Student Job Opportunity

Job Title

Construction Technician

Open Dates

05-14-2019 to 05-28-2019

Job Type

Full Time


Knoxville Utilities Board


Construction Technician

Vacancy # 17428
Posting Date: 05/14/2019 Pay Plan: Operations
Closing Date: 05/28/2019 Pay Grade: 5, 6
Position Type: Regular/Full-Time Pay Range: $38,400.00 - $66,200.00
Job Information
Job Classification: Construction Technician

Department: 053 Underground Construction
Work Location: Jackson Avenue
Work Schedule: 40+ hours / week; Various shifts including weekends, nights, and holidays
About KUB: The Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) is one of the largest public utilities in the country providing electric, gas, water, and wastewater services to more than 459,000 customers in Knoxville and parts of seven surrounding counties. We exist to serve our customers, improving their quality of life by providing utility services that are safe, reliable, and affordable. And our mission is about more than just pipes and wires. It’s about being good stewards of our community’s resources: utility assets, customer dollars, and the environment. We work to safeguard those resources and enhance their value for the people of the communities we serve and generations to come.
Work Description: Performs all types of skilled work related to construction and maintenance of KUB's natural gas, water, and wastewater utility distribution and collection systems. Work will be performed in many different environments and weather conditions.
Responsible for operating all types of KUB vehicles and construction equipment such as, but not limited to, excavators, loaders, and small cranes, in a safe and efficient manner. Uses proper methods for loading, unloading, stockpiling, and storing materials used in many different
pipeline construction and maintenance activities in both public and private rights-of-ways. Learns and applies safety rules and regulations of KUB, Department of Transportation (DOT), and many other applicable agencies. Reads and interprets maps, sketches, and/or prints for
work-related duties as required in order to operate, construct, and maintain KUB’s distribution and collection systems. Responsible for working in a safe manner to ensure personal safety and safety of crew members, employees, and the general public. Works rotating shifts, including stand-by duty, for assigned periods of time on a rotating basis. Subject to be called in at any time due to emergency conditions.
May work extended hours and days in order to restore KUB’s natural gas, water, or wastewater systems.
Minimum Qualifications
• High school education or equivalent with a high degree of mechanical ability
• Experience and/or ability to operate vehicles, equipment, and tools required in the installation, maintenance, and repair of utility mains and services
• Must possess a valid Driver's license
• Must have ability to obtain and maintain a valid Tennessee Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within six (6) months
• Good interpersonal skills to professionally interact with customers, the general public, and co-workers
• Must demonstrate critical thinking skills in a stressful environment in emergency situations
Physical Demands: Requires heavy physical work and endurance including, but not limited to, lifting, bending, stooping, squatting, working in close spaces, operating equipment that may weigh more than 100 pounds, etc. Requires above normal mental and visual alertness. Requires physical and mental stamina to work for extended periods of time during emergencies and in extreme weather conditions.
Working Conditions: Will be required to work a rotating second shift and standby. Works outside during all seasons of the year including unfavorable and inclement weather conditions, as needed. Will be exposed to high noise levels, dirt, dust, and traffic. May be required to wear the appropriate protective clothing and equipment including respirators, boots, face shields, and eye protection. Subject to be called-in at any time. Must be able to work overtime as required. Note: The physical demands described above are intended to relate the approximate physical demands of the classification. Physical demands for a specific position within this classification may vary and/ or exceed those demands described above. Additional information regarding specific positions is available in Human Resources.
Preferred Qualifications
• One (1) to four (4) years of experience in utility construction and maintenance
• Progression though a natural gas Operator Qualification (OQ) program, either through KUB or similar program
• One (1) to four (4) years of experience operating heavy construction equipment, tools, instruments, and vehicles necessary to
perform utility construction
• Possess current Class A Tennessee Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
• Knowledge and experience in reading blueprints and engineering diagrams associated with pipeline construction; making
measurements and field sketches; logging construction activities
• Demonstrated professional communication skills; oral and written
• Experience and demonstrate ability to use a computer in order to manage work
Selection Process
(Subject to change)

Phase 1 Submit online application at
Phase 2 Experience, training, and education evaluation
Phase 3 Interview with department representatives
Phase 4 Written, performance, and behavioral exercises
Phase 5 Background investigation
Phase 6 Physical assessment and/or drug screen
If special accommodations are needed at any phase of the selection process, please notify Human Resources in advance.
Only candidates submitting a completed KUB application and completing each component of the selection process will be considered for KUB positions. KUB does not accept unsolicited applications; completed applications are only considered for advertised vacancies. Please
no third-party inquiries. Due to the volume of applications and resumes we receive, only applicants invited to interview will be contacted.
Applicants should apply on all positions of interest. KUB reserves the right to consider applications for additional vacancies in the same classification within 120 days of the original posting, after which time, applicants must reapply to be considered for any openings. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide correct and updated contact information to KUB during the active period of the applicat ion. If KUB is unable to contact the applicant because the information on the application is no longer correct, the application will be considered inactive and the applicant no longer eligible for employment. For more specific information regarding this position, please contact Human