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Maintenance Worker II-Sewer

at City of Kent

Pay: $50,460 to $61,296/year
Salary : $4,205.00 - $5,108.00 Monthly $50,460.00 - $61,296.00 Annually
Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2580739
Keywords: construction

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Maintenance Worker II-Sewer
Closing Date/Time:Mon. 10/21/19 5:05 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$4,205.00 - $5,108.00 Monthly
$50,460.00 - $61,296.00 Annually
Job Type:Regular Full-time
Location: 220 4th Ave. S., Kent, Washington

The City of Kent has an exciting opportunity for someone who has experience in utility operations, maintenance and/or repair!  Are you able to use specialized machines and hand, power, and automotive equipment to ensure the effectiveness of utility operations?  If you are looking for a job where you can build cooperative relationships within and between diverse groups while performing work that helps to meet the needs of a growing community, the Maintenance Worker II-Sewer may be the perfect fit for you!

There is one (1) regular, full-time position available.  This is a benefited position represented by the Teamsters union. 

**Please note that, in addition to completing the application, you must attach your cover letter and resume for your application to be considered complete. Uploading your resume to complete portions of the application does not automatically attach it to your application. You must attach the cover letter and resume as a separate step in the process, along with any other documents you want to submit. Incomplete applications will not be considered for this position. If you have technical difficulties or if you have questions about completing your application, please contact our office at (253) 856-5270 from Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and we will do our best to assist you.**

The recruitment process for this position will consist of a practical exam and an interview.

Under the direction of the Field Supervisor or employee of a higher classification, the incumbent is responsible for a variety of maintenance tasks necessary to assist in the   maintenance and repair of City sewer/storm pump station facilities. Assist in the operation and maintenance of mobile circuit television units to conduct internal inspection of sewer storm lines and apparatus.
As an employee of the Public Works Department, actively participate in processes and communications with co-workers to promote/support a culture of engagement. 
Work is characterized by a substantial volume of semiskilled maintenance tasks and a moderate volume of skilled tasks involved in the construction, alteration, maintenance, and repair of City sewer/storm facilities.  The incumbent operates a variety of specialized machines and hand, power, and automotive equipment necessary in the performance of daily duties. All assignments involve the responsibility for safe use of tools and equipment and the safety of others working in the immediate area.
Work is performed under continuing supervision.  The supervisor indicates what is to be done, limitations, quality, and quantity of the work expected, deadlines, and priority of assignments.  The supervisor provides additional, specific instructions for new, difficult, or unusual assignments.  The incumbent will carry out recurring assignments independently but refers deviations from procedures to the supervisor for help or decision.  Work is reviewed for technical accuracy and compliance with instructions or established procedure.
 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Inspect sewer/storm manholes or catch basins for needed repairs or to determine location of blockage
Assist in the maintenance and repair of pumps, motors, float switches, valves, blowers, dehumidifiers, alarms, electrical panels, and assist with the closed-circuit television and related equipment.
Ability to read and interpret closed circuit TV inspection reports.
Assist in repairs to buildings and facilities.
Assist in walk through inspections of new sewer and storm drainage infrastructure as well as sewer/storm pump stations when they are ready to go on line.
Provide preventive maintenance on sewer/storm facilities.  Clean and repair manholes, catch basins, culverts, storm drains, lines, ditches, bioswales, detention ponds, manhole covers, and related appurtenances.
Raise sewer/storm manholes; replace sewer/storm manholes; and raise to street grade.
Meet with Field Supervisor, or designee regularly to receive and/or discuss job assignments, ongoing inspections, cleaning, repairs, work schedules and priorities.
Measure the distance of excavation site; mark the outline of the area to be trenched according to defined procedures and instructions.
Break asphalt and other pavements using air, hydraulic, or electric hammer, pick, bar, and shovel.
Inspect and repair underground sewer/storm pipes by cutting and replacing damaged sections.  Ensure proper repairs are in place prior to back filling. 
Compact backfilled excavations using various types of compaction equipment
Tap sewer main for new service connections.
Update utility maps.
Document, log, and enter data into the City's asset management program.
Use the City's geographical information system (GIS) to locate and look up information about assets around the City.
Operate City vehicles/trucks to haul crew, materials, and equipment.
Perform minor safety checks, service, adjustments, and repairs on vehicles, equipment, machines, and attachments.
Organize traffic control at worksites by setting up cones, signs, flagging, etc.
Communicate with the office, supervisor, and others.  Respond to inquiries and complaints from customers and the general public.
Assist in sewer/storm complaint investigations.
Assist with one-year maintenance release program/walk-throughs.
Attend safety meetings as required.
Actively support the vision, mission, values, and goals of the department and the City.
Provide back-up for others in the division as assigned.
May act as a Maintenance Worker III in an installation, repair, inspection and/or construction crew under direction of a Maintenance Worker Lead or Field Supervisor.
May perform work in other sections for skill set development.
Perform related duties as assigned.
 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Safe and proper methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in the operation, maintenance and repairs of utilities
  • Work hazards and applicable safety precautions
  • Basic Washington State Department of Health Water Quality Control standards 
  • Health and safety regulations
  • Minor mechanics to perform small repair jobs
  • Vehicle/equipment fluid supply levels and test mechanisms
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including personal computers and related software used in storm/sewer operations.  
  • Municipal government policies, procedures, and structure; and applicable local, state, and federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances
  • Basic recordkeeping methods and techniques
  • Correct English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary
  • Safely and proficiently operating machines, tools, equipment, and materials used in the operation, maintenance and repair of the City's sewer/storm utilities section.
  • Effectively organizing and expressing ideas through use of oral and written communications. Maintaining and repairing sewer/storm utilities
  • Perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time under varying weather conditions
  • Assist in the operation, maintenance; pump repair, motors, closed circuit television, electrical, telemetry and related equipment.
  • Establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with fellow employees and the public
  • Learn and apply procedures and practices necessary to complete tasks
  • Safely work with hazardous substances, and effectively limit risk to self as well as others
  • Safely and effectively operate vehicles, tools and equipment; appropriately use supplies and materials used in utility maintenance
  • Communicate and carry out written and oral instructions and job assignments
  • Obtain the appropriate certificates as required by law, ordinances, and department regulations in the area of work employed
  • Read and follow maps
  • Work flexible work schedule, subject to rotating shifts, alternative work schedules, and callbacks on evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Work independently with minimum supervision and meet schedules and timelines
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Effectively use interpersonal skills in a tactful, patient, and courteous manner in the daily tasks assigned
  • Read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memorandums
  • Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers and other employees of the organization
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide; compute rate, ratio, fractions, and percent; and draw and interpret graphs and charts
  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations

 Education, Experience and Other Requirements:

Education: The equivalent of high school graduation, General Education Degree, or trade school; and
Experience: One year of experience in the area(s) of utility operation, maintenance,
and/or repair or one (1) year equivalent to a Maintenance Worker I or Maintenance assistant in Utilities.
Or:  In place of the above requirements, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License, or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class B with N endorsement within 6 months of employment
  • Successful completion of the City's Defensive Driving Course within 6 months of employment
  • Valid Traffic Control Flagging Card within 6 months of employment
  • Valid First Aid/CPR Card within 6 months of employment
  • Successfully complete the Confined Space Training as required by WAC 296-62-14511 within 180 days of employment
  • NASSCO pipeline certification or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment - if assigned to Sewer section.
  • Washington Wastewater Collection Personnel Association (WWCPA) I OR successful completion of Dr. Ken Kerri Wastewater Collection course within 12 months of employment
  • New employees must successfully pass the City's pre-employment driver's records check and all employees must maintain an excellent driving record
  • New employees must successfully pass the City's pre-employment substance abuse screening and physical agility test
  • Successfully complete the Excavation Safety course within 6 months of employment
  • Successfully complete Lift Truck training within 6 months of employment
  • Must successfully pass a Washington State Patrol background inquiry
In the event the State of Washington mandates or requires a license or certification, the incumbent will be given 24 months, or timeframe specified by the State (whichever is shorter) to obtain such license or certification.

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