Utility Field Worker

City of Moline   Moline, IL   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on May 26, 2023
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Utility Field Worker

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Rate of Pay: $20.5021 Hourly / $42,644.37 Annually


Characteristics of the Job

Under close supervision, performs manual work and semi-skilled mechanical tasks in the installation, repair and maintenance of water, sewer and stormwater piping systems.  Exercises some independent judgment in determining work methods after receiving written or oral instructions.

Examples of Duties  

  • Perform manual labor including digging, lifting, loading, cutting and fastening.
  • Operate dump trucks, utility trucks and other vehicles.
  • Assist with operation of jetter/vacuum trucks for sewer cleaning.
  • Operate hand and power tools, jackhammers, rock drills, pumps and other construction related equipment.
  • Perform labor in the installation, repair and maintenance of utility system components.
  • Complete collection system repairs in accordance with standard operating procedures designed to protect the integrity and public safety of the sewer system.
  • Assist in set up of traffic control devices and shoring systems.
  • Assist in performing leak detection, hydrant flushing, pressure testing and chlorination of new water main construction and other distribution related activities.
  • Assist in performing inflow investigations, smoke testing, manhole inspections and camera inspections.
  • Perform basic building and grounds maintenance including mowing, trimming, painting, washing and snow removal.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Training and Experience

High school diploma or GED equivalent; experience in mechanical maintenance and underground construction work; experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of underground piping systems; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess knowledge of the types of and uses of common hand and power tools used in construction and maintenance work, particularly those associated with buried piping system maintenance and repair; knowledge of applicable occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions; and specific knowledge of public health hazards associated with sanitary sewage.

Skill in performing manual labor and construction work; skill in the use of and the care of hand tools and powered equipment; and skill in the safe operation of jetter/vacuum trucks or dump trucks.

Ability to work from simple sketches, plans and diagrams; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials and the general public.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid Illinois Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air brakes and tanker endorsements, or equivalent, within 45 days after hire.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to talk or hear; frequently required to walk, stand, sit, use hands and fingers to handle, feel and make fine adjustments, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.  The employee will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to work under varied weather conditions.

Residency Requirement

AFSCME employees shall live within a 20-mile radius from the City’s Emergency Center, located at 1630 8th Avenue in Moline, within 180 days of hire.


City of Moline

619 16th St.
Moline , IL