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System Operator Apprentice (Orangeburg)

Company: Dorchester County, South Carolina
Location: Orangeburg
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionThe 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.DutiesESSENTIAL 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.QualificationsEducation and Experience:High school diploma or GED.Requires at least six (6) months of general maintenance and construction work experience; experience in a utility environment preferred.Special Qualifications:Must possess a valid state driver's license. Associated topics: customer service, equipment, field service, field service technician, machine repair, malfunction, mechanical, millwright, service technician, troubleshoot

Keywords: Dorchester County, South Carolina, Columbia , System Operator Apprentice (Orangeburg), Other , Orangeburg, South Carolina

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