Water Utility Worker I/II - Newington
Fairfax Water is a respected leader in the drinking water industry, supplying drinking water to nearly two million people in the communities of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Herndon, Vienna, Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax City. We are Virginia’s largest water utility and one of the 25 largest water utilities in the country, serving one of every five Virginians who obtain their water from public utilities. We aim to uphold customer trust by providing water of exceptional quality and reliability at a reasonable price, supporting the high quality of life and economic vitality of Northern Virginia.
Description – Water Utility Worker I/II
Under close supervision of a Water Utility Crew Chief or Water Utility Worker IV, performs a variety of routine unskilled and semi-skilled manual duties required in the operation, maintenance and installation of the water distribution and transmission system and related facilities.
Essential functions include:
- Participating and aiding higher level Water Utility Workers in locating, installing, adjusting and repairing new and existing water service connections, meter boxes, valves, curb boxes, water mains and fire hydrants.
- Participating and aiding higher level Water Utility Workers in installing, repairing and maintaining pumps, valves and motors in pumping and treatment plant related facilities.
- Responding to emergency service calls during and after working hours, tagging customer's residences and providing temporary water and other aid as necessary.
- Assisting with the flushing of the water distribution and transmission system on at least an annual basis.
Graduation from high school or GED, and one (1) year of general maintenance and construction experience, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and knowledge. Ability to perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance tasks and basic mechanical operations. Possession of or the ability to obtain a Class “A” Commercial driver's license within one year. Possession of a valid Intermediate Work Zone Safety Training card or the ability to obtain one within one year. Ability to work overtime and standby as required. Available to perform maintenance work at other than the principle location and hours of work. Available to work at night flushing water mains or other scheduled or emergency work.
To review the full requirements for the position please go to our website at www.fairfaxwater.org and apply online. Fairfax Water offers competitive salaries as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, and a defined benefit retirement plan. Applications must be received by January 21, 2019.