Water Distribution Technician

NAS Pensacola | Pensacola, FL

Posted Date 4/22/2020

Salary: $28.03 per hour, plus benefits

Basic Qualifications: Minimum Experience: Five years experience required relevant to the job description and working conditions above, including 3 years of verifiable experience troubleshooting water distribution system equipment to diagnose source of trouble and perform repairs required. Education Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent is required. Licenses and Certifications: State of Florida Class “E” driver’s license or equivalent is required. State of Florida Class 2 (or above) System Distribution Operator's license required. Immunization Requirements: Evidence or records for the following: Hepititis B series. If no evidence or records are available, then these requirements will be company provided.

Job Qualifications: ? Repairs and replaces broken water and sewer lines including transmission lines, distribution mains, and water service lines. ? Utilizes proper repair techniques to provide sanitary water, including disinfecting newly installed water pipes or parts used in repairs. ? Maintains, repairs, and replaces fire hydrants when required. ? Maintains control valves used to operate the water distribution system. ? Performs a variety of maintenance on gate/butterfly type valves. ? Locates and raises valves that are not exposed. ? Reads water atlases, construction blueprints, and other records to locate valves. ? Updates and modifies records following new installations of valves and other equipment used in the water distribution system. ? Tests, repairs and replaces meters of various sizes in the water distribution system as needed. ? Performs ship-to-shore connection/disconnection for water and wastewater services. ? Performs utility locates with electronic detectors to trace and mark water mains or services lines. ? Operates a variety of vehicles, equipment, and tools including service trucks, backhoe, concrete/ asphalt cutting saws, jackhammers and trench boxes. ? Operates light, medium, and heavy equipment used in maintenance of water or wastewater treatment facilities and systems. ? Performs work in confined spaces utilizing safety precautions prior to entering. ? Removes and replaces water distribution system equipment such as electric motors, pumps, valves of various sizes. ? Performs routine Preventive Maintenance (PM) functions on all types of water distribution components and equipment. ? Collects and sends out water samples for analysis. ? Utilizes Safety Data Sheets to identify chemical characteristics. ? Completes Work Orders daily and accurately. ? Initiates material requisitions to order parts/materials needed for repairs. ? Assists with material and labor estimates. ? Work also involves other duties as assigned, including compliance with the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and Employee Handbook. 

Physical Effort: Technicians often lift, and handle materials, tools and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds and carry for at least 30 feet and extended periods. They occasionally work in cramped and inconvenient surroundings requiring manipulation of equipment in awkward positions for prolonged periods. Work frequently requires standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions for extended periods. Must be able to ascend and descend on ladders of various heights. Make repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding or platforms where parts of systems worked on are frequently in hard-to-reach places. Working Conditions: The work is accomplished both indoors and outdoors, all climates, including working outside and on top of tall buildings, often exposed to hot sun for extended periods of time. Frequently works in cramped spaces, hot/cold attic spaces, areas with low overheads, and areas with hot/cold, oily, wet, and dusty surfaces. The technician maybe exposed to moving parts and equipment, or machinery while working around electric or engine driven pumps. May be called in for off-hours emergency situations including weekends and holidays. On-Call Duty rotation required, with company cell phone provided when in a duty status. Limited work may be required in asbestos containing areas, with company training and protective equipment provided. When notified by the SCADA Desk operator or supervisor, the employee must arrive at the work site no later than 1 hour after being notified.

Drug test/background check required

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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