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Water Distribution Technician


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  1. Department:  Water Distribution                Division:  N/A


  1. FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt              Pay Grade: Starting pay 27,040



This position performs duties related to installing, maintaining, repairing, servicing, enlarging and relocating water and sewer lines.


  1. Installs, maintains and repairs water mains and service connections.
  2. Installs, flushes and repairs fire hydrants.
  3. Taps water mains.
  4. Investigates customer complaints.
  5. Installs tapping sleeves, valves and curb boxes.
  6. Operates and repairs water pumps.
  7. Clears and removes litter and debris from storm drains.
  8. Performs asphalt repairs; patches holes and landscapes work areas upon completion of repairs or installation.
  9. Maintains and repairs city facilities and properties, as assigned.
  10. Assists in the maintenance of department tools and equipment.
  11. Assists with storm clean-up activities.
  12. Responds to after-hours emergencies.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  1. Job Requirements
  1. Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  1. Knowledge of the techniques, equipment and procedures used in the installation, maintenance and repair of a water distribution system.
  2. Knowledge of city and department policies and procedures.
  3. Knowledge of the geography of the city, including street names and locations.
  4. Skill in the operation and management of a variety of equipment and vehicles.
  5. Skill in the operation and repair of pumps, valves and related mechanical and electrical equipment.
  6. Skill in problem solving.
  7. Skill in interpersonal relations.
  8. Skill in oral and written communication.


  1. Responsibility
  1. This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


  1. Personal Work Relationships
  1. Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, and the general public.
  2. Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems and provide services.


  1. Physical Effort and Work Environment
  1. The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending or crouching. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools and equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color and utilizes the sense of smell.
  2. The work is typically performed outdoors, sometimes in cold and inclement weather. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease and machinery with moving parts. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, hard hats, etc.


  1. Guidelines
  1. Guidelines include city and department policies and procedures, safety regulations, operation manuals, relevant state laws and traffic laws. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.


  1. Complexity and Scope of Work
  1. The work consists of related maintenance duties. Heavy traffic and inclement weather contribute to the complexity of the work.
  2. The purpose of this position is to participate in the maintenance of water and sewer lines. Successful performance contributes to a safe and well-maintained water and sewer distribution system.


  1. Minimum Qualifications
  1. Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  2. Experience sufficient to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of one to three years in a similar position.
  3. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.


  1. Supervisory Controls
  1. The Water/Waste Water Director assigns work in terms of general instructions. The Director spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results.



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