Water Utility Mechanic

City of Long Beach | Long Beach, CA

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Posted Date 4/07/2020

Under general supervision, performs a variety of heavy manual, semi-skilled and skilled work in the installation, maintenance, operation, repair and testing of water distribution and wastewater collection system, equipment and components; locates and repairs water pipeline defects; cuts, threads, fits and joins pipes and tubing; excavates, shores, back fills and compacts trenches; operates City vehicles, pneumatic and hydraulic tools and related water and/or sewer construction equipment; inspects private or public premises for water leaks and sewage overflows; installs, maintains, repairs, and replaces water mains, water services, control valves, meters, fire hydrants, and other water distribution system components; makes taps on water mains; notifies customers of the effects of water distribution shutdowns; collects water samples for subsequent analysis; reads, exchanges, repairs and tests water meters; responds to customer calls for main breaks, fire hydrant breaks, service breaks, meter turn-offs and turn-ons, no water and low pressure reports, meter leaks, dirty water and noise in water lines reports; conducts fire hydrant flushing operations; investigates improper or unusual conditions of water utilization; conducts pressure and fire hydrant flow tests; repairs, exchanges and otherwise maintains fire hydrants; tests, repairs or replaces backflow assemblies; performs spot repairs on sewer mains and laterals; responds to customer service issues and sewer system overflows; locates and clears sewer pipeline blockages; inspects sewer collection system via closed-circuit television equipment and cleans sanitary sewer lines using hydro-jetter; inspects sewer manholes; maintains proper flow of gravity in sewer lines through chemical, mechanical, and/or hydraulic means and performs other related duties as required.

A minimum of six months of paid, full-time equivalent experience in one or more of the following areas: pipeline construction; installation, maintenance, and repair of water meters, backflow units, services, mains, valves, production and/or distribution systems; cleaning sewer collection system via hydrojet or jetter/vactor; inspecting sewer collection system via closed-circuit television; or closely-related work at a water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection, or wastewater treatment facility.

Additional Requirement to File:


  • Willingness and ability to respond to emergency call-outs on a 24-hour basis and to report to the Operations Service Center for emergency calls within a 30-minute timeframe


  • A valid driver's license and current DMV driving record must be submitted to the hiring department at the time of selection.


  • A Class B Commercial driver's license with tanker endorsement will be required before the completion of probation.

Salary: $40,416 to $69,703 Annually

Apply by April 13, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

Learn More/Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/longbeach/jobs/2757984/water-utility-mechanic

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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