PW Utilities Construction Worker

City Of Boise Boise , ID 83701

Posted 4 months ago

Summary Statement

Performs construction, maintenance and repairs to utility and City infrastructure. Performs skilled, manual repairs, and maintenance on wastewater, geothermal, pressure irrigation systems, drainage conveyance system, asphalt and concrete surfaces, facilities, and locates buried utilities.

Operates various heavy machinery and construction equipment. Works under general direction supervision and requires independent judgment in the field as necessary.

Essential Functions

Operates heavy construction equipment. Performs construction maintenance and sewer line root control maintenance. Performs scheduled and emergency repairs and maintenance on city wastewater treatment utilities using pneumatic and electric tools and hand tools. Provides necessary traffic control. Sets up vehicles and pedestrian traffic diversions devices and manually controls traffic. Inspects and performs routine preventive maintenance and repairs on all equipment. Safe operation of equipment including proper shoring in excavation, and safely working around traffic in public right away. (65%)

Makes independent decisions in the field as necessary. First responder to emergency call-ins for sewer backups and related events and assists fire and police as necessary. Complies with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits when pertaining to wastewater collection systems, geothermal systems, and storm water systems. Assists with identifying issues and provides input on possible solutions. (20%)

Accurately records maintenance in computerized asset and work order management programs (Hanson 8). Utilizes computer based online mapping geographic information systems (GIS), closed circuit television (CCTV), construction and inspection drawings, and electronic underground locating tools to determine exact location, size, and function of underground sewer mains, geothermal lines, and pressurized irrigation lines to prevent damage during construction. Identifies and marks right-of-ways, easements, and private property lines. (15%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%


Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training

Requires education and/or experience to attain the following:

Three years experience working in a construction trade with experience working on water and wastewater systems, geothermal and irrigation systems, and a high school diploma or GED.

Working knowledge of occupational safety standards and hazards associated with construction and equipment; general engineering and construction terminology; construction practices and procedures; equipment operation and job site safety; basic design of sewer collection systems, water distribution systems and other underground utility systems; various mapping and asset management databases; emergency response techniques and procedures.

Ability to work in and around wastewater, geothermal, and pressure irrigation systems in confined spaces; read and interpret blueprints; operate light, medium and heavy equipment; safely operate common hand and power tools; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations; communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; and perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training

Four years of experience working with geothermal, water, wastewater, and pressure irrigation systems, as well as training or experience in confined spaces; Idaho Wastewater Collection Operator Class II license; Class A Commercial drive (drivers) license Flagger certification, erosion control certificate.

Licensing And Other Requirements

Ability to obtain the following within six months of employment:

State of Idaho Wastewater Collection Operator license Class I or Operator-In-Training license; Class A Commercial driver's license.

Erosion control certificate.

Flagger certificate

Valid Idaho Commercial driver's license (CDL) Class B with tanker endorsement.

Special Requirements

All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.

Applicants must be able to pass, or have:

Driving Record Check

Commercial Drivers License: In accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) federal regulations this position requires a Commercial Drivers License and is subject to hiring obligations together with drug and/or alcohol DOT testing requirements including Post Offer, Random, Reasonable Suspicion, Post Accident, etc.

Applicants will be required to submit to screening for controlled substances prior to hire. Appointment to this position is contingent upon a negative pre-employment drug test. Please refer to City and DOT regulations for additional hiring requirements.

Drug Free Workplace: In accordance with the City of Boise Drug Free Workplace Regulation, this position is designated as safety sensitive and is subject to testing requirements including Post Offer Applicant Testing, Random Testing, Reasonable Suspicion, Post - Accident, etc.

Applicants will be required to submit to screening for illegal drug use prior to hire. Appointment to this position is contingent upon a negative pre-employment drug test.

Persons in this position must have a CDL that can handle a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds.

Working Conditions

The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts

While performing the duties of this job the employee is always lifting/carrying up to 35 lbs, occasionally lifting/carrying up to 75 lbs, rarely lifting/carrying up to 101 + lbs. Also the employee is always pushing/pulling up to 35 lbs, occasionally pushing/pulling up to 75 lbs, rarely pushing/pulling up to 101 + lbs.

The noise level is frequently very loud. Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, smell, touch and feel. Work in this position also includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Employees will sit, stand, walk, run, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, climb and balance. Position requires hand/finger dexterity. Additional physical efforts include: Employees perform additional physical activities such as climbing ladders, and getting in and out of heavy equipment.

Working Environment

The work environment will include inside conditions, outdoor weather conditions, extreme temperatures, in wet and humid conditions, with areas of dust, odors, mist, gases or other airborne matter. Employees work in/at heights, confined spaces and are exposed to mechanical, electrical hazards.

Employees will also drive a vehicle as part of this position. Work includes protected exposure to infectious bacteria, bodily fluids, and chemicals.

This position works: evenings and weekends, and a rotating on-call schedule.

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