Chips and scrapes water treatment units and contact basin weirs to remove calcium buildup and maintain proper flow; assists in maintenance and cleanup of operational equipment and areas. Assists in the installation and repair of various sizes of clay, PVC, galvanized and cast iron pipes above and below ground; sets up cones and directs traffic as necessary; performs hand-digging in difficult areas inaccessible to heavy equipment. Operates pressure cleaning equipment to clean water treatment units, buildings and other structures. Assists in the installation and repair of various water meters; operates jackhammer or gas saw to cut sidewalks. Operates pick-up truck or other vehicle to transport tools, equipment and supplies; loads and unloads equipment and supplies on and off of trucks or other utility vehicles. Operates power mowers, small tractors, saws, edgers, clippers and other equipment used in landscaping and roadside maintenance. Operates, cleans and maintains large power-spraying equipment used to control insects, plant pests, and weeds. Assists in surface preparation and spray painting of signs; cleans, sands,
straightens and repairs signs. Maintains tools and equipment used; cleans and makes minor repairs; performs routine preventive maintenance. Assists in maintaining work areas; removes trash, debris and waste materials from
treatment plant areas. Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Knowledge of basic methods, materials and techniques used in maintenance and construction work. Knowledge of power tools and equipment used in water and sewer maintenance activities. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the area of assignment. Ability to operate pick-up or other trucks, small tractors
and similar automotive equipment. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to assist in the installation, repair and maintenance of a variety of water and sewer facilities and equipment. Ability to work out-of-doors occasionally under adverse weather conditions. Skill in the operation of power tools and equipment.
Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform heavy manual labor.