in County, ME
WATER RESOURCES MAINTENANCE WORKER I
Public Works Department - Up to $2,500 sign on bonus available -
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The Water Resources section of the Department of Public Works has five (5) operations and maintenance positions currently open. This position will have and perform a range of different responsibilities and tasks in order to successfully operate and maintain the water resources infrastructure for the City. These individuals will support making operational checks and repairs on pump stations, combined sewer storage systems and process equipment; assist in the sewer and drainage system inspections using a variety of sewer-related equipment including advanced technology such as CCTV trucks, pole cameras, sewer level monitoring, and flow monitoring systems.
Requirements: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and other City staff; ability to meet and converse tactfully with the public; ability to assist in the maintenance of pumping station equipment and perform pumping station inspections; ability to work independently and make sound judgments; and knowledge of the tools, equipment, methods, materials and skills used in a variety of construction and maintenance activities. Training and Experience Desired:
Experience and knowledge of operating, maintaining and rehabilitating sewer and drainage systems, demonstrated experience operating heavy machinery once trained, construction and/or mechanical experience and familiarity with maintenance management systems and GIS programs preferred; High School graduation or GED; or any equivalent combination of experience and training; CPR and First Aid certification within first year; Completion of OSHA approved confined space training course within first year; Completion of OSHA approved work zone safety certification course within first six months.
Necessary Special Requirements: Shall possess a valid Maine Class B driver's license. We are willing to hire the right applicant with Class C license at Grade 16 and help to obtain Class A or B license within six (6) months to one (1) year. Must have and maintain good driving record; ability to pass the New England Collection System II Certification within 24 months; must undergo a pre-employment medical exam and lift assessment and pass federally mandated drug test if currently hold CDL license. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.
Labor & Trades - Grade 17 - $811.20/week, also eligible for step increases and Union wage increases.
***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate*** For the safety of our employees and our constituents, the City of Portland requires that new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. Candidates may request an accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs at the conditional offer stage.