Job: Senior Utility Services Technician

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Senior Utility Services Technician
Salary:$21.22 - $29.70 Hourly
$44,133.02 - $61,786.19 Annually
Job Type:Full-time
Location:22358 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142, Arizona
This is the third level in the Utility Service series. Incumbents in this class may be assigned in the following areas: 1) Water/Irrigation Distribution, Water Production and Storage Facilities, and/or 2) Wastewater Collections. The main focus in this class will be to uphold the operational integrity of the water/wastewater distribution/collection systems. Incumbents may serve as lead to Utility Services Technicians and Maintenance & Operations Specialists.

This job opportunity is in the area of Water Production and Storage Facilities.

**** First review of applications will be on January 5, 2017.  This recruitment may close any time after that without notice.****

 Examples of Duties:
TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

When assigned to the Water/Irrigation, Water Production and Storage section:

1. Performs routine water storage and production facility inspections; monitors pumps, motors, valves, and controls at water storage and production facilities to include dead-head and other efficiency testing on a regular basis; monitors and operates SCADA system; troubleshoots pump, motor, electrical component failures; monitors, maintains, and adjusts chlorinators applying proper chemical dosages; maintains facilities to include weed control and other appearance factors; performs repair, maintenance, and replacement on various motors, valves, pumps, and controls; reading and recording of meters; hauls chlorine tablets; conducts quality control and safety assurance; water quality sampling and handling.

2. Oversees the day to day work orders which may include assembling, installing, repairing, replacing, relocating, testing, maintaining and/or investigating a variety of equipment, fixtures, and delivery systems. This may include but not limited to meters, lock outs, unlocks, red tag notices, mainlines, line leaks, line plugs, hydrants, hydrant meters, temporary meters, valves, manholes, air relief valves, irrigation lines, ports, and well site facilities, sampling, test procedures.

3. Leads in performing semi-skilled/manual work and operating equipment associated with maintenance and repair of water utility infrastructures. Provides direction, training, guidance, and assistance to employees: coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work, inspects completed work, and troubleshoots problem situations; assists in selecting new employees.

4. Manages the operations of a variety of routine services including the valve exercise program, hydro excavating, camera pipes, Jetting, flushing program, and preventative maintenance program, and/or other maintenance and repair activities. As well as the input of data into collection to system maintenance and operations programs.

5. Conducts site inspections; maintains written work records, including complaint resolution, maintenance and repair logs, flow records, daily work logs.

Duties related to ALL assignments:

1. Operates, maintains, and repairs a variety of hand and/or power tools, trucks, tractors, heavy equipment, pumps, compressors, weed whackers, saws and/or a variety of other light equipment.

2. Performs utility locating and operates line locator as needed.

3. Responds to emergency situations such as system breaks, overflows or blockages as needed.

4. Maintains written work records, including complaint resolution, maintenance and repair logs, flow records, and daily work logs.

5. Maintains and controls inventory including tracking inventory used per work orders and new parts and materials received.

6. Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment; reports any concerns in a timely manner.

7. Participates in on-call program once fully trained.

8. Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, lists, credit card statements, invoices, time sheets, work orders, vehicle records, maps, blueprints, construction drawings, material safety data sheets, operational guides, policies, procedures, standards, regulations, manuals, reference materials.

9. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

 Typical Qualifications:

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):

High School Diploma, or G.E.D., specialized training and three years of relevant experience related to area of assignment and; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements (positions in Water/Irrigation, Water Production and Storage):
( or obtain within 6 months of hire date for employees)
  • Arizona Driver's License; CDL Class A with Tanker endorsement;
  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Grade II Water Distribution Systems Operator Certification.
In addition to items listed above, for Water Production and Storage assignment, must obtain an ADEQ Grade III Water Distribution Certification within 3 years of hire date.
 Supplemental Information:

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of (for all assignments):

• Customer service principles.
• Water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems and/or Irrigation systems;
• Methods, sampling, testing, materials, tools, and standard practices for the installation, maintenance, operation, repair, and inspection of water and waste water distribution/ collection systems, irrigation systems and related equipment;
• Various hand and power tool and equipment operation;
• Various monitoring systems;
• Using computers & laptops and related software applications including Excel, Word, inframap and ArcGIS;
• Calculating water flows with measuring equipment and by sight as necessary;
• Utility locating;
• Occupational hazards and safe work practices including open trench safety.

Knowledge of (in addition to the items listed above, for Water Production and Storage assignment):
• Proficient use of iPad and smartphone.

Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
• Maintaining productive working relationships.
• Operating hand and power tools, light and medium equipment, and cleaning equipment;
• Operating a heavy equipment;
• Recordkeeping and report writing;
• Performing various reading comprehensions;
• Problem solving;
• Moderate skill of computer usage and software programs, including Excel, Word, infraMAP and ArcGIS;
• Reading maps;
• Mathematics including formula calculations and pumping rates;
• Understanding and interpreting schedules;
• Communication both verbal and written, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Physical Requirements
The physical requirements are meant to represent the entire classification and all of these may not be attributed to every single body of work included in this classification.
For all assignments:
Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering,  grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Incumbents may be subject to:  hazardous physical conditions (mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibration, etc.), atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, gases, and poor ventilation), hazardous materials (chemicals, blood and body fluids, etc.), extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noise, travel, and environmental dangers (disruptive people, imminent danger, threatening environment).
For Water/Irrigation, Water Production and Storage Assignment:
Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of work frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
For all assignments:
Driving: Must be capable of driving a standard pick-up up to one-ton units.