Forsyth Government County
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Water Equipment Operator
at Forsyth Government County
- Job Summary
Installs, maintains, and repairs water/wastewater utility lines and mains; locates water lines, sewer lines, and other utilities using metal locator or probing rod; excavates around utility lines, cables, gas mains, and service lines; digs out pipes, services lines, and meters; operates tapping machine to connect services into main lines; attaches water meters to service lines; digs trench lines using backhoe; installs water lines; extends existing water lines for services; repairs and maintains service lines and mains; repairs leaks on water mains and service lines to meters; flushes water lines and mains; repairs water line leaks; performs flow tests, pressure tests, or chlorination tests; assembles hydrants, valves, meters, and backflow devices; installs fire hydrants, service lines, water meters, and manholes; repairs water meters as needed.
Performs landscaping tasks associated with projects; restores landscaping to acceptable condition at end of projects by replacing sod, planting grass, raking ground surfaces, or spreading straw; assists in maintaining easements or areas surrounding hydrants.
Assists with traffic control at work sites; flags traffic through/around work sites; sets up safety cones, barricades, barrels, and road/warning signs; assists other equipment operators in maneuvering equipment within work sites. Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees, the public, and other individuals.
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS This classification is designated as a safety sensitive position which is subject to random drug and alcohol testing and any other drug testing methods as stated in policies adopted by Forsyth County concerning drug and alcohol. Performs the duties of supervisor in absence of same.
- Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or GED; supplemented by two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving plumbing or water utility maintenance; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.
May require possession and maintenance of valid Georgia Commercial Driver's License (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s).
Depending on area of assignment, possess or obtain valid Department of Transportation Flagging certification, must possess or obtain Water Distribution System Operator certification, or Wastewater System Operator certification within one (1) year of hire.