CITY OF MAITLAND
UTILITIES TECHNICIAN I (WASTEWATER)
NON-EXEMPT

This 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.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Performs a variety of routine semi-skilled and skilled work in the maintenance and repair of wastewater lift stations and collection systems. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Utilities Superintendent or other assigned personnel.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Assists Wastewater Technician II in conducting daily lift station checks and transmission maintenance.

Removes, repairs and installs pump motors, valves, and sewer laterals. Maintains, locates, repairs, and inspects wastewater collection and transmission facilities.

Reads and interprets flow meters, flow gauges, and time clocks.

Cleans & TV’s collection systems & storm drains.

Performs “locates” of utilities prior to excavation as required.

Maintains availability for “stand by” assignment for a week at a time or other predetermined schedule, and availability for return to work under City’s “call back” procedures.

Responds to customer concerns and to resolve problems within the City’s sanitary collection system.

Ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal rules and regulations pertaining to the collection, transmission, testing, and disposal of domestic sewage.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

Sweeps and cleans work areas. Completes forms, writes reports, and delivers messages.

Maintains stockroom for repair parts and supplies.

Performs other duties as assigned.

CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE:

Working knowledge of electronics, electrical systems, hydraulics, and pumping systems. Some working knowledge of wastewater operations.

Ability to effectively interact with citizens/customers.

EQUIPMENT USED:

Operates motorized vehicles to include pickup truck, dump truck, Kubota, T.V. truck, Vactor, generators, lawn mowers, lift stations, submersible pumps, and electric motors, and diagnostic instruments. Must put on, use and remove self-contained breathing apparatus. Uses safety equipment to include, but not limited to tripod hoist and gas detectors. Uses power saw, jackhammer, wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers, shovels, paintbrushes, trawls, compactor, computers, phones and two-way voice radio. May be required to be trained as backhoe operator.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work requires very frequent walking, very frequent standing for extended periods, very frequent bending, stooping, climbing of ladders, frequent pushing, pulling and digging, occasional lifting of 50 lbs. or more. Work requires very frequent speaking, hearing, detailed inspection and reading, and normal color vision.

JOB LOCATION AND ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics 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.

While performing the duties of this job, work is usually performed in a field environment including all city lift stations and collection system locations, city streets, commercial businesses and private residences, and occasionally within confined spaces at water, wastewater, and storm water facilities.

Works frequently in extreme weather. Occasionally subject to insect exposure. The noise level is high.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or equivalent, with one or more years of experience in wastewater operations or any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Possess a valid Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL) certification, Class B, or obtain the CDL certification within six (6) months of employment.

Possess a valid Florida Water & Pollution Control Voluntary Class "C" Wastewater Collection Technician certificate, or obtain certification within two (2) years of employment.