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Utilities Field Mechanic

Company: City of Moline
Location: Moline
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Utilities Field Mechanic Application Deadline: May 31, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Rate of Pay: $25.4698 Hourly / $52,977.18 Annually Characteristics of the Job Under general supervision, performs skilled work in the installation, operation, repair and maintenance of water or sewer conveyance systems. Exercises independent judgment in determining work methods after receiving written or oral instructions. May provide leadership to field work crews. Examples of Duties Complete system repairs in accordance with standard operating procedures designed to protect the integrity and public safety of the water supply and/or sewer system; determines chlorine residual and collects water samples for bacteriological examination when distribution work is completed. Respond to emergency call-outs to inspect, maintain or repair water or sewer systems, pumping stations and to eliminate malfunctions and safety hazards. Other emergencies requiring response include (but not limited to) flood mitigation, snow and ice control, and storm damage. Perform leak detection using various techniques including specialized electronic listening devices and leak correlation equipment. Perform field locates of underground water, sanitary/storm sewers and city owned electric/traffic utilities using maps, plans, records and specialized electronic detection equipment. May use personal or lap-top computer to access distribution system GIS maps and databases Operate excavation equipment, loaders, dump trucks, pumps, utility trucks, vacuum trucks, valve operators and hand and power tools. Install, repair and maintain service lines, curb, corporation and main line valves and water mains. Install, repair and maintain fire hydrants, including performance of hydrant flushing and flow testing. Repair sanitary and storm sewers as needed. Inspect, pressure test and disinfect new water main construction. Follow required work safety procedures, including traffic control, excavation safety and confined space entry. Perform a variety of tasks, including cleaning, inspection and repairs to the sewer conveyance systems in accordance with standard operating procedures designed to protect from pollution of public and private property. Document work activities in a variety of hard copy and digital record systems and promote communication and information flow. Other duties may be assigned. Training and Experience High school diploma or GED equivalent, supplemented by college or vocational course work in water distribution, sewer collection, and treatment or construction technology; two (2) years' experience in mechanical maintenance work involving plumbing and mechanical repair and the installation, maintenance and repair of water or sewer mains, services or laterals, fire hydrants and related appurtenances; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of the chemical, hydrological, biological and physical sciences essential to the practical mechanics of chemical feeding and disinfection, pumping, storage and distribution in a manner which provides safe, potable water for human consumption; applicable occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions; and specific knowledge of public health hazards associated with the distribution of water. Skill in performing plumbing and underground construction work; the use of and the care of hand tools and powered equipment; the safe operation of excavation equipment, sewer jet/vacuum trucks, sewer camera equipment, and wheeled loaders; the reading of plans, shop drawings and maps; the use of personal computers in stationary and mobile network environments using software applications including, but not limited to, Arc Map GIS, Lucity Work, and Microsoft Office; and excellent skill in the use of electronic locating and leak detection equipment and methods. Ability to interpret and work from sketches, plans and diagrams; understand and follow oral and written instructions; respond effectively to inquiries or complaints; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials and the general public. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Valid Illinois Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL-A) with air brakes and tanker endorsements, or equivalent, within 60 days of hire. Valid Illinois Collection System Operator Certificate within twelve (12) months of hire. Valid Illinois Class C Water Supply Operator Certificate preferred. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, employee is required to stand and sit; use hands and fingers to handle, feel and make fine adjustments; reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. The employee will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and will rarely lift/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work is performed under varied weather conditions. Residency Requirement AFSCME employees shall live within a 20-mile radius from the City's Emergency Center, located at 1630 8th Avenue in Moline, within 180 days of hire. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Keywords: City of Moline, Moline , Utilities Field Mechanic, Engineering , Moline, Illinois

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