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City Of Buckhannon Job Opening – Pipe Layer/Laborer

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 stormwater infrastructure. This an excellent opportunity to start a rewarding career and grow your 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 and 100 lbs regularly
• Ability to work in tight spaces and occasionally in unpleasant conditions due to the nature of the work being performed
• Must be able to maintain safety precautions on the job site
• Must be dependable, punctual, and proactive
• Must have the capability of working within a team
• Must have a valid West Virginia driver’s license
• Must pass a Pre-employment drug test and random drug tests
• Must pass a Pre-employment background check

4. Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge and/ or experience in 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 the 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 required in the day-to-day operation

6. Job Benefits and Compensation:
• Hourly rate starting at $13.00 per hour depending on the 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:
1. Visit Buckhannon City Hall at 70 East Main Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201 for an application.
2. Complete the Application and return it to City Hall or mail it marked ‘Attention: Buckhannon Sanitary Board’
3. Applications are due by Friday, February 2, 2024, at 4:00 pm