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Kansas Employer Water Distribution Laborer (K) - 616 in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12754418

Distinguishing Features of Work:

About the Water Distribution Division:

Water is a building block of life and its role in our everyday life cannot be overstated. Water Distribution maintains equipment and infrastructure that provides water for a population of over 500,000. Water Distributions role is directly linked to Wichita and surrounding communities quality of life by providing a vital public service.

Vision Statement:

Provide top quality drinking water and reliable service through maximized life and value of the delivery system.

What we are looking for:

Looking for individuals who take pride in their work. Seeking individuals to join a team that is dedicated to providing excellent service. Are you ready to be part of an organization that will help you achieve your career goals? Are you ready to see what your work can accomplish for the community?

Role Description:

Manual work in the construction and maintenance of the City of Wichitas critical infrastructure. Gain experience using a variety of equipment performing duties under direct supervision. Opportunity for training and growth while taking advantage of the Citys great benefits. Join a team that cares about their city and each other.

This position is an entry level job with ample opportunity for progression to the next level of your career. Public Works & Utilities is committed to supplying training, encouragement, and guidance to our employees to advance their career as they see fit. Promotions can be obtained by completing training and performance milestones set out by division leadership. Join a team that routes for each of its players!

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Assists in construction and repair of water mains, valves, hydrants, service line meters and related facilities.
  • Loads and unloads sand, stone, cement, pipes, brick, gravel, dirt and other similar items.
  • Assists skilled and semiskilled workers in varied building maintenance and repair activities.
  • Operates and maintains various types of tools, equipment and vehicles.
  • Digs ditches and other excavations.
  • May assist in snow removal operations.
  • Completion of work assignments will require the operation of a vehicle.
  • These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive. Other related duties may be assigned as needed.

Requirements of Work:

  • Knowledge of and ability to work with the four functions of mathematics
  • Ability to acquire within a reasonable period of time, knowledge of and skill in using the procedures, tools, equipment and materials used in maintenance work
  • Ability to work outdoors when inclement weather conditions exist
  • Ability to shovel, snow, sand, gravel, asphalt, to or from dump truck bed
  • Ability to tolerate airborne nuisances associated with open grounds, pavement construction, and windy conditions
  • Ability to safely and effectively swing a 20 pound sledge hammer against brick, concrete, or similar substances
  • Ability to lift and carry bulky items weighing up to 90 pounds
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 150 pounds with the assistance of another
  • Ability to pull, shove, or otherwise maneuver items weighing up to 150 pounds
  • Ability to safely and effectively operate a power saw and concrete saw
  • Ability to safely and effectively operate a jackhammer, including meeting a minimum height requirement of 5\'5\".
  • Ability to be continuously performing tasks that require one to push, pull, climb (ladders and in and out of vehicular equipment), bend, twist, reach, stand, and walk about (up to a half mile at a time) for most of an eight hour shift.
  • Ability to enter and exit excavations that may be as nar ow as 24\" in diameter
  • Ability to read and understand a map for directions and technical information related to assigned duties
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to follow simple oral or written instructions
  • Ability to acquire (within 120 days of start date) and maintain a valid Kansas class A commercial driver\'s license (CDL) with air brake endorsement.
  • This position will require working outdoors in inclement weather including but not limited to, rain, snow, ice, sleet, heat, and humidity plus snow and ice removal and/or emergency response operations that may include operating equipment and vehicles on overnight shifts, weekends and in low-light and low visibility conditions, or other adverse weather conditions.
  • An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Required Experience and Training:

Related work experience in mechanical, construction/builder; landscape/grounds or farm/farm machinery is preferred.

A current, active Class A CDL license is also preferred at time of hir