Waste Water Worker

Waste Water Worker

Panama City, FL

Full Time - Long Term

Starting at $10.00/hour

Posted Day Ago

Wastewater Worker 
Schedule: Monday – Friday 7am to 4pm
Pay: $10.00/hour
Attire: Jeans/Tshirt/Work Boots

Job Summary
This is skilled journeymen work involving monitoring the potable water distribution and wastewater collection system. Potable water system includes locating and repairing leaks/breaks in mains, valves, service lines, and meters, and construction of system additions. Wastewater collection system includes locating and unplugging of stoppages and repairing of infiltration points. Work also involves construction of system additions in conjunction with lift station and manhole maintenance. Work is performed under the general direction of a superintendent/supervisor in the Public Works Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Good health and physical condition to permit walking all day under varying weather conditions.
  • Two (2) years experience in the operations, maintenance and repair of water and wastewater collection and distribution systems, lift stations, and meter installation and repair,
  • Valid State of Florida CDL, Class B with air brakes or the ability to obtain within one (1) year. State of Florida water distribution license or ability to obtain within one (1) year.
  • A comparable amount of training or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and techniques used in the extension, repair, and maintenance of water and sewer lines and related equipment and the ability to extend, repair, and maintain water and sewer lines.
  • Knowledge of the tools and equipment required to maintain distribution/collection systems. Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the types of work performed and of necessary safety precautions while working in and around equipment and excavations.
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques used in maintaining sanitary sewer systems.
  • Ability to make simple mathematical calculations rapidly and accurately.
  • Ability to read meters.
  • Ability to locate leaks, stoppages, and malfunctions in water mains and in the sanitary sewer system.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good and effective working relationships with officials, employees, and the general public-
  • Skill in use of hand and power tools used in water, sewer and sanitary sewer system installation and repair.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Participates in locating valves and leaks in water mains so that repairs can be made.
  • Participates in installing and repairing water mains, new service branches, hydrants and water service taps.
  • Participates in all phases of the wastewater system, such as constructing, installing and repairing of pumps, lift stations, mains, and laterals.
  • Participates in laying pipe and caulking joints.
  • Participates in a rotating on call duty in responding to emergency calls after normal duty hours.
  • Maintains a wastewater system that will comply with all plumbing codes and health standards. Examines meter installations for leaks and improper registration of consumption, reports faulty meters, and inspects visible plumbing for water leakage.
  • Sets and resets meters, repairs leaks in meters, and responds to emergency calls of leaks and breaks.
  • Turns water service on and off at individual meters in accordance with authorization of supervisor, or in emergency cases as directed.
  • May be required to read water meters on an assigned route and record readings.
  • Repair sewer line stoppages.
  • Operates hand and power tools as required to make repairs.
  • Assists in the installation inspection and maintenance of backflow prevention devices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Physical Demands
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.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, climb, crouch, or crawl.The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical part

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