Salt Lake City

  • SENIOR WATER METER TECHNICIAN

    Requisition ID
    2020-4526
    Department
    PUBLIC UTILITIES
    Minimum Salary
    USD $20.91/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $28.52/Hr.
    Post End Date
    1/27/2020
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Under direction of the Water Meter Maintenance Supervisor, acts as a Lead person over the meter technicians. Installs, tests, repairs and calibrates 1 ½” to 12” large commercial water meters in the field according to AWWA and/or other applicable water industry standards. This is a skilled, journey level technical position requiring knowledge of varying water meters and calibration methods, where meter registration accuracies are vitally important to department revenue.

    Responsibilities

    • Following work orders and safety procedures, removes, tests, calibrates, repairs and installs 1 ½” to 12” large commercial water and fire detector check meters. . ¾” and 1” small meters may be tested, calibrated, repaired, programed and installed as part of a special testing request.  
    • Gives direction to and works with assigned crews in the installation and trade-outs of residential and commercial meters in the field. Logs work done and records serial numbers, consumption and pertinent information about meters which have been removed by crews.
    • Operates shop and field testing equipment. Repairs defective meter and exchanges or replaces parts. Fabricates and performs minor machine work to produce and modify parts and testing equipment. .
    • Records information in associated data bases. to ensure accurate and complete billings. Assists with water diversion and illegal hook-up investigations. Performs special readings in field. Uses multiple electronic devices to activate, assign GPS coordinates, program and diagnose Tower Reading System. Installs and programs various types of registers and meters, interprets and analyzes data from various computer programs. Assess, troubleshoots, diagnoses non-functioning radios, encoders, registers and water meters ¾”-12”5   Assists the Meter Supervisor with the selection and placement of water meters for commercial accounts. Determines the relocation of meters which are already installed. Determines special scheduling or accommodates customers. Assembles large meters according to sketches or standard drawings.
    • Assists Water Meter Maintenance Supervisor in the training of Water Meter Tech I, II and III.in all aspects of the job.
    • May assist or complete the investigation of service problems such as low consumption, high consumption, loss of pressure, excessive pressure or inability to maintain adequate flows Tests fire flow meters to ensure adequate water can be delivered under emergency conditions. Makes appropriate repairs or recommends replacement.  
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • High school diploma or GED equivalent and four years paid water meter repair and calibration experience.
    • Extensive knowledge of FM, turbo, compound, and regular water meters and knowledge of departmental work order policies and ability to maintain and keep simple forms including performing accurate meter readings, calculating percentages and converting gallons to cubic feet. Ability to program and troubleshoot all types of registers and radio read devices.
    • Ability to perform moderately complex tests, calibrations, repairs and installations under uncomfortable or potentially dangerous circumstances. Knowledge of all safety and confined space procedures and ability to work in confined spaces on a continuous basis. Ability to understand and operate various gas sensing equipment according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
    • Ability to work well with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public.
    • Ability to pass a FAA security and police record check and to gain admittance to banks, secure areas and other places with restricted access.
    • Knowledge of Department Billing and Work Order systems and data input.
    • Knowledge and ability to use small power hand tools.
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.

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