Water Utility and Maintenance Technician I/II

Website City of Encinitas/San Dieguito Water District

Utility and Maintenance Technicians are responsible for operating trucks and equipment, and performing a wide variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in construction, installation, repair and maintenance of the District’s water distribution system.

Exercise and perform basic maintenance on valves, blow-offs, fire hydrants, air vacs, sample stations, water meters, and other water appurtenances.
Assist in responding to emergencies as required during normal working hours, weekends, nights and holidays.
Perform installation and repair on water services, water mains, fire hydrants, fire services and other related water appurtenances.
Responds to customer complaints and troubleshoot system for cause of complaints.
Operates tools and equipment as assigned by crew lead or supervisor for performing utility maintenance repair activities.
Observes and follows established safety precautions regarding traffic control, confined space, trenching, excavating, and power equipment operation.
Read and troubleshoot automated meters using drive-by technology.
Flush, monitor, and maintain water quality in existing dead end lines.
Locating and marking utility lines/services.
Remove and replace concrete and asphalt as required when performing utility maintenance.
Requires working in a strenuous environment with heavy lifting.

Applicants must have KNOWLEDGE OF: customer service principles; basic record keeping techniques; applicable maintenance practices related to concrete, asphalt, signage, traffic control, water utilities; a variety of heavy equipment and tools, and follow safe work practices. Applicants must have ABILITY TO: Operate a variety of tools and equipment; operate light and heavy vehicles; perform manual labor; troubleshoot equipment problems; maintain, repair and clean equipment and trucks; complete paperwork and documentation; provide customer service; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work as well as coworkers and supervisors.

Training and Experience (position requirements at entry):
High School Diploma, or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.), plus one year of experience in construction or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

To apply for this job email your details to Lroner@encinitasca.gov