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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3215 - Senior Water/Wastewater Maintenance Worker

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Non-Exempt
UNION:    Local 150

Under immediate supervision; performs complex work in the diagnosis, maintenance and repair of specialized equipment failures in the Public Works Facilities and construction, excavation and special projects; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class performs tasks in the maintenance and repair of water and sewer mains, lift stations, wastewater treatment plant maintenance and stormwater facility maintenance. This position is distinguished from the Water/Wastewater maintenance Worker due to a higher level of skill required to work on more complex projects and equipment.  Incumbents may act as a lead worker, and direction is received from the Water/Wastewater Maintenance Crew Leader or Water/Wastewater Maintenance Supervisor.

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.

•    Maintains, installs, troubleshoots, rebuilds, and repairs and replaces various Public Works Facilities equipment (e.g. softeners, plumbing fixtures, small motors and pumps, etc.)
•    Orders parts, and fills out material requests.
•    Ensures the operations of the water and sewer services to the public
•    Flushes, televises, and repairs sewer systems
•    Repairs water mains and lift stations and responds to emergencies (e.g. water main breaks, sewer back-ups, lift stations problems, etc.).
•    Installs new equipment in well houses and water systems and treatment plants.
•    Performs landscaping and site maintenance once excavation is complete.
•    Flushes fire hydrants.
•    Evaluates quotes and proposals to insure quality and cost effectiveness.
•    Insures jobs are completed in a cautious, safe and orderly manner.
•    Operates heavy equipment (e.g. dump trucks, skid loaders, front end loaders, tankers, etc.)
•    Maintains and repairs the Public Works facilities and assists with construction and excavation projects.
•    Supervises summer help on lawn maintenance, painting, cleaning, and related work.
•    Trains employees in lower level maintenance positions.
•    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.
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

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:
•    A variety of tasks, tools, machinery and materials used in maintenance and repair work
•    Occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable
•    Good mechanical aptitude
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
•    Performing maintenance tasks in plumbing and pipefitting, and construction and repair
•    Operating varies tools and equipment
•    Following verbal and written instructions
•    Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
•    Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
•    Use sound judgment in carrying out the duties of the job
•    Troubleshoot and resolve mechanical issues
•    Work effectively under stress
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    Respond to emergency call outs and take corrective action
•    Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations

Supervises seasonal employees.

High School Diploma or GED equivalent, four (4) years of specialized experience in preventative and corrective maintenance, wastewater and water collection distribution systems and treatment plant knowledge, equipment maintenance, and two (2) years of lead worker responsibilities; or an equivalent combination of training and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

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 regularly 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.

The work environment for this position regularly 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.