Utility Construction Worker- Seattle, WA

Employer: City of Seattle

Job Description:
Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

Seattle City Light is looking for a few Utility Construction Workers to join our team! Utility Construction Workers are assigned to the Transmission and Distribution Operations Division’s Civil Construction Unit and perform skilled and semi-skilled work in the construction, repair and maintenance of underground and trenched electrical distribution systems and repair of side sewers. This position will report to the Civil Construction Supervisor.

Job Responsibilities
- Perform hand or machine excavation for construction, repair and maintenance of electrical ducts, vaults, hand holes and sewers.
- Perform skilled or semi-skilled carpentry, masonry and asphalt work incidental to the construction, repair and maintenance of underground and electrical distribution systems.
- Clean up and remove PCB-contaminated oils, asbestos and other electrical insulating materials.
- Operate trucks and lifting devices (e.g., lift gates) for installing underground electrical equipment and facilities.)
- Operate a variety of hand and power tools (e.g. jackhammers, drills, hydraulic speed shoring, asphalt gads and tampers, concrete saws and specialized video cameras).
- Maintain positive working relationships in a diverse workforce.
- Perform other related duties of a comparable level or type as assigned.
- Employees in this position must be available to work on weekends and evenings as needed. May be assigned to either the North or South Service Centers. May be required to work at the Tolt, Cedar Falls, Skagit and Boundary Projects.

Qualifications
Experience:
A minimum of one year of heavy, outdoor construction experience.
Successful completion of a written and/or working test that includes activities around non-energized electrical utility vaults and trucks as well as operation of hand tools or equipment.

Certification/License:
A valid State of Washington Driver's License is required for employment. This license must be maintained throughout employment in this position.
A Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the airbrake restriction removed and a valid Medical Certificate are required. This license and certification must be obtained within 6 months of the date of hire, and maintained throughout employment in this position.
An Abstract of Complete Driving Record (obtained at applicant's expense) from the State of Washington Department of Licensing.
The City of Seattle participates in a comprehensive drug testing program in accordance with US Department of Transportation regulations.

Incumbents in this position must obtain the following certifications within the first six (6) months of employment:
Electrical Worker Safety Training Certificate.
Flagging and Traffic Control Certificate.
Asbestos Worker and Hazardous Material Handling Certificate
First Aid, CPR, and Vault Rescue Certificate.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Work around energized power cables or equipment.
Stand, walk or bend for extended periods of time.
Lift objects up to 50 pounds.
Work with toxic or hazardous substances.
Work in tunnels and other confined spaces at depths up to 20 feet below ground.
Work with pneumatic tools such as jackhammers, spade guns, rotary rock drills, rivet busters and chipping guns.
Work outdoors in all types of weather and often around congested and high-volume motor vehicle traffic.

Additional Information
Desired Qualifications:
Two years of heavy, outdoor construction experience.
A current Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the airbrake restriction removed and a valid Medical Certificate.
Electrical Worker Safety Training Certificate.
Flagging and Traffic Control Certificate.
Asbestos Worker and Hazardous Material Handling Certificate
First Aid, CPR, and Vault Rescue Certificate.
Proven experience maintaining positive working relationships in a diverse workforce.
Experience interacting with the public sector.

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review.

Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: http://www.seattle.gov/light/.

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Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/3290035/utility-construction-worker?page=14&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $32.17 - $34.35/ HR

Posted on March 24, 2022

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