Salt Lake City

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Minimum Salary 
USD $17.96/Hr.
Maximum Salary 
USD $23.40/Hr.
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US-UT-Salt Lake City

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Under general supervision, operates assigned equipment and vehicles, including dump trucks, front end loaders, compressors and related equipment as a normal and continual assignment, while performing specialized and routine water maintenance work. Operates backhoes on an as needed basis and for training and emergency purposes.


  • As a member of a specialized crew, repairs and replaces broken pipes, mains, valves and hydrants using hand equipment, pavement breakers, tapping machines, hydraulic and pneumatic boring machines and cutters, welding and cutting torches, walk behind concrete saws, dump trucks, front end loaders, Vactor trucks, backhoes, compressors and related equipment.
  • Sets meter yokes, meter boxes and/or related items according to work orders. Taps water mains for new service and kills services where appropriate. Uses heavy equipment to excavate, haul away spoil and install backfill materials. Repairs and rebuilds fire hydrants and valves both in the field and in the shop. Performs duties in job restoration including the preparation for asphalt, concrete, and landscape restoration.
  • Communicates with customers as to what the project will consist of, whether their water service will be interrupted or not, an approximate time to complete the job, and the necessary steps to complete the project.
  • Operates system valves to shut down supplies or restore service. Uses charts and locators to find appropriate water mains and valves. Uses geophones to locate leaks. In consultation with Senior Water System Maintenance Operator, determines appropriate methods of repair, proper service configurations and pipe sizes.
  • Assists with completion of work orders and inventory sheets.  Assists with the completion of necessary permits for confined space entry, trenching, shoring and hot work. Procures supplies and equipment from department storehouse. Complies with all departmental safety policies and procedures. Assists with instructing new workers.  Assists with job investigations to determine necessary utility location, traffic signing, and coordination with property owners.
  • May supervise a crew and operate a backhoe on a daily basis in the absence of a Senior Water System Maintenance Operator. While supervising a crew, with the assistance of a Water Maintenance Supervisor, is responsible for the ordering and placement of traffic control barricades, trenching and shoring devices. Conducts confined space and lock out/tag out evaluations in compliance with all local, state and federal safety regulations. Conducts safety meetings and enforces all on site safety procedures. Has the authority to stop work if safety standards are not met and is responsible for compliance with safety regulations and procedures. May recommend disciplinary action for members of the crew.
  • Coordinates cuts with other utilities in the field. Also operates backhoe for training or emergency purposes.
  • As necessary, performs all the duties of Water System Maintenance Operator I and other duties as assigned.


  • Possession of a valid Utah Commercial Drivers License Class "A" and other CDL endorsements as required.
  • Three years paid work experience performing water system maintenance and repair either as a water maintenance worker or in water systems construction. Up to one year of paid general maintenance work involving closely related duties may be substituted. Two years as Water System Maintenance Operator I for the Public Utilities Department will meet minimum qualifications requirement when approved by the department.
  • Two years paid work experience operating related heavy equipment including backhoes, 10‑wheel dump trucks and front‑end loaders on a documented and continual basis. Knowledge of the hazards and application of safety rules involved in the operation of equipment and the ability to be covered by insurance at standard premium rates.
  • Certification required, or ability to obtain within six months from hire, in Confined Space Entry, Trench and Shoring (Competent Person as defined by OSHA), Flagging and Traffic Control Device Placement, and Forklift Operation.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to emergencies including 24‑hr call‑out and standby according to a rotating schedule.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well and relate with co‑workers, supervisors and the general public   under varying job related circumstances.
  • Must comply with UDOT physical requirements.

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