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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3216 - Water Wastewater Maintenance Crew Leader

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:     Non-exempt    
UNION:     Local 150    

Under general supervision; performs work of considerable difficulty in the maintenance and repair of Public Works Facilities and construction and excavation projects; responsible for crew and operation of job assignments; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class is responsible for overseeing installation, preventive maintenance and repair of equipment in the Public Works facilities, excavation, repairs of sewer systems, water mains, stormwater drainage projects, etc.  An employee in this class is also responsible for responding as a lead worker to departmental emergency call out situations.  A substantial amount of time is spent supervising the work of subordinate personnel assigned to a crew.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

•    Installs and repairs small pumps, valves, piping and plumbing systems
•    Performs minor design work and fabricates small structures in repair of piping systems or treatment processes
•    Supervises the work of subordinate personnel engaged in equipment operations and crew duties
•    Provides occasional input on promotions, hiring, discipline and routinely directs activities of assigned positions
•    Serves as a lead worker and directs a crew to perform assigned duties
•    Maintains equipment (e.g. greases and lubricates engines, motors and pumps, etc) used in the operation of treatment plants and sewer and water systems
•    Assists in repair and maintenance of heating and refrigeration systems (i.e. gas fired boilers, chillers, natural gas compressors, etc.)
•    Operates lathes, milling machines, welders, band saws, oxygen and acetylene torches, etc. in maintenance and repair of systems
•    Operates a backhoe, flusher, front end loader, light bulldozers and hydraulic shoring jacks and other heavy equipment in excavation and repair of sewers, hydrants and for storm water drainage projects
•    Builds forms and pours and finishes concrete and installs asphalt
•    Operates more complex equipment for training purposes
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

•    Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned; depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
•    Methods, materials, tools and practices of sewer and water construction
•    Applicable occupational hazards and safety precautions
•    Heating and refrigeration functions
•    Maintenance and use of confined space, trench shoring, roadway safety, and fall protection equipment

Skill in:
•    Maintenance and repair of equipment and related systems and the operation and care of necessary tools and equipment.
•    Planning, assigning and supervising the work of the employees assigned to the crew

Ability to:
•    Operate and maintain heavy construction equipment
•    Install and repair water / sewer main
•    Respond to after-hours emergency situations and call-outs

•    Acts as a lead worker in directing activities of crews to complete assigned jobs.
•    Provides occasional input on promotions, hiring, discipline and direction of employees.

Five years experience in maintenance and repair of sewer and water systems plus one year of supervisory experience

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the 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 frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and/or arms to operate tools and equipment, climb, crouch or stoop, and lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

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.

Frequently includes working near moving mechanical parts, in precarious places, in outside weather conditions, and with fumes or airborne particles.

Must possess and maintain in good standing a valid Illinois commercial driver's license (CDL).

This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing requirements of the United States Department of Transportation Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991.

For positions located at the DuPage Convalescent Center see attached for job description addendum related to HIPAA Regulation