Utility Worker

Job Overview

  • Experience Level Entry Level

Position Title:            Utility Worker – Meters

Reports To:                Distribution Superintendent

FLSA Status:            Non – Exempt

Salary Range:            $12.75 to $24.00

  • $1.25 per hour for CDL-A License
  • $ .20 per hour for 5/8” to 2” Meter Tester License
  • $ .55 per hour for 2” to 10” Meter Tester License
  • $1.50 per hour for Operator License WD or higher

 

 

General Purpose:

Perform leak detecting, hydrant flushing and painting, general maintenance of facilities and grounds, customer service requests, assist with installation of water services and repairs, turning on/off service and other duties as assigned.

 

Perform leak detecting, hydrant flushing and painting, general maintenance of facilities and grounds, read meters, assist with installation of water services and repairs, other duties as assigned.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Install or replace meters as needed
  • Read meters and trouble-shoot meter related problems
  • Check meters and laterals for leaks
  • Repair leaks as directed by Crew Leader or Foreman
  • Conduct water turn-ons and/or termination of services
  • Serve notices to customers
  • Maintain vehicle and tools
  • Assist other District work groups as needed
  • Serves on call to respond to after-hours service calls when needed

 

Standards of Performance:

  • Job Knowledge/Skills
  • Dependability
  • Time Management
  • Self Development

 

Desired Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience with hand tools

 

Certificates and Licenses Required:

  • Valid driver’s license

 

Supervision Received:

Receives direction and guidance from the Crew Lead, and supervision from the Foreman and Distribution Superintendent.  May also receive direction from other management staff when appropriate.

 

Tools and Equipment Used:

Company vehicles, meter reading equipment, computer or tablet, shovel, pick, digging iron and hand tools.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described are representative of the requirements to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate machines; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is also required to sit, talk, hear, stoop, kneel, bend, carry, push, pull, grip, and climb.  The employee may be required to lift and/or move over 50 pounds on a frequent basis. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, depth, peripheral, and color vision.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Outdoor work is required when reading meters, installing meters, and fixing leaks.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in various outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in precarious places, is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, at times loud when operating equipment.

 

Hours:

Regular business hours, and as needed.

 

 

 

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