City of St. Cloud Florida

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Lead Maintenance Worker WS Lines

at City of St. Cloud Florida

Pay: up to $18.35/hour
$18.35 - $
Posted: 10/24/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2248143

Job Description

Overall Job Objective



This position is a skilled, supervisory position that involves planning, scheduling and coordination related to the maintenance, repair and replacement of components in wastewater lift stations (including electrical and mechanical equipment and associated piping in such stations), water distribution systems and appurtenances, water facilities, wastewater facilities, wastewater collection systems and appurtenances, and other environmental utilities facilities. The Lead Maintenance Worker operates under general guidance and direction of a supervisor, typically a crew leader, treatment superintendent, or other assigned senior supervisory staff member.

Major Duties

The Lead Maintenance Worker position may be assigned to a Lines Assignment (liftstations, Backflow, Construction, and/or Maintenance),   or Plant Maintenance (Waste Water or Water Treatment) Assignment. Any incumbent may be required to work in any area of assignment covered herein.
Supervises the work of multiple technical personnel engaged in the construction, maintenance and/or repair of water/sewer equipment that may include lift stations, treatment equipment, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and other utility facilities. Assigns work activities to subordinate staff as teams or individually as appropriate to accomplish required work activities.
Performs all of the work of subordinate staff including the use of hand and power tools, mowers, jack hammers, compressors, electrical measuring devices, computers and other equipment necessary to complete the required duties.
Supervisory duties include scheduling; instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; acting on employee problems. Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers training, advice and assistance as needed.
May carry out the responsibilities of his/her supervisor during the absence of the supervisor.

Performs preventive and scheduled maintenance on all lift station equipment (including pumps, motors, piping and structures), water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems and other related facilities as assigned.
Performs inspections of industrial customers as needed.
Identifies maintenance needs or deficiencies and works with supervisory personnel to program changes to maintenance and repair programs to improve reliability and efficiency of operations.
Identify required materials for individual projects from procure materials through established departmental purchasing procedures.
Inspects work in progress for compliance with policies and procedures, regulations, specifications, schedules, and standards of quality and safety.
Performs regular and routine maintenance, cleaning, repairs and servicing of equipment used on the job; reports major equipment problems to the equipment maintenance supervisor, and delivers equipment for repair.
Wastewater Treatment Only: Responsible for administration of generator contract
Utilizes the City's CMMS system to facilitate work assignments, create work orders and analyze data to schedule repairs.
Operates larger equipment and vehicles as necessary which may include the following depending on the area of assignment: dump truck, flatbed, cleaner/rodder, compactor, camera truck, crane truck, hoists, and other related equipment.
Maintains records of operations, repairs, installations, personnel, equipment, and materials.

Files periodic reports regarding work efforts as directed by their supervisor.

May manage maintenance contracts. Investigates and documents accidents/incidents.

Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns and complaints from the customers and general public regarding division activities and projects.
Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, subordinates, other City department employees, utility companies, contractors, surveyors,  inspectors,  County government departments, customers, and the general public.
Answers citizen and agency representative inquiries when approached on the job; provides information on the nature of the work and schedule; refers more complex questions to the supervisor; fills out and files  citizen complaint forms and reports.
Performs administrative/office duties as required, preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, entering computer data, etc.

Works on a rotating emergency call-out schedule for after-hours repairs; works overtime as required to make repairs.
Assists in the collection and verification of GIS data.
Performs other technical duties as may be applicable to the area of assignment:

All Areas of Assignment

Performs landscaping maintenance and construction.
Removes and or replaces asphalt and concrete roadways, streets, sidewalks and driveways, and landscaping associated with construction or repair of sub-grade utilities.
Removes debris from working areas, public lands, rights-of-way, and other areas being worked or maintained.

Utilizes herbicides and backpack sprayer for weed control.
Maintenance and Lift Stations
Diagnose problems with lift station or other mechanical operations; pinpoints problems with the use of testing equipment and based on experience and knowledge of maintenance mechanics; uses computer-generated telemetry reports on mechanical systems to aid in such trouble-shooting.
Repairs and/or replaces motors, pumps and all associated equipment, and any piping or structural components that require replacement according to prescribed operating standards.
Recommends changes in components as might be appropriate for improved operations
Works with concrete and basic carpentry work in lift station or facility repair, and other work as required.
Lines Assignment Maintenance
Installs, inspects and/or repairs water, reclaim and sewer lines; including pertinent items including but not limited to water taps, valves, hydrants, meters, manhole rings, covers and other utilities devices.

Utilize CMMS work order management system, AS-400, Neptune R-450 system, Meter programmers, and all other electronic devices/programs aiding in the daily operations associated within the maintenance of the utility Assets.
Lines Assignment Construction
Installs, Inspects ,repairs and/or replaces water, reclaim and sewer mains and services; pertinent items including but not limited to water taps, valves hydrants, meters, manholes, manhole rings, covers and other utilities devices.
Utilize CMMS work order management system, AS-400, Meter programmers, and all other electronic devices/programs aiding in the daily operations associated within the maintenance of the utility Assets.
Lines Assignment Backflow
Oversees the cross connection program with the ability to maintain licenses pertinent to this position.
Oversees subordinates in performing sewer, potable irrigation, and/or reclaim irrigation inspections.
Is Responsible for overseeing the divisions testing, repairing and maintaining all residential backflow devices.
Is responsible for record keeping for commercial and residential backflow testing and repairs
Utilizes computer software for data entry, record keeping and reporting as necessary.
Jet Vac and CCTV Assignment
Is responsible for reviewing and interpreting sanitary sewer video files for proper planning and maintenance activities can be performed effectively.
Is responsible for the record keeping of the CCTV Data Collection program related to sanitary sewer inspections.
Schedules sanitary sewer inspections.
Schedules the cleaning of the sanitary sewer system.

Utilizes CCTV camera system to calibrate, inspect and document sanitary sewer inspections per
NASSCO PACP standards with documentation to the WINCAN server.
Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Must have a High School Diploma or equivalency
Maintenance of a current/valid State of Florida Driver License which meets requirements outlined in the City's Personnel Rules and Regulations Manual as well as any requirements by the City's insurance carrier (at no additional cost, or risk), and determined by the City to be an acceptable driving record history.
Ability to obtain a Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class "A" restricted, with tanker endorsement within 150 days of employment
Must maintain CDL throughout period of employment following probationary period
Must demonstrate possession/completion of at least 2 of the following for complete qualification:

  • Maintenance of a FDEP Class "3" Water Distribution Certification
  • Maintenance of a Class C Certification in wastewater collection,
  • Completion of Water Treatment Operator Short School;
  • Completion of Wastewater Treatment Operator Short School;
  • 1 year
  • Demonstrated Completion of at least 100 hours of technical training in the fields of electrical and electronics repair, mechanical repair and maintenance, maintenance and operations of pumps and other rotating equipment, instrumentation and controls or similar equivalent training.
The incumbent may be required to work in any areas of assignment covered herein.
The incumbent may be required to work on a call-out basis in response to emergencies such as leaks, equipment failures and other urgent calls.


Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to move; reach with hands and arms and communicate. The employee is occasionally required to remain stationary; ascend and descend or balance; position self to, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Has thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the Water/Sewer Treatment Department as they pertain to the performance of assigned duties.
Has thorough knowledge of the organization of the department and of related departments and agencies. 
Has thorough knowledge of all applicable codes and regulations, and is able to ensure compliance with such in all department projects.

Knows how to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.
Knowledge of City geography, locations of lift station facilities, sewer line systems, water lines and other infrastructure pertinent to the area of responsibility.
Knowledge regarding the operating characteristics of the City's utility systems including those specifically assigned as well as related systems that may impact or affect the performance of these systems.
Knowledge of occupational safety rules and practices as they relate to confined spaces, electrical and mechanical equipment, and ability to apply these rules to actual work practices.
Knowledge of the use of equipment, tools used in pipe installation and repair work, and in the various devices used to prevent and control backflows.
Knowledge of the City's water and sewer system, sizes of lines at various locations, and the locations of valves.
Knowledge of the water and sewer parts industry, and the specifications and standards of parts, supplies and equipment.
Skill in working safely, with knowledge of the hazards involved with the equipment and the service in the ground; skill in the use of excavation safety procedures, confined space entry rules, and safety standards for the operation of power tools and construction equipment.
Skill in the operation of the backhoe, pipe fitting equipment, jackhammer, and of vehicles including dump trucks and sewer cleaning equipment.
Skill in reading blueprints and the preparation of field sketches for mapping work.
Skill in the operating a personal computer, to enter line and valve data, and to alter, retrieve and utilize such data in the drawing of maps.
Skill in reading and understanding manufacturers' manuals for the operation and maintenance of equipment; also: service orders, safety manuals, computer print-outs, and tool manuals.
Skill in diagnosing problems with electrical equipment in identifying problems and needed repairs on CCTV equipment.
Skill to deal with sometimes irate or inquiring citizens and their problems and to provide information as required.
Is able to effectively plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others.

Has the ability to offer instruction and advice to subordinates regarding departmental policies, methods and regulations.  Able to perform employee evaluations and to make recommendations based on results.
Is able to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision.
Has the ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities.
Is able to read and interpret technical materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job.
Is able to assemble and analyze information and make written reports and records in a concise, clear and effective manner.
Is able to work effectively despite occasional exposure to adverse environmental conditions, including extreme heat and cold, toxic agents, noise, vibrations, machinery hazards, humidity, dusts, electrical currents, etc.
Ability to work with other employees and supervisors in a work group and as a team.
Other Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities specifically related to the Lift Station and Maintenance area of assignment:

Lift Stations and Maintenance
Knowledge of lift station equipment manufacturer's specifications for operations, and prescribed maintenance schedules and practices.
Knowledge of wastewater treatment methods and techniques.
Knowledge of the electrical components of the lift station, their operational characteristics, capacities and most common problems.
Knowledge of three-way electrical controls and wiring, particularly in lift station equipment.
Skill in diagnosing problems with electrical equipment, and the use of diagnostic equipment in identifying problems and needed repairs.
Skill in breaking down motors and other equipment, making repairs, and reassembling.
Skill in the safe operation of mechanical and electrical equipment and the required tools to maintain and repair this equipment, the piping and associated structures.
Skill in the operation of a hydraulic or manually operated hoist, pressure/vacuum gauges, volt/amp meters and other diagnostic equipment.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Language Ability:
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud.