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Field Services Apprentice

Company: City of Edmond, OK
Location: Edmond
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

STARTING SALARY: -BASED ON ASSESSMENT OF SKILLS & LICENSING ($16.60 - $19.36)

SIGNING BONUS: - $2,000.

THIS IS A SAFETY SENSITIVE POSTION

Field Services combines Street, Water and Wastewater Line Maintenance division employees into a highly skilled and cross-trained professional workforce. -We maintain 90% of the infrastructure within the City of Edmond which reflects a safe and nonhazardous environment for the community.

The Career Path - Starting out as an Apprentice.

We will train and assist anyone who has a good attitude, wants to do a good job and is willing to learn - Is this you? - Upon hire, -you start as a Field Services Apprentice and are enrolled in the United States Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program. -A new hire is on probation for a full year with evaluations on performance - completed at six months on the job and also at the end of the probation period.

Entry level salary without experience.

Entry level pay for an Apprentice is currently at $16.11 per hour; at six months $17.01; at 12 months $17.90. - Increases are based on progression in training and performance.

Entry level salary with experience:

Applicants that already have a CDL or have experience with heavy equipment and/or duties of this position will be reviewed to come in at a rate higher than the entry level.

Once an Apprentice completes the required skills, and one year of service, the employee will be reclassified as a Technician I, and will be placed in a higher salary grade. -This progression continues with completed training and years of service to advance to the higher levels in the program.

Options Pay: - -Additional pay may be earned by obtaining identified job-related certifications, as approved and coordinated thru the Field Services Superintendent or his designee. -This is flat amount added to your paycheck on a monthly basis.

Paid Time while Training/Uniforms, tools and equipment provided:

* Training consists of classroom curriculum and hands-on applications to develop the skills, knowledge and expertise necessary to complete each level.
* All training is on the job, paid time. -The ability to earn higher pay is directly proportional to progressing through the levels of expertise, demonstrated proficiency and years of experience in the profession.

The Advantages:

* The city provides to us, uniforms, quality tools, and equipment and they assist with the training to obtain your required licenses & certifications.
* We work a regular schedule of 40 hours a week, working 4-10-hour days with a three-day weekend.
* We are crossed trained in Street Maintenance, Water and Wastewater Line Maintenance so that we can respond to any situation at any time.
* We are proud to be certified by the Department of Labor and become Journeyman in this trade.
* Our benefits package includes earned time off, longevity, holidays, health coverage, pension and an employee/family health clinic and Rx at zero cost to the employee.

Qualifications to Apply:

* Must have a High School diploma or GED Equivalent.
* Must hold, or be able to obtain within six months, a valid Class "B" Oklahoma Commercial Driver's License with Tanker and other required endorsements and maintain a driving record acceptable to the City's insurance carrier.
* Must acquire entry level water/wastewater distribution/collection technician certification from ODEQ within 6 months.
* Able to assist crew members with the repair/replacement of infrastructure on streets and utility lines.
* Able to perform labor task for extended periods of time while exposed to all weather conditions.
* Able to read and understand curriculum for training and utilize cause and effect skills when resolving issues in the field.
* Knowledge of the hazards, safety rules and regulations involved.
* Must be able to occasionally lift and move up to 100 pounds.
* Must pass an investigative background, drug screen, audio exam, and a physical examination, with no restrictions, at a designated facility.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED.

APPLICATIONS: We are utilizing on-line application software. Click on the "Apply Now" button below to access an on-line application for submission. We will no longer be accepting paper applications or transfers of applications.

SMARTPHONES ARE NOT SUPPORTED AT THIS TIME

The City of Edmond is an equal opportunity employer. Edmond does not discriminate against employees and/or potential employees. Adverse action based upon an applicant's and/or employee's race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, pregnancy, disability, genetic information and military service is expressly prohibited. No decision affecting the terms, conditions and/or benefits of employment with the City of Edmond is based upon an individual's membership in any of the aforementioned protected classes.

As you consider this profession as a career, we strongly encourage and welcome any questions you may have regarding this program. - Please contact Human Resources with any questions. -405-359-4672

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