Utility Construction


Entry-Level

Job Description:

Assist construction activities with a variety of basic tasks. Load, unload, or identify build-ing materials, machinery, or tools, distributing them to the appropriate locations.

Skill Set:

 Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and their applications.
 Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 Learn and follow safety regulations.
 Clean or prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards.
 Dig ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, or compact and level earth to grade specifica-tions, using picks, shovels, pneumatic tampers, or rakes.
 Tend pumps, compressors, or generators to provide power for tools, machinery, or equip-ment.
 Work as a team. Be aware of others’ reactions and understand the dynamics of worker rela-tionships.
 Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 Communicate with others to convey information effectively.

 

Mid-Level

Job Description:

Coordinate activities of workers engaged in utility installation for projects such as highways, streets, and site development.

Skill Set:

 Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
 Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
 Read grade stakes and understand their meaning.
 Knowledge of basic equipment functions and production rates.
 Measure, mark, or record openings or distances to layout areas where construction work will be performed.
 Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
 Install or repair sanitary or storm water sewer structures or pipe systems
 Use instruments such as lasers, grade rods, or transit levels.
 Check slopes for conformance to requirements, using levels or lasers.
 Lay out pipe routes, following written instructions or blueprints and coordinating layouts with supervisors.
 Grade or level trench bases, using tamping machines or hand tools.
 Operate equipment, such as bulldozers, trench excavators, road graders, or backhoes.

Lead

Job Description:

Supervise, train and coordinate the workers in the utility department.

Skill Set:

 Supervise, coordinate, or schedule construction activities.
 Read specifications, such as blueprints, to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures.
 Inspect work progress, equipment, or construction sites to verify safety or to ensure that spec-ifications are met.
 Estimate material or worker requirements to complete jobs.
 Assign work to employees. based on material or worker requirements of specific jobs.
 Confer with other departments, or contractors to resolve problems or to coordinate activities.
 Analyze worker or production problems and recommend solutions, such as improving pro-duction methods.