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JOB VACANCY #JV 2022-61 Equipment Operator II–Sewers


THE POSITION OF:                        Equipment Operator II – Sewers

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:            Public Works/Sewers

CLASSIFICATION:                         AFSCME 2763 – Rank & File

STARTING PAY RATE:                 $23.50/hour, 40 hours per week

POSTING DATE:                             October 21, 2022


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This position requires experience with the operation and maintenance of underground utilities to perform repairs, replacement, and rehabilitation via excavation work, pipe inspection and cleaning using specialized in-pipe equipment, and preventive maintenance to maintain the sanitary and storm sewer facilities owned by the City of Reading.

Job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for performing all aspects related to excavation, inspection, & repair work pertaining to the City’s sanitary and storm sewer systems, including using any hand or power tools and operating heavy equipment necessary to complete the job
  • Must be able to operate a combination sewer mobile line cleaning equipment such as vac/jetter truck independently
  • Must be able to operate the in-pipe televisual inspection equipment hardware and software using industry-standard criteria and provide printed and/or electronic reports to supervision
  • Responsible for providing accurate daily work performance reports used for PA DEP reporting to supervision.
  • Other duties as may be assigned


Educational Requirements

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma required
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English
  • Class B CDL PA driver’s license with air brakes and tanker endorsement


  • A minimum of two years experience with underground utility excavation work, including deep excavations, with other utilities in close proximity is required
  • Prior experience with operation of appropriate mobile heavy equipment including dump truck, backhoe, front end loader, and tanker truck is required
  • A background with CCTV inspection work is preferred
  • Previous combination vac/jetter truck experience is required
  • Confined Space entry and trenching & shoring background is required
  • Prior experience with hand and powered hand tools including jack hammers, lasers, cutoff saw, chainsaw, drain cleaning equipment, and pipe cutters


2 Positions:  1st & 2nd Shifts


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