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Utility Maintenance Field Operator

Company: City of Enid, OK
Location: Enid
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Position Description


POSITION TITLE: Field Operator DEPARTMENT: Utility Maintenance


POSITION REPORTS TO: Utility Maintenance Supervisor, Utility Maintenance Foreman, Heavy Equipment Operator


BLS COMPARABLE: 51-8031, Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators

Leadership: Provides co-worker leadership to others through motivation, team building, and providing feedback.


  • Subject to post offer, pre-employment drug screen.
  • Subject to post offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check.
  • Subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • In accordance with 49 CFR 391.53, information regarding previous employers may be used for the purpose of investigating the applicant's safety performance history within the previous three years. This includes general employment, accident, and drug/alcohol information.
  • In accordance with 49 CFR 393.23, a Motor Vehicle Report covering the previous three years will be obtained for the purpose of investigating the applicant's driving history.
  • As a CDL driver, the employee will be required to comply with all provisions of DOT Regulation 49 CFR Parts 40 and 382, including random drug and alcohol testing.
  • Possession of a valid Oklahoma Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must have a telephone.
  • Due to "on-call" status must be able to report to work within 30 minutes.

POSITION PURPOSE: To provide quality life for Enid residents by assisting in preservation and maintenance for water and wastewater.


  • Pull hose, operate jet nozzle, root cutter and other vactor attachments for efficient cleaning of sewer line under the supervision of the Heavy Equipment Operator.
  • Assist with operation closed circuit camera equipment under the supervision of the Camera Technician.
  • Assist other water reclamation staff in the installation and repair of utility systems.
  • Set barricades and traffic cones to safely re-route traffic away from work areas.
  • Measure distances using a tape measure to determine pipe and manhole sizes and location of sewer taps and blockages.
  • Operate power equipment such as generators, air compressors, jackhammers, power saws, power tamps, pumps, and paint sprayers to maintain and inspect the collection system.
  • Use common hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, grinders, grease guns, and welders (if certified) to perform daily preventive maintenance of equipment.
  • Operate dump truck, valve truck and assist in transport of equipment.
  • Clean work area, all hand and power tools, and equipment.
  • Mow and weed eat lift stations.
  • Collect overflow samples and file overflow reports with Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.
  • Manually excavate and repair city utilities, including repair of pressurized water lines.
  • Use concrete saws and forming to pour and finish concrete.
  • Respond to customer call-ins and complaints.
  • Provide assistance to other departments as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required


  • The Water Reclamation Services division runs smoothly and efficiently.
  • Blockages, breakage, and flow interruptions are minimized by an aggressive pro-active preventive maintenance program for water and wastewater.
  • Equipment is well maintained, clean, repaired, and operated in a safe, efficient, and timely manner.
  • New employees are well trained and assisted. Management is appropriately informed.
  • Employee understands and adheres to applicable safety policies.
  • The City's professional reputation is maintained.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful, but not required.

CERTIFICATES/LICENSES: Class D Wastewater license (within 6 months).

Class D Water license (within 6 months).

Class B Driver's License (within 1 year).

Confined Space Certification (within 3 months).

Protective Respirator Qualification (within 3 months).

Trenching & Shoring Training (within 6 months).

Maintain 4 hours of continuing education annually.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to exercise independent judgment.

Accurate and attentive to detail.

Basic communications and public relations abilities.

Ability to assist and support others.

Able to operate telephone, PC, copier, and other basic business machines.

Ability to repair and handle water piping.


FINGER DEXTERITY: Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.

VISUAL ABILITIES: Normal vision, with or without corrective lenses.

Peripheral vision.

PHYSICAL STRENGTH: PDC Level: Very Heavy Employee lifts/carries 75 lbs frequently

(34% - 66% of the time or 100-500 times per day). Very heavy physical activity required performing strenuous daily activities. Prolonged standing, over the head reaching and lifting, climbing, carrying weight for long distances, squatting, kneeling and crawling. Periodic shoveling requiring lifting from ground to waist to shoulder.

LANGUAGE/COMPREHENSION: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to perform very basic math skills including adding and subtracting two digit numbers, multiplying and dividing with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of money and weight or distance measurement.

WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS: Regular- 8 hour shift, typically 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

24-hour call, nights and weekends, as required. Overtime as required.

Other - Variable lunch period and breaks in coordination with other office personnel.

WORK CONDITIONS: Outdoor exposure to changing weather conditions (for instance, rain sun,

snow, wind, etc.) Work in high traffic areas.

Noise level: Very loud. Hearing protection required.

Other work conditions: Frequent exposure to air contamination, airborne particles, fumes, and toxic or caustic chemicals.

Exposure to raw sewage and waste.

Exposure to confined spaces.

Frequent exposure to vibration.

Occasional work near moving mechanical parts.

Risk of electrical shock.



4-6 Years Experience. 7+ years experience.

Advanced knowledge of applicable safety standards. Expert knowledge of applicable safety standards.

Class B CDL. Class A CDL.

Class C Water License. Class B Water License.

Class C Wastewater License. Class B Wastewater License.

Right of Way spraying license, Department of Agriculture. Vocational or technical training.

Trenching & Shoring Rescue Training. Ability to fill in for Heavy Equipment for short

Ability to fill in for Distribution Tradesman for short periods of time. periods of time.

Valid CPR certification.


Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected.

All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

I have reviewed this job description and I can perform the essential functions of this position, with or without, reasonable accommodations. I have also received or have been offered a copy of this job description.

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