City of Pearland, TX
  • 20-Feb-2013 to 13-Mar-2013 (CST)
  • Public Works - Water and Sewer
  • Pearland, TX, USA
  • $11.88/hour
  • Full Time
  • Non-Exempt

The City of Pearland offers an excellent benefits package including a voluntary ICMA 457 deferred compensation program, as well as membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). The City of Pearland pays all premiums for the employee’s dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance and the City pays a portion of the medical premium for employees and dependants.


Job Summary:   Performs activities engaged in maintenance of sewers and water lines and in repair of damaged or broken water and sewer lines; locate lines; inspect, replace, and/or repair meters.

Essential Functions
Regular and timely attendance at work.

Perform sewer repair by cutting out bad pieces, replacing ferncos, and working carefully around utilities such as electrical power, gas, phone, and underground cable.

Participate in connecting sewer lines to mains using full circle clamps, shut off valves; working carefully around utilities.

Use sewer tee or saddle to make sewer tap; install cleanouts for access into line.

Carry out installation and repair of water taps by placing the tapping saddle and machine to cut out the hole on the main run tubing and install the water meter/box.

Perform work in cleaning sewer lines and manholes, repairing broken sewer lines, and replacing worn and damaged parts; use sewer tape to unclog debris in line, use vactor to run sewer mains to break up grease inline.

Operate and repair equipment such as jackhammers, pumps, air compressors, and other equipment used in repair and maintenance of sewers; change oil and filters on motorized equipment, wash and spray down tools, replace any worn out tools.

Repair manholes by repairing the ring/cover that is damaged; seal around pipes entering manhole to prevent inflow infiltration, place plugs in sewer lines.

Assist other crews in the department with water/sewer repairs, line construction, Street Department, and others in order to complete large projects or due to a lack of personnel.

Serve as "essential personnel" and remain available for immediate call-in due to any natural or man made disaster, or any other event the Director of Public Works, 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 general education degree (GED) required.

One (1) year experience and/or training in construction or plumbing, with general knowledge of operating hand and motorized equipment, preferred.

Valid, Class "C" Texas Driver's License required.

 
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 and other employees of the organization.

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's; ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

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 utilize hand tools and instruments as described under "tools and equipment".

Ability to follow instructions, both written and oral.

Ability to operate a City crew truck, rescue saw, 2" water pump, weed eater, chain saw, clay cutters, tapping machine, tubing cutters, pipe wrenches, ratchets, hand saws, level, pressure gauges, sewer taps, sewer balloons, metal detectors, and base maps.

Must be able to drive City vehicle for business purposes and maintain insurability and valid license.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical equipment such as backhoes, mini excavators; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions; occasional exposure to caustic or toxic chemicals including asbestos, infectious diseases, electrical shock and vibration, and other potential physical harm due to the nature of the job. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

The employee in this position 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, or the City Manager deem necessary.




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