Utility Maintenance Technician
DEPARTMENT: Public Works, City of Franklin
JOB SUMMARY: This position performs technical and non-technical duties in the operation and maintenance of the City's utility systems.
MAJOR JOB DUTIES:
o Performs daily inspections of vehicles and equipment.
o Responds to after hour emergencies and performs on call duties.
o Performs grounds maintenance as directed.
o Provides as built drawings as directed.
o Performs other duties as assigned.
o Performs other related tasks as required.
o Locates underground utilities.
o Assists in other utility operations as directed.
o Prepares reports and documents as directed.
o Performs maintenance of sewer pumping equipment, evaluates equipment for repair
or replacement needs; cleans and removes grease.
o Responds to pumping station alarms.
o Performs sewer bypass operations of gravity sewer and force mains.
o Performs smoke and dye tests of sewers, sewer service cleaning and TV inspections.
o Performs confined space entries of sanitary sewer manholes and pumping stations.
o Performs grease trap inspections.
o Operates a waterline flushing program as directed.
o Operates a fire hydrant maintenance program as directed.
o Operates a water valve exercising program and water main shut downs as directed.
o Performs well maintenance, inspection and testing of chemical dosages.
o Performs necessary repairs (maintenance) on well equipment.
o Monitors SCADA System for City Wells.
o Inspects and test backflow prevention devices.
o Perform water meter reading as directed.
o Perform utility billing water meter rereads and work orders as directed.
o Repair faulty water meters as directed.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
o Knowledge of utility operations.
o Knowledge of mechanical and electrical maintenance methods.
o Skill in the operation of job related equipment.
o Skill in oral and written communication.
o Skill in reading blueprints and plans.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Lead Utility Operator assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of final results.
GUIDELINES: Guidelines include city ordinances, city vehicle operations laws, safety rules, city construction standards, and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY: The work consists of related duties in the operation and maintenance of the City's utility system. Inclement weather contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to participate in the operation and maintenance of the utility system. Successful performance in this position contributes to the efficiency of the system operations.
PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with other City personnel, contractors, vendors, and members of the public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give or exchange information.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, and uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed outdoors. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and occasional cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective equipment such as masks, goggles or gloves.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: None
Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
o Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprentice/internship of having had a similar position for one to two years
o Possession of or ability to readily obtain and maintain a valid driver's license issued for the type Vehicle or equipment operated. Minimum Class B CDL with tank and air brake endorsements.
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