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Utility Maintenance Specialist 2

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Title: Utility Maintenance Specialist 2                            

Position No: 115                                


Department:        Environmental Services                    

Reports To:           Supervisor 1


Labor Grade:        5                                                             

Pay Plan:               B (80hrs per pay period)


Type: _X___FT _____Part –Time _____Temp              


FLSA:  ____Exempt __X___ Non Exempt                       

Emergency Classification:  Class II


Summary:  Under the direction of their assigned Supervisor. The Utility Maintenance Specialist 2 will assist in the maintenance, construction, repair, and installation of wastewater treatment plants, sewer collection lines, lift stations, water distribution systems, well pumps, and all other sewer and water infrastructure.


Essential Job Functions:  Essential duties are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. The omission of specific statements or duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


  • Assist in the maintenance, construction, repair, and installation of wastewater treatment plants, sewer collection lines, lift stations, water distribution systems, well pumps, and all other sewer and water infrastructure; example tasks are:

    • Monitor 200 lift stations operation

    • Monitor water wells operation

    • Flush fire hydrants

    • Change out pumps

    • Troubleshoot problems

    • Clean/change floats, switches, breakers, contactors,

    • Deliver Chlorine to wells

    • Install meters, replace meters, read meters, upload data and transmit to billing, turn water on/off

    • Repair line breaks

    • Clean, jet sewer lines

  • Operate relevant equipment, trucks and tractors

  • Check to ensure that equipment is properly serviced and in good working order

    Shall be available to work additional hours as required in emergency situations

    This position may be required to be on-call during nights and weekends


    • Any other duties as assigned – including duties of a Utility Maintenance Specialist 1

Competencies: Must be able to correctly identify various parts and fittings that are required to make repairs to sewer and water infrastructure. Must have a general knowledge of the parts for repair of electrical panels. Must have a general knowledge of the utility service areas. Must be able to read, understand, and communicate job related material.


Work Environment: The incumbent typically performs in an outdoor environment. This includes construction sites, open and empty land, wooded areas, both urban and rural roads and drainage, muddy areas, swampy areas, hot, humid, cold, and wed conditions that are consistent with outdoor projects. The incumbent may also be exposed to wildlife and bugs in the environment. This position may include work performed in an office environment for training, plan reviews, meetings, and project preparation and progress reviews. 


Physical Demands:  Heavy work. Heavy work involves lifting no more than 100 pounds at a time with frequent lifting, lowering, pulling, pushing and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to bend, stoop, kneel and climb in order to complete various job duties. Must be able to stand, sit and walk for extended periods, sometimes on uneven or rough terrain in various weather conditions. If someone can do heavy work, we determine that he or she can also do medium, light, and sedentary work.






Required Education/Qualifications: A high school diploma or equivalent GED and minimum of two years of experience in utility maintenance required. Must have valid Driver’s License.


Location: 620 North Tyler Street, Covington LA  


Salary: $13.76 / Hour 


Last Date for Consideration: Monday October 15, 2018




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