The City of Rogers, MN is accepting applications for the position of Public Works Maintenance II – Utilities. Major areas of responsibility for this position include performing nonsupervisory semi-skilled and skilled operations and maintenance of Water and Sewer treatment facilities, distribution and collection systems as well as other duties as assigned by the Utility Supervisor. Competitive benefit package.  Position applications closes May 3, 2019.  Starting wage is $23.18.  Application details listed below.

Job Description

Title: Public Works Maintenance II - Utilities
Status: Non-exempt
Department: Public Works Position
Status: Regular Full-Time
Accountable To: Utility Supervisor, Public Works Director
Salary Grade: Salary Grade 9

Position Summary

Perform nonsupervisory semi-skilled and skilled operations and maintenance of Water and Sewer treatment facilities, distribution and collection systems as well as other duties as assigned by Utility Supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Inspect water production and treatment facilities. Perform a variety of water quality tests in the lab and field with approved procedures using sophisticated test equipment.
2. Document and record all testing and process control results along with mandatory reporting to State agencies in a timely manner as directed by supervisor.
3. Check and maintain proper chemical feed equipment including calibration of feed equipment.
4. Assist in the repair and excavation of water and sewer mains, replace water and sewer lines and respond to water and sewer breaks or complaints during and after normal working hours. Perform inspection and repair to a wide variety of water and sewer infrastructure.
5. Perform inspection in some hazardous locations including tanks, manholes and vaults classified as Confined Spaces.
6. Maintain and repair fire hydrants including winterizing, flushing, replacing, repairing, cleaning and painting
7. Perform general maintenance, troubleshooting and repair on wells including pumps, motors and control panels
8. Perform work on personal computer, including data entry, record keeping, logbooks, sewer/water inspections and tracking of manholes. Perform meter reading equipment tracking, installation and repair.
9. Perform water and sewer inspections by testing equipment, drawing and recording to ensure contractors perform all work in compliance with City ordinances and codes.
10. Operate treatment facility and lift stations under emergency conditions during inclement weather. Hook up emergency generation power for water/wastewater operations during storms or power shortages as required.
11. Inspect, repair, replace and occasionally install sewer lines; use a jetter to clean the lines annually. Required to assist the main operator with the use of vacuum/jetter truck. Perform manhole and structure maintenance/ rebuilding. Perform general maintenance to towers, pump houses, buildings, including inspecting paint, painting and changing the light bulbs, and all general house cleaning duties.
12. Required to respond to Utility alarms. Response time required is within thirty minutes.
13. Assist with snow removal. Operate trucks, tractors and snow blowers to remove snow from City parking lots and applies salt to sidewalks, trails and municipal parking lots.
14. Operate all light equipment used in a safe and efficient manner to include but not limited to the following: cars, light trucks, tractors, skid steers, lawn mowers, and miscellaneous hand and power tools.
15. Perform minor maintenance and preventative work and repairs on equipment operated.
16. Coordinate major repairs with mechanic and/or supervisor.
17. Assist other Public Works and Utility Personnel in miscellaneous tasks as directed by Supervisors.
18. Perform other duties as assigned.

Common Performance Standards:
Expected to deal with the following:
1. Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
2. The ability to work in severe weather conditions and temperature extremes.
3. Ability to be on call when weather conditions may dictate early starts on regular working days and on weekends.
4. Willingness to plan vacations or time off when the chances for emergency or unusual weather conditions are the least expected.
5. Maintain Safety Standards: Possesses the ability to work safely and efficiently within established guidelines.
6. Ability to read and interpret technical manuals and to determine solutions to a variety of operational and maintenance problems.
7. Ability to write simple correspondence with the ability to effectively present information to supervisors, subordinates, government agencies, contractors, and the general public.
8. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
9. Basic working knowledge of computers and related software for job related tasks.
10. Work with general public in a courteous and professional manner.

Work Environment:
1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and confined spaces. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme hot and cold as well as other types of inclement weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. Work with exposure to loud noises from operating equipment. The employee will be required to wear personal protective equipment under appropriate circumstances.
2. Works on the road or in the road right-of-ways, private property and municipal properties
3. Work includes inside and a majority of outdoor environments on a frequent basis; some of which include exposure to disagreeable elements.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
2. Technical Degree from a Water Operations School or Public Works Certificate
3. Minnesota Class D Water Operators License (Class C within 12 months of hire)
4. Minnesota Class D Wastewater Operators License (Class C within 12 months of hire)
5. Minnesota Class B Commercial Driver’s License (Within 6 months of hire)
6. Six months experience with Utility operation of Water and Sewer Systems
7. Six months experience with truck, light equipment, and general maintenance

Physical Requirements:
1. Strength and movement: Work requires lifting, reaching, shoveling, pounding, digging and sweeping.
2. Sensory ability: Vision must be sufficient to read instructions, distant vision (20/40 or better) must have depth discrimination, and hearing must be able to detect all warning signals.
3. Level of exertion: Work is sometimes heavy requiring lifting of 80 pounds or more.
4. Health Card required.
5. Ability to pass routine or random drug and alcohol testing.


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Resumes and applications must be mailed to:

City of Rogers
Attn: Stacy
22350 South Diamond Lake Road
Rogers, MN 55374

or emailed to:

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