Salt Lake City

  • WATER DISTRIBUTION VALVE OPERATOR TRAINEE

    Requisition ID
    2019-3948
    Department
    PUBLIC UTILITIES
    Minimum Salary
    USD $14.16/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $15.92/Hr.
    Post End Date
    1/23/2019
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Assists Water Distribution Valve Operator in locating, chipping of asphalt, blowing debris from valve box, inspecting, and exercising water main valves in the city system, and making shutdowns for contractors and emergencies.  Assists distribution operators and valve and hydrant crews in the general maintenance of the water distribution system.  Reports to and relies on Water System Operation Supervisor or assigned field supervisor for guidance and job facilitation.  This classification includes entry-level preventive maintenance and machine operation work. Persons in this position are subject to callback and overtime.

    Responsibilities

    • Assists in locating valves with electronic locating equipment. Uses jackhammer to break out asphalt or concrete.  Uses air compressor to blow mud and debris from valve box.
    • Opens and closes main valves, either manually or with the use of a hydraulic valve-machine.  Assists in the shutdown of water mains for contractors, and engineers, or in emergencies.
    • Marks curbs, utility poles or other landmarks for location of water main valves.
    • Performs minor preventive maintenance on valves as needed, including greasing or lubrication of valve stems.
    • Assists in checking valves for location and valve numbers against existing maps. Flushes hydrants and wash-out valves as instructed.
    • May be assigned to assist another crew in an emergency situation, and is subject to 24-hour availability.
    • Performs related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Must pass a course in flag person responsibilities.
    • Ability to operate jack hammer, lift valve covers and inspect small areas in checking valves.
    • Ability to operate light vehicles and hydraulic equipment.
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.

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