Town of Cary, NC
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WASTEWATER SYSTEM TECHNICIAN II (EASEMENTS)
at Town of Cary, NC
Performs routine to difficult technical work in the maintenance of the wastewater collection system and easement network for the Town.
Work is performed under the general supervision of a Wastewater Collection Field Supervisor.
Work is generally assigned in a specific area such as easement inspection and maintenance or jet/vac truck operation; however, employees are expected to be cross-trained and work in all areas. Work is often performed in undesirable working conditions in both the jet/vac operation and easement maintenance. Although work may be very similar between the I and II classes, the II is distinguished by the experience and skill level of the employee.
A Technician II will work more independently, serve as a lead worker and may have specialized responsibilities.
- Typical Tasks
Participates in a comprehensive sewer line maintenance program; keeps sewer lines open and working properly; carries out preventative maintenance program;
Mows and clears easements; monitors vandalism to outfall lines; inspects and marks easements; clears trees with precision; reads easement maps and plans mowing schedule; applies herbicides to easements and around manholes as needed;
Inspects easements and manholes; delivers letters for notification of easement cutting; flags easements;
Locates manholes and flags easement boundaries; inspects material to be cut and determines if it is cut by town staff or contractors;
Locates and inspects manholes for inflow and infiltration issues; creates database of inflow and infiltration issues and GPS manhole locations;
Works with contractors videoing lines; finds access points for contractors;
Oversees contract boring operations that cross or are in the vicinity of sanitary sewer force mains;
Addresses questions from the public;
Operates specialized TV equipment to monitor the condition of lines; works with MapInfo for line locations and documentation of work completed; cameras lines for final inspection;
Installs and programs flow meters in confined spaces;
Smoke tests lines to identify problem areas;
Samples and monitors wastewater discharge;
Maps lines and maintains files;
Operates jet truck to cut roots and flush lines;
Performs maintenance on equipment;
Reads industrial meters;
Maintains storm drains and keeps clear of debris;
Replaces broken storm drain lids; prepares area around broken drains that cannot be immediately fixed;
Repairs sewer clean-outs;
Responds to sewer calls; unstops blockages using tape or jet depending on nature of the blockage; applies de-greasing chemicals;
Responds to sewer spills; builds dams and takes action to contain spill; cleans up spills; pumps sewage if necessary; applies lime, soil, etc. as necessary;
Sets up and oversees sewer by-pass pumping operations for Town sewer line projects and repairs; inspects contractor by-pass pumping operations;
Responds to sewer odor calls; checks manholes for blockages and talks to homeowners;
Performs rotating "on-call" after hours standby duty;
Operates equipment during snow and inclement weather conditions;
Performs other job-related tasks as required.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of wastewater collection systems and their maintenance; Considerable knowledge of specialized equipment operation; Considerable knowledge of wastewater collection line construction and repair; Considerable knowledge of easement maintenance; Considerable knowledge of tree cutting; Considerable knowledge of system mapping; Considerable knowledge of GPS equipment; Considerable knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a jet/vac truck; Ability to work independently; Ability to respond to emergencies; Ability to operate heavy and specialized equipment; Ability to develop and apply appropriate safety practices; Ability to develop databases and keep accurate records; Ability to make repairs; Ability to communicate effectively.
- Minimum and Preferred Qualifications
Graduation from high school with considerable work in wastewater distribution systems maintenance and equipment operation.
For those employees assigned to easement maintenance, considerable experience in tree felling and cutting is required.
An employee in this class must possess significant physical ability. Work requires the employee to lift moderate to heavy items, dig with hand tools, crawl into tight spaces, and work on lines and other items which require dexterity in the hands. An employee must be able to work unassisted, stand for long periods of time, perform manual labor, and work in inclement weather. The ability to work in challenging and sometimes dangerous environmental conditions is also required. Visual acuity is necessary in order to read handwritten and typewritten materials and to view maps and testing equipment. An employee must also be able to hear, talk, and smell.
Possession of a valid Class "A" CDL with a tanker endorsement an an acceptable driving history
Experience tree felling and cutting
Grade II Wastewater Collection Certification.
Possess or have pending a North Carolina Pesticide License, or the ability to obtain within one year.
National Incident Management System (NIMS) ICS 100 and ICS 700 training/certification required (provided).
Requires background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to promotion.
FLSA Status: Non-exempt