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Posted on: March 14, 2019

The Town of Oliver Springs is hiring a full time Water Distribution Crew Worker

The Town of Oliver Springs is hiring a full time Water Distribution Crew Worker.

The schedule is generally 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday and may involve overtime which could include evenings, weekends, holidays and on-call.

JOB SUMMARYEmployees in this class are under the supervision of the Water Distribution Supervisor or Water Distribution Crew Leader.  Work to be performed is the maintenance and construction of water distribution system and is an entry-level job.  Duties also include support services for other employees in the department.  Instructions are somewhat general.  The Supervisor will check work as it is being done. The employee will routinely operate a light duty vehicle, a generator, leak detector, pipe and valve locators, and hand tools such as shovel, hoe, rake, wrenches, etc.  .

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions 

  • Performs general plumbing and pipe fitting work such as pipe connections, laying pipe, making taps, and repairing leaks, setting and repairing fire hydrants;
  • Operates various types of heavy and light equipment when necessary;
  • Handles utility office work orders;
  • Performs flushing water lines and operates, exercise water valves;
  • Performs routine maintenance on tools and equipment;
  • Regularly cleans and maintains vehicles, equipment and facility; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to obtain knowledge of materials and equipment used in the installation, maintenance and repair of water mains and service lines;
  • Ability to obtain knowledge of occupational health and safety precautions;
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job and pass post-offer, pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check;
  • Ability and basic skills to use and operate the necessary machinery, tools and equipment to perform the job;
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow both verbal and written instructions;
  • Ability to read water meters and maps;
  • Ability and basic skills to perform pipefitting and maintenance of waterline;
  • Ability to work under extreme weather conditions and for extended periods of time;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others employees and customers;
  • Ability to maintain acceptable work performance and attendance record;

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 

  • High School Diploma, or GED;
  • One year of work experience; preferably involving working outdoors and with hand tools;
  • Have a good work and attendance record.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS: 

  • Valid driver’s license;
  • CDL license preferred;
  • Required to have Tennessee Grade II Distribution System Operator Certification within 24 months of assuming the position.

To apply complete an online
application at the Town of Oliver Springs web site.

http://oliversprings-tn.gov/FormCenter/Employment-Applications-5/Street-Water-Sewer-Application-38

Please fill out an online application and send all resumes with cover letters to:

Thomas McCormick/ City Manager

717 Main St.
Oliver Springs, TN. 37840  



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Town of Oliver Springs
717 Main St.
Oliver Springs, TN 37841
Ph: 865-435-7722
Fx: 865-435-4881