Utility Worker

August 24, 2015 - September 08, 2015
Location:Okemos, MI
Salary Range:$13.95 per hour per labor agreement
Benefits:health, dental, vision, paid time off, MERS pension, life, LTD
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Public Works and Parks & Recreation

Under the supervision and direction of the Facilities Superintendent or the Public Works Director, and the direction of the Lead Utility Worker; performs work required to operate, maintain, and repair Township property and construct and maintain water and sewer systems.

The position is open until filled.
Duties:Performs basic preventive maintenance on a variety of equipment, tools, and facilities.

Operates a full range of public works vehicles, equipment, and tools and maintains equipment, machinery, and tools.

Responds to complaints or inquiries from the public under the direction of the Lead Utility Worker.

Assists with the removal of snow and ice; application of salt, sand and other preventive materials as directed.

May perform maintenance and construction of water and sewer systems.

May perform maintenance of parks, grounds, and facilities.

Performs related work as required.
Qualifications:Commercial Drivers' License required within 6 months of hire. Preference to those that already have a CDL.

A high school diploma or equivalent.

Two or more years of experience in operating heavy equipment.

State of Michigan Vehicle Operatorís License.

Knowledge of water and sewer facilities, grounds, and parks maintenance.

Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations.

Knowledge of the safety practices, equipment, methods, and materials utilized in the maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants and parks, grounds, and facilities.

Basic knowledge of the maintenance practices and procedures utilized for assigned equipment.

Skill in the operation of assigned vehicles, equipment, and power tools.

Skill in performing basic maintenance tasks on assigned equipment, buildings, and facilities.

Skill in operating related tools and equipment, including computerized systems.

Ability to critically assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations.

Ability to respond to emergency situations at irregular hours.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to understand and carry out oral instructions.

Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgement, initiative, and resourcefulness when dealing with employees, project contractors, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, other Township administrators, and the public.

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