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City of Greenville
City of Greenville

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: PUBLIC WORKS

$36,046.40 - $53,164.80 Annually


475 Fairforest Way - Greenville SC, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number





4/17/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Description

Brief Description of the Job
Operates combination sewer cleaning truck for the preventative maintenance of wastewater systems. Assists construction crews to identify utilities or to excavate in difficult areas. Reviews and schedules preventative maintenance including pre-planning for traffic control situations as well as easement issues. Responds to wastewater and storm emergencies as required. May operate additional equipment for the Public Works after-hour on-call program and during inclement weather (snow and ice).

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Clean and Maintain Wastewater Systems (70%): Operate combination (jetting and vacuuming) sewer cleaning truck to perform hydro excavation, root cutting, tap cutting, etc. in order to assist in the preventative maintenance of sewer and drainage systems. Maintain and clean wastewater lines by performing both preventative maintenance and emergency cleaning of the main lines. Operate and maintain tap cutters, root saws, and high pressure cleaning nozzles. Operate grease treatment system to perform preventative maintenance and emergency grease removal from wastewater lines. Wash down and vacuum manholes and lift stations. Update preventative maintenance records, emergency response reports, vehicle inspection reports, grease treatment records, and attend meetings/training as required.

Assist Construction Crews (10%): Perform hydro-excavating for construction crews when repairs are in close proximity of other utilities. Locate damaged areas in the wastewater collection system and bypass the wastewater mains/lift stations under emergency conditions for maintenance crews to make necessary repairs. Following repairs, flush line to remove any construction debris from the line. Flush manholes prior to rehab to clean walls.

Clean Wastewater Spills (10%): Evaluate spill areas to determine necessary containment methods. Place containment devices in designated areas to control spill. Rake, vacuum, and remove solid contaminants. Spread lime for odor control and to neutralize wastewater contaminants. Document required follow up actions. Create work management reports describing location, initial action, and clean up action.

Support Inclement Weather & Emergency Response Operations (10%): Participate in after-hours on-call duty requiring working outside of regular schedule and during holidays. Work throughout inclement weather conditions (i.e. snow/ice and flooding), to clear and maintain roads and walkways. Operate sanders, loaders, snowplows, and other necessary equipment in performance of inclement weather operations. Apply salt for ice removal and treat bridges, roads, and walkways as necessary. Wash brine and salt off equipment after use. Perform emergency cleaning of storm water lines and remove blockages in sewer pipes as required.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements
Formal Education: High school diploma required.

Experience: Over two years of experience in a public works, utility, or construction field is required.

Driver`s License Required: Must have or obtain a South Carolina Class B Commercial Learner`s Permit (CLP) within 3 weeks of hire. Must have or obtain a South Carolina Class B CDL with tanker endorsement and air brake provision within 3 months of hire.

Certifications and Other Requirements: To be obtained within six months of employment: Confined Space Certification, Competent Person Safety Certification, and Traffic Control Training.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge: Work requires a comprehensive practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making. Must be able to exercise independent thinking and the ability to conceptualize and develop new or improved procedures, techniques or ideas appropriate to the work environment. Work product primarily affects processes and program/functional areas within the department.

Reading: Basic Level: Ability to read basic communication using common two or three syllable words.

Math: Basic Level: Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).

Writing: Basic Level: Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Wastewater main line camera, back up camera, combo truck (cleaning and vacuuming), extend a hose (easement machine), dump trucks, sanders, plows, loader, skid steer, forklift, , swage machine, smoke machine, chain saw, telephone, calculator, copier, and gas free equipment. Computer, work management software, Arcreader, and related software.

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Outdoors.

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to extreme temperature, respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, and physical hazards. Monthly exposure to wetness and/or humidity. Constant exposure to mechanical hazards. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases. Rare exposure to chemical hazards, electrical hazards, and fire hazards.

Protective Equipment Required: Safety glasses, gloves, hard hat, steel-toed boots, hearing protection, rubber and leather gloves, protective coveralls, safety vest, waders, and life jackets.

Physical Demands
Continuously requires standing, walking, vision, bending, hearing, and twisting. Frequently requires fine dexterity, reaching, pushing/pulling, foot controls, and talking. Occasionally requires lifting, carrying, sitting, handling, kneeling, climbing, balancing, and crouching. Heavy strength demands include exerting 50-100 pounds occasionally, 25-50 pounds frequently, or from 10 up to 20 pounds constantly.

How To Apply:
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Our office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.
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