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Laborer - Water Distribution

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
City of Wichita
Physical Address
1825 S McLean
Wichita, KS 67202
Job Description

This is manual work in construction and general maintenance activities. As work experience is gained, employees may be assigned to somewhat more difficult tasks. Work is performed under the direction of a supervisor who issues general instructions for routine jobs and specific instructions at the beginning of each new job when departures are made from established procedures.

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 narrow 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 three months of start date) and maintain a valid Kansas class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) with air brake endorsement.
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. Current active Class A CDL license is also preferred, but is required to be obtained within the first 90-days. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal record check.

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