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Water Utility Technician in Training Savannah/ Chatham area

Hiring Agency: Water Utility Management
Ends: November 3, 2020
Full Time


Job Title

Water Utility Technician in Training

Reports To

Water Utility Area Leader


Field Service and Operations


Job Purpose


Learn all tasks related to the inspection, operation, and maintenance of water wells the area’s water distribution system in accordance with federal, state, county, municipal, and company policies and standards.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Train with a Water Utility Technician daily at water facilities to learn process of water maintenance and distribution systems, processes, and procedures.
  • Learn how to inspect, check, and record water source meters and hydro-pneumatic tank pressure and levels.
  • Learn how to inspect, service, and repair components of the water system including pipes, water storage vessels, chemical treatment equipment, circulation pumps, valves, and other related components.   
  • Learn how to monitor chemical supplies and change chemical cylinders/containers as required.
  • Learn to test water volume and pressure; learn how to collect water samples for chorine, physical and bacterial tests.
  • Begin learning basics of written logs and worksheets of treatment operations, as well as equipment readings and test results. 


  1. Assist with field repairs.
  • Learn how to inspect, flush, clean and perform minor repairs on water mains, lines, and laterals.  Learn to make taps for new services.
  • Understand the importance of responding to service orders in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Post door hangers regarding delinquent accounts, respond to lock-outs, turn-ons, and learn to perform re-reads.
  • Train to perform On-Call duties and respond to problems related to the distribution system, wells, and waste treatment facilities.
  • Respond to state and local utility requests with the mandated 72-hour response requirement.


  1. Assist with field inspections and learn to read water meters.
  • Learn to install and read water meters.
  • Learn to install, repair, and replace fire hydrants, valves, meter vaults, and boxes.


  1. Participate in a variety of special projects such as construction of piping, electrical, and structural systems related to assigned work area.


  1. Adhere to Water Utility Management’s safe working standards and procedures at all times including company driving procedures.


  1. Perform other job-related duties as required.



Qualifications & Experience


High school diploma or GED equivalent required.  Ability to obtain GA State Water Treatment Class III Certification or Operator Distribution Certification within first year of employment is required.  This position requires a valid Georgia Class C driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record upon hire. Previous outdoor experience (construction, plumbing, meter reading, etc.) is a plus.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Must be dependable, responsible, persistent, energetic, goal-oriented, accurate, team player, flexible, and able to work with minimal supervision.  Must be able to read, follow verbal and written instructions, with ability to multi-task. Must be reliable with high attention to detail and accuracy.  Must be able to input and manage information and data efficiently and accurately and within set timeframes.  Good oral and written communication skills.  Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook and Windows Explorer, Word, and Excel a plus.  Must be able to adapt to changing technologies and able to learn functionality of new equipment and systems, including Smartphones and computer systems. Ability to learn meter reading and meter maintenance software (Neptune e900 ).


Working Conditions


This position works primarily in an outdoor environment.  This position may/will be exposed to the following:


  • Water operations duties are performed in all weather conditions including heat, cold, extreme temperatures, and inclement weather.
  • Constant exposure to sun, high humidity, noise, vibration, and slick surfaces.
  • Work environment exposes this position to levels of grease, airborne dust, odor, electrical, mechanical, and toxic hazards.
  • This position will operate heavy equipment and moving machinery including excavators, back hoes, chain saws, generators, shovels, rakes, pneumatic equipment, and other large, loud, and dangerous construction equipment.


Physical/Other Requirements


This position requires an extreme amount of physical activity. 

  • Must be able lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to sit, stoop, maneuver into tight spaces, use fingers and hands with dexterity, and possess accurate vision to perform essential job duties.
  • There are no inclement weather clauses; this position must work regardless of temperature, hot, cold, rain or snow.
  • This position requires frequent stooping, standing, walking, sitting and twisting. Will often walk on hard surfaces that can be slippery.
  • Must be able to operate a company vehicle and company machinery.
  • Must wear protective clothing when necessary including but not limited to face shields, gloves, helmets, masks, etc.


The work environment and physical demands described 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. 

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