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Utility Technician

Company: Union County, North Carolina
Location: Monroe
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

General Statement

The Utility Technician I, under general supervision, performs entry-level maintenance and repair within Union County Public Works (UCPW) Department. Work involves installing and repairing water/sewer taps, emergency and routine system repairs, locating water/sewer lines, fire hydrant flushing and maintenance, valve exercise and maintenance/repair, cleaning and maintaining sewer lines, utility right-of-ways maintenance including mowing, and operating various types of heavy equipment and pumps. Other duties may require attending training and providing assistance to other areas as needed.

Essential Functions

Assist in performing preventative maintenance on all equipment and facilities as appropriate.

Conducting routine inspections and scheduled PM's. Records PM's, asset maintenance records, and work order completion in the work order system.

Exercises valves ensuring proper operation, repair broken valve boxes and valves, conducts investigation into water pressure and water quality issues, assists customers with complaints taking necessary actions and precautions, conduct water sampling to ensure water quality and regulatory compliance, flush and maintain hydrants.

Operates and maintains equipment including vehicles, trucks, booms/cranes, power tools, fork lifts, safety systems, tractors, excavators, backhoes, skid steers,etc.

Enters and works in permit required confined space as necessary.

Conducts and assists with water/sewer line construction and repair, locate water/sewer lines, and install and repair water/sewer taps, landscaping areas after pipe installation or repair work, repair broken meter boxes, replace faulty meters.

Maintains and cleans water/sewer lines ensuring proper system operation, maintains water/sewer right-of-ways including mowing and inspections, operate Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) inspection equipment and vacuum/hydraulic jetter equipment.

Maintains pump and booster stations.

Utilizes proper safety precautions related to all work performed and participates in monthly safety meetings, attending all required safety training.

Serves on a regular roster rotation for on call duty.

Performs work in emergency situations as required.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Requires a High School Diploma or an acceptable equivalency diploma (GED), and six (6) months of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licenses or Certifications:

Ability to obtain the appropriate State water and/or sewer certifications, as well as, industry standard training and certifications, including, but not limited to, NC DOT approved flagger safety training, Federal OSHA excavation requirements including competent person, confined space.

Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to maintain a safe driving history as defined by the Union County Vehicle Use Policy.

Must obtain a valid Class "A" Commercial Driver's License within 12 months of hire.

Special Requirements:

Pre-employment drug testing is required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience:

High School Diploma or an acceptable equivalency diploma (GED), and one (1) year of related experience.

Licenses or Certifications:

Must has a valid Class "A" Commercial Driver's License with Tanker Endorsement License and be able to maintain a safe driving history as defined by the Union County Vehicle Use Policy.

Any of the following certifications:

North Carolina Grade C Water Distribution System Operator certification.

NC Cross Connection Control System Operator certification.

North Carolina Grade I Water Pollution Control Collection System Operator certification.

Special Requirements:

Pre-employment Drug testing is required for this position.

Keywords: Union County, North Carolina, Rock Hill , Utility Technician, Other , Monroe, South Carolina

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