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Employer: Arkansas City
Division: Public Works
Job Title: Distribution & Collection Maintenance Worker
Salary: $13.23 Hourly


Job Description:

Distribution & Collection Maintenance Worker

(Public Works Department)

Duties of this full-time position include the performance of a variety of skilled and complex maintenance work in addition to the operation of a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance and replacement of City water mains and service lines.

Knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair of water and wastewater systems and confined space procedures desired. Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time necessary.  Candidates must possess a high school diploma/acceptable equivalent and a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record as determined by the employer.  Must obtain a CDL within 60 days of hire.

The successful applicant must pass post-offer, pre-employment drug/alcohol screens along with physical capacity profile and background checks.  Pay Range: $13.23/hour (entry) - $17.9/hour (maximum).

The City of Arkansas City provides an excellent benefits package including family health and dental insurance, life insurance and KPERS retirement benefits.

Applications accepted until position is filled with initial review beginning

Monday, February 9th, 2015

EOE/ADA

 

CITY OF ARKANSAS CITY

DISTRIBUTION & COLLECTION MAINTENANCE WORKER

Department:   Public Works                                                                                            Pay Range:  18

Division:  Enviromental Services                                                                       Location:   Bryant Shop 

FLSA:     Hourly, non-exempt.                                                                                            

Work Shift:  Generally M-F/7a-3:30p/more possible                                        

Work Status:  Full-Time             

PCP Level:   4 - Heavy Work                 

KPERS: KPERS covered position                                                                                                                                       

Residency:   None                      

Response Time: 30 minutes                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Cell Allowance:  No         

 

City Manager Signature:       -ON FILE-                                                     Date Approved: -ON FILE-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs a variety of skilled and complex maintenance work and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of City water mains, service lines and appurtenances, valves, fire hydrants, pumping stations, water towers, water wells, collection mains, connections, manholes, and lift stations.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general guidance and direction of the Water Distribution & Collection Supervisor.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Inspects and repairs meters, connections, and main breaks ensuring all aspects of the system properly function.
  • Maintains a variety of records relating to inspections and maintenance activity.
  • Determines location of all utility lines from the appropriate sources prior to excavation.
  • Responds to complaints (i.e. leaks, pressure loss, no water, sewer backups, odor), evaluates situation and completes remediation and/or explains findings to supervisor.
  • Contacts customers in area where services will be temporarily discontinued, explain why and give estimate when services will be shut off and turned back on.
  • Ensures proper maintenance of equipment by cleaning and checking equipment after use.
  • Drives trucks of various sizes and weights to load, haul and unload equipment or materials.
  • Makes  taps, installs new mains and services, disinfects water mains and troubleshoots lift stations for repair.
  • Inspects and performs preventive maintenance on equipment; refers defects or repairs to Water Distribution & Collection Supervisor.
  • Operates all construction and power equipment with efficiency.
  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
  • Works as labor crew member in construction and maintenance projects, including pavement cutting, ditch digging, main and pipe repair, laying and backfilling.
  • Cuts, fits, lays, repairs, taps, cleans and flushes water and collection mains, pipes, gates and fittings, as needed for repair of mains and services, and installation of services and service taps; assists in shutting off broken sections of water main.
  • GPS data acquisition pertinent to the City’s water distribution and collection systems.
  • Inspects and repairs manholes, tap connections, main breaks, and lift stations ensuring all aspects of the system properly functions.
  • Performs scheduled treatment plant maintenance and sludge hauling as required.
  • Has a good understanding of the cross connection, backflow prevention program.
  • Performs scheduled in-house maintenance, janitorial duties, mowing, etc.

 

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Attendance at training, workshops and seminars.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair of water and wastewater systems and confined space procedures.
  • Skills in the operation of all listed tools and equipment.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work safely and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public.
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Requires limited supervision and/or assistance in job assignments.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or acceptable equivalent.

 

CERTIFICATION(S) AND LICENSE(S)

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record as determined by the employer. 
  • Must be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and appropriate endorsements within sixty (60) days of employment.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain at least a KDHE or ABC Water and Wastewater Level 1 Certificate within first three years of employment.

 

PRE- EMPLOYMENT TESTING

Components of the following pre-employment testing will be conducted and successfully completed by the employee:

  • Criminal history background checks.
  • Physical Capacity Profile – Level 4.
  • Drug screen.
  • Alcohol testing.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS

The work environment and conditions described here are encountered in performing the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

Must meet Level 4 in Department of Labor’s Dictionary of Titles – Heavy Work exerting  50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly

 

          LIFTING

 

Maximum Force

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Objects

01-10lbs.

(Sedentary)

 

 

 

 

x

 

11-20lbs.

(Light)

 

 

 

 

x

 

21-50lbs.

(Medium)

 

 

 

x

 

 

51-100lbs.

(Heavy)

 

 

x

 

 

 

100 + lbs.

(Very Heavy)

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARRYING

 

Maximum Force

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Maximum Distance Carried

01-10lbs.

(Sedentary)

 

 

 

 

x

 

11-20lbs.

(Light)

 

 

 

 

x

 

21-50lbs.

(Medium)

 

 

 

x

 

 

51-100lbs.

(Heavy)

 

 

x

 

 

 

100 + lbs.

(Very Heavy)

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

          PUSHING/PULLING

 

Maximum Force

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Maximum Distance Moved

01-10lbs.

(Sedentary)

 

 

 

 

x

 

11-20lbs.

(Light)

 

 

 

 

x

 

21-50lbs.

(Medium)

 

 

 

x

 

 

51-100lbs.

(Heavy)

 

 

x

 

 

 

100 + lbs.

(Very Heavy)

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

            REACHING

 

 

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Comments

Total Reaching

 

 

 

x

 

 

Below waist

 

 

x

 

 

 

Waist to Shoulder

 

 

x

 

 

 

Overhead

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

            OTHER PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

 

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Comments

Sitting

 

x

 

 

 

 

Standing

 

 

 

x

 

 

Walking

 

 

 

x

 

 

Climbing/Balancing (stairs, ladders, other)

 

 

x

 

 

 

Operating Foot Controls

 

 

x

 

 

 

Rotation of head/neck

 

 

 

x

 

 

Flexion (head bend down & head bend back)

 

 

x

 

 

 

Bending at the waist

 

 

x

 

 

 

Twisting at the waist

 

x

 

 

 

 

Kneeling

 

x

 

 

 

 

Crouching (squatting)

 

x

 

 

 

 

Crawling

 

x

 

 

 

 

Lying down (back, side, front)

 

x

 

 

 

 

Handling/grasping

 

 

 

x

 

 

Forceful Gripping

 

 

 

x

 

 

Fine Finger Manipulation

 

x

 

 

 

 

Keyboarding/Mouse

 

x

 

 

 

 

Repetitive motion (multiple manipulation of same muscle group)

 

 

 

x

 

 

High Impact vibratory tools (bucking/riveting)

 

x

 

 

 

 

Low Impact vibratory tools (drilling/sanding)

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

SEEING

Near Acuity: Required

Far Acuity: Required

Depth Perception: Required

Field of Vision: Required

Color Discrimination:  Required

Note Colors: Full Spectrum

         

 

HEARING/TALKING

Co-workers and public (in person and by telephone/two-way radio).

 

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, PARTS USED

Motorized vehicles and equipment, including trucks (dump, pickup, utility),  thumper, tapping machine, jackhammer, saws, pumps, compressors, generators, trencher, backhoe/loader, flusher truck, rodding machine, vaccum truck, welder, cutting torch, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, hydrolift truck, two-way radio, phone, and copy machine.

 

           ENVIRONMENTAL/ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS

 

10% Inside

90% Outside

Temperature Extremes: All temperature extremes when outside

Noise Level:

Low:

Moderate: x

High: x (occasionally)

Vibration:  Present

Dust: Present

Odors:  Present

Fumes:  Present

Vapors:  Present

Mists: Present

Gases: Present

Chemicals:  Present

Note Types: Possible exposure to commercially available solvents, herbicides, pesticides and other chemicals used in commercial and residential construction and maintenance. Chlorine.

Blood Borne Pathogens Present: May be present

                 

 

 

 

           COGNITIVE& BEHAVIORAL CAPACITIES

 

 

Present

Comments:

 

Yes

 

No

Where appropriate: frequency or % of job

COMPREHENSION, REMEMBER & PLAN

 

 

 

Articulate and comprehend information in conversation.

x

 

Frequent basis

Read, comprehend, and use written materials.

x

 

Frequent basis

Use technology/instruments/tools & information systems.

x

 

Frequent basis

Remember spoken instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis

Remember written instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis

Remember visual instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis

Remember simple instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis

Remember detailed instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis

Perform repetitive or short-cycle work.

x

 

Frequent basis

Work under specific instructions.

x

 

Frequent basis

Completed complex tasks.

x

 

Frequent basis

 

 

 

 

ATTENTION & CONCENTRATION

 

 

 

Fine detail:  Regularly deals with data or things requiring attention to minute detail.

x

 

Frequent basis

Interruptions:  Requires quickly resumed attention after multiple interruptions, or ability to easily shift between tasks.

x

 

Frequent basis

Sustained Attention:  Requires unbroken lengthy attention to same/similar tasks.

x

 

Frequent basis

Multitasking:  Job requires ability to attend to more than one activity simultaneously such as typing while answering phones.

x

 

Frequent basis

Visual or aural distractions:  busy, noisy environment making focusing difficult.

x

 

Frequent basis

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION

 

 

 

Decision making:  Makes critical decisions potentially affecting costs to company or public safety.($ or lives)

x

 

 

Planning:  Responsible for laying-out and planning sequence of work activity.

x

 

 

Simple, repetitive, short-cycle tasks:  Must frequently deal with boredom.

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION PROCESSING

 

 

 

Processes highly technical information:  reads, understands and uses complex or highly technical information or computation (calculus, etc.)       

x

 

 

 

Present

Comments:

 

Yes

 

No

Where appropriate: frequency or % of job

Integrating Information: Obtains information (reads, hears) from multiple sources, then must be able to synthesize, integrate, and then utilize the information.

x

 

Frequent basis

High productivity or highly speeded work

Meets expectation for high level of output with little “down-time” between tasks.

x

 

Frequent basis

High level visual-spatial reasoning:  Processes information in graphic form.  Perceives 3 dimensional objects from 2 dimensional representations (drawings plans, etc.).

x

 

Frequent basis

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC COMPETENCE

 

 

 

High School or equivalency

x

 

 

Competence beyond H.S.: AD or BD (circle 1)

 

x

 

Graduate level education needed.

How much?  What kind?

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS

 

 

 

Works alone:  must work independently, with little oversight or supervision and/or contact with others

x

 

Frequent basis

Works in close proximity to others:  works in same physical area as others but interaction is either limited or not required.

x

 

Frequent basis

Frequent &/or extensive interaction with others, such as customers, public or peers (e.g. cashier, receptionist).

x

 

Frequent basis

Deals with people under adverse circumstances:  deal with people who are angry or confrontational, critiques work of others, gives “bad news” etc.

x

 

Frequent basis

Deals with people under pressure of time or numbers (Customers with construction or code problems)

x

 

Frequent basis

Teamwork:  Works as integral part of team, must cooperate with others, divide tasks, integrate output, and put team goals, ideas or plans before ones’ own.

x

 

Frequent basis

 

 

 

 

ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

Maintain predictable and reliable attendance.

x

 

Frequent basis

Be punctual.

x

 

Frequent basis

Take rest periods at set times or only times determined by breaks in job responsibilities.

x

 

Frequent basis

Adjust to a flexible schedule of work days or shifts.

x

 

Limited basis

 

GENERAL COMMENTS

 

This job description is intended to identify and illustrate the kinds of duties that may be assigned.  It should not be interpreted as describing all of the duties that may ever be required or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments given.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The City of Arkansas City is an At-Will employer.

 

 

I, __________________________________________, have read and understand the information contained herein.

 

                                (Print Name)    

 

_________________________________________________                              _______________________

 

                                             Signature                                                                                      Date   



Vacancy Number: 201503

Open Date: 1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: