Water Utility Technician Training at Water Utility Management in Savannah, GA

Water Utility Management

Savannah, GA
October 27, 2020
FULL TIME
Engineering
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Water Utility Technician in Training

Water Utility Management is currently seeking a dedicated and hardworking individual interested in becoming a certified water utility technician. You will learn all tasks related to inspection, operation, and maintenance of water wells in the areas water distribution system in accordance with federal, state, county, municipal, and company policies and standards.

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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Participate in a variety of special projects such as construction of piping, electrical, and structural systems related to assigned work area.
5. Adhere to Water Utility Managements safe working standards and procedures at all times including company driving procedures.
6. Perform other job-related duties as required.

Requirements

Skills and Competencies 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 ).

Experience

Experience in a water treatment processing role or similar experience preferred.
Previous outdoor experience (construction, plumbing, meter reading, etc.) is a plus.

Education

High school diploma or GED equivalent required Licenses and Certifications Ability to obtain GA State Water Treatment Class III Certification or Operator Distribution Certification within the first year of employment is REQUIRED. This position requires a valid Georgia Class C drivers license with a satisfactory driving record upon hire. 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 Requirement 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 PPE/protective clothing when necessary 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.

Benefits

Full Time Position.
Compensation based on experience/skill level.
Our benefits package includes competitive compensation based on experience, excellent benefits, professional development, and an outstanding work environment based on our mission and values. We help our employees and their families with both routine and unexpected medical and personal needs. Our goal is to ensure that our employees are happy, healthy and able to reach their full potential. As a full-time employee, you may be eligible for the following benefits: For full-time employees, WU
M is proud to offer health, dental, and vision benefits after 90 days of employment. We also offer 401-K options after one year of employment with up to 3% matching, with the additional option of enrolling in a Flexible Spending Account.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT OUR OFFICE. Once Applications are submitted for review, we will follow-up if interested, thank you.

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Job Expires: November 26, 2020

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