Water Maintenance Worker

City of Edmonds Published: 12/3/2019
Edmonds, WA
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About this Position
Under general supervision, installs, maintains repairs and upgrades the City water distribution system and related facilities.

Please see the following link for a full job description: Water Maintenance Worker

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Performs specialized work in the installation, repair and maintenance of the City water and related systems including: City water mains, fire hydrants, valves, meters and others.
  • Maintains City grounds including: mowing and trimming grass, pruning shrubs and removing debris when necessary; repairs sidewalks, streets and lawns as necessary following water system work; prepares asphalt for repair work.
  • Operates a variety of equipment including: a forklift, vactor truck, dump truck and trailer, loader, backhoe, pipe threading device, jackhammer, air compressor and hand and small power tools in accomplishing work assignments.
  • Installs repairs and maintains PRV stations as required.
  • Installs new mains, services hydrants and valves as necessary.
  • Assists other department personnel with cross connection testing of backflow assembly devices.
  • Assists Sewer division with routine or emergency work as necessary; shuts down valves and reroutes water flows as necessary.
  • Tests water samples and chlorine samples for water clarity; locates, dispatches and assists street department with routine and emergency situations.
  • Assists with the installation of valves, meters, hydrants and related items; removes, installs and maintains pipes, flushes water mains and cleans reservoir as necessary and utilizes appropriate storing and safety equipment.
  • Reads maps, plans, specifications and other drawings as required.
  • Loads and unloads materials onto trucks; cleans trucks and tools; performs flagging and traffic control on projects as required.
  • Communicates with other City departments regarding repairs and maintenance issues.
  • Records and logs new information and prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports including GPS water components and mapping.
  • Conduct fire line detection checks as required.
  • Responds to emergency call-out and performs water watch duties as necessary or directed.
  • Maintains a variety of records and reports
  • Reads water meters.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

High School Diploma/GED Certificate and two years of experience in water distribution construction and maintenance of water or related systems and components; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • Valid Driver's License required at time of hire. State of WA Driver's License required within 30 days.
  • Class A CDL with air brake and tanker endorsements within one year of date of hire.
  • Certification by the State of Washington as a Water Distribution Specialist within 2 years of date of hire.
  • CPR, First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogen Cards within 2 years of date of hire.
  • Flagger Certification within 3 years of date of hire.
  • Other specialty certifications/licenses as required by state and federal law and/or OSHA and WAC regulations may be required within a specified period of time after hire.
  • Must be able to successfully complete and pass a background check.
  • This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing according to DOT requirements.