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Water Systems Operator I

Herriman City is now accepting applications for a Water Systems Operator Level I. We are looking for a hard working individuals who like to work with their hands, learn skills around water system maintenance, and be outside. The hours are usually 9 hours days with every other Friday off but may change depending on project need. Herriman City provides a fantastic work environment and we are a great place to work. Job will remain open until a qualified applicant is found, posting may close prior to posted date.
GENERAL PURPOSE
Supports the water department by performing a variety of un-skilled to semi-skilled work in maintaining the city's water systems. Provides support to water department projects and direction.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Reads and analyzes water meters throughout the City using the automated meter reading system. Reports back information as needed.
Inspects meters and helps determine the performance of the meter and if additional actions are needed.
Installs new meters and repairs current meters throughout the city including meter replacement.
Completes work orders and various other records pertaining to work activities.
Tracking time and materials for tasks and projects.
Provides information to residents as needed. Refers more difficult situations to the supervisor.
Coordinates meter problems between the supervisor and utility billing to resolve issues and makes recommendations as needed.
Disconnects or reconnects customer water service in accordance to City ordinances and policies. Communicates the situation to residents and defuses situations as needed. Communicates with tact and skill when dealing with the public.
Assists in security checks of water systems and facilities. Reports any issues or problems and recommends solutions.
Performs installation, cleaning, maintenance and repairs on all components of City water systems.
Monitors water lines for excavations, leaks, breaks, or other situations which pose a threat to the water lines, mains, and services. Provides reports and feedback to appropriate individuals along with recommendations.
Observes and participates in work zone safety procedures and follows safety principles when operating vehicles and equipment. Follows applicable OSHA and safety requirements.
Operates, cleans, and maintains tools, vehicles and equipment to assure proper working order.
Communicates with other departments for instructions and direction. Follows verbal and written instructions and communications from supervisor.
Responds to customer concerns to gather appropriate information and insight.
Participates in snow removal from City properties.
Available for 24 hour emergency response.
May be scheduled with water on call rotation.
May performs Blue Stake markings of City Owned Utilities.
Performs other duties as needed or assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Experience:
1 Year experience in water works, equipment operation, construction or closely related area. OR
Equivalent knowledge and skills to perform job duties.
Preferred
Water technician experience.
Certifications/Licenses:
Must be at least 18yrs old.
Requires a valid Utah Driver's License.
Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test, background check, and driving record check
Must become a certified Utah State Water Distribution Operator (Grade 1 minimum) within one year of hire.
Must obtain a class A CDL Driver's License within 6 months of hire.


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