Maintenance Worker - Wastewater

CITY OF SCOTTSBLUFF   Scottsbluff, NE   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on January 7, 2023
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Maintenance Worker-Wastewater

Description of the Job:
The Maintenance Worker for the Wastewater Division of the Public Work Department shall perform semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work involving grounds, buildings, equipment and sanitary sewer system cleaning and repair. The duties involve a variety of tasks, and requires the ability to perform heavy manual labor to assist in the repair
and maintenance of public property and facilities. The employee will be required to work out of doors in all kinds of weather and may be assigned to assist other departments when needed. This individual shall work under the supervision of the Wastewater System Supervisor and may work with others, or may be required to work independently on a project after specific instructions have been given.

Essential Functions of the Job:
Serve as field contact for providing customer service and support relating to field work;
Perform ongoing preventative and emergency cleaning of sanitary and stormsewer lines;
Perform repair and maintenance on sewer lines, manholes and other facilities in thesanitary sewer system;
Perform maintenance and cleaning of equipment from use and as part of thepreventative maintenance program;
Utilize the City's sewer camera to inspect the sewer collection system as part of theongoing preventative maintenance cleaning program and for emergencies;
Operate a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit for input and transfer of data to the City's Geographic Information System (GIS);
Ensure the safety of maintenance workers and the public around job sites, to include wearing proper protective equipment, safety vests, site barricading and traffic cones;
Maintain proper protocol for entering confined spaces;
Document and record the maintenance work performed on the sanitary sewer system or other work assignments as required;
Assist in verifying and correcting existing GIS mapping information for the sanitary sewer systems;
Responsible for assisting with the overall maintenance of the facility grounds, including mowing, snow removal and fence installation;
Perform general maintenance and janitorial work in public buildings and property;
May assist with pouring cement installation of fences and equipment;
Assist with related duties in cooperation with any division or department as assigned;
Regular attendance and punctuality required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to follow simple oral and written instructions;
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
Ability to understand and interpret information contained in operational manuals for equipment safety and departmental procedures;
Ability to outdoors in extreme weather conditions while performing manual tasks under varying conditions;
Ability to lift up to 60 pounds with the ability to lift lesser weights repetitively;
Ability to stand, walk, sit, ride, climb, twist, kneel, bend, stoop, crawl, squat, grasp, push, pull, dig, shovel and a variety of similar body movements to accomplish the duties of the position;
Ability to operate light equipment and heavy equipment;
Knowledge and skill in the use of hand tools and power equipment;
Ability to deal in a positive way with the general public and with co-workers;
Ability to learn to operate a Global Positioning System (GPS) for transfer of data to the Geographic Information System (GIS).

Minimum Qualifications:
Education equivalent to completion of the 12th grade;
Valid Commercial Operator's License (CDL) or ability to obtain one in 6 months;

Basic computer experience;
Must be dependable.
Preferred Qualification:
Basic knowledge of the operation of wastewater transmission and distribution systems;
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this classification and is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.

Salary Information:
Hourly salary entry: $17.81


The City of Scottsbluff is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The city fully complies with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Only United Sates citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United Sates will be hired. All new employees are required to complete a citizenship verifications form.

To be eligible to claim Veteran's Preference under the provisions of Section 48-225 through 48-231 of the Nebraska Statutes, you must furnish a copy of honorable discharge (Form DD 214) at the time of filing this application.