CITY OF MONONA invites applications for the position of: UTILITY SERVICES TECHNICIAN
Salary: $24.00–$27.00 Hourly
Applications Accepted Until: Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, 11:59 PM
DESCRIPTION AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
The Utility Services Technician performs skilled and semi-skilled work related to the operation and maintenance of the Water, Sewer and Storm Utilities in the City of Monona. The primary job function of this position is serving as a utility systems technician. Other job functions include assisting the public works streets division with snow and ice control, and other miscellaneous duties as needed or assigned.
This is a full-time position with full benefits. Starting wage is based on qualifications. Normal hours for this position are 7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, but qualified candidates must be able to work scheduled overtime (1 on-call week and weekend every 7 weeks, and 1 rotating holiday a year), along with unscheduled overtime for snow removal or other emergency operations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties are essential and normal for the position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive; other duties may be required and assigned.
- Assist with the operations and maintenance of a groundwater distribution system, which includes the wells and booster pumps, generators, fire hydrants, water mains and services, chemical feed pumps, water towers, and pump house facilities.
- Operate and maintain the sanitary sewer system, which includes inspecting and maintaining the lift station pumps and pump facilities, and assisting with cleaning manholes and pump house wet wells.
- Assist with scheduling the annual collection system maintenance and cleaning, and review the reports and video tape to determine maintenance needs.
- Occasionally enter confined spaces and climb water towers to perform general maintenance.
- Assist with completing Diggers Hotline locates as needed.
- Read blue prints and schematics and perform minor maintenance on pumps, motors, valves, chemical feed systems, electrical controls, generators, vehicles and other related equipment.
- Monitor the SCADA system for the water, sewer, and storm systems and troubleshoot problems that may arise.
- Monitor chemical feed rates and residuals, and collect water distribution samples as required by the WDNR.
- Install, repair, test, and read water meters.
- Keep daily records of the water distribution system and collection system as well as perform calculations and data entry.
- Operate and maintain various pieces of equipment such as dump truck, loader, excavator, snow plow, tractor, air compressor, utility trucks, and power tools.
- Participate in the after-hours on-call rotation for the utilities division (one on-call week and weekend every 7 weeks and 1 rotating holiday per year).
- While on-call, respond to SCADA alarms and respond to emergencies as needed and required.
- Assist the streets division with snow and ice control during the normal work day and after hours as needed.
- Perform all work functions in an efficient manner while maintaining the highest quality service possible, and while following the proper procedures for workplace safety.
- Perform any other related duties that are not listed here that may be required for this position, or as assigned by the Utilities Foreman or the Operations Supervisor.
- A high school diploma or GED.
- Experience in the water, wastewater, or public works fields is desired, but not required.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a valid Wisconsin CDL or the ability to obtain one within one (1) year of hire date; must maintain these licenses for the course of employment.
- Must possess WDNR water system certification subclass G-groundwater and D-distribution or have the ability to obtain certifications within one (1) year of hire date.
- When on call, must be able to arrive on site within 45 minutes of notification for all utility emergencies.
- Must pass a post-employment-offer drug screen, physical, and background check.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
- Must have knowledge of and experience in operating medium duty equipment, power tools, and specialized equipment typically found in the water and sewer industry
- Must be able to work scheduled overtime on weekends and holidays
- Must be able to respond to after-hours emergencies including, but not limited to, water main breaks, service leaks, water well and lift station alarms, and snow plowing
- Ability to perform basic math functions
- Ability to successfully complete a six-month probationary period
- Snow removal experience desirable
- Must be able to carry a City-provided cell phone while on duty and while on call rotation
- Ability to pass random drug testing per City policy
- Ability to communicate in a professional manner at all times while conducting City business
- Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and experience with or ability to learn SCADA electronic control system
Minimum Physical Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
- Gross and fine manipulation in order to operate and use hand tools, motorized vehicles and equipment.
- Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time and alternate between sitting and standing.
- Ability to work in outdoor settings and in poor/extreme weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold, rain, snow, and wind.
- Ability to lift loads up to 50 pounds.
- Ability to reach, stoop, crouch, and kneel.
- Ability to climb ladders and water towers and to enter confined spaces.
- Ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Ability to keyboard to use a computer, phone, and tablet.
To apply, please visit www.mymonona.com/jobs.
Applicants needing more information or an accommodation should contact Leah Kimmell at 608-222-2525, email@example.com, or 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, WI 53716.