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Waterworks Specialist I

City of pasco
Yakima, WA Full-time
Posted on June 28, 2019

City of Yakima Waterworks Specialist I $19.31 - $23.18 Hourly

The City of Yakima needs a water specialist with 6 months experience in public water system repair & maintenance. Must possess or obtain a Class A CDL with air brake endorsement within 6 months of employment. WA Water Distribution Specialist/Manager certificate is preferred.

Essential Functions:

Water Services: Makes street cuts using concrete saw, asphalt grinder and/or jackhammer. Assist with installing shoring or other safety measures including traffic signing and flagging. Selects tools and gathers materials required for pre-assembly and assembles materials for service connections. Assist in boring operation, taping water mains, laying service pipe and making meter connections; setting meters and installing meter tiles, lids and frost boards. Assist with backfilling and compacting excavations using hand tools and powered compactors and hauling of fill material or hauling off spoil. Change meters, records serial numbers and meter readings, complete record of meter changes. Turns services on or off.

Fire Hydrants: Make street cuts using concrete saw, asphalt grinder and/or jackhammer. Assist with installing shoring or other safety measures including traffic signing and flagging. Selects tools and gathers materials required for pre-assembly and assembles materials for fire hydrant installations. Assist in taping water mains, laying pipe and installing valves, thrust restraints and fire hydrants. Respond to emergencies by removing broken hydrants and transporting or isolating hydrant. Disassembles and repairs hydrants in place and in shop. Assist with backfilling and compacting excavations using hand tools and powered compactors and hauling of fill material or hauling off spoil.

Water Main Installation and Repair: Makes street cuts using concrete saw, asphalt grinder and/or jackhammer. Assist with installing shoring or other safety measures including traffic signing and flagging. Assist in taping water mains, laying pipe and installing valves, tees, bends, crosses and thrust restraints. Use pumps to remove water from excavations. Clean pipe and install repair bands or sleeves. Replace broken sections of pipe. Assist with backfilling and compacting excavations using hand tools and powered compactors and hauling of fill material or hauling off spoil.

Preventative Maintenance: Participate in valve maintenance program by cleaning valve boxes with hand and power tools, adjusting valve box to grade and exercising valve. Assist with completing valve maintenance record. Participate in inspecting of pressure reducing valves and making adjustments, requires use of atmosphere testing equipment. Participate in water system flushing program by opening and closing valves and fire hydrants. Requires use of traffic signing and flagging.

May respond to questions from public concerning services and in emergencies; assists in stopping leaks in service lines or water mains.

Operates pick-ups, service vans, crane truck, fork lift and dump trucks in hauling pipe, tools and materials to and from construction sites; use backhoe/loader and front-end loader to load dump trucks.

Requires regular and reliable attendance.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.