South Ogden City
Job Description
Title: Maintenance Operator I
Division: Operations
Department: Public Works
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Introductory Period: 6 Months
Effective Date: 01-01-2008
Last Revised: 08-01-2013
Pay Range:
South Ogden City is an “At Will” employer. Employment with the City is voluntarily entered into and the employment
relationship can be terminated by either party at any time.
General Purpose
Performs a variety of apprentice level, semi-skilled duties related to construction,
installation, maintenance and repair of city street, water and sewer systems.
Supervision Received
Works under the general supervision of a Field Maintenance Supervisor.
Supervision Exercised
Essential Functions
Water: Operated various types of heavy equipment such as six or ten wheel transport
trucks, patrol, backhoe, rollers and trenching equipment; performs installation or repair
service connections, water lines and meters, repairs or replaces fire hydrants and plugged
water meters; repairs water mains; thaws frozen lines; cleans and maintains storage tanks;
connects and disconnects service; searches out shut off valves; water line leaks; assists in
placement of pipe and water regulators; removes, disassembles, cleans or replaces
defective parts of regulators, adjusts pilot valves as needed to assure efficient water line
Installs new water lines using pipe threader, tapping machine, welder, pipe cutting saw,
pipe and cable locator old water lines; tears out and repairs curb, gutter and street in
locating and uncovering broken lines; builds meter boxes, builds extensions to raise or
lower existing boxes as needed.
Operates a variety of hand tools and small power equipment such as jack hammers, roller,
compressors, packing machine, gopher, tamper, tapping machine; cleans tools and
equipment to assure proper working order.
Reads residential and commercial water meters as needed to accurately bill customers for
water usage; performs field and shop repairs on water meters, removes meter,
disassemble, cleans, and/or replaces defective parts, reassembles and tests to assure
proper working order; sets blue stake markers.
May assist in water sampling and delivers to county health for analysis; monitors chlorine
levels; tests water using DPD tester to assure proper chlorine residual levels; reads water
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flow meter, chlorine pound per day gauge; calculates chlorine dosage and makes proper
Participates in work zone safety procedures; flags on coming vehicles to protect the
public and workers; sets up warning signs and signalization equipment.
Sewer: Performs sewer collection system installation, maintenance, and repairs; operates
a variety of hand or power equipment, including tapping machine, jack hammer,
compactor, rodding machine, sewer truck, etc.
Monitors sewer line flow, stimulates rate of flow by operating sewer truck to inject high
pressure water; maintains and cleans city sewer collection system main lines; inspects
manholes and sewer lines to detect leaks or malfunctions; bolts leak proof collars to
mains to stop leaks; seals joints with cementing compound; opens clogged sewer lines
using various pipe cleaning equipment.
Streets: Responds to emergency calls twenty-four (24) hours a day; assists to determine
necessary personnel and materials needed to resolve problems; assists to maintain daily
records of all work performed.
Operates specialized heavy equipment such as single & tandem axle dump trucks, road
graders, cats/bulldozers, front-end loaders, backhoe, bucket trucks, snow plow and other
similar equipment in the construction, maintenance and repair of various street
department projects and sites.
Operates light equipment such as sweepers, mowers, street vacuum, rollers, cement
mixers, pick-ups, tractors, forklifts, spreaders, and various hand and power tools as
Transports and deposits various construction materials such as sand, salt, gravel, dirt, etc;
performs hot mix patching, storm drain cleaning, repair and construction, snow and ice
control, gravel street maintenance, street sweeping, cold mix patching, debris collection,
Attendance is an essential function of this position.
Performs related duties as required.
Formal Education/Knowledge
a. Graduation from high school plus sufficient training to demonstrate an
aptitude and ability to perform above and related duties;
b. Six (6) months of general work experience preferably in a field related
to above duties;
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c. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Skills & Knowledge
a. Some working knowledge of operating basic manual and power tools;
the standard practices, methods, materials and tools necessary for pipe
construction and repair activities; pipe fitting procedures, pipe
classifications and type; the occupational hazards and safety
precautions of trench work construction and pipeline maintenance
work; hazards common to heavy equipment operation; drain system
construction methods, etc.; interpersonal communication skills.
b. Ability to operate heavy equipment of various kinds under varying
conditions; make minor repairs on assigned vehicles, perform heavy
physical labor; develop and maintain effective working relationships
with co-workers, elected officials, local agencies and the general
public; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; work
from blueprints; tolerate weather extremes in the work environment;
perform basic mathematical computations in reading and using various
meters, gauges and related devices.
Certifications and Other Requirements
a. Must possess a valid Utah driver’s license
b. Must obtain a valid commercial driver’s license, Class “B” within 90180 days from date of hire.
c. Must be able to lift 50-75 pounds on a continual basis.
d. Must be willing to work “on-call” and 24 hour standby and be able to
respond to City calls within 30 minutes of a call.
e. May be required to become certified in areas such as trenching,
confined space and entry, flagging, water and sewer.
Interpersonal/Human Relations Skills
The incumbent shall work well under pressure, meet multiple and
sometimes competing deadlines. The incumbent shall at all times
demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors and
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While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving
mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works in
high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes
or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The employee is
occasionally exposed to risk of electric shock. The noise level in the work environment
is usually loud.
Exerting up to 10
lbs occasionally or
negligible weights
frequently; sitting
most of the time
Exerting up to 20
lbs occasionally,
10 lbs frequently,
or negligible
amounts constantly
OR requires
walking or
standing to a
significant degree
Exerting 20-50 lbs
occasionally, 1025 lbs frequently,
or up to 10 lbs
Exerting 50-100
lbs occasionally,
frequently, or up to
10-20- lbs
Exerting over 100
lbs occasionally,
50-100 lbs
frequently, or up to
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
Tasks require a variety of physical activities periodically involving muscular strain
related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, pulling and reaching. Essential functions
require talking, hearing and seeing. Mental application utilizes memory for details,
emotional stability and discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Common
eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform essential functions. Daily local travel
required in normal course of job performance. Ongoing exposure to changing weather
The employee must frequently lift/carry up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift/carry more
than 100 pounds. Crouching/kneeling, balancing, and bending/twisting may occur in the
normal course of performing essential duties.
This is a description of the way this job is currently performed; it does not address the
potential for accommodation. Description is not all inclusive.
Motor vehicle, public works vehicles and equipment, construction and maintenance
equipment, including tractors, dump truck, pickup truck, utility truck, backhoe, tamper,
plate compactor, saws, pumps, compressors, sanders, snow removal equipment, trencher,
common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, radio, and phone.
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The following environmental factors may occur and be a factor during the normal course
of performing essential functions of this job.
Mechanical Hazards
Chemical Hazards
Electrical Hazards
Fire Hazards
Communicable Diseases
Road Hazards
Dirt & Dust
Extreme Temperatures
Noise & Vibration
Fumes & Odors
Darkness/Poor Lighting
Office Environment
Hard hat, safety glasses, and other OSHA approved safety devices as required.
In the normal course of performing the essential duties of the job, the following may
Time pressures, emergency situations, frequent change of tasks, irregular work
schedule/overtime, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with
others as part of a team, tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracted environment.
I have reviewed this job analysis and attachments and find it to be an accurate description
of the demands of the job.
Signature of Employee
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive
list of all responsibilities, duties, skills required of personnel so classified in this position.
This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change.
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