UTILITY MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST WWC (JN22-40PS)

  • Town of Collierville
  • 500 Poplar View Parkway, Collierville, Tennessee
  • May 19, 2022
Full Time Public Works
  • Salary: $37,440-42,244 USD
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Phone: 19014572296
  • Apply By: Aug 31, 2022

Summary

Positions Pending Budget Approval 7/1/22

The Town of Collierville is hiring for a Utility Maintenance Specialist to join our Wastewater Collection team! If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference in your community, look no further!

About The Town

The Town of Collierville has all the amenities and services of a large metropolitan area successfully blended with historic charm and character. Through many years of visionary planning, Collierville has grown to be known as one of the most desirable communities in the nation to live, work, and learn.  Because of this, we are very careful in selecting exceptional individuals to become part of our team.  We provide amazing benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, Town provided life and long-term disability insurance, paid time off, pension, and more! The position of Utility Maintenance Specialist also includes Town provided uniforms and work boots as well as weekly uniform cleaning services.

What's The Job?

Working as a Utility Maintenance Specialist, you will perform manual and responsible work in the performance of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks of a physically demanding nature in support of the Town’s utility operations, maintenance, and repair functions.  Duties may include help coordinate the laying of new water mains, repairing old mains and repairing pumps, valves, meters, lift station equipment, etc; maintenance and repair of the pumping plant, receives and passes on customer complaints about pressure and water quality; Takes water table measurements at well sites; makes water taps; turns water service on and off.

This position may require responding to emergency calls regarding pump room equipment failures or water main breaks outside of normal business hours.

Minimum Requirements

Here is what you must have to be considered for the position of Utility Maintenance Specialist:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Two (2) years previous experience and/or training in labor support to municipal sewer or water system maintenance/repair crews
  • Valid Driver’s License

What’s The Next Step?

If this sounds like the perfect job for you, please download our general application from the website www.colliervilletn.gov, or you can also visit Town Hall and submit a physical application in the Human Resources Department.

Job Description

                                                                                                                                                          Code 1320

 

TOWN OF COLLIERVILLE, TENNESSEE

CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

 

CLASSIFICATION TITLE:            UTILITY MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST

 

 

 

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION

 

The purpose of this classification is to perform manual and responsible work in the performance of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks of a physically demanding nature in support of the Town’s utility operations, maintenance and repair functions. 

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

 

Helps coordinate the laying of new water mains, repairing old mains and repairing pumps, valves, meters, lift station equipment, etc.

 

Participates in the maintenance and repair of the pumping plant, receives and passes on customer complaints about pressure and water quality.

 

Takes water table measurements at well sites; makes water taps; turns water service on and off.

 

Responds to emergency calls regarding pump room equipment failures or water main breaks.

 

Cleans collection mains and interceptor sewer line blockages, gutters, culverts, sewer inlets, and other interceptor or lift station structures with exposure to excessive sewer gas odors or methane buildups, etc.

 

Properly applies confined space entry procedures and checks manholes for methane gas before entering.

 

Lifts heavy objects such as stone, gravel, dirt, asphalt, and concrete chunks, timber, etc. from interceptor mains and catch basins using heavy mechanical equipment to remove larger pieces.

 

Helps trouble shoot interceptor line or collection main problems to isolate the cause.

 

Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with department projects, which may include a service truck, tamper, lawn mower, riding mower, edger, weed eater, chipper/mulcher, leaf blower, sod cutter, spreader, tiller, trencher, chain saw, power saw, hand saw, concrete saw, air compressor, pick axe, sledgehammer, rake, post hole digger, shovel, hand tools, measuring instruments, or two-way radio.

 

Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking/replacing fluids, refueling vehicles, performing minor equipment repairs, greasing equipment, sharpening blades, replacing parts, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop or work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.

 

Gathers equipment, tools, parts, and supplies needed to conduct work activities: ensures availability of adequate parts and materials to conduct work activities; initiates requests for new or replacement materials as required.

 

Follows established safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; monitors traffic conditions surrounding trucks/equipment to identify obstructions, pedestrians, or unsafe traffic conditions; reports any incidents, accidents, problems, or unusual situations.

 

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, checklists, work orders, service tickets, meter readings,  vehicle/equipment maintenance records, or other documents.

 

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, work orders, service tickets, meter routes, meter readings/reports, schedules, diagrams, equipment operational guides, chemical labels, street maps, policies, procedures, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

 

Communicates with supervisor, other departments, employees, customers, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

 

Maintains an awareness of proper safety procedures and guidelines and applies these in performing daily activities and tasks.

 

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.

 

 

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

 

May perform a variety of other heavy manual tasks in connection with the maintenance and construction of sidewalks, streets, storm sewers, Town buildings, public grounds, other Town facilities, interceptor system lines, collection mains, or water distribution lines.

 

Assists the supervisor complete the annual collection main and interceptor line cleaning program by keeping cleaning operations on schedule.

 

Assists in setting up the traffic protection devices for crew operations occurring in more heavily traveled streets and roadways.

 

Assists in unblocking and removing debris or materials that may be blocking water lines.

 

Assists the Fire Department in taking hydrant pressure and low readings and flushes out the fire hydrants.

 

Provides coverage during special events/activities as needed; responds to emergency/disaster situations as needed.

 

Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.

 

May attend Board of Mayor and Alderman meetings and other relevant government and business meetings, where appropriate, outside regular business hours.

 

Performs other related duties as required.

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

High school diploma or GED with concentration in a vocational program; supplemented by 2 years previous experience and/or training providing labor support to municipal sewer or water system maintenance or repair crews; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. May require possession and maintenance of a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s).

 

 

PERFORMANCE APTITUDES

 

Data Utilization:  Requires the ability to determine, calculate, tabulate, and/or summarize data. Includes performing subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations.

 

Human Interaction:  Requires the ability to exchange information for the purpose of clarifying details within well established policies, procedures and standards.

 

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:  Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

 

Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.

 

Mathematical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to perform addition and subtraction. May include counting, recording of counts, and basic measuring.

 

Functional Reasoning:  Requires the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form.  Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.

 

Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties which are often characterized by frequent change.

 

 

ADA COMPLIANCE

 

Physical Ability:  Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).

 

Sensory Requirements:  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

 

Environmental Factors:  Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, chlorine gas, methane gas, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, fumes, hazardous materials, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim light, toxic agents, disease, pathogenic substances, animal/wildlife attacks, or animal bites.

 

 

 

APPROVALS

 

 

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James Lewellen, Town Administrator

 

 

 

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Jeff Sprow, Director Human Resources

 

 

The Town of Collierville, Tennessee, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

 

 

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Two (2) years previous experience and/or training in labor support to municipal sewer or water system maintenance/repair crews
  • Valid Driver’s License

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Job Address

500 Poplar View Parkway, Collierville, Tennessee United States View Map