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Lakeland Electric Water Utilities Pipefitter I in Lakeland, Florida

This is semi-skilled work in the installation and repair of water distribution and/or wastewater collection facilities and mechanisms. Work involves responsibility for the performance of semi-skilled duties assisting in the installation, repair, and maintenance of water and/or wastewater services and mains. The employee normally works under direct supervision, and all work is inspected in progress and upon completion. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS: * Lays water mains; installs hydrants, valves, fittings, clamps, and sleeves; flushes lines; backfills around pipes; landscapes upon completion. * Makes routine water taps; digs holes for taps; sets up tapping mechanism; makes tie-ins; installs water service lines and meters. * Performs maintenance on materials, tools, and equipment. * Yarns, pours and pounds lead; cuts and bevels pipes; threads pipes; caulks joints. * Operates related heavy equipment such as electric grinder, air compressor, jack hammer, acetylene torch, dump truck and boom truck; may operate backhoe. * Perform helper duties for night time call out. * Performs all other associated duties regarding the installation, maintenance of water lines/attributes and other associated services provided by the City. * May be required to work overtime, or alternate hours, as necessary for the efficient operation of the department. * Position is designated as Mission Critical by Department Director. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS: * Performs emergency repairs on the water distribution system after normal working hours; subject to working overtime and participating in stand-by duty. * Performs related work as required. QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE) AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: * High school diploma from an accredited school or its equivalent. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: * Must possess and maintain a valid state of Florida driver's license. * Must be able to obtain Class "A" CDL with appropriate endorsements as are required by the employing department within six (6) months of employment. * Must be able to obtain a Class "C" Water Distribution License within eighteen (18) months of employment. * Must maintain a valid telephone number. * Required to pass and maintain qualification for: * Respiratory Protection Physical. * Pulmonary Function. * Qualitative and Quantitative Fit Test(s). KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: * Skill in the use of small hand tools and related equipment. * Ability to learn the methods, practices and use of tools required for pipe, main service and water meter installation, testing, and repair. * Ability to operate line locating equipment. * Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the general public. * Ability to perform heavy physical manual tasks for extended periods, often in adverse climatic conditions. WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : * Requires manual work that involves walking or standing some of the time and exerting up to 100 pounds of force on a recurring basis. * Occupation does require repetitive motion such as movement of the wrists, hands, legs and/or fingers. * The job risks exposure to some significant environmental hazards (entering confined spaces, chemical, electrical, mechanical, height, and heat), bright/dim light, inside and outside environmental conditions, asbestos containing materials and noise levels. * The job requires normal visual acuity, and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth, perception, and texture perception. 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 a drug free workplace. This position is considered a mandatory testing position, which is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. All City of Lakeland positions are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing. As a condition of employment you will be required to pass the pre-employment drug test in accordance with Florida Statute 440.102. THE CITY OF LAKELAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE Job Title: Water Utilities Pipefitter I Closing Date/Time: Thu. 06/03/21 4:00 PM Eastern Time Salary: $18.55 - $23.67 Hourly $1,483.86 - $1,893.63 Biweekly $3,215.03 - $4,102.87 Monthly $38,580.35 - $49,234.47 Annually Job Type: Full Time Regular UWUA Location: City of Lakeland, Employment Services, 500 N. Lake Parker Avenue, Lakeland, Florida Department: Water Utilities 15