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Maintenance Technician Helper- Essential Personnel (Public Works)

The Town of Smithfield is looking for an individual to join our team in the Public Works department as a Maintenance Technician Helper. The starting pay for this full time position is $12.86 per hour.

Essential Functions of this position include, but are not limited to:

  •  Assisting with repair work on water and sewer pipes and other components of the Town’s water and sewer systems.  Breaking cement and asphalt in order to reach pipes. Assisting with installing, repairing and/or replacing pipes. Assisting with repairs and cleaning of sewer pump stations.
  • Installing water meters.  Reading and recording hour meter and reports readings for use in generating utility billings.
  • Monitoring sewer pump stations, reading sewer clocks and ensuring continuous and proper operation.  Performing preventive maintenance such as oiling components of sewer pump stations.
  • Responding to malfunctions at sewer pump stations and potable water wells; troubleshooting and identifying problems.  Performing minor repairs.
  • Assisting with building maintenance.
  • Obtaining materials, supplies and equipment needed to perform scheduled/assigned repairs, and maintenance work.  Driving a truck to and from the job sites.  Performing maintenance on equipment and tools and ensures their proper working condition.
  • Plowing and/or shoveling snow from public roads.
  • Cutting grass, trees, and branches to clear areas on public property as needed.
  • Performing other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Must possess a valid drivers' license.
  • A minimum of 1 year previous experience and/or training that includes water and sewer line repair and maintenance work; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Must possess a pesticide spraying certification or be willing to obtain within six months of employment.

Tasks involve regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50) pounds.

  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate depths. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.  Most tasks require oral communications ability.

Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as operating equipment, and tools for the purpose of installing, maintaining and repairing water and sewer system components and building maintenance.

 Tasks may risk exposure to traffic hazards, adverse weather conditions, dust, pollen, odors, and loud noise.

 This position is open until filled.

 

  Maintenance Technician - Essential Personnel (Public Works)

The Town of Smithfield is looking for an individual to join our team in the Public Works department as a Maintenance Technician.  Starting pay for this full time position is $14.18 per hour. 

Essential Functions of this position include, but are not limited to:

  •  Performing repair work on water and sewer pipes and other components of the Town’s water and sewer systems.  Breaking cement and asphalt in order to reach pipes.  Installing, repairing and/or replacing pipes. Repairing and cleaning sewer pump stations.
  • Must carry assigned communication devices as required by the Superintendent of Public Works and be available for on call rotation on a regular basis.
  • Installing water meters.  Reading and recording meters and reports readings for use in generating utility billings.
  • Monitoring sewer pump stations, reading sewer hour meters and ensuring continuous and proper operation.  Performing preventive maintenance such as oiling components of sewer pump stations.
  • Responding to malfunctions at sewer pump stations and potable water wells; troubleshooting and identifying problems.  Performing minor repairs.
  • Performing building maintenance repairs.
  • Obtaining materials, supplies and equipment needed to perform scheduled/assigned repairs, and maintenance work.  Driving a truck to and from the job sites.  Performing maintenance on parks, equipment and tools and ensuring their proper working condition.
  • Plowing and/or shoveling snow from public roads.
  • Responding to and marking town utilities for Miss Utility.
  • Cutting grass, trees and branches to clear areas on public property. (Bush hog with tractor and side arm mower)
  • Performing duties such as trash pickup, weed pulling and mulching flower beds as necessary.
  • Installing street signs and street lights.
  • Performing other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Must possess a valid drivers' license.
  • Must possess a valid CDL or be willing to obtain within six months of employment.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years previous experience and/or training that includes water sewer line repair and maintenance work; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Must possess or be willing to obtain Pesticide Spraying Certification within 6 months of employment

 

Tasks involve regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50) pounds.

  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate depths. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.  Most tasks require oral communications ability.

Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as operating equipment, and tools for the purpose of installing, maintaining and repairing water and sewer system components and building maintenance.

 Tasks may risk exposure to traffic hazards, adverse weather conditions, dust, pollen, odors, and loud noise.

 This position is open until filled.

Waterworks Plant Manager - Essential Personnel (Public Works)

 The Town of Smithfield is looking for an individual to join our team in the Public Works department as Waterworks Plant Manager.  Starting pay for this full-time position begins at $43,549. 

 Essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to:

  •  Serves as Virginia Department of Health Operator in Responsible Charge.
  • Ensures that the RO Plant is operated in accordance with Federal and State regulations, and the Safe Drinking Water Act. Submits required operational and groundwater reports to regulatory agencies including Virginia Department of Health, Department of Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, and Hampton Roads Sanitation District.
  • Plans, coordinates, and oversees the operations of the Reverse Osmosis Plant.
  • Develops and maintains preventive maintenance and operating procedures for Waterworks Plant and associated wells, etc...
  • Ensures efficient operation of the RO Plant and that water quality standards are maintained.
  • Performs a variety of administrative work including, but not limited to maintaining an inventory of process chemicals and other supplies, coordinating maintenance activities, the writing of standard operating and maintenance procedures
  • Responsible for the effective supervision of assigned staff including selection, performance management, employee relations, training, prioritizing and assigning work and related activities.
  • Resolves any technical difficulties and discrepancies involving membranes, chemical dosage changes, well pump changes, safety hazards, and other areas in connection with the reverse osmosis process. Troubleshoots equipment and process problems, and works to find the solutions.
  • Monitors and controls the RO Plant using computer control system and visually observing the process to ensure efficient operation and water quality standards are maintained. Monitors well operations and adjusts the pumping rates.  Monitors and adjusts chemical feeds.
  • Performs mechanical work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of water mechanical, alarm and control systems.  Diagnosis operational and mechanical problems within all Town water production, storage and distribution assets.
  • Collects water samples and performs tests for conditions such as turbidity, conductivity, fluoride levels, chlorine levels, and pH levels.
  • Assists in operating and maintaining other components of the Town water system including back up emergency well facilities, elevated storage tanks, altitude valves, distribution lines, etc.
  • Works on-call rotation and shift work as necessary
  • Performs work safely in accordance with Federal, State and Departmental/Town safety procedures, policies and programs. 
  • Performs work outdoors in all weather conditions and indoors at the RO Plant.  Must be able to perform duties under disagreeable and sometimes hazardous conditions.  Performs manual labor utilizing hand tools and power operated equipment, and handles hazardous chemicals.
  • Maintains area around work sites, both inside and outside.  Performs cleaning functions.
  • Delivers presentations before city leaders, agencies and community groups as needed.

 Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes water treatment plant and water system maintenance work
  • Valid Virginia Class 3 Waterworks Operator’s License is  required
  • Considerable knowledge in the fields of mechanical maintenance, plumbing and basic electrical work
  • Considerable knowledge of water treatment plant operations and maintenance, processes, procedures and state and federal regulations pertaining to water treatment.
  • Considerable knowledge of water chemistry, water sampling, and test techniques involved in determining conductivity, chorine residual, turbidity, pH, alkalinity and other similar tests.
  • General knowledge of computer word processing, data base and spreadsheet software programs.
  • Skill in the use of precision hand tools and instrumentation (Ultrameters, Colorimeters, Turbidimeters, etc.).
  • Ability to perform difficult mathematical calculations in calculating chemical dosages, converting units of weights and measures, and performing laboratory tests.
  • Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license.
  • Must be able to work shift work and be on call on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Must be willing to carry a pager/phone 24 hours a day in order to respond to problems with components of the water treatment plant and storage & distribution systems.
  • Previous management experience preferred
  • Must be detail oriented

This position involves regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling and  may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of 50-75 pounds.

 The successful candidate must satisfactorily complete a background check and drug screening.

 The Town of Smithfield employment application is required and may be obtained at Town Hall, 310 Institute Street, or may be completed electronically.

 This position is open until filled.

 

 

We consider applications for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.