7H02

PAY RANGE: 7

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS MAINTENANCE TRAINEE

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

 

This is training level trades work.  Employees in this class perform work in the Water Department, the Department of Public Property, or the Streets Department developing the knowledge and skills necessary for advancement in an area of trade specialization. Employees perform rudimentary maintenance and repair work under the guidance of a higher-level trades worker. Assignments expand in complexity as employee's progress. Satisfactory completion of training and achievement of required minimum proficiencies are required for advancement. Work includes some disagreeable aspects and requires physical exertion. Work is performed under the direction of a technical superior.

ALLOCATING

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class)

 

  1. Positions in this class must perform work at the trainee level in the Water Department, the Department of Public Property, or the Streets Department developing knowledge and skills necessary for advancement in an area of trade specialization.
  2. Positions must perform rudimentary maintenance and repair work under the guidance of a higher-level trades worker.

 

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

 

ALL ASSIGNMENTS

 

Assists full performance level trades workers in the area of assignment performing routine maintenance projects such as but not limited to assembling, adjusting, installing, inspecting, testing, troubleshooting and repairing system components and equipment.

Learns protocols, standards, methods, hazards and safety precautions applicable to system operation/maintenance; develops competency in an area of assignment pertaining to a trade specialization. 

Performs related work as required.

 

Building Maintenance Assignment

 

Performs the above listed duties in building maintenance trades such as carpentry, plumbing, cement finishing, brick or stone masonry, roofing, or other building maintenance trade; assists trades workers in the repair and maintenance of windows; assists in the maintenance of grounds including operating power tools for trimming and cutting; learns the process of wall framing, tile installation, drop ceiling installation, and installation of doors; operates power hand tools including saws, drill press, and wood planner.

 

Electrical Assignment

 

Performs the above listed duties on electrical infrastructure, wires, cables, lines and related components and equipment; learns NEC standards; learns how to read blueprints, schematics, diagrams, drawings and controls; learns to repair and maintain motors, switchgears, pump control circuits, electrical circuits, lighting and power circuits, fuses, overload heaters, relays, contactors, and circuit breakers.

 

Electronic Equipment Assignment

 

Performs the above listed duties on electronic equipment, changing charts, level meter charts and flow meters; learns to calibrate DP cells; learns to program pump control units, programmable logic controllers; adjusts floats and level sensors; takes measurements at wet wells; runs cable for pressure sensors; learns to use a gas meter, multimeters, process meters and hand tools; learns to read schematics and drawings for the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of instrumentation equipment.

 

HVAC Assignment

 

Performs the above listed duties on heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and related utility components; learns how to change filters, clean condenser and evaporator coils, and replace parts on refrigeration and HVAC systems; learns to operate HVAC tools and gauges; learns the correct pressures and temperatures of systems.

 

Instrumentation Assignment

 

Performs the above listed duties on analog and digital electronic, pneumatic, electric and hydraulic instrumentation equipment, control units or multiprocessors; learns preventative maintenance and programming for flow meters; adjusts level sensors; takes measurements at CSO sites; runs wires for pressure sensors, electrical power circuits and solar powered sites; learns to use a gas monitor, multimeters, process meters and hand tools; learns to read schematics and drawings for the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of instrumentation equipment.

 

Mechanical Assignment

 

Performs the above listed duties on dehumidifiers, feeders, valves, furnaces, conveyor belts, mixers, pumps, pipes and similar mechanical equipment requiring assembly, disassembly, cleaning, adjusting, and lubricating, in a pumping station, treatment plant, or incinerator; learns to perform centrifugal, turbine and peristaltic pump rebuilding; learns to perform shaft alignments, valve replacements, bearing rebuilds and replacement, and spray nozzle replacements.

 

Roadway Maintenance Assignment

 

            Works as part of a crew to assist in repairing deteriorating roadway surfaces; lays asphalt and mix; pours and levels cement to even out potholes; uses rakes and tampers to spread asphaltic road building materials; digs ditches and breaks street surfaces to prepare work for areas for repair work; removes overgrown brush and vegetation from obstructing streets and roadways and clears debris and snow from roadways to ensure traffic safety; learns how to use specialized tools and equipment; learns how to perform line striping using specialized equipment; assists in cleaning storm drains and culverts.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    

KNOWLEDGE OF:

 

·         the care and use of the tools and equipment used in an area of trade specialization

·         mathematics up to first year algebra

·         basic techniques and practices of roadway maintenance and repair for the Highway Maintenance assignment

 

ABILITY TO:

 

·                     read and write English

·                     learn the materials and tools used in an area of trades specialization

·                     learn the occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in a trades specialization

·                     communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

·                     understand and follow oral and written instructions

·                     perform tasks requiring mechanical aptitude

·                     read and interpret blueprints and plans

 

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 6/17.)

 

EDUCATION

 

Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade.

 

AND

EXPERIENCE:

 

Option1:

 

Successful completion of the 450 hour Philadelphia Water Department Utility Maintenance Apprenticeship Program.

 

OR

 

Option 2:

 

            Successful completion of the 390 hour Philadelphia Department of Public Property Maintenance Apprenticeship Program.

 

OR

 

Option 3:

 

            Successful completion of 655 hours of the Streets Department’s formal high school or workforce development internship program in Roadway Maintenance.

 

NOTE: Selective Factor Certification may be utilized, as needed, to fill specific positions. In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 11.032 - Selective Factor Certification – the appointing authority may request certification of eligible candidates who have completed one of the specified high school internships to fill specific positions in this class. Certification to fill such position will be made from the two highest-ranking eligible candidates on the eligible list who have completed the specified high school internship.

 

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES

 

Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania six months after appointment as a Public Works Maintenance Trainee, if required by work assignment.  

Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator’s license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the time of appointment and during tenure of employment as a Public Works Maintenance Trainee for the Highway Maintenance Assignment.

Class Established:  CSC- 04/2007; Ad Board – 05/2007

Spec Revision: CSC: 12/15, Ad Board: 12/15

CSC – 5/16; Ad. Board – 6/16

Spec. Revision: CSC – 10/16; Ad. Board – 11/16

Last Spec. Revision:

CSC – 5/17

Ad. Board – 6/17

 

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