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Utility Maintenance Technician

Performs skilled trades work installing, repairing, and maintaining water distribution lines and appurtenances, operating heavy equipment, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Utility Maintenance Supervisor and Maintenance Superintendent/ORC.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Installs, maintains, and repairs water lines, services, meters, meter boxes, valves, water taps, fire hydrants, etc.
  • Inspects, maintains, and repairs pump stations and elevated storage tanks.
  • Locates water lines in the absence of the Utility Locator.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs on various pieces of equipment.
  • Locates and marks valves.
  • Operates dump trucks, backhoe, concrete saw, jackhammer, etc.
  • Cuts easements.
  • Performs general building and grounds maintenance work.
  • Repairs landscaping, patches streets, and makes concrete repairs after work is completed.
  • Required to work outside normal work hours in on-call, standby and emergency situations.

Some knowledge of the tools, materials, and equipment used in the installation, replacement, maintenance, and repair of utility lines; general knowledge of a variety of maintenance and manual tasks involved in the installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of utility lines and appurtenances; general knowledge in the use of common hand and power tools; ability to operate back hoe and other medium construction equipment; ability to perform manual and semiskilled labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors, and the general public.

High school diploma or GED.

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, speaking or hearing and reaching with hands and arms, frequently requires walking, using hands to finger, handle or feel, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and lifting and occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arm’s length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires working near moving mechanical parts and exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather) and exposure to fumes or airborne particles and occasionally requires working in high, precarious places, exposure to the risk of electrical shock, exposure to vibration, wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus and exposure to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).

Ability to obtain a NC WTFOCB Grade C Distribution certification within eighteen months of hire.

Valid commercial driver's license in the State of North Carolina.

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