Salary: $19.33 – $26.46 Hourly
$1,546.40 – $2,116.80 Biweekly
$40,206.40 – $55,036.80 Annually
This position serves as lead operator on line and meter projects for the Shelby County Water Services Department. Work involves installation, maintenance and repair of water lines, meter and facilities; inspection of tank sites for maintenance and repair needs; inspection of right-of-ways to perform maintenance and clean-up, such as bush hogging, mowing and weed eating; location and marking of valves and main lines; assisting with maintenance of transmission lines, booster stations; ensures utility vehicles and equipment are serviced and maintained according to Shelby County standards.
Serves as lead equipment operator on line and/or meter projects.
Patrols transmission lines for leaks and notifies proper personnel.
Inspects booster station sites for maintenance needs and notifies proper personnel.
Inspects tank sites for maintenance needs and notifies proper personnel.
Inspects right-of-ways and performs bush hogging, weed eating, mowing, etc.
Locates and marks valves and main lines.
Makes sure all equipment is serviced and maintained.
Performs chlorine level and bacteriological sampling and checks.
Installs water meters and boxes as needed throughout the water system.
Removes and replaces broken and inoperative water meters.
Performs water meter readings.
Handles water line problems and repairs leaking water lines.
Performs all duties in a safe and efficient manner.
Performs all other duties as assigned by supervision.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance is offered at less than $40 per month for Single coverage and less than $100 per month for Family coverage.
Qualifications and Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent.
One year experience in maintenance of water operations systems or installation/construction of water infrastructure.
Five years’ experience operating multiple types of equipment at a skilled level and cutting to grade, including but not limited to bulldozer, tractor, backhoe, trackhoe, bush hog, mowers, etc.
Valid driver’s license.
Valid Class A CDL.
Grade I Water Operator Certification by ADEM or higher certification. As a condition of employment, anyone hired without the minimum Water Operator Certification will be required to attain it within 24 months from the date of hire or be subject to dismissal or demotion.
Physical Demands & Work Environment
Work is light in nature and consists of a substantial amount of walking, bending, lifting, and carrying.
Most of the work is performed outdoors. Subject to extreme weather conditions and noises.
Conditions of Job Offer and Employment
Possess and maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License
Complete Background Check (repeated periodically during employment) including, but not limited to:
Social Security Record Inquiry
Criminal History Inquiry
Sex Offender Database Inquiry
Motor Vehicle Report/Driver’s License/Driving Record Inquiry
Past Employment Verification
Pre-employment physical examination with County designated physician
Pre-employment drug test at County designated test location
E-Verify Eligibility to Work in United States
Six Month Probationary Period
Work beyond normal work shift or schedule
Available for on call work after hours and on weekends as needed and as required by supervision and management.
Random drug tests after hire at County designated test location
200 West College Street, Room 100
Columbiana, Alabama, 35051