Van Buren Township

Water Worker

Description :

Department of Public Services

Water Worker

Starting Hourly Wage: $17.88

91 Day: $19.02

18 Month: $20.13

Preferred S4 Certification Wage Starts at $19.20

Excellent Benefits Package:

Health/Dental 90% Employer Paid Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network

Vision Short/Long Term Insurance

Retirement 12% Employer Matched/100% Vested after first contribution

Life Insurance $50,000

Sick, Vacation and Personal Time Off

Education Tuition Assistant Plan

Health Care Savings Plan $2500 annually


General Duty Statement:

Van Buren Charter Township is now accepting resumes for a Water Worker I.

Detailed information can be found on the Van Buren Township website.

 Please submit a cover letter and resume:

The Charter Township of Van Buren is an equal opportunity employer

Position Summary

This is entry-level work in the construction, maintenance and operation of water utility distribution, stormwater and wastewater collection systems and facilities. The employee will perform duties under the direction of management personnel. General assignments and goals are received from a superintendent, but the employee must be able to satisfactorily perform the work without close supervision. Employee interacts in a consistently pleasant and helpful manner to fellow employees, visitors, and citizens of the Charter Township of Van Buren and demonstrates the highest standards of internal and external customer service.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

An employee in this position may be called upon to perform any or all of the following essential job functions, duties and responsibilities. These examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by an employee assigned this classification and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed in this position.

  • Performs field maintenance and repair work of the utility distribution and collection systems and facilities serving the Township.
  • Cleans, flushes and maintains sewer and water mains, catch basins, valve wells, lift stations, water tower, diversion chambers and manholes.
  • Performs routine servicing and maintenance of equipment operated.
  • Performs fieldwork outdoors in a variety of weather and environmental conditions, including rain, snow, dust, dirt and chemicals.
  • Required to be available to perform duties for operational problems, equipment, emergencies, storms, power outages and other emergencies deemed necessary by management after normal working hours, weekends and holidays.
  • Collects water samples and performs flow tests through the use of various types of testing equipment.
  • Lays, repairs and taps water and sewer mains; installs service connections and wyes; connects shutoff valves and stop-boxes.
  • Performs locating and staking duties for the township utility distribution and collection systems.
  • Performs tap inspection duties for the township utility distribution and collection system as needed.
  • Performs related and incidental work as assigned.
  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions, duties and responsibilities of the position.

  • Must possess high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to maintain a valid CDL Class A license with no restrictions and no major traffic offenses
  • Ability to maintain a valid State of Michigan driver’s license with no major traffic convictions.
  • Ability to operate construction vehicles and equipment
  • Competence in basic mathematical calculations including algebra.
  • Ability to operate basic computers and software applications.
  • Skill in communicating verbally and in writing and interacting with customers in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, supervisors and the general public.
  • Must be reliable and work cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Ability to obtain a State of Michigan DEQ S-4 Certifications within 18 months after employment.
  • Ability to perform job duties with minimal need for direct supervision.
  • Must be willing to work overtime, evenings, and/or weekends to accommodate the needs of the Township.

The above list of job requirements, duties and responsibilities, physical abilities and other abilities are meant to be representative only and not all encompassing.  The Township reserves the right to add to, delete from, change and/or amend the requirements, duties and responsibilities, physical abilities, and other abilities herein above set forth at any time and without prior notice.

Physical Abilities and Work Environment

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

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with some travel to different sites; when visiting parks or construction sites the incumbent may be required to walk on uneven and slippery surfaces, be exposed to all weather conditions, dust and pollen, and mechanical hazards such as construction equipment; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends and may be required to travel outside Township boundaries to attend meetings.

 Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

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Deadline for Applying : Open until filled