City of Durham, NC

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Sr. Utility Specialist; Air Relief Valve Maintenance

at City of Durham, NC

Pay: $33073.00 to $50358.00/year
Salary : $33,073.00 - $50,358.00 Annually
Posted: 6/8/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2106140

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Sr. Utility Specialist; Air Relief Valve Maintenance
Opening Date/Time: Thu. 06/07/18 12:00 AM Eastern Time
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$33,073.00 - $50,358.00 Annually
Job Type:Full time with benefits
Location:1600 Mist Lake Dr., Durham, North Carolina
Department:Water Management
Starting Salary: $33,073
Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The Lift Station Maintenance Division has a Sr. Utility Specialist vacancy responsible for working in collaboration with a team, performing preventative and corrective maintenance to ensure proper functioning of air relief valves (ARV) on sewer force mains. The functioning of these valves is essential to lift station performance. Cross training on the operation of sewage lift stations will also be provided for stand-by/recall duty and response to lift station emergencies.

Must be reachable by phone and subject to week-long stand-by/recall for emergency response. You must be competent using software and tablets for record-keeping and communications with all levels of staff.

We rely on employees with professional communication and problem solving skills to work closely with all staff and when dealing with Durham residents. This role provides semi-skilled labor, working in partnership with their supervisor and co-workers, and requires interpersonal skills with the ability to step in for supervisor as needed; exercising professional and safe behavior at all times.

  • Performs skilled labor in one or more of a variety of public works functions such as: entering confined spaces; determining gas leaks; identifying proper tools; overseeing light chemical applications; painting; performing basic carpentry and plumbing; providing auto shop assistance; laying pipelines, making taps and other special projects.
  •  Provides manual labor for the City's water and wastewater systems in all weather conditions,  performs daily inspections of vehicles and equipment,  installs traffic control devices and assist work groups, depending on area of assignment as described below. The position is subject to rotating stand by recall and other duties as assigned.
  • Communicates work-related needs and issues to co-workers and supervisors by providing updates regarding the status of open work orders and construction, maintenance, community development, and/or facilities tasks.                                                                          

 Minimum Qualifications & Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency.  
  • One or more years of related experience operating tools and equipment required for the position.
  • Must be reachable by phone and subject to week-long stand-by/recall for emergency response
  • Valid and current NC Commercial Driver's License (CDL) - B w/tanker endorsement or ability to obtain within 9 months of hire

 Additional Preferred Skills:
  • Utility systems experience preferred in water or wastewater