Utility Crew Leader - Wastewater

  • TOWN OF PROSPER, TEXAS
  • 250 W. First Street, Prosper, Texas
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Utilities Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $44,241.60 - $51,812.80 Annually USD

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

Hiring Range: $21.27 - $24.91
Full Range: $21.27 - $28.65


To serve as lead worker over a small crew of maintenance personnel performing work in the construction, maintenance and repair of Town utilities; to operate a variety of construction and maintenance equipment for the performance of assignments on a regular basis. Positions at this level of responsibility assume the most difficult and responsible type of duties assigned within this series including lead supervision over subordinate staff. Monitor, operate wells, storage tanks and pump stations. Perform on-call duties as required

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Essential Job Functions:
  • Receives general supervision from supervisory staff.
  • Exercises functional and technical supervision over subordinate staff.
  • Serve as crew leader over subordinate personnel; provide functional and technical guidance to subordinate staff; provide training to new employees, supervises work activities.
  • Assist in planning job assignments; explain job specifications on job site.
  • Ensure that all established safety practices and regulations are observed while work is performed.
  • Maintain system and repair problems occurring within the assigned task.
  • Operate, maintain and perform minor repairs on a variety of machinery and equipment including backhoe, trencher, Bob Cat loader, tapping machine, air compressor, and grinder, pumps, and sewer machine and line locator.
  • Repair leaks and breaks within water and wastewater lines; dig up water and wastewater lines; locate water line leaks and breaks; refill trenches after repairs have been made to specifications.
  • Perform cut-offs of water valves to replace broken valves and perform water or wastewater taps for new service.
  • Turn meters on and off for new service; remove old or malfunctioning water meters and set new meters as required.
  • Install wastewater clean-outs to determine the location of blockage; determine the most advantageous location in the wastewater line to use the wastewater jet to unclog blockage and perform procedures to unclog wastewater lines.
  • Troubleshoot and investigate water and wastewater line problems; trace and locate leaks and breaks; excavate water and sewer lines in a manner that will not damage the lines.
  • Respond to service calls concerning water and wastewater utilities emergencies or problems on a stand-by basis; work to reduce state of emergency and correct problems; perform overtime duties as necessary or required in order to maintain proper functioning order as assigned.
  • Locate water and sewer lines; perform water and wastewater taps for new service.
  • Remove concrete and asphalt to locate water or wastewater line problem areas; repair broken water and sewer lines; install new pipe and connectors; replace asphalt on concrete.
  • Inspect and clean manholes; construct and rebuild manholes; repair inverts in manhole floors and other problems.
  • Perform maintenance on assigned City vehicle; maintain proper fluid levels; report the need for any major repairs to supervisor.
  • Operate the wastewater jet to unclog blockage
  • Install and repair fire hydrants and valves.
  • Set and raise or lower water meter boxes; locate water valve leaks.
  • Prepare daily work orders and request for service forms.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Use of tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of water and wastewater lines.
  • Flow patterns within water and wastewater lines.
  • Installation, service tapping and repair procedures for water and wastewater lines.
  • Principles of water pressure and utilization of valves in order to control pressure points within City water lines.
  • Principles of lead supervision and training.
  • Hazards associated with the work and proper safety precautions.
  • General construction methods and practices.
  • Procedures and practices of fire hydrant repair and replacement or installation.
  • Constructing manholes and unclogging sewer lines and maintenance.
  • Operation and maintenance of a variety of machinery and equipment utilized in the performance of job assignments.
  • Practices and techniques for repairing and maintaining equipment.
  • Standard practices and procedures for assigned division.
  • Safety regulations and traffic safety procedures.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Operate a variety of vehicles and equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Operate, maintain and perform minor repairs on a variety of tools, machinery and equipment relevant to work assignments.
  • Perform the physical requirements of the job
  • Perform work in undesirable or hazardous equipment including inclement weather, confined spaces and improper illumination.
  • Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled construction and maintenance tasks.


QUALIFICATIONS

Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Read and understand blue prints and or plans.
  • Follow state and local safety procedures and specifications.
  • Principles of supervision and training.
  • Computer literate.
  • Plan, organize and supervise the work of assigned personnel.
  • Supervise skilled maintenance, construction and repair work.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:
  • Two years experience in water/waste water system maintenance, repair and/or construction.
  • High School Diploma or completion of a GED.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license.
  • Possession of a valid Class CDL license and/or obtain within six months of employment.
  • Possession of a Class II Wastewater Collection license and/or obtain license within one year.
  • Possession of a Class C Water Distribution license and/or obtain license within one year.


ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Regularly required to sit and use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Regularly required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Regularly required to stand; walk; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to lift or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Vision required includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Regularly works in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat.
  • Regularly works near moving mechanical parts.
  • Regularly exposed to vibration.
  • Occasionally works in high, precarious places and with explosives.
  • Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation.
  • Noise level is from moderate to very loud.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Address

250 W. First Street, Prosper, Texas 75078 United States View Map