Maintenanceworker/Senior Maintenanceworker - Utilities

  • Westminster, Colorado
  • Westminster, Colorado
  • Oct 12, 2017
Full Time Building Maintenance Utilities
  • Salary: $35,583.36 - $52,638.38 Annually

Job Description


The primary duties for the Maintenanceworker/Senior Maintenanceworker position will be either on the water or wastewater crew maintaining the City of Westminster's distribution and collection system. This position is semi-skilled to skilled labor involving use and/or operation of light vehicles, machinery, and hand and power tools in the preventative maintenance and construction on the Utilities water distribution system pipes and appurtenances. This position may include some reading, installation, inspection, repairs, and testing of primarily residential water meters, reclaimed water distribution, and wastewater collection system maintenance or repair. It is a mandatory requirement of this position to work overtime, take weekend duty, and be on-call for all Public Works and Utilities functions. When on-call, must be able to respond to work within 30-minutes for emergencies, i.e., snow plowing, and water breaks. This is a safety-sensitive position. We are currently recruiting for several openings.
The full salary range for this position is stated above. The starting grade and range for this position will be Maintenanceworker - $35,583 to $37,385 and is dependent on qualifications and experience of each individual candidate.

Advancement to Senior Maintenanceworker ($41,121 to $52,638) requires one (1) year in Maintenanceworker position with a State of Colorado distribution or collection certification at any level. The employee must have a successful appraisal, have been removed from probation and meet all training requirements.

The City of Westminster offers a bonus of up to $1,500 per year depending on the employee's fluency in Spanish, Hmong, and/or Laotian.


The mission of every employee at the City of Westminster is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT. Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the City's core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork.

This position supports the goals of the Public Works and Utilities Department, which maintains and enhances the safety and well-being of the community by providing exceptional water and wastewater service and maintaining the city's extensive network of street infrastructure. The department continuously strives to meet the needs of the community by constantly focusing on customer service, efficient and effective utilization of resources, safety, innovation, and teamwork.

Every employee is accountable to:
  • Demonstrate a high level of customer service; encourage others to focus on the customer; foster Communicate with customers to ensure that, where possible, they are satisfied, and that their needs are being addressed; solicit and evaluate customer feedback
  • Act as an ambassador by understanding and fostering the organization's mission and vision
  • Exhibit pride in self, the department, the city, and the community; conduct self in a professional manner
  • Demonstrate integrity and builds trust through credibility, reliability, commitment, loyalty, and ethical behavior
  • Address difficult or contentious issues in a constructive manner
  • Support and promote change; demonstrate flexibility, and take calculated risks when appropriate
  • Participate in personal growth opportunities, and attend trainings designed to enhance capacity to bring new skills and ideas to the job and the organization
  • Work to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the service or product being delivered
  • Demonstrate support for team efforts by accepting new roles and responsibilities, and helping others achieve objectives
  • Value diversity; demonstrate an awareness of differences; demonstrate sensitivity, and adapt behaviors and communication to accommodate these differences
Citywide - Every employee in this position is accountable to:
  • Establish effective interpersonal relationships through honest, open communication and follow-through on commitments
  • Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses, and target areas for personal self-development
  • Demonstrate initiative in performing job tasks
  • Exhibit problem-solving skills leading to sound judgment and quality decisions
  • Achieve goals, and handle assigned workload and new assignments effectively; demonstrate an ability to work independently
  • Communicate effectively with individuals and groups using clear and concise verbal and written communications
  • Demonstrate accountability for work and take ownership in job performance
  • Demonstrate concern for the accuracy and quality of work; take steps to correct mistakes and improve the overall product
Job Specific - Every employee in this position must be able to:
  • Demonstrate safe operation of equipment, materials, and methods used in general public works maintenance, construction, and repair, especially those related to the Utilities water and wastewater system
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and willingness to apply work safety rules and procedures
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, citizens, and contractors
  • Work with contractors requesting meter sets
  • Understand and work from sketches, penciled layouts, rough plans, and specifications
  • Keep routine records and make reports
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Department Policies and Rules and work safety rules and procedures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how a water and sewer system utility operates
  • Demonstrate knowledge in water meters, reading, repairing, and replacing
  • Understand how to call for locates
  • Demonstrate knowledge in filling out all proper paperwork for documentation to include daily paperwork and incident reports
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic First Aid
  • Accurately follow verbal and written instructions
  • Safely use all tools vehicles and other equipment, materials, and supplies


Essential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks
1. Operates light and heavy construction equipment, including:
  • Dump trucks
  • Pick-ups
  • High pressure sewer cleaning equipment
  • Pot-holing machines
  • Backhoes
  • Skid steers
  • Air compressors
  • Jackhammers
  • Power or hand tools
  • Confined space equipment
  • Truck-mounted jet/vacuum unit
  • Closed circuit televising equipment
  • Other equipment as required
2. Installs new water and wastewater mains and replaces obsolete mains, repairs water or wastewater main breaks, and remains on-call to provide emergency maintenance service, including:
  • Reading, disassembling, inspecting, cleaning, replacing parts, repairing, assembling, and testing primarily residential water meters both in the field and in the shop
  • Salvaging usable parts of worn out meters and stores such parts for future use
  • Testing meters against American Water Works Association specifications and standards to insure adequate performance
  • Maintaining meter records
  • Connecting and installing pipe sections
  • Making taps on mains for service connections
3. Performs utility maintenance duties, including:
  • Repairs water and wastewater main and service line breaks, under both routine and emergency conditions
  • Makes taps on mains for service connections
  • May provide regular maintenance to pumps and lift stations, including making adjustments and performing repairs
4. Performs work safely, including:
  • Operating City vehicle
  • Maintaining Class A CDL with tanker endorsement
  • Maintaining DOT physical card
  • Maintaining safe driving record
5. Employees at the Senior Maintenanceworker level must also demonstrate the following skills and abilities:
  • Run the overlay inspection program inspecting sewer and water manholes and water line valves
  • Run water line valve and fire hydrant exercise program to include repairs of both
  • Work on a daily basis around heavy equipment performing excavations and installations of water and wastewater utilities
6. Must possess a valid driver's license and maintain a safe driving record
7. Maintain regular and punctual attendance
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Will be required to perform Maintenanceworker duties from other primary assignment areas, such as snow removal duties in the Street Division
  2. Shut off delinquent accounts, as well as reads residential and commercial water meters
Incumbent is accountable for all duties of this job, and other projects and responsibilities may be added at the City's discretion.


Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications
Required :
  • Graduation from high school or completion of GED
  • Experience in repair and maintenance of distribution and collection systems
  • Experience in safe operation of tools, equipment, and light vehicles
  • Valid driver's license with safe driving record
  • Obtain and maintain Class A Commercial Driver License with tanker endorsement within 90 days of employment
  • It is a mandatory requirement of this position to work overtime, take weekend duty and be on call for emergency work such as snow removal, water breaks, and sewer backups.
Preferred :
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in the construction/maintenance trades
  • A willingness to learn and strong work ethic
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.

Advancement to Senior Maintenanceworker ($41,121 to $52,638) requires one (1) year in Maintenanceworker position with a State of Colorado distribution or collection certification at any level. The employee must have a successful appraisal, have been removed from probation and meet all training requirements.
Physical Requirements
This position is physical in nature and requires sufficient physical strength and stamina to:
  • Frequently sit while driving to and from work sites and frequently stand and walk on uneven terrain
  • Frequently crouch/squat, bend/twist and kneel in awkward confined spaces; frequently climb equipment, trenches, and 45-foot ladders through 24-inch-diameter manholes
  • Frequent light grasp and reaching; occasional firm grasp and fine motor functions to handle tools and material
  • Constant near/far acuity and hearing to safely perform duties and perform office tasks
  • Occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds from ground to waist to move manhole covers; occasional lifting of up to eighty (80) pounds from ground to shoulder to move cement bags and equipment, and occasional lifting of forty (40) pounds overhead; occasional carrying and pushing/pulling of up to 100 pounds twenty (20) feet to lift and move manhole covers
Work is occasionally performed indoors and constantly outdoors with frequent exposure to extreme temperatures. Maintenance and repair are performed year-round on busy city streets where loud noise and traffic may cause a distraction. Work is very physical in nature and requires a great amount of physical exertion in extreme conditions while working in confined spaces.
Required Materials and Equipment
Other minor activities could include the use of a telephone, fax machine, copier, two-way radio and computer. Dump trucks, pickups, high-pressure flushers, pothole machines, backhoes, skid steers, air compressors, jackhammer, power or hand tools, confined space equipment, and other equipment as required.

  • Background check including employment references, criminal history, and driving record review
  • If current CDL holder, DOT questionnaire (Form 49 CFR part 40 Drug and Alcohol Testing) and required background check will be submitted to previous employer for the past two years
  • Drug screen
  • Physical
  • Must be legally entitled to work in the United States