Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

The Water Utility Worker  will perform entry level mechanical duties and assists with routine operations, maintenance and repair functions for the Aurora Water Operations Divisions; Pumping & Treatment Divisions.
 
This job opportunity is a pro-active recruitment effort with the goal of pre-selecting qualified applicants for placement into positions as they become available. This is an entry level position that is often vacated do to advancement in rank through the city's career development opportunities.

Summary of Divisions:

Pumping
The Water Utility Worker in the Pumping section reports to a central location each morning and then drives to and performs work at remote sites within and outside of the City.  The position normally works with at least one other person, but requires independent initiative to complete assigned tasks. This position works in the distribution and collection systems working with raw, potable, reuse and storm water as well as raw sewage on a daily basis. Work assignments include pump/motor oil changes, inspections, repair, remove foreign objects and rebuild. Operated valves, clean and remove objects from check valves and rebuild. Clean and wash wet wells. Wash and chlorinate storage tanks. Climb water storage tanks to heights of 40 feet using proper safety equipment. Mandatory participation in the Emergency Standby Rotation (average every 6 weeks) and participate in the City's snow removal program.  Maintain CDL certification after training.

Treatment
The Water Utility Worker in the Water Treatment Division participates in a number of activities at the water and wastewater treatment plants that include but are not limited to repair and maintenance of treatment plant equipment and facilities, receiving chemical deliveries including chlorine, learning the operation of the treatment plant, snow removal and facility housekeeping. The person in this job will work around hazardous chemicals, perform laboratory testing, and must be able to pass a respiratory physical.

Types of positions available:
  • Fulltime: Employee who works 40 hours on average and eligible for full city benefits to include; medical, dental, vision, paid holidays & leave, etc.
  • Temporary: Employees who work an average of 30 hours a week and are eligible for medical benefits only and paid holidays. This temporary position will be established on a yearly contract and does have the possibility to be converted into a fulltime position, per the needs of the department.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists work crews in the repair and maintenance of water, wastewater, reuse, and storm drain pump stations, water storage tanks, and treatment facilities
  • Performs routine and grounds maintenance
  • Loads and unloads tools
  • Maintains facilities equipment
  • Required to participate in confined space entries at whatever capacities assigned
  • Required to be in the rotation for standby call for assigned facility
  • Will assist with snow removal activities and snow standby call duties
  • Basic knowledge of the city computer systems; and performs additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  High School Diploma or GED. 
 
Experience:  At least 1 year of related maintenance experience. Experience with mechanical machinery and/or water/wastewater utility preferred.

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment: Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical principles.

Problem Sensitivity: The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.

Attention to Detail: Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
 
Abilities: 
  • Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time
  • To understand oral and written instructions
  • To operate or receive training on various types of maintenance equipment
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds repetitively
  • To work shifts, nights, overtime, standby, and call back duty.
  • Must be able to wear protective equipment required for the job and able to meet requirements under the Aurora Water Respiratory Protection Program

Licenses, Certificates, or Equipment Required: 
  • Driver's license with a good driving history
  • Current Commercial Driver's License or ability to obtain a Colorado Commercial Driver's License within 6 months of hire date. 
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.
 
PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING REQUIREMENTS:
All selected candidates will be subject to pre-employment screening at the time of hire including:
  • Reference checks
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Drug Screening & Physical Exam 
    • Note: The recent legalization of recreational marijuana by the state of Colorado does not change the city's policy.  Applicants who test positive for marijuana during a pre-employment drug test will not be hired, and will be ineligible to be employed with the city for one year.
    • To include the Hep B shots series and Respiratory screening
  • Submittal of official transcripts of most relevant/highest level of education listed on the application.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands:  Moderate to heavy physical work depending upon assigned function; may require ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds; may require frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds; considerable walking and standing; frequently performs activities requiring a full range of body movement including bending, stooping, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and climbing; hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of equipment and vehicles; vision for reading gauges and written instructions; hearing/listening for instructions and warning signals.
 
Work Environment: 
  • Works indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to noise, dust, and fumes.
  • Some work may be performed in confined spaces with exposure to raw sewage; will be exposed to low and medium electrical voltage.
  •  Mandatory participation in the Emergency Standby Rotation and participate in the City's snow removal program.

Equipment Used:  Operates mechanical equipment and vehicles common to utilities maintenance functions.
 
Aurora is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The city also maintains compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The city's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) is available for review by contacting the Employee Relations Officer in the Human Resources Division at 303-739-7225.

If you need assistance or reasonable accommodation for completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

 

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