A utility worker for manufactured buildings performs various manual labor tasks in a building as needed. Often, these tasks include installing, maintaining, and repairing utilities, such as electricity, water, and sewage. These tasks can often include construction duties, so they may involve using hand and power tools, in order to carry out woodwork and/or metalwork. The wood and metal would need to be cut and shaped to specifications, so parts may have to be assembled.
The utility worker may also install various appliances and fixtures. It is important to be able to read and interpret blueprints and other work orders. The utility worker may also have to be skilled in electrical work, in order to wire the manufactured buildings. Plumbing, insulating, and welding duties may also be carried out by the utility worker. Furnishing duties, such as installing new carpets, may also be done. In some positions, the utility worker will tasked with the upkeep of the outdoor area surrounding the building. It is important to be able to perform tasks independently and to adhere to time guidelines. It is also important to be able to work on a team, in order to be able to coordinate tasks. This job can be physically strenuous, so the ability to stand for long periods of time, to lift heavy items, and to perform various repetitive manual labor is important.
Usually, a minimum of a high school diploma is necessary. However, some jobs offer entry-level positions that do not require any education, where on the job training will be given to new hires. Others will require the utility worker to possess trade skills.
Utility Worker Mfd. Bldgs. Tasks
Conduct pre-shift inspections of and operate a forklift.
Train or relieve machine operators as necessary.
Maintain clean work area and empty trash hoppers.
Monitor product quality and flow process, and check and prepare materials.