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City of Buckhannon Accepting Applications For Position With Sanitary and Storm Department

February 1 , 2022, BUCKHANNON, WV: The City of Buckhannon’s Sanitary and Storm Department is looking to add a full-time Pipe Layer/Laborer. This department is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and expansion of the City’s sewer and storm water infrastructure. This an excellent opportunity to start rewarding career and grow your own skills. Job requirements are as follows:

  1. Title:   Pipe Layer/Laborer
  2. Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or GED
  3. Requirements:         
    • Ability to lift between 50-100lbs regularly.
    • Ability to work in tight spaces and occasionally in unpleasant conditions due to nature of work being performed
    • Must be able to maintain safety precautions on job site.
    • Must be dependable, punctual and proactive.
    • Must have the capability of working within a team.
    • Must have valid West Virginia driver’s license
    • Must pass a pre-employment drug test and random drug tests
  4. Preferred Qualifications:
    • Knowledge and/or experience of sewer construction and operation
    • Experience operating heavy machinery
    • Class A or B CDL
    • Class 1 wastewater operator licensing or ability/willingness to obtain
  5. Job Duties (including but not limited to):
    • Respond to sewer calls and use equipment (sewer snake, rodder truck, etc.) to clear the sewer line, including during nonworking hours
    • Lay pipe on grade using a pipe laser and under the supervision of the Crew Chief
    • Cut and prepare pipe to be laid
    • Get in and out of manholes for repairs and maintenance of lines and structures
    • Investigate problems using various methods (dye testing, sewer camera, smoke testing, etc.)
    • Dig using a shovel to achieve required grade, locate lines, and complete certain jobs where heavy equipment cannot be used
    • Clean and maintain city vehicles, equipment and tools
    • Assist in other jobs and activities are required in day-to-day operation
  6. Job Benefits and Compensation:
    • Hourly rate of $12-15.00 per hour depending on combination of education, skills, and qualifications.
    • Full City benefits including insurance, retirement, sick time and vacation time.
    • Annual work boot allowance
    • Work clothing provided
  7. How to apply: