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Water & Sewer Maintenance Technician


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Job Description

Performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance work; operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of City water and sewer systems including pump stations; assists with special projects at Wastewater Treatment Plant; and performs electrical work and repairs for the City.


Job Responsibilities

•Determines the locations of drainage structures from the appropriate sources prior to excavation.
•Drives trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling, and unloading of various equipment, gravel, and sand.
•Contacts residents and business owners in area where services will be discontinued and explains when services will be shut off and how soon it will be turned back on.
•Cuts, fits, lays, repairs, taps, cleans, and flushes water mains, pipes, gates, and fittings on repair of services and installation of services, fire hydrants, and drinking fountains; assists in shutting off broken sections of water mains.
•Performs required labor involved in construction and maintenance projects as part of a crew, including manhole and line cleaning, main and pipe repair, laying, and back filling.
•Inspects and/or repairs chlorine machine, booster pumping stations, reservoir, meters, and sewer system at frequent intervals to insure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly.
•Performs related electrical work.
•Reads meters; repairs leaks; replaces meters; and sets meters.
•Operates a variety of power construction and maintenance equipment used in the water, sewer and street department.
•Assures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use.
•Services water supply, sewer lift and other pumps.
•Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor.
•Maintains a variety of records relating to inspection, maintenance activity, water supply, consumption, etc.
•Responds to complaints regarding water leaks, pressure loss or no water; evaluates situation; and explains findings to supervisor.
•Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
•Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Education and Experience -

Requires a High School diploma or equivalent; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience relating to construction, maintenance, or repair of water and sewer systems is preferred.

Licenses or Certifications:
Requires a valid State of Georgia driver's license; commercial driver's license (CDL) or ability to obtain one within six months of hire. Desires Collection licenses.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods, and procedures used in maintenance, construction, and repair activities for water and sewer systems.
•Knowledge of performing electrical repairs.
•Skill in operating related tools and equipment, such as jetter/inductor trucks, pumps, power tools, detection devices, radios, compressors, and hand tools.
•Skill in communicating, both verbally and in writing.
•Ability to follow safety rules and guidelines.
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, and the public.
•Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.


Physical Requirements

The work is heavy work and requires exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, manual dexterity, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking.

Work Environment:
Work is frequently performed outdoors under various weather conditions: frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; normally near moving mechanical parts and heavy equipment; occasionally in high, precarious places; occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals; occasionally exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and vibrations; frequently works in confined spaces; and occasionally exposed to the risk of electrical shock . The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Requires working after hours; on weekends; and in the event of an emergency.


All applicants tentatively selected for a position will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing and background investigations prior to hire.

The City of Woodstock is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

E-Verify: In accordance with state and federal law, this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, this employer uses E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph.

Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9.

IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

Application Special Instructions


The City of Woodstock provides a competitive benefits and compensation package to eligible employees including paid time off, health, dental, vision and employer-paid long term disability as well as life insurance; an employer-paid pension plan and 457 tax deferred savings plan w/employer match; and free gym membership.

Starting Base Pay Rate: $15.50 per hour and based on experience and qualifications.

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