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13-0155 Temporary Utility Worker
13-0155 TEMPORARY UTILITY WORKER PUBLIC WORKS & NATURAL RESOURCES, WATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS. Hiring Range: $19.00-$26.00/hr. DOQ.  Temporary position for minimum of 3 months with possible extension to 6 monthsRotating shifts required for coverage of plant operations.
DEFINITION:  Under the supervision of Treatment Operations Supervisor, perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled labor duties in the operation and maintenance of the City's Water Treatment Plants.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Work primarily involves assisting in the operations, maintenance and repair of the water treatment system. General duties may include: monitoring treatment plant functions through reading gauges, meters, and computerized monitoring systems, assisting with implementation of preventative maintenance programs, and assisting with maintaining and repairing pumps, valves, blowers, generators, dispensers, motors, compressors, and chemical feed equipment. In addition, must assist other employees in duties involving skilled labor tasks. Operate power and hand tools; operate City vehicles; maintain and clean City owned tools and equipment. Perform preventative maintenance and minor repair on small equipment. Perform building maintenance such as minor repair/maintenance work, painting, janitorial duties, and standard recordkeeping. Pick-up and deliver parts, materials and equipment to work locations. Respond to service calls, including emergency “on-call” shifts, with an ability to respond to a site within the established timeframe.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:  Work is performed outside and inside during night and day shifts, under varying and extreme weather conditions. Job includes working rotating shifts and working weekends and holidays. Work requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and the use of hand tools, power equipment and laboratory equipment. Position requires the ability to work under time constraints and in confined spaces and the use of respirators. The successful candidate for this position must be able to meet the physical requirements necessary to do the job, including the ability to perform strenuous physical labor. Work requires bending, stooping, climbing, crawling, carrying, walking and standing that may be required for significant periods of time.

QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of formal or informal education sufficient to assure the ability to read and write at the level required for successful job performance. Preference given to applicants with possession of a Colorado Class A, B, C, or D Operators Certificate and prior treatment plant experience. Must be age 18 or over prior to appointment. Possession of a valid Colorado Driver's License is required.

Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, criminal background check and substance screening.

DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Division, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm April 23, 2013. An on-line application process is available for this position on our website at For more information call (303) 651-8609.