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Water & Sewer Maintenance Technician I – III

City of Greeley

This is a Full-time position in Greeley, CO posted June 13, 2021.

Salary:Maintenance Tech Level will be determined by Level of Certifications and Experience.Maintenance Tech I – $17.95 – $24.24Maintenance Tech II – $19.60 – $24.46Maintenance Tech III – $21.39 – $29.95Job Summary:This position is responsible for installing water mains, repairing water leaks and infrastructure, replacing water pipes, and safely and efficiently operating equipment. Must be able to safely and timely complete allocated tasks according to City standards.Experience, Knowledge, Skills:* High school diploma or equivalent.* Level 1 – 3 certification in water distribution desired* Minimum possession or ability to obtain a class B CDL within 6 months of hire.* Valid driver license and good driving record.* Basic reading/writing skills, ability to follow written/oral instructions, use basic tools, add and subtract numbers, and ability to perform defined tasks.* Ability to lift 50 lbs.* Ability to solve a variety of problems in situations where there are substantially diversified proceduresEssential Functions:* Install water taps, pipe, valves, and fire hydrants; flush fire hydrants.* Perform maintenance on water pipes and equipment.* Investigate rusty water complaints.* Clean out water valves and fire hydrant lead lines (March-May).* Perform cold patching of construction holes, repair sidewalk, and fill in man holes for traffic and people.* Maintain and track inventory.* Perform clean up after work is completed.* Use shovel, hand tools, power tools, pickup, loader, and dump truck daily.Work Environment:* Frequent exposure to outside/adverse weather conditions working in all weather and on rough terrain conditions; requires setting up equipment in high speed traffic;* Employee is subject to extreme cold/hot with temperatures below 32 degrees or above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour; consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions such as wind and humidity;* Employee is subject to driving City vehicle in all weather conditions;* Employee may be asked to drive personal vehicle for business purposes;* Employee is subject to typical noise pollution–machinery/equipment: There may be sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout above the ambient noise level to be heard;* Employee is subject to vibration and exposure to oscillating movements of the body;* Employee is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles/traffic, electrical current, work on scaffolding/high places, vaults, rough terrain, unsanitary, slippery surfaces with exposure to high heat and/or chemicals;* Employee is subject to atmospheric conditions: such as conditions affecting the respiratory system: airborne particles/pathogens, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation;* Employee may be required to wear protective clothing or gear;* Employee is subject to working alone and/or with groups and/or attends meetings;* Employee spends extended periods of time at fixed workstation;* Employee may be required to conduct business in alternate locations within City buildings or field sites; sometimes in formal settings;* Employee may be required to work early mornings, overtime, holidays, evenings, shifts, or weekends;* Employee may have frequent interruptions; be required to manage competing priorities; and have inflexible deadlines;* Frequent contact with the public–in person, via email/telephone, sometimes facing adverse or confrontational situations with internal/external customers;* Dangerous to considerable hazards reflect a frequent exposure to conditions that are unpredictable and may lead to injury, e.g., in trenches, shoring, and in confined spaces; working on different construction sites or with heavy and moving equipment, noise, high-volume traffic or all of the above; performing field activities on un-level, rocky and slippery surfaces.Physical Requirements:* Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data/figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading of printed materials; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices–graphs and gauges; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes;* Employee is required to have visual acuity for close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus;* Employee is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operating machinery where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach and to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment;* Employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures for inspection purposes;* Moderate to considerable physical effort that includes working from ladders in awkward positions, frequent use of light or medium weight objects (e.g., 25-50 lbs) and use of medium weight tools; employee will perform manual labor, such as lifting manhole covers and grates weighing up to 100 lbs.; walking on uneven ground or river and ditch banks retrieving water samples or climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach while operating in the field or storm system; entering/exiting manholes or vaults; walking near or across rivers and ditches; working in all weather conditions at times of excessive temperatures of heat and extreme cold, working in or near moving traffic with appropriate traffic control set up;* The essential functions of this job require frequent balancing, bending/stooping, carrying/lifting light to heavy objects, climbing, fingering, grasping, repetitive motion, hearing, sitting, standing, talking, and walking. Occasionally the employee will be required to pull, push, reach, feel temperature, and kneel.