City of Tualatin
SALARY: $26.41 – $33.47 Hourly
$2,112.80 – $2,677.60 Biweekly
$54,932.80 – $69,617.60 Annually
LOCATION: Tualatin, OR
JOB TYPE: Full Time
JOB NUMBER: 2023-00020
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
OPENING DATE: 10/13/2023
CLOSING DATE: 10/29/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Are you passionate about ensuring clean, safe, and reliable water services for communities? Do you possess the technical expertise to maintain and improve water treatment and distribution systems? If so, we invite you to explore an exciting career opportunity as a Water Technician with our dynamic and dedicated team. We are looking for a team member who can work their day with confidence and enthusiasm, while providing outstanding customer service and ensuring reliable water services to our residents and businesses. Your ability to work independently, and also as part of a collaborative and efficient team, will be essential in this position.
We are looking for self-starters, with the technical expertise to jump in and join our team with the important task of ensuring the City’s water facilities are maintained and operating at their peak. If this sounds like you, please review the below qualifications and duties to consider joining our team in this rare and exciting opportunity.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
As an individual, or as a member of a crew, performs tasks related to utility maintenance, including valve actuation, water main flushing, hydrant maintenance, cathodic protection, leak detection and water meter replacement/testing.
Maintains and troubleshoots basic control valve functions within the city’s water distribution system.
Reads, understands, and analyzes maps, diagrams and blueprints/as-builds associated with water system construction.
Accurately completes documentation appropriate to assigned tasks in formats required, which may include mapping system updates, as-builts, asset records, work order documents, condition assessment documentation, inventory items, and work time tracking.
Assists in maintaining the city’s on-going cross-connection program. Identifies and eliminates potential cross-connection hazards.
Responds to customer complaints or inquiries in a professional and courteous manner. Assists engineering staff in plan reviews.
Performs punch list items and final inspections for construction projects.
Participates on a rotating 24-hour on-call list and responds to urgent situations. When on-call, acts as the primary responder to SCADA-related alarms.
After training, performs proficient operation and maintenance of the city’s ASR facility and portable chlorination booster system trailer.
Operates and maintains chlorine equipment, chemical feed pumps, and water quality analyzers.
Performs water quality monitoring and sampling as mandated by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).
Performs more complex repairs and troubleshooting work to water distribution tasks in regards to pressure regulating valves, data loggers/recording equipment, and coordinate/work with consultants/contractors on repairs.
Operates and uses the city’s locating device for marking city-owned water mains, other city utilities, fiber, power and communication lines.
Participates in the water meter maintenance program which consists of investigating any leaks in services, clearing of debris or foliage around meter boxes and replacing broken meter boxes or lids.
Assists with utility billing by performing tasks with reading meters, turning water on/off, locking/unlocking meters, and delivering notices to customers.
Performs Service Requests/Work Orders and various other customer service-related tasks which include troubleshooting leaks, pressure issues, water quality concerns, or service interruptions.
Operates a variety of hand and power tools in relation to the work instructed.
Operates a variety of heavy equipment such as: service truck with crane, backhoe, high-velocity cleaner, dump truck, hook truck, pumps and generators.
Learns and proficiently uses assigned software.
Participates and helps implement the flushing program to maintain water quality and to ensure proper operation of fire hydrants.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to learn safe operating procedures of appurtenances associated with water distribution/quality equipment and construction. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Knowledgeable in the best practices of repairing leaks to water system mains and services. Possesses advanced skills in the water distribution field.
- Ability to understand and implement basic to complex principles of water systems operations. Ability to operate, maintain and repair hydrants and valves.
- Ability to operate applicable tools and equipment used in the trade Ability to safely perform Confined space entries
- Ability to safely perform work in hazardous conditions appropriately utilizing personal protective equipment and safety procedures.
- Ability to operate heavy equipment including but not limited to utility truck with crane, dump truck, vac-truck, backhoe, and hook truck
- Ability, or ability to learn, to read and interpret plans, or blueprints Ability, or ability to learn to monitor SCADA systems
- Proficiency in the use of the locating devices
- Higher grasp/knowledge of water mandated regulations & requirements Ability to perform effectively in an independent or team environment.
- Ability to self-start maintain productivity.
- Skill in customer relations and communications including the ability to effectively and tactfully work with difficult customers and solve complex customer issues.
- Ability to learn and effectively work with computer applications and electronic equipment. Ability to perform off-shift “on-call” duties on a rotating shift.
- Ability to respond to work without advanced notice, in times of adverse weather, emergency situations, natural disasters, or other unusual events as determined by the City.
Mathematical Skills & Abilities: Basic math and some algebra with the ability to learn basic water/hydraulic principals.
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Computer Skills: Ability to perform or ability to learn Microsoft Office, asset management software, and working knowledge of data entry with laptop or handheld devices along with GIS coordinates. Ability to familiarize oneself with SCADA.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Having the possession of, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire the following;
- Class A CDL with Tanker Endorsement
- Confined Space Entry Certification
- Possess a Level 2 in Water Distribution Certification from Oregon Health Authority State certified in Flagging
Additional Preferred Certifications (not required):
- Oregon Cross Connection Specialist Certification
- Water Treatment 1
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience in general maintenance and construction work including operation of heavy equipment and sufficient education to ensure the ability to read and write. Minimum experience under OHA for Level 2 Water Certifications.
Are you qualified and up to the challenge? We would love to hear from you!
How to Apply:
Applications must be filed online at http://www.tualatinoregon.gov. We cannot accept e-mailed, mailed, or faxed applications or resumes in place of the online application process.
If you have a general question regarding the recruitment, contact Human Resources email@example.com.
The City of Tualatin is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge skills education and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you think you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skillset for the role.