Metropolitan Utilities District Water Maintenance Trainee in United States
OAC EXTERNAL POSITION POSTING
DATES POSTED: 06/08- 06/22/2021
Water Maintenance Trainee
Mon-Fri; 1st Shift
Foreman, Water Distribution
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.
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.
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).
High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
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.
Pre-employment Background Check, Drug Screen and Physical.
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 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.
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
1% or 1 time a day or less
1-33% of time or 1-12 times per hr
34-66% of time or 13-33 times per hr
67-100% of time or 34 or more times /hr
Grasping - Firm
Grasping - Simple
Twisting - Neck
Reaching above shoulder level
Reaching at or below shoulder level
Reaching to floor
Essential Job Functions:
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
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
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
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
10lbs or below
Up to 20 lbs.
Up to 35 lbs.
Up to 50 lbs.
Up to 80lbs
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