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Maintenance - Line Locator/Meter Reader

Closes On: March 31, 2022 at 04:30 PM EST

Department: Service Authority
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $31,659.76 - $52,238.60
Status: Accepting Applications
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Job Description

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:                                                                                     

Performs intermediate skilled work maintaining and repairing specialized machinery and equipment in a treatment plant installing and reading meters and repairing leaks; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Maintenance Manager.

Job Responsibilities


Maintaining and repairing treatment plant equipment; assisting with the installation of plant equipment; installing and reading meters; repairing water and sewer leaks; maintaining records and logs; preparing reports. Assist and/or provide utility line location and marking services, as needed.  (These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on pump motors and related equipment used in a treatment plant.
  • Uses hand, bench and machine tools in the installation, repair and maintenance of pumps, motors, valves and other plant machinery and equipment.
  • Installs, repairs, replaces and maintains pumping controls, checks valves, water blow offs, wiring, magnetic starter contacts, electrodes, heaters, fans, alarms, piping, control relays, switches, motors, compressors, tanks, float control and various other pumps.
  • Makes periodic inspections of equipment to ensure that equipment is functioning properly.
  • Installs and removes water meters; reads and re-reads meters; performs flow tests on meters; cuts service on and off as directed by billing staff.
  • Repairs water and sewer leaks; unstops sewers; locates water and sewer lines for contractors.
  • Inspects, maintains and calibrates electronic instruments and control devices.
  • Inventories necessary parts and supplies.
  • Performs landscaping and grounds maintenance duties around facilities.
  • Maintains a variety of records and logs pertaining to activities and prepares required reports.
  • Participates in the rotating on-call program
  • Read meters, locate lines, and assist with maintenance
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools and materials of the electrical and mechanical trades; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety rules and regulations connected with general maintenance operations and ability to take and enforce appropriate safety precautions; ability to work from sketches or blueprints to close tolerances; ability to analyze, troubleshoot and repair electrical systems; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; skill in the use and care of bench and hand tools, machines and equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Physical Requirements

This is very heavy work requiring exertion in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, operation of machines, and operation of motor vehicles or equipment; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils.

Additional Information


Master electrician or journeyman experience preferred or 5 years of work experience as a Utility Mechanic, able to rebuild pumps, and troubleshoot electrical issues.

Wastewater/Water Pump Specialists and Electricians preferred.


Ability to obtain an appropriate commercial driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 18 months from date of hire.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.