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Water Distribution General Laborer


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Water Distribution General Laborer

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This position, under supervision, performs semi-skilled to skilled duties in the construction, maintenance and repair of water mains and related devices and equipment.  Position also performs other related work as required. Hourly salary range of $14.00- $20.00 per hour, based upon qualifications.


  • Performs manual labor and semi-skilled work in the maintenance, repair, construction and installation of water systems, including pipe lines, valves, fire hydrants, pumps, meters, back flow devices and services;
  • Repair service leaks; 
  • Flushes and disinfects water lines and springs;
  • Locates water lines with instruments or from prints;
  • Read water and pump meters; check pumps, chlorinators, springs and reservoirs; 
  • Records/surveys water valves locations and exercises valves;
  • Operate a variety of power tools and equipment;
  • Test backflow devices and water mains;
  • Keep labor, material and maintenance records and provide to accounting department;
  • Operate company vehicles; 
  • Perform standby duty; responds and resolves customer complaints; and 
  • Perform related work as required.


Knowledge of:

  • Applicable safety and State of Georgia and federal health codes related to drinking water;
  • Basic water hydraulics;
  • Simple record keeping;
  • Proper methods, materials, tools and equipment used in water works, maintenance and construction;
  • Appropriate safety precautions and procedures in chlorine, traffic and water distribution practices.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  •  Must have sufficient physical strength and ability to independently and repeatedly lift, move and carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds; and to repeatedly lift, move and carry objects weighing more than 100 pounds with assistance.
  • Able to obtain Commercial Driver’s License within six months of hire date.
  • Able to obtain Distribution State License within 1 year of hire date.
  • Ability to drive and operate the department’s assigned vehicles and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Must be available to respond to service needs or maintenance problems during evenings and on weekends.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen.
  • Must have knowledge of and/or ability to learn occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Must be semi-skilled in mechanics.
  • Must have legal authorization to work within the United States of America.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees and to effectively communicate with the public.

















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