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Water and Sewer Technician

BASIC FUNCTION: Under general supervision, performs skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of laterals, mains, meters, manholes, valves, pumps, motors, instrumentation and other equipment associated with water treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection systems.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of laterals, mains, meters, manholes, valves, pumps, motors, instrumentations and other equipment associated with the water treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection systems. The incumbent in this class may provide technical direction and supervision to Public Work crews in

the absence of the Public Works Director.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

(It is important to note that the duties listed below are representative only and are not intended to cover the full range or scope of duties in this class.)

  1. Conducts daily preventive maintenance inspections of water wells, water storage facilities and wastewater lift & pump stations to ensure proper
  2. Conducts water well checks, ensures proper operation of equipment and chemical feeds to the treatment process. Notes well readings on well
  3. Repairs and maintains the wastewater lift & pump stations including rebuilding pumps, replacing pump packing, cleaning wet wells, greasing and lubing motors and pumps, and repairing backflow prevention
  4. Installs pumps and portable by-pass pumps and
  5. Cleans, repairs and adjusts mechanical equipment, hydraulic and pump control
  6. Adds chemicals to the well
  7. Cleans the wastewater collection system of debris such as grease, sand, roots and rocks using a combination of methods
  8. Performs video inspections of the wastewater collection
  9. Maintains equipment inventory and mechanical
  10. Changes equipment
  11. Paints and applies preservative to piping, metal and mechanical equipment parts to prevent corrosion.
  12. Makes service connections to water distribution and wastewater collection
  13. Identifies and repairs leaks in the water distribution and wastewater collection
  14. Maintains and repairs
  15. Performs related duties as may be

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  1. Standard practices, methods, tools and materials used in mechanical and electrical maintenance
  2. Pumps, controllers and motors commonly found in water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment
  3. Mechanical maintenance record keeping
  4. Methods and procedures for establishing a preventive maintenance
  5. Safe work methods.

ABILITY TO:

  • Operate and care for all tools, equipment and materials used in the installation, maintenance and repair of pumps, irrigation systems, controllers and motors commonly found in water distribution, wastewater collection, and wastewater treatment
  • Install and repair irrigation
  • Inspect, clean and maintain mechanical
  • Read and record readings of meters and related
  • Perform manual work such as shoveling and
  • Respond appropriately to emergency
  • Locate valves and water/sewer mains from maps of
  • Perform utility locates

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. Graduation from high school or E.D. equivalent
  2. Two years of journey level experience in the maintenance and repair of water treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection systems. LICENSES:
  3. Possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License Obtainment of FL Water Distribution License

WORK DIRECTION, LEAD AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position reports to and receives work direction from the Public Works Director CONTACTS:

  • Members of the public
  • Customers
  • Co-workers
  • Other departmental personnel
  • Township staff
  • Business Owners
  • Regulatory staff

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

Most duties in this class are performed under periodically disagreeable working conditions, working outdoors, sometimes in adverse weather, exposed to water, mud, dirt and grease; some positions may require more frequent exposure to disagreeable conditions including fumes, chemicals, infectious waste, equipment noise and vibration,

heat, cold, and dampness. Incumbents are required to take stand-by duties that include being on call after hours and responding to emergency problems at any hour as needed.

PHYSICAL EFFORT:

May perform physically demanding manual work including lifting, pushing or pulling heavy objects; shoveling, hoeing, raking and standing on ladders; climbing, standing and walking for sustained periods of time; and operating, repairing and maintaining water supply and wastewater plant equipment such as pumps, motors, meters, valves, electrical control systems, and mechanical equipment.