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Water Distribution Operator Trainee

Company: City of Goose Creek
Location: Goose Creek
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Water Distribution Operator TraineeThis is a great opportunity to join our friendly team. The City of Goose Creek offers an excellent benefits package, $5,000 tuition reimbursement program, vacation/sick/holiday paid time off, wellness incentives and much more! This FT position works Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4pm at the City of Goose Creek Public Works Building.DEPARTMENT: Public WorksJOB SUMMARYThis position is responsible for assists in the general maintenance and repair of the water distribution system and associated facilities while being trained to become a Water Distribution Operator.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Assists with the maintenance and repair of the City's water distribution system and associated facilities.Installs and repairs water service lines, water meters, meter boxes, main line valves, and fire hydrants.Assists with the installation of water service taps.Records readings from water meters using a hand-held computer.Takes manual readings from water meters and records data accurately.Responds and coordinates with construction companies within City limits on current projects.Responds, investigates, and acts on customer inquiries and complaints.Operates heavy machinery, construction equipment, and commercial vehicles utilized in the operation and maintenance of the water distribution system.Performs other duties as assigned.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSHigh School Diploma or GED.One (1) year of work experience that includes semi-skilled mechanical/maintenance responsibilities; including contact with the public.Any combination of education and experience totaling two (1) years may be considered. Valid South Carolina Driver's License.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESKnowledge of methods and practices used in the operational and maintenance functions of public water supply and distribution facilities.Knowledge of the methods and practices used in repairing and maintaining water transmission systems.Ability to operate and utilize machinery and equipment related to water distribution system maintenance and repair, such as backhoe, power wrenches, power saws, excavator.Ability to utilize basic computer word processing and spreadsheet applications for the purpose of record keeping.Ability to accurately record and interpret water meter and pressure gauge readings.Ability to use and understand basic mathematical concepts such as: adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, simple fractions and percentages.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.Ability to develop and maintain positive public relations with a strong emphasis on customer service.Ability to respond to emergencies 24 hours per day and to serve in an on-call status.Ability to become a Water Distribution Operator I within one (1) year.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe work requires exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and in excess of 50 pounds of force to move objects and the following physical abilities: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, fingering, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work is typically performed outdoors. Employee is exposed to noise, dirt, grease, irritating chemicals, insects and inclement weather.REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were written out in this job description.IF A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT IS MADE, APPLICANT(S) MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS A BACKGROUND SCREENING, PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST AND PHYSICAL (IF REQUIRED BY THE POSITION). ADDITIONAL TESTING IS REQUIRED FOR SPECIFIED POSITIONS AND POLICE DEPARTMENT APPLICANTS.

Keywords: City of Goose Creek, Goose Creek , Water Distribution Operator Trainee, Other , Goose Creek, South Carolina

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