Company Description: The City of Pittsfield is the cultural, commercial, legal, and medical center of the Berkshires – a region renowned for its wonderful people, outstanding standard of living, beautiful landscapes, and the finest in cultural and recreational attractions.
We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a multicultural work force, excellence in public service, and on-going mutual respect in our working relationships. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
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Water & Sewer Maintenance Person
High School or Equivalent
Performs skilled manual & equipment-assisted work in the construction, operation & maintenance of water distribution and sewage collection systems, including work on reservoirs, valves, water & sewer pipes, pumping stations, manholes, vaults etc., operates valves and stops to turn water or sewage on or off
Operates loaders, backhoes, heavy trucks and specialized sewer cleaning equipment in the performance of duties assigned, including snow clearance and salting or sanding. Performs daily servicing and maintenance on equipment assigned
Cuts, lays, and caulks water & sewer pipes using machine or hand tools; performs masonry duties in the construction of manholes and catch basins and other system brick, block, or concrete structures; pumps water from trenches and pits, digs, braces and backfills excavations for the purpose of constructing or maintaining water distribution or sewer collection systems, and replaces worn or broken parts in water distribution or sewage collection systems
Reads, installs or replaces water meters and checks them for over/under registration
May work with contractors in the marking out and/or location of water and sewer pipe and appurtenant devices and structures during construction or excavation
Performs other duties as assigned
High school diploma or equivalent
Two years' experience operating heavy equipment such as trucks, snowplows, loader/backhoes, bulldozers, loaders, tractors, etc.
Two years' experience as a pipe layer or equivalent in the construction or maintenance of water distribution and sewage collection systems
Demonstrated ability to read and use drawings and utility service maps
Valid Massachusetts Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Air Brake endorsement and 2B Hoisting License. Within six months of appointment, incumbent must obtain a Tanker endorsement to the CDL
Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, to establish positive public relations for the municipality and department, and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people