Utility Line Mechanic - Water/Sewer

Smithfield | Smithfield, NC

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Posted Date 9/09/2022

Salary: $37,024.00 Annually

An employee in this position performs a variety of semi-skilled work as a member of the Water/Sewer Crew engaged in the construction, installation and repair of water and sewer lines.  Work involves the operation of construction equipment in the installation, replacement and repair of water and sewer pipes to specific grade and depth, and operation of video camera to film sewer lines.  Work also includes making taps to water and sewer system. 

Employees are subject to working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, vibration, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils.  Work is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on bloodborne pathogens.  Employees are also subject to on-call and call-back work.  Work is performed under regular supervision and is evaluated through observation and inspection for adherence to instructions and standards trade and safety practices. 

Duties:  Operates tapping machine to make water and sewer taps and service connections. Lays water and sewer pipe; adjusts pipe to proper grade and depth following stakes; repairs and replaces sewer and water lines and related facilities. Installs, services and tests water meters and meter yokes. Operates the sewer rodder and pressure jet to unstop sewer lines. Operates front end loader, dump trucks, jackhammers, tampers, pipe threading machines, tapping machines, trenchers, air compressors, and boring machine. Installs hydrants, meter valves, clamps, and related pipeline apparatus; sets meter boxes; repairs and replaces fire hydrants. Performs other tasks as required. 

Requires possession of valid NC driver’s license and must possess or obtain a valid NC Commercial driver’s license with six months to continue employment.  Subject to drug screenings and pre-employment physical.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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