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Worksite Supervisor - Utilities Wastewater Collection

Phenix City, Alabama

Phenix City, Alabama

People & HR, Operations
Posted on Friday, February 17, 2023

Job Summary

Under direction inspects vehicle and equipment to ensure proper operating condition, performs minor repairs and services, cleans and maintains as needed; operates equipment to include trencher, mole, tapping machines, crane and dump truck to perform installations and repairs; uses handhold equipment to include trencher, mole, tapping machines, crane and dump truck to perform installations and repairs; uses handhold equipment to perform various tasks; locates and identifies utility lines before digging or installing new equipment; collects water samples and forwards to laboratory for testing; supervises and coordinates work crews, issues work assignments, trains crew and oversees installation and repairs; resolves minor work related problems 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 crane truck, dump truck, service truck, tapping machines and mole to ensure proper operating condition
  • Performs minor maintenance on vehicles and equipment to include checking oil water and fluid levels, adds additional fluids if needed
  • Visually inspects tires to ensure no wear or damaged areas are visible; using air pressure gauge tests to ensure tires are properly inflated
  • Visually inspects tapping machines for cracks and damage; replaces rubber rings when necessary. Visually inspects mole to ensure sufficient amounts of fluids are present and air hoses are free of cracks and leaks
  • Inspects on board safety equipment to include signaling equipment and lights, fire extinguisher and reflectors
  • Performs minor lubrication services and advises mechanic of scheduled maintenance
  • Reports major equipment malfunctions to shop mechanic for repair
  • Performs minor repairs to include replacing blown lights, bulbs, and fuses
  • Uses pressure hose to clean exterior of vehicle, equipment and tools to remove mud, dirt, and debris; may use steam cleaner if necessary
  • Attends daily briefing to receive instructions on work assignments or special projects
  • Gathers tools, equipment, and supplies needed for repairs or installation and transports to worksite. Performs residential and commercial installation and repairs
  • Operates trencher to dig trenches for installation of sewer lines
  • Operates mole to dig holes for lines under streets or other areas where trenching is difficult
  • Uses tapping machines to connect service lines to main sewer line
  • Operates air ratchets to secure nuts and bolts to meet pipe specifications
  • Operates crane truck to maneuver large pipes used in installations
  • Operates hand held packer to compress dirt after installations or repair
  • Drives dump truck to transport and dispose excess dirt and debris from worksite
  • Receives instruction on work assignments from Service Supervisor before leaving work site
  • Contacts dispatcher to request line locates before beginning work
  • Using test tubes collects water samples and submits for testing to determine source of sanitary sewer leaks
  • Uses See Snake and video camera van to determine blockage locations
  • Acquires pure sample of water by heating end of pipe to kill bacteria before collecting samples
  • Forwards water samples to lab for coliform testing to ensure creeks and streams are devoid of raw sewage
  • Repairs or replaces damaged sewer main, installs sewer service line disconnect valves where 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 education or GED


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:

  • Sewer design and operations including installations
  • Organization and operational procedures of wastewater division of Utilities Department
  • Various tools and equipment including tamps, air hammers and pipe saws
  • Utility safety rules and procedures

Ability to:

  • Skills to comprehend operator manuals, directives, gauges and indicators
  • Skills to prepare reports, work orders and similar non-complex documents
  • Verbally communicate to converse with supervisor and co-workers on work-related issues
  • Count, add, and subtract whole numbers
  • Safely and efficiently operate jackhammer to access water lines
  • Operate chain saw to cut low hanging limb or other debris from right-of-ways
  • Operate gas powered pipe saw to cut pipe used in water line repairs
  • Work under general supervision and complete assigned tasks
  • Exercise judgment particularly in tasks involving safety of self and others or efficiency of operations
  • Follow instructions and efficiently complete tasks
  • Work as a member of a team

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: Mostly outdoors

Physical Demands: See accompanying page for details

Key Working Relationship: Utilities Supervisors, co-workers, and citizens.