Utilities Crew Chief


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Public Works
109 3rd Ave S
United States of America



Purpose of Job


Acts as lead worker of an assigned crew, performing reactive and preventative maintenance of water and wastewater utility infrastructure. 

Essential Job Duties 

A.  Manage Utility workers  

  • Directs the work of assigned crew on a daily basis. Provides guidance to assigned staff, assigns and evaluates work, monitors the status of work and inspects completed work, handles employee problems and concerns.
  • Ensures crew operates equipment and performs work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Prepares or completes various forms, correspondence, reports, logs, and other documents and reports.
  • Checks availability of required supplies and equipment; initiates requests for new or replacement materials.
  • Ensures that all regulatory requirements are fulfilled in work that is performed.

B.  Water meter and water line maintenance  

  • Inspects water/sewer lines and valves, checking water line pressure, cleaning/flushing water/sewer lines, installing water/sewer lines/taps, locating utility lines, repairing water/sewer lines and leaks, installing/replacing fire hydrants, reading/changing water meters, relocating water meters, applying sludge, recording sludge applications, building water meter boxes, building manholes, lifting manhole covers, mowing/edging grass, trimming shrubbery, placing safety cones and signs, and flagging traffic.
  • Performs various manual tasks associated with department activities, which may include digging holes/trenches, shoveling materials, loading/unloading materials, lifting/moving heavy materials, and picking up debris/litter.
  • Performs general maintenance tasks necessary to keep machinery, equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking fuel levels, replacing fluids, greasing equipment, washing/cleaning equipment, cleaning building and work areas.

Minimum Requirements



Education and Experience: The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of a High School Diploma or GED, plus two to three years water/wastewater construction related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.