|Performs semi-skilled work involving general maintenance and repair of wastewater collection systems, facilities and grounds. Employees assigned to this classification perform a variety of tasks involving above-average physical effort and operation of power tools and equipment requiring some manipulative skills and frequent exposure to chemicals, noxious fumes, raw sewage and garbage and extreme weather conditions. Assist Wastewater Technician Senior that is assigned to stop sewer mains. Work is assigned and carried out according to oral and written instructions, usually from an assistant supervisor or field supervisor and is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through direct observation, meetings, and review of work orders to ensure quality and timeliness.|
|Assists Wastewater Technician Senior in the location/identifying sewer force mains, reclaimed water lines, gravity sewers and service connections.
Assist in the use of maps, engineering drawings and computer records to determine presence of facilities within a certain area and physically locates utilizing hand tools, probing rods and water probes.
Marks facilities with paint or flags at the surface to identify their locations. Locations must meet Chapter 556 Florida Statute to prevent possible damage by excavating agency.
Assists Wastewater Technician Senior in trouble-shooting stopped sewers, sewer system overflows, or other trouble areas.
Assist in the maintenance, inspection, cleaning and the repair of laterals and to a limited degree, main lines to detect and remove blockages.
Assist in the use of closed circuit TV camera, power rodder and other small equipment as needed to determine the cause of the problem.
Assists Wastewater Technician in minor repairs/construction on lateral defects.
Excavates shallow trenches, which may require the use of pumps, compressors, air hammers, pipe saws and other equipment incidental to the construction, repair and installation of sewer lines.
Assist in utilizing safety equipment such as gas detectors, tri-pods, safety harnesses and personal protective equipment.
Assists Wastewater Technician Senior with conducting various methods - test pressure smoke testing, manhole inspection, night flow isolation, dye water flooding, etc. to locate inflow/infiltration sources within the sanitary sewer system.
Assist construction crews with flagging operation on major sewer projects. Controls traffic via flagging for other crews. May fill-in for absent construction personnel on an "as needed" basis.
Performs routine maintenance and servicing on vehicle and motorized equipment; checking fluid levels-oil, gasoline and water coolants and sometimes troubleshooting equipment.
Assist in maintaining inventory of repair materials on truck to perform all types of minor repairs.
|Knowledge of sewer cleaning methods.
Some knowledge of the type and uses of common hand tools, materials, and standard equipment used in maintenance, construction and repair.
Some knowledge of the precautions necessary to work safely with and around mechanized construction and maintenance equipment.
Some skill in the set up, adjustment and use of basic hand and power tools.
Skilled in use of television camera, rod machine and maps.
Skill in use and care of cleaning materials and equipment.
Ability to read blueprints and microfilm.
Ability to locate survey lines.
Ability to read, understand and follow verbal and simple written instructions.
Ability to perform manual tasks requiring physical strength and endurance.
Ability to ascend/descend into 4 ft. to 18 ft. manholes and bend on knees in confined area for extended periods of time.
Ability to perform heavy manual labor such as pushing, pulling, digging, and lifting.
Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time, often under hot and humid environmental conditions, exposed to insects and chemicals and excessive noise.
Some positions may require the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
|Ability to read, write and follow instructions with a minimum of one (1) year experience in public works (ie., construction, maintenance, and/or repair of streets/roads and storm drainage systems including the use of tools and equipment used in construction, maintenance and repair work.
Some positions may require a valid Florida Driver's License and home telephone.
REVISED: 05/25/07 -CF-Deleted (street cleaning, warehouse operations, janitorial exp.) per Dept. request.
11/10/2010 MGR- Added: Meet Cahpter 556 F.S.