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|City of Torrance
Class Code: 5708
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Sewer Maintenance Worker
Under general supervision, a Sewer Maintenance Worker works with a small field crew, cleaning and repairing sewer lines and storm drains; operates sewer cleaning equipment; and does related work as required.
Distinguished from Semi-Skilled Laborer in that a Sewer Maintenance Worker is responsible for the assigned sewer maintenance equipment. Distinguished from Sewer Maintenance Crew Supervisor in that an incumbent is not a full-time supervisor and is not responsible for overall supervision of the sewer maintenance crews. Supervision is provided from the Sewer Maintenance Crew Supervisor.
Examples Of Duties
Maintains clean sewer line systems and storm drain facilities using a variety of hydro-jet cleaning equipment currently used by the City;
Cleans, repairs and/or replaces pumps and valves at sewer lift and storm drain pumping stations; cleans clogged sewer lines and storm drains; cleans and repairs catch basins;
Sets flow and sample meter devices;
Locates broken sewer line pipes and storm drain pipes; excavates and shores trenches; repairs, replaces or installs new sewer line pipes and storm drain pipes;
Makes assignments and works with crew members at the job sites;
Uses specialized sewer safety equipment including breathing devices, gas detectors and harnesses;
Properly places traffic barricades, cones and delineators to ensure safety in traffic situations;
Operates large trucks and tows equipment to and from job sites;
Operates a backhoe and skip loader;
Uses jackhammers, cement mixers and other equipment in raising or lowering manholes to grade levels;
Answers routine questions from the general public at job sites, explaining reasons for clogged drains; refers public complaints to supervision for resolution;
Keeps simple records; reads blueprints to locate sewer lines;
Responds to various sewer maintenance emergencies and is subject to call-out during non-working hours;
Methods, equipment and tools used in cleaning and repairing sewer lines, storm drains and pump stations;
Work safety procedures and practices in sewer maintenance and repair;
Pumps and valves used in sewer lift pumping stations.
Instruct, monitor, and work with a small crew;
Follow work safety procedures and practices;
Operate trucks, power equipment and tools used in the maintenance and repair of sewer lines;
Lift manhole covers; enter, descend, ascend and exit manholes;
Follow oral and/or written instructions;
Read and understand simple blueprints;
Complete basic work activity records and time reports;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and the general public;
Perform tasks requiring physical strength and endurance;
Work in confined spaces;
Drive vehicles with automatic and manual transmissions.
One year of experience in the repair and maintenance of sewer lines, storm drains and pump stations, including the use of sewer maintenance equipment.
Possession of a valid Class B California Driver's License with tanker endorsement at the time of appointment.