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JOB VACANCY # JV 2021-39 Service Utility Crew Leader-WWTP

THE POSITION OF: Service Utility Crew Leader-WWTP
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION Public Works/Waste Water Treatment Plant
POSTING DATE: August 2, 2021
PAY RATE: $20.71/hour – 40 hours/week
Qualified, interested candidates must submit an employment application and current resume at under employment opportunities. Questions – Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Typical job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assure PaDEP certified operations are met.
  • Lead other Service Utility Department workers on various size projects.
  • Fill in as a working Foreman during Supervisors time off.
  • Capable of training peer workers on practices, tools and safety.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Work includes a mixture of indoor and outdoor assignments – year round in all weather conditions regardless of season
  • Assignments require both fine and gross motor skills.
  • May be exposed to public wastewater and wastewater by-products, fumes and/or odors, the risk of electric shock, toxic chemicals.
  • May be expected to work in confined spaces and trenches, on ladders; scaffolding or other elevated locations, and regularly/repeatedly lift 50 -100 lbs.
  • Position involves repeated standing; walking; crouching; kneeling; climbing; stooping; digging; reaching; lifting; etc.


Experience, Skills & Abilities

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Minimum 2 years prior experience in general construction; excavation; building maintenance and grounds keeping and supervision.


  • Must possess or be able to pass within 2 (two) years of initial assignment, the PA DEP certification examination in Wastewater or Water Treatment adequately to operate the City of Reading’s facilities where assigned as per the AFSME agreement.
  • Must maintain PA CDL Class B Driver’s License–General Knowledge; Air Brakes and Tanker endorsements.

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