected for testing will be notified via email or telephone. Please check your e-mail and telephone messages regularly, including "junk" folders. Test times and locations to be announced. THE CITY OF LAKELAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE Job Title: Utility Worker - LE Apparatus Shop Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $13.00 Hourly Job Type: Part Time Temporary Location: City of Lakeland, Employment Services, 500 N. Lake Parker Avenue, Lakeland, Florida Department: ED-Sub Ops-Apparatus Shop 2017660000

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