Utility Distribution Worker I

Salary: $17.23 per hour
Shift: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Subject to emergency call back and shift change)
Recruitment Period: Open Until Filled

Job Description

This job classification has been designated as a safety sensitive job classification in accordance with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S., § 427.1 et seq., (OSCN 2019), effective August 29, 2019.   This means employees in this job classification can be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination if they test positive for marijuana components or metabolites, even if they possess a medical marijuana license.

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Education and Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent preferred.  Ability to understand, follow and/or provide verbal and written instructions or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Licenses and Certifications:  Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License with ability to obtain Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License Class A with N endorsement within six (6) months of employment and a satisfactory driving record.  Must have State of Oklahoma Class “D” Water Operator certification within one (1) year of employment.

Knowledge:  Hand and power tools.  Maintenance and construction work. 

Skills:  Interpersonal skills necessary to be courteous of fellow employees and citizens while performing duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Repairs water lines.  Lays new pipe.  Repairs and installs fire hydrants and line valves. Installs and exchanges water meters.  Interfaces with citizens in person regarding minor complaints or questions. Inspects equipment for safety hazards before use.  Performs preventive maintenance on equipment as needed. Works in a manner safe to the individual and other people.  Keeps work area clean and safe.  Follows safety rules and safe work practices. Uses safety equipment as required. Assists Equipment Operators and Maintenance Workers II when needed.  Performs related duties as required.

Working Conditions: Frequent exposure of up to 80% of work time to dirt, dust, extremes of temperatures, noise, and noxious fumes and odors.  Exposure to hazards associated with equipment, machinery, rough terrain at construction sites, and moving vehicles on roadways.  On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies.

Mental and Physical Abilities:  Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail.  Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy (25-50 lb.) and heavy (50-75 lb.) supplies, materials, and debris frequently.  Work requires continued walking, stooping, standing, and some climbing.  Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.

Additional Information:  Selected applicant must have telephone or message number where applicant may be reached and pass a background investigation, physical examination and drug screen.