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Worksite Supervisor - Utilities Water Distribution

Phenix City, Alabama

Phenix City, Alabama

People & HR, Operations
Phenix City, AL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Job Summary

Under direction visually inspects vehicle and equipment to ensure proper operating condition, performs minor repairs and lubrication services, cleans and maintains as needed; operates equipment to include backhoe and rotating cutter to clear lots of heavy debris, dig trenches and building foundations; operates packer, chain saw and air hammer to perform various tasks; locates and identifies utility lines before digging or installing water mains; inspects worksite to ensure specifications are met and equipment has been properly installed; supervises and instructs work crew on daily assignments, ensures that safety regulations are followed, resolves work related issues and advises foreman regarding performance and disciplinary matters and performs additional tasks in support of the department as needed or upon request

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statement of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required, assigned and expected aside from those set forth below to address operational needs and changing operational practices.

  • Visually inspects vehicles and equipment to include service truck and backhoe to ensure signaling and safety equipment is operating properly.
  • Checks fluid levels to include oil, water and hydraulic fluids; adds additional fluid as needed.
  • Perform minor repairs to vehicle and equipment to include replacing blown lights, bulbs and fuses. Reports major repairs to supervisor for repair by shop mechanic.
  • Visually inspect vehicle and equipment tires to ensure no wear or damage is visible; using air pressure gauge tests to ensure tires are properly inflated.
  • Tests safety beacon to ensure it is operating properly.
  • Inspects on board safety equipment to include fire extinguishers and first aid kits; replaces supplies as needed.
  • Inspects interior or vehicle to ensure it is clean and free of paper and debris.
  • Using a grease gun performs lubrication services on vehicles and equipment.
  • Inspects fittings and joints of equipment to ensure they are serviceable.
  • Ensures that equipment is properly maintained and preventive maintenance services are performed regularly.
  • Ensures that work crew cleans stores and are accountable for all hand tools and equipment.
  • Uses two-way radio to communicate with dispatcher and receive instructions on work orders and service calls.
  • Ensures that crew positions safety equipment around work area to include safety cones and signs; may position flag person to direct traffic; ensures that signaling and beacon lights are operating when work is in process.
  • Operates backhoe to dig ditches for the installation of water mains, service lines and to install taps. Operates tractor with bushhog attachment to clear right of ways containing heavy brush; uses chain saw or bush axe to cut smaller trees.
  • Operates hand held air packer to fill ditches and digging sites upon completion of repairs.
  • Uses jackhammer to break pavement or concrete to access sewer lines in need of repair.
  • May operate bulldozer to access worksite before repairs or installations can be performed.
  • Uses various size tapping machines to install taps on water mains.
  • May use shovels picks and hole diggers to access in close places.
  • Takes safety precautions not to damage existing eater mains or other utilities when working near live lines to include electrical and gas lines and fiver optic (telephone lines).
  • Receives daily work assignments from foreman; gathers material and supplies before leaving for worksite.
  • Contacts dispatcher to request line locates before beginning work.
  • Inspects worksite and determines type of repair or installation needed.


Education & Experience Guidelines
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities required for this position would be:

High School Diploma or GED or demonstrated of proficiency

Previous experience working with pipes to include fittings and valves

Licenses or Certifications Required
Valid Driver’s License

The following generally describes the knowledge and abilities required in order to successfully perform the assigned duties of the position:

Knowledge of:

  • Wastewater distribution design and operation including installation and maintenance of water mains and service lines.
  • Organization and operation procedures of wastewater distribution division of utilities department.
  • Various tools and equipment including tamps, air hammers and pipe saws.
  • Utilities department safety rules and procedures.

Ability to:

  • Read and comprehend directives, gauges and indicators
  • Write to document logs or similar non-complex forms
  • Verbally communicate to converse with supervisors and coworkers regarding work related tasks and activities
  • Utilize math skills to count, add and subtract whole numbers
  • Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner
  • Safely and efficiently operate jackhammer to access water lines.
  • Delegate, communicate, motivate and leader.
  • Operate backhoe to dig trenches for the installation of pipes water main and service lines.
  • Operate tractor with rotating cutter attachment to cut and clear lots of heavy debris.
  • Operate a chain saw to cut low hanging limb and/or other debris from right-of-ways.
  • Exercise judgment particularly in tasks involving safety of self and other or efficiency of operations.

Physical Demands & Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the city encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations needed to perform the essential duties of this position.

Environment: Work location will primarily be outdoors

Physical Demands: See accompanying page for details

Key Working Relationship: Service supervisor, fellow crew members, Field Service Supervisor