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Construction / Maintenance Worker at City of Atlanta

Construction / Maintenance Worker

City of Atlanta Atlanta, GA Full-Time
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Here at the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and Building Inspectors keep our Citizens safe. Our Public Works Staff keep our City clean and help to maintain, build, and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life. Our Engineers help to keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating, and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

Location: 1150 North Avenue NW

General Description and Classification

Standards Performs semi-skilled construction and/or maintenance work in support of a wide variety of public works, street construction and repair, water, and wastewater system operation, building maintenance, and other related activities.

Operates hand and power tools, light to medium construction equipment, test, and measurement equipment, etc.

Generally, works as a part of a work crew.

Work performed is at an experienced level.

Work is performed frequently in cooperation with skilled trades employees, experienced equipment operators, technicians, or crew supervisors.

Supervision Received

Works under direct supervision and follows standardized procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks usually as part of a work crew.

Essential Duties These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

Completes assigned work orders in an efficient and effective manner; works with supervisor to prioritize work orders; works in a safe and organized manner to ensure safety for self, crew and the public and to complete assignments correctly and on time.

Works as part of a crew to inspect and repair water mains; places flags or cones to control traffic in case of water main break, makes water tap on water mains, installs tailpiece on water mains, unstops sewers and house connections, cleans catch basins, repairs cave-ins, locates water service connections and water main lines; marks service connections, water mains and sewer lines.

As part of a plant maintenance crew, installs, tests, calibrates, maintains, and repairs to wastewater plant/process control equipment, instrumentation, monitoring equipment, electrical switchgear, and related systems.

Installs water meters; follows assigned route/schedule, advises customer of installation, records meter number and other information as required, and the time it took to complete job.

May go to construction sites to determine if specific work has been completed by a contractor.

Checks utility truck to assure that proper equipment and tools are present and in working order, requests approval for necessary materials to complete assigned work orders.

Checks pumping stations; checks on equipment, records the daily water flow of the plant, performs daily chemical check; prepare samples for lab.

Maintains a safe and organized work area; stores tools; collects scrap and leftover materials; blows debris from sidewalks.

Decision Making

Selects from multiple standardized procedures, written instructions, and methods to accomplish assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.

Knowledge of department policies and procedures of methods, products, tools, and equipment used in ATLDOT maintenance and construction work, of basic mathematical principles.

Skill in operating a variety of light to heavy power equipment; in maintenance of tools and equipment.

Ability to understand and apply pertinent policies, procedures and regulations; to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work; to perform maintenance activities involving skills in the functional fields to which assigned; to maintain records and make simple reports; to work beyond normal working hours, as required.


Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience

High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). 1 year of related experience in public works, street construction and repair, water, and wastewater system operation, building maintenance, or other related experience.

Preferred Education & Experience

High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and 2 years of related experience in public works, street construction and repair, water, and wastewater system operation, building maintenance, or other relevant experience.

Licensures and Certifications

CDL License Class A and/or Class B, Water Distribution Licenses, Class III Operator License, Electrical License, and/or Journeyman License, as appropriate are desirable.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.


Recommended skills

Heavy Equipment
Water Metering
Public Works
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