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Maintenance Worker - Water

Company: City of Blue Springs
Location: Blue Springs
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Performs general maintenance and repair of the City's water distribution system which is comprised of water mains, valves, fire hydrants and pump stations. Participates in after work hours emergency response for sewer and water distribution related issues. Participates in snow removal operations.


  1. Operates equipment, including but not limited to, dump trucks, loaders, skid steer loaders, excavators, snow plows, and miscellaneous hand tools.

  2. Repairs and maintains assigned equipment.

  3. Performs maintenance and general repair work to assigned city utility infrastructure.

  4. Responds to emergency calls for service after regular work hours and is on-call during winter season for snow removal.

  5. Purchases items needed for repair or maintenance work.

  6. May supervise a crew of one or more workers.


High school diploma or equivalent required. Valid Class A commercial driver's license (CDL) with endorsements, or ability to obtain. Missouri Department of Natural Resources Water Distribution III Certificate preferred.

Six months to one year of experience in a related field.


Skills -Skill in operating tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of assigned infrastructure. Requires knowledge of water distribution systems, emergency generators, transfer switches, pumps/motors, general knowledge of street and ground maintenance. Ability to read and interpret instructions, directions, drawings and blueprints. Knowledge in the safety rules and practices associated with working in the underground utility environment.

Mental Requirements -Ability to follow complex oral and/or written instructions. Ability to communicate effectively and interface with the general public and associates. Ability to work under stressful conditions and environmental extremes.

Physical Requirements -Ability to perform heavy manual labor requiring good physical condition. Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions common with the local climate, must be able to listen to normal conversation; must be able to walk, and use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; must be able to reach with hands and arms; must be able to have vision sufficient to see close up and have the ability to focus; and must be able to lift up to 80 pounds and transport it 15 feet.

Supervisory Responsibility -Provides direct supervision of assigned seasonal maintenance staff.

Keywords: City of Blue Springs, Blue Springs , Maintenance Worker - Water, Other , Blue Springs, Missouri

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