City of Pearland, TX Pearland, TX, United States
Jul 29, 2020Full Time
Are you looking your next opportunity to join a dynamic Public Works Department? If so, apply for this Utility Maintenance Worker position today! The City of Pearland, TX is seeking to hire a full-time Utility Maintenance Worker to p erforms a variety of manual tasks associated with the construction and repair of water distribution and wastewater connection facilities as assigned. Works on construction projects, usually in utility capacity, by transferring from one task to another where demands require worker with varied experience and ability to work without close supervision. The Utility Maintenance Worker earns a competitive salary based on experience. Additionally, the city pays all premiums for our employees' dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance plus the majority portion of the medical premium for employees and their dependents. We also offer a retirement plan through the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with a 2:1 employer match , life insurance, disability , access to the city's recreation fitness center , employee assistance program, educational assistance , 9 paid holidays and 2 designated paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave , and an active wellness program focusing on physical, mental, and financial health. ABOUT THE CITY OF PEARLAND Pearland is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas due to affordable housing, outstanding schools, safe neighborhoods, and superb quality of life . Ranked as one of the top ten safest cities in Texas , Pearland residents know their families are safe and secure in the community and surrounding areas. Our close proximity to Houston, just a short 20-minute drive to downtown, allows residents to experience all the city has to offer including professional sports, world-class cultural amenities, and recreation . Employees of the City of Pearland use multi-directional communication and cross-functional teams to promote a greater understanding of the organization by employees at all levels. We have created a culture of continuous learning that encourages and supports employee development and growth . Our work environment is one where innovation is not only supported but encouraged. A DAY IN THE LIFE AS AN UTILITY MAINTENANCE WORKER A successful candidate will have the ability to apply critical thinking skills and sound judgment while working collaboratively and proactively with colleagues at all levels of the organization to solve problems and find sustainable solutions. As is expected of all City of Pearland employees, any candidate is expected to operate in accordance with the City's Organization Values: Trust : We build trust by providing excellent service, honoring it through accountability and effective communication. Respect : We act with kindness and empathy; embracing diversity and inclusion. Integrity : We are honest, ethical and do the right things for the right reasons. Teamwork : We are a caring workplace made up of a team working towards a shared purpose. We collaborate and support each other. Ownership : This is our city, we are invested and dedicated to its continuous success. We take pride in all we do. Innovation : We are progressive thinkers who embrace the challenge of continuous improvement. Specific Duties and Responsibilities : The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position. Essential Functions: Regular and timely attendance at work. Install valves, water lines, and manholes; sewer pipes with appropriate fillings and tees. Repair streets, sidewalks, curbs, and meters. Assist in measuring distances from grade stakes. Bolt, nail, align, and block up under forms. Signal operators of construction equipment to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of machinery to conform to grade specifications. Gather and organize materials to be transported; load pipe, manhole, and various other materials onto truck for delivery to job site. Position, join, align, and seal pipe sections. Erect scaffolding, shoring, and braces. Mop, brush, or spread paints or bituminous compounds over surfaces for protection. Apply caulking compounds by hand or with caulking gun to seal crevices. Grind, sand, or polish surfaces such as concrete, steel, and plastic. Saw lumber, dismantle forms, remove projections from concrete, mount pipe hangers, and dig out and clean around pipes. Check stock in yard for job assignments and for up-coming jobs. Perform maintenance on machines, trucks, etc., ensuring that equipment is greased, washed and cleaned, and oil is changed. Pick up around job site ensuring that used parts and materials are not left, and that ground is leveled back to grade and sod is replaced. Mix concrete, as needed. Direct traffic, put up barricades, cones, and delineators. Serves as "essential personnel" and is required to remain available for immediate call-in due to any natural or man made disaster, or any other event the Director of Public Works, the Assistant City Manager, or the City Manager deem necessary. Contribute to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned Education, Experience, and Licenses: High school diploma or equivalent required. One (1) to three (3) months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid, Class "C" Texas Driver's License Class I Wastewater Certificate, preferred, or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire date. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos; ability to write simple correspondence; ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to present a positive image of the City at all times. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to read, understand, and follow written instructions, water meters, and work orders. Knowledge of basic water distribution/waste water collection system construction methods. Ability to operate a City of Pearland vehicle for business purposes, back hoe, trailer, forklift, shovel, level, laser, depth stick, hammer, power drill, pick axe, pliers, concrete broom, wrench, saw, metal detector, water tapping machine, sewer tapping machine, and pager.