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Water Maintenance Worker

Hiring Agency: City of Pooler
Ends: April 26, 2020
Full Time

Water Maintenance Worker                                                                     WAT/6





This position assists in the construction, repair and maintenance of the water distribution system.




  • Reads water meters.
  • Repair or replace meters
  • Documents functions and maintains log of city water wells and valve stations.
  • Collects water samples.
  • Locates and repairs water leaks.
  • Performs meter change outs.
  • Flushes hydrants.
  • Performs related duties.




  • Knowledge of the materials and methods used in the construction, maintenance and repair of water lines.
  • Knowledge of water sampling and testing techniques.
  • Knowledge of water meter installation and repair principles.
  • Knowledge of departmental and safety policies and procedures.
  • Skill in the operation of a variety of tools and equipment.
  • Skill in the location of underground utilities.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.




The Water Superintendent assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.




Guidelines include city specifications and safety guidelines. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application




  • The work consists of related maintenance duties. Inclement weather contributes to the complexity of the work.
  • The purpose of this position is to assist in the maintenance of the water distribution system.  Successful performance helps ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of that system.




  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, and the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.






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




  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • 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.


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The City of Pooler is a Drug-Free workplace.


The City of Pooler does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran/military status and other statuses protected by Federal or State laws.



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