The Maintenance I position carries out the daily operations, maintenance, repair and replacement of the City of Chaska’s water and wastewater systems.
- Performs daily operations/documentation of the water treatment facility, including water quality testing and required sampling, backwashing and filter maintenance with assistance.
- Maintains, repairs and replaces hydrants, valves, well pumps and pump houses, booster stations, water towers pressure reducing stations and other city owned water facilities with assistance.
- Performs meter reading, for billing purposes, for residential, commercial and industrial customers. Performs routine meter and node swaps utilizing automated metering infrastructure software and hardware as well as meter trouble shooting, meter repair and replacement, installation, calibration; diagnosing customer related issues, such as leak alerts etc. with assistance.
- Responds to water and sewer emergencies, assisting in locating problem source and restoring systems to full operation with assistance.
- Provides one-on-one notifications and explanations to residents of breaks or repairs to water and sewer lines with assistance.
- Maintains raw sewage collection system, operating rodder, jet and vac machines; maintains and repairs lift stations and manholes with assistance.
- Performs sewer system televising with assistance.
- Maintains equipment and tools used in performance of duties.
- Assists other departments as needed, including snow removal.
- Holds place in on-call schedule and as municipal employee maintains availability for emergency situations.
- Performs all other related duties as requested or assigned.
Education and Experience
Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- High School Diploma or G.E.D. and previous experience in a municipal maintenance position or knowledge of the materials and methods of a sanitary sewer collections and water distribution system desired
- Ability to successfully obtain a Class D Water and Sewage Collection license within 2 years of employment
- Ability and experience with heavy and light equipment
- Class A MN commercial driver’s license (CDL) with air brake and tanker endorsement OR ability to obtain said license within 6 months of employment
- Ability to plow snow
- Ability to safely operate an excavator
Equipment, Mental & Physical Demands
- Skid loader, jetting machine, vac machine, rodder machine, backup generators
- Gas monitor, meters and calibrators, recovery tripod, ventilator, televising camera
- Saws, chainsaws, shovels, sledge hammers, acetylene torches, welders, drills, pumps
- Snow removal equipment including shovels, plows, blowers, dump trucks
- Significant attention to safety standards, procedures, and practices
- Swift response to emergency situations (i.e. water and/or sewer line breaks, sewer backups)
- Professional and appropriate responsiveness when interacting with the public
- Proper and safe operation of both light and heavy equipment and tools
- Varying and some prolonged periods of standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, grasping, observing, climbing, balancing, and lifting, carrying and moving objects 80 + lbs.
- Ease in working in confined spaces
- Driving to and from work sites
- Exposure to chemicals and raw sewage gasses and odors
- Working outside in all seasons with varying levels of exposure to wind, rain, snow, ice, sun and flooding
- Working in busy traffic areas and intersections
- Working within confines of both underground and overhead system structures and construction sites