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Sewer Stoppage Operator (2 Openings)

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Maintenance and Skilled Labor
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Public Works
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2100000941 Requisition #
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the general supervision of a Shift Supervisor to maintain drainage systems through cleaning, clearing, and removing stoppages, obstructions, or restrictions: inspects drainage systems, catch basins, culverts, and manholes; performs dye tests to locate and identify drainage problems. Drives and operates drainage cleaning equipment such as a flusher, vactor, etc. to clear the stoppage and remove it from the drainage system. Enters confined spaces to remove debris from catch basins, manholes, and culverts. Performs routine washing of drainage systems, manholes, culverts, and catch basins, and directs the tasks of Personnel assigned to assist in these duties. Reports the location of the problem, action taken, and current job status to a dispatcher or supervisor using a mobile radio. Prepares a daily summary report on all activities performed and documents any special job site conditions. Performs minor preventative maintenance of vehicles and equipment such as fluid levels, pre-trip inspections, filters, etc. Responds to property and street flooding calls as well as citizen's complaints, issues, and concerns relating to drainage problems requiring effective communication with potentially irate or upset customers.  Performs preventative cleaning maintenance on drainage systems as directed. Removes obstructions and debris accumulation from culverts, pipes, and other drainage related items. Operates gas monitoring equipment.
 
OTHER FUNCTIONS:
1.         Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.
 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.  Requires the ability to traverse uneven ground, lift and carry objects such as tools and power equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. as well as the handling of manhole covers and inlet grates (approximately 150 lbs). Maneuver including stooping, bending, reaching (including above head), pushing, pulling, walking, and climbing into and out of manholes, catch basins, and culverts. Must be able to enter confined spaces such as manholes, catch basins, culverts, and other related structures. Requires the ability to drive and operate specialized equipment such as a combo cleaning/vacuum and wash truck.
 
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Majority of work is performed in an outdoor environment.  Performing job requires exposure to insects, weeds, poisonous plants, bacteria, insecticides, pesticides, flooded areas, traffic, noise, heat and all types of weather conditions. Requires some contact with the general public.  
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School graduate and two (2) years experience in drainage system inspection and maintenance; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.  Must have a valid class "B" Tennessee driver license with an N or X endorsement for tank vehicles with a rated capacity of 1,000 gallons or more.  Must comply with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol and Drug testing rules. May be required to complete a battery of tests as deemed appropriate by Human Resources to evaluate competencies in operating heavy equipment.
 


The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.
 
The City of Memphis is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Talent Management at talent.management@memphistn.gov.

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