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Equipment Operator II – Water

City of Greeley

This is a Full-time position in greeley, co posted November 25, 2021.

Salary Range: $23.67 – $33.14 hourlyHiring Range: $23.67 – $28.41 hourlyJob Summary:Perform routine maintenance and repair on city water distribution and transmission system. Operates heavy equipment, light duty equipment and tools related to maintenance, repair, and installation of water lines, valves, hydrants and customer service lines.Experience, Knowledge, Skills:* General knowledge of procedures, practices or operations required. Able to follow details instructions. May require typing or bookkeeping skills, operation of several single purpose power tools/machines or equipment involving specialized training. Entry level knowledge of complex software. May prepare routine reports or correspondence. Typically, on-the-job training of processes and procedures.* Examples: Knowledge, and proficiency of equipment operation and field related tools and machinery, Certification in water and or wastewater collection practices with relevant certifications, leadership, training and decision-making skills.* Operate and maintain Heavy equipment (Backhoe, Dump Truck, excavator, mini excavator), tools (Tapping machines, pumps, saws and hand tools) Microsoft word, excel, outlook.Essential Functions:* Maintenance and repair and installation of city water lines, valves, hydrants, and service lines.* Assist Supervisor with scheduling and follow up on projects and employees.* Job Prep* Assist with training crew member* Communication: Basic courtesy information, Main Breaks, Service leaks, Water line installation and rehabs. Emergency and after-hours issues.* Responding to emergency after hour callout. Daily task scheduling, Project and job reviewing, Equipment and supply ordering, training and crew related issues.* Problem solving and decision making: Work tasks are not completely defined by comprehensive procedure; rather there may be limited, clear variations of precedent or alternative, defined solutions that should be considered. Latitude is expected to consider the most appropriate procedure or precedent to follow.* Assist in the investigation of utility systems and troubleshoot and correct transmission/distribution problems as experience and training allows as necessary to complete required repairs.* Assist in the installation of new utility system improvements and other water utility related projects.* Responds to maintenance schedules for equipment and vehicles.* Assures the proper maintenance duties are performed.* Responds to emergency calls as designated.* Assists with the proper maintenance of equipment of transmission/ distribution facilities, maintenance and organization of self, vehicle and tool inventory.* Works with other maintenance employees and assists in coordinating the efficient use of allocated labor and supplies for day-to-day requirements.* Responsible for keeping maintenance records up-to-date including work orders and related forms.* Have the authority to make emergency decisions, Coordinate and Schedule with other Dept.Work Environment and Physical Requirements:* 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 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; i.e., work is performed in the traffic right-of-way, on different construction sites, and/or with heavy and moving equipment, noise, high-volume traffic or all of the above in all weather conditions; welding/shoring is performed in confined spaces as well as in excavations and trenches; field activities take place on un-level, rocky, and slippery surfaces.* 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 vacuum tubes, 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.