Public Works Crew: Water Distribution & Collection/Street

City of Troy   Troy, IL   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on June 14, 2024
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Job Description 

JOB TITLE: Public Works Crew: Water Distribution & Collection/Street  

DEPARTMENT: Public Works 

REPORTS TO: Public Works Crew Leader  

STATUS: Full Time 

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt/Hourly  

PREPARED DATE: 8/8/2012 


Perform water distribution and sewer collection service line installation, repairs and maintenance tasks; and/ or, perform City Street, alley, curb,storm sewer, ditch and culvert repairs and maintenance  tasks. Service and maintain vehicles and equipment; operate heavy to light equipment and tools;  collect water samples. 


Perform construction tasks in areas of water collection & distribution, and/or, street maintenance  areas. 

Clean sewer/storm sewer lines by flushing system; dye test sewers/storm sewers; jet cleans  sewers/storm sewers with high pressure truck; replace broken sewer/storm sewer lines; raise  manholes/catch basins to level flush with street; seal manholes. 

Remove old concrete and replace with new concrete structures. Construct forms and replace  according to measurements. 

Operate heavy to light equipment and tools including: dump truck, snowplow, backhoe, sewer jet  truck, jackhammer, compressor, tampers, cutoff saws, tile cutters, pumps, trencher, tapping tools  and hand tools. 

Service and maintain vehicles and equipment. 

Assist reading meters in the Troy water system and enter data into Interrogator computerized data  collector on a monthly basis; replace broken commercial water meters. 

Assist in spraying herbicides for weeds; apply mosquito larvae chemicals. 

Perform other duties and functions as required or assigned. 


Knowledge of or the ability to learn water distribution and sewer collection operations and standards,  and street and alley operation and standards. 

Must be able to use light to heavy equipment such as backhoe, dump truck, front loader, snowplow,  directional boring rig locating device, jet vactor truck, directional boring rig, skid loader and  trencher.

Must be able to use water line location device, metal detector locating device, pitot-device for  measuring water flows from fire hydrants, cameras for sewer line inspections, gas detector device  for entry of confined spaces, air compressor, jackhammer, leak detector device, and laser for  laying sewer lines.  

Must be able to use a trench shield, shoring jacks, hand jack hammer, rock drill and hydraulic pipe  cutter, dewatering pumps and tapping tools, and miscellaneous hand tools.  

Ability to operate communications equipment.  

Ability to perform job duties and responsibilities during stressful emergency situations and under  extreme weather conditions. 


High school diploma or equivalent; 21 years of age; and two years of work experience. 


Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Possess effective time management skills. 


Valid Illinois State CDL Class A driver's license with air brake and tanker endorsement.Obtain and maintain annual mosquito larvae application license. Complete confined space entry, trenching and shoring training, JULlE training. 


Ability to operate light to heavy equipment and tools including dump truck, snowplow,  backhoe, sewer jet truck, jackhammer, compressor, tampers, cutoff saws, tile cutters, pumps, trenchers, tapping tools, and hand tools. 

Position requires prolonged walking, standing, crawling, kneeling, climbing, and stooping. Ability to lift 50 lbs. 

Ability to perform job duties and responsibilities during emergency/non-emergency  situations and under extreme weather conditions.

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of difficulty that will be required of positions that will be  given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position  shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assist, direct and control the work of  employees under his/hersupervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing the duties shall not be held to  exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

City of Troy

116 E. Market St.
Troy , IL