Field Operations Technician II
Department: Water Resources
Performs installation, repair, and maintenance of water and sewer lines, pump stations, and appurtenances. Specific duties include: receiving and completing work orders; installing, repairing, and replacing taps and services for both water and sewer; installing meters and bypass valves; changing meter rise boxes and meters; repairing, replacing, and installing manhole covers and inverts; repairing or replacing hydrants; performing preventative maintenance; cleaning sewer lines; videoing sewer lines; testing water lines; conducting pressure checks, hydrostatic pressure checks, and chlorine tests; exercising valves, flushes lines and hydrants; preparing and maintaining records; drawing maps of lines using GIS; locating water and sewer services; setting work zones and flagging traffic; operating trucks and backhoe to backfill trenches, open holes, dig trenches, and set trench boxes; operating air hammer, bush hog, tap machine, and borer; operating concrete mixer; installing low pressure pump stations; assisting with service truck organization; performs right-of-way maintenance; responding to and investigating customer complaints and service calls.
Hours: Monday-Friday; first shift. Will be required to work outside of normal working hours in stand-by, on-call or other emergency situations.
To Compete in the Selection Process: High school diploma/GED and minimal experience in the maintenance, repair, and/or construction of sewer and water lines, or equivalent combination of education and experience. General knowledge of the tools, materials and equipment used in the installation, replacement, maintenance and repair of utility lines and the maintenance and manual tasks involved in the installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of utility lines and appurtenances. Thorough knowledge in the use of common hand and power tools, ability to operate a backhoe and other medium construction equipment; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Special requirements: Possession of NC Grade II Wastewater Collection and/or Class C Water Distribution certification upon hire. Obtain Competent Person, Flagger, and Pipeline Assessment Certification Program certifications within 1 year of hire. Obtain NC Grade III Wastewater Collection and/or Class B Water Distribution certification within 18 months of hire. Valid commercial driver’s license with a Class A tanker endorsement or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire.