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Kansas Employer Water Distribution Laborer (K) - 616 in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12196068

Manual work in the construction and maintenance of the City of Wichita’s critical infrastructure. Gain experience using a variety of equipment performing duties under direct supervision. Opportunity for training and growth while taking advantage of the City’s great benefits. Join a team that cares about their city and each other.

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 120 days 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. Having a current, active Class A CDL license is also preferred at time of hire, and is required to be obtained within the first 120 days of employment. 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. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need of a sponsorship.