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Utility Worker / Public Works in Ontario, OR at NextGen

Date Posted: 2/15/2018

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Job Description

Utility Worker / Public Works ( water collection / water distribution )

6 month contract - can convert earlier

Ontario, OR 97914

8am - 4:30pm


**** Must have a valid driver's license / clean MVR

Works in the operation, repair, and maintenance of streets, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and other duties as assigned.

  • Inspect, repair, and maintain water distribution systems, storm drains, sewer collection systems, and sewer lift stations.

  • This position work in all aspects of the street maintenance department.

  • Paving, patching, sign maintenance, concrete repair/installation, snow removal/sanding etc.

  • Perform labor involved in the construction and maintenance of water distribution: Install, repair and read water meters; exercise valves; install and repair water lines, standpipes, valves, pumps, etc.; and perform water shut-offs and turn-ons; repair and install manholes, cleanouts; and clean debris from catch basins.

  • Produce a variety of records and reports relating to these activities.

  • Operate, maintain and perform minor repair to light and heavy equipment

  • Perform routine inspection and preventive maintenance of assigned equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools before and after use.

  • Report defects or needed repairs to lead worker or supervisor.

  • On call is required for this position, be able to respond to afterhours emergencies within a reasonable time.

  • Respond to various customer service requests and report findings to lead worker or supervisor.

  • Use utility locator service prior to any excavation.

  • Follow all safety rules and procedures. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.

  • Complete daily work activities according to work schedules.

  • Measure, compute, and convert English and metric systems.

  • Report public hazards (potholes, fallen street signs, water leaks, etc.) to lead worker or supervisor.

  • May assist other public works departments as needed.

  • Maintain proficiency by attending meetings and trainings, reviewing reports, and reading professional materials and journals.

  • May be asked to serve as a member of various employee and City committees.


High school diploma or GED

Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record

Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Have basic knowledge to operate word and spreadsheet programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Some knowledge of: equipment, materials, supplies, practices, methods, hazards and safety precautions used in water distribution, storm sewer and sewer collection maintenance and construction;

Some prior experience in Water Distribution, Sewer Collections and Street maintenance

Class "A" Commercial Driver's License or obtain within 3- 6 month from date of hire

Oregon Water distribution I or Oregon Sewer Collections I within 12-18 months from date of hire

Flagger certification within 6 months from date of hire

CPR-First aid within 6 months from date of hire


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