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Metropolitan Utilities District Water Maintenance Trainee in United States

OAC EXTERNAL POSITION POSTING

DATES POSTED: 06/08- 06/22/2021

Job Title:

Water Maintenance Trainee

Entry Wage:

$22.93

Division:

Water Distribution

Standard Wage:

$28.66

Schedule:

Full-Time

Shift:

Mon-Fri; 1st Shift

Reports To:

Foreman, Water Distribution

Job Code:

10288

Position Summary

The Water Maintenance Trainee is trained in the classroom, on-the-job and while assisting other Water Distribution personnel. The Water Maintenance Trainee must successfully complete all required classroom and field training, written and proficiency testing occurring during or prior to the end of a twenty-four (24) month training period to become eligible for consideration for advancement to the position of Water Maintenance Worker.

Essential Functions

  • Install and repair water valves, hydrants, air reliefs, vaults and main breaks.

  • Operate valves and hydrants, break pavement with pneumatic paving breaker, excavate worksites, climb ladders, dig dirt by hand, remove manhole lids, flush hydrants, cut pipe, assemble fittings and transport materials and equipment to and from the worksite.

  • Frequently enter vaults, trenches, and other difficult to access locations in order to perform work.

  • Prepares and joins pipes and fittings to ensure proper fit and function.

  • Backfill, tamp and restore excavations to proper compaction and to original condition.

  • Direct traffic with the use of flag(s) to safely divert traffic away from work area(s).

  • Operate a variety of District equipment and vehicles, to include trucks with manual transmissions.

  • Perform the physical requirements of position.

    Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Assist crew members as directed to ensure work performed is completed effectively and in accordance with established procedures and standards.

  • Maintain/clean equipment and tools to keep in good working order.

  • Communicate with and assist customers, co-workers and management professionally, regardless of provocation.

  • Comply with and understand all pertinent District Safety Standards.

  • Perform a variety of other duties as assigned.

    Additional Minimum Requirements

  • Efficiently and effectively speak, read, comprehend and write English.

    Required Computer Skills

  • Experience with personal computers, tablets, and/or other electronic devices, to include familiarity, with but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word) and enterprise wide software (e.g. SAP and GIS).

    Required Education

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).

    Required License/Certification

  • Valid Driver’s License.

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A to be obtained within sixty (60) days of being placed in position. Maintain valid license while holding position.

    Required Testing/Verification

  • Pre-employment Background Check, Drug Screen and Physical.

  • Hearing Screen.

  • Respirator qualified within 60 days of selection.

  • Employee(s) in this position are covered under the Department of Transportation Operator Qualifications testing requirements.

  • Employee(s) in this position are covered under the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol testing provisions. This includes post-accident, random, reasonable suspension and return to duty testing.

    Preferred Education, Experience and/or Skills

  • Mechanical ability and have experience with hand tools and power tools.

    Work Environments

  • Work inside and outside in all weather conditions and terrain for extended periods of time.

  • Work shift may be extended during weekdays, may also include weekends and call-outs.

  • Work in close quarters such as excavated sites below ground level and vaults.

  • Work with spray paint, solvents, grease, oil and other petroleum/synthetic based products.

    Physical Demands

    General Work Description : Under supervision, works as a member of a crew installing and repairing water mains, water valves and hydrants. Performs unskilled and semiskilled labor work and is in training for Water Maintenance Worker

    Safety Equipment : Protective footwear, eyewear, hardhat, reflective gear, and work gloves.

    (Other safety gear; i.e., ear protection or respirators may be utilized depending on workday.)

    Physical Demands Analysis

    Average hours worked per day: 8

    Hours: 8 hour shifts, overtime as needed

    Not Required

    Rare:

    1% or 1 time a day or less

    Occasionally:

    1-33% of time or 1-12 times per hr

    Frequently:

    34-66% of time or 13-33 times per hr

    Continuously:

    67-100% of time or 34 or more times /hr

    Critical to

    Job Success

    YES NO

    Walking

    X

    X

    Standing

    X

    X

    Sitting

    X

    X

    Balancing

    X

    X

    Grasping - Firm

    X

    X

    Grasping - Simple

    X

    X

    Stooping/Bending /Squatting

    X

    X

    Climbing

    X

    X

    Twisting - Neck

    X

    X

    Twisting -

    lumbar

    X

    X

    Crawling

    X

    X

    Fingering

    X

    X

    Material Handling

    X

    X

    Feeling

    X

    X

    Hammering

    X

    X

    Reclining

    X

    X

    Jumping

    X

    X

    Throwing

    X

    X

    Running

    X

    X

    Reaching above shoulder level

    X

    X

    Reaching at or below shoulder level

    X

    X

    Reaching to floor

    X

    X

    Kneeling

    X

    X

    Driving

    X

    X

    Essential Job Functions:

    Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Physical Demands:

    Duties may include, but may not be limited to, the following:

    The physical tasks are listed by Essential Function number and were collected by direct measurement and hands on trials when available. A calibrated force gauge and weight scale was utilized. Workers in this job do have consistent ability to ask for assistance.

    All Essential Job Functions below include these physical demands in addition to those listed in each section:

  • Frequent upper extremity horizontal reaching

  • Frequent firm grasping of tools and materials

  • Constant standing

  • Frequent bending/stooping/squatting

  • Frequent walking throughout workday

    Loads and unloads company vehicle with equipment and materials needed.

  • Occasional pushing/pulling materials up to 100lbs of force

  • Frequent lifting/carrying materials up to 100lbs without mechanical assistance; height and distance varies depending on workday

  • Occasional overhead reaching

  • Occasional balancing

    Drives company truck to and from worksite.

  • Constant sitting while driving

  • Constant grasping of steering console and controls

  • Frequent neck rotation for visual field

  • Occasional climbing into truck, approximately 24 inch step

    Operates machinery and equipment to perform tasks (jackhammer, pneumatic paving breaker, tamper, pipe cutters, cranes, etc.).

  • Frequent neck and trunk rotation for visual field

  • Constant grasping of machinery or equipment

  • Constant horizontal reach

  • Occasional-frequent overhead lifting/reaching up to 40lbs (reaching for tools, etc.) without assistance depending on workday

  • Frequent lifting and carrying machinery up to 90lbs (jackhammer)

  • Occasional-frequent working in confined areas depending on workday

  • Occasional-frequent awkward postures required to perform tasks

  • Occasional-frequent push/pull up to 100lbs of force (water keys to open valves, prying manhole covers, etc.)

  • Frequent ascending/descending ladders

    Installs, maintains, repairs, or replaces valves, hydrants, pipes, air reliefs, and vaults.

  • Occasional-frequent push/pull of materials or equipment approximately up to 100lbs of force to move valves, manhole covers, etc.

  • Frequent gripping of hand/power tools, and equipment to perform tasks

  • Frequent use of machinery to perform tasks

  • Frequent use of measuring tools, valves, and devices to perform tasks

  • Performs proper documentation

  • Occasional use of spray paint, grease or oil

  • Frequent lifting/carrying tools and equipment up to 100lbs without assistance; heights and distances vary depending on workday

  • Occasional-frequent overhead reaching to perform tasks up to 40lbs (pipe cutter, reaching for tools etc.)

  • Frequent ascending/descending on ladders

  • Frequent walking on concrete or uneven terrain; surfaces depend on workday

  • Constant neck movements to perform tasks

  • Occasional-frequent awkward postures required depending on workday

  • Occasional reclining to reach areas

  • Occasional-frequent balancing depending on workday

  • Works in all inclement weather

  • Occasional-frequent hand digging performed depending on workday

    Cleans area as needed

  • Removes excess materials, moves tools, cleans area up to standard

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OVERVIEW: Water Maintenance Trainee

    Weight / Force Required to be PUSHED AND PULLED during an 8 hour shift = □

    Weight / Force Required to be LIFTED AND CARRIED during an 8 hour shift = X

    Not Required

    Rare

    Occasionally

    Frequently

    Continuously

    10lbs or below

    X/ ÿ

    Up to 20 lbs.

    X/ ÿ

    Up to 35 lbs.

    X/ ÿ

    Up to 50 lbs.

    X/ ÿ

    Up to 80lbs

    X/ ÿ

    100lbs

    X/ ÿ

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