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SYSTEM OPERATOR APPRENTICE, (CAREER LADDER POSITION)

Dorchester County

Dorchester County

Summerville, SC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Description

This position is designated as hard to fill and is eligible for the Employee Referral Incentive Program.

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The purpose of the class is to construct, install, maintain and repair water and sewer lines, pump stations, and associated appurtenances within the County wastewater collection and water distribution system; and to perform other skilled and semi-skilled work as required. This class works under general supervision and is given general work requirements.

Duties

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Constructs, installs, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs water and sewer service lines, mains and associated appurtenances; completes water and sewer taps and service connections.
• Plugs, unplugs and washes sewer lines as needed.
• Locates and marks sewer lines and taps.
• Connects/disconnects/reconnects water and sewer services.
• Performs preventive maintenance on water distribution system including, but not limited to, exercising water valves, disinfecting new lines and flushing fire hydrants.
• Installs and repairs pipes, conduits, meters, hydrants and fittings.
• Assists in making various sized taps and types of joints; assists in repairing all types of broken mains, valves, meters, lines and hydrants.
• Maneuvers and sets manhole rings and covers.
• Reads, removes, sets or shuts off meters; replaces and repairs defective or leaking water meters; installs, tests and calibrates water meters; repairs meter boxes; and reads/re-reads water meters on assigned route.
• Performs cement work.
• Performs general landscaping work as required to repair worksites.
• Attends meetings, trainings, etc., as appropriate, to enhance job knowledge skills.
• May operate a variety of light and heavy automotive, construction or specialized equipment as required to complete assigned tasks including a back hoe, tractor, dump truck line truck, tapping machine, boring equipment, packer, air hammer, etc.; inspects equipment for proper and safe working condition; cleans and maintains assigned vehicles and equipment; and stocks trucks.
• Responds to the public inquires and investigates complaints associated with wastewater collection and water distribution systems.
• Works on emergency repairs and services unsupervised.
• Performs routine tasks with hand tools (shovels, rakes, wrenches, trowels, etc.).
• Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Qualifications


SYSTEM OPERATOR APPRENTICE:
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED.

Six (6) months of construction work experience preferred.


Special Qualifications:
Must possess a valid state driver's license.

SYSTEM OPERATOR D:
Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED.

Requires at least two (2) years of general maintenance and construction work experience; experience in a utility environment preferred.

Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid South Carolina driver's license.

Must possess a D" level water distribution or a "D" sewer collection license.

Proficient operation of heavy equipment including the skid steer, excavator and backhoe desired.


SYSTEM OPERATOR C:
Education and Experience:

Requires high school diploma, GED equivalent or specialized vocational training.

Requires two years (2) years of general maintenance and construction work experience; experience in a utility environment preferred.

Special Qualifications:

Valid Driver’s License.

Must possess a "C" level water distribution or "C" sewer collection license.

Proficient operation of heavy equipment to include the skid steer, excavator desired.


SYSTEM OPERATOR B:
Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED.

Requires at least three (3) years of general maintenance and construction work experience; experience in a utility environment preferred.

Special Qualifications:

Must possess a "B" level water distribution or a "B" sewer collection license.

Must be proficient in operation of heavy equipment including the skid steer, excavator and backhoe.


SYSTEM OPERATOR A:
Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED.

Requires at least four (4) years of general maintenance and construction work experience; experience in a utility environment preferred.

Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid South Carolina driver's license with a Class A or equivalent endorsement.

Must possess an "A" level water distribution or an "A" sewer collection license.

Must be proficient in operation of heavy equipment including the skid steer, excavator and backhoe.





Additional Requirements

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in a safe and secure work environment that may periodically have unpredicted requirements or demands.

Dorchester County has the right to revise this job description at any time. This description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position; typical work 40 hours per week Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but employees must be available during the “core” work hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and must work 40 hour each week to maintain full-time status. Subject to 24-hour on-call status as assigned; may be required to work holidays and weekends during emergencies. This is a safety sensitive position and employees holding this position have the responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others. This position is subject to random drug testing.