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Installing and Repair Fitter E1393C

Company: American Water
Location: Greenwood
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Primary Role

Responsible for installing and repairing of service lines, water mains and hydrants. May operate dump truck and heavy machinery

Key Accountabilities

  • Frequently repairs/replaces water lines/mains which include the following:
  • Requires constant standing and walking on uneven and slippery surfaces.
  • Uses pry bar to open lid to the valve.
  • Kneels on the asphalt. Heavy grasping of pry bar.
  • Wrist deviation and elbow flexion and extension, trunk and neck flexion.
  • Uses ladders to climb down into holes.
  • Uses key (30#) to open/close the valve.
  • Holds onto handle at waist heights and turns valve.
  • Heavy grasp, wrist deviation and elbow flexion/extension with shoulder flexion and internal/external rotation.
  • Puts sleeves on the main and tightens by hand using a wrench.
  • This task requires trunk and neck flexion, side bending, crouching and squatting, and kneeling.
  • May lay on their stomach or sides on the ground.
  • Uses backhoe to dig the hole however they may have to hand shovel on a frequent basis.
  • Trunk and neck flexion, elbow flexion and extension, shoulder flexion and heavy grasping. 2 person lift/carry shoring from truck to hole.
  • Can weigh 50 to 90#. Lowers shoring into the hole-trunk flexion, forward reaching.
  • Carries pump to the hole (40#) an attaches pump to the shoring.
  • Push/pulling motion to push open the shoring.
  • Elbow flexion and extension, wrist deviation, trunk flexion.
  • Carries dewatering pump to the hole (75-90#).
  • Push/pulling motion to push open the shoring.
  • Elbow flexion and extension, wrist deviation, trunk flexion.
  • This task requires trunk and neck flexion, side bending, forward reaching, hand and air tool use, wrist deviations, elbow flexion and extension and shoulder motions in all planes.
  • Some tools have pull start which requires heavy grasping and forceful shoulder flexion, protraction/retraction and elbow flexion/extension.

    Additional Key Accountabilities

    • Uses backhoe to move the hydrant.
    • Trunk flexion to move hydrant/valve to guide into place.
    • Flush hydrants uses a wrench to open/shut the hydrant.
    • Grasps the tool, wrist deviation and forearm rotation.
    • May need to use a cheater pipe.
    • Lubricates the treads, trunk flexion and forward reaching.
    • Uses key (30#) to open/close the valve. Holds onto handle at waist height and turns valve.
    • Heavy grasp, wrist deviation and elbow flexion/extension with shoulder flexion and internal/external rotation.
    • Operates tapping equipment. Tools used are backhoe, hydraulic snappers (100#), wrench, cheater bar, cut-off saw (25#), tapping equipment. flush hydrants uses a wrench to open/shut the hydrant.
    • Grasping of the tool, wrist deviation and forearm rotation.
    • May need to use a cheater pipe.
    • Lubricates the treads, trunk flexion and forward reaching.
    • Uses key (30#) to open/close the valve. Holds onto handle at waist height and turns valve.
    • Heavy grasp, wrist deviation and elbow flexion/extension with shoulder flexion and internal/external rotation.
    • Uses pry bar to open lid to the valve. Kneels on the asphalt. Heavy grasping of pry bar, wrist deviation and elbow flexion and extension, trunk and neck flexion.
    • Tools used are hand and air tools, pry bar, key (30#), utilize hand held and truck mounted valve turning equipment.
    • Occasionally controls traffic which include the following:
    • Places cones and signs in the appropriate place in the
    • Frequently maintains hydrants/valves

      Additional Key Accountabilities

      • Drives equipment to work location.
      • Steps up into dump truck.
      • Bilateral upper extremity use operating hand controls.
      • Forward reaching at waist height.
      • Foot control operation.
      • Gripping, neck rotation and neck flexion.
      • Seat rotates. Vibration and jostling noted when operating machine.
      • Tools used are backhoe.
      • On an as needed bases repairs/replaces hydrants/valves which include the following:
      • Uses backhoe to dig around the hydrant/valve.
      • Hand digging as necessary. Uses hydraulic snappers (100#).
      • Bilateral upper extremity task, wraps chain around the main.
      • Uses a pumping motion to squeeze the main and break it. Trunk flexion, neck flexion, grasping, elbow flexion and extension.
      • Lift/carry 100#.

        Additional Key Accountabilities

        • May use hand or air tools-wrist deviation, elbow flexion and extension and heavy grasping.
        • May need to use cheater bar.
        • May reach overhead on an occasional basis to get tools while in an excavation.
        • Consistently works in traffic area.
        • Uses the following tools: backhoe, shoring, pump, dewatering pump (75-90#) tamper, wrenches, cheater bar, shovels, rakes, hand tools and air and hydraulic tools, ladder, cut-off saw (25#).
        • Occasionally repairs/replaces water lines/mains which include the following: Uses jack hammer (60-90#) to break up asphalt for up to 30 minutes at a time.
        • Holds at waist to chest height.
        • Heavy grasping using both hands, maximal vibration and risk of kick back.
        • Neck and slight trunk flexion, elbow flexion.
        • Uses backhoe to pull line, but may have to manually climb into hole and push line when it gets stuck (variable force).
        • Tools used are hand and air tools, ladder, pry bar, key (30#), jackhammer (60-90#)
        • Frequently or occasionally operates dump truck which include the following:

          Competencies

          Champions safety
          Collaborates
          Cultivates innovation
          Customer obsessed
          Drives Results
          Nimble learning

Keywords: American Water, Greenwood , Installing and Repair Fitter E1393C, Other , Greenwood, Indiana

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