WATER REPAIRER 2
Under direction, performs the more difficult and responsible
work involved in the installation, maintenance, and repair of
water mains, valves, pumps, hydrants, pipes, and other water
service equipment and/or performs routine, repetitive, and
noncomplex field and office work involved in recording and
disseminating data concerning the water distribution system;
does other related duties.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not
perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Installs, maintains, and repairs water mains, pipes, valves,
pumps, hydrants, and other equipment.
Ensures that water taps are closed in work areas.
Answers questions of other workers regarding procedures,
policies, regulations, and instructions, and instructs them in
specific tasks and job techniques.
Sets drilling machines and taps water mains to the size
required by placing needed sleeves and properly setting
Disassembles fire hydrants, removes defective parts, installs
new parts, and reassembles hydrants.
Replaces water valves.
Operates an air compressor and pneumatic drill or other
Digs trenches to remove defective pipes and to install
new pipes and mains.
Yarns, pours, and caulks joints.
Loads and unloads pipes and fittings.
Obtains, safeguards, and properly uses equipment, tools,
materials and supplies.
May perform fire flow tests using portable pressure
gauges to measure water flow at a given point.
May locate curb stop boxes, using an electronic or magnetic
device, that provide access to the water valve to the customer's
home and line valve roadway boxes that provide access to water
main control valves.
May locate customer service lines and water mains, using an
electronic pipe locating device.
May operate curb stop valves and line valves.
May measure in the field the locations of valves and other
water system appurtenances, and plots and inks additions
and corrections to water distribution system maps.
May determine the presence and location of leaks, using a
mechanical or electronic device.
May perform routine drafting and tracing work relating to the
distribution system such as plotting detailed sheets showing
size and location of valves and hydrants to be installed.
May prepare sketches of areas subject to street openings
for repair work by public and private agencies indicative of
the location of water fixtures.
May act as liaison with contractors during installation of water
main extensions by verifying exact location of installation and
advising on needed materials such as length of pipe and type
of valves and fittings.
May coordinate in the field, water system shutdowns between
maintenance crews and private contractors, and determines
what valves must be closed so as to cause minimum disturbance
to water users.
May determine, exercising independent judgment, whether valve
can be closed and reopened without breaking and what fire
hydrants should be opened to most efficiently flush the system.
May perform mathematical computations to determine volume
of water flow involving a mathematical formula based on pipe
diameter and water velocity.
May organize effective work methods in order to locate leaks
or blockages in the water distribution system.
May use appropriate devices in order to locate underground
May inspect the plumbing in buildings in order to locate leaks
due to faulty plumbing.
May test fire hydrants with appropriate devices in order to locate
May trace water leakage into buildings in order to determine source.
May calibrate the inside of water main in order to determine the
exact inside diameter.
May use a Pito Rod, Pito Recorder and U Tube in order to
calculate the quantity of flow in the main.
May use a portable standard tester or the Pito Rod and U tube
in order to test meters of two inches and larger sizes.
May set up, test and adjust recording pressure gauges.
May use proper equipment in order to locate underground water
mains, various water services, curb stops, maingates, and
May perform more difficult work involved in making external
and internal examinations of water valves and fire hydrants.
May remove defective parts, install new parts, and reassemble
valves and hydrants.
May repair leaking gates and main.
May maintain hydrants by properly packing each unit with the
proper types of grease and oil.
Will be required to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
office or related units.
Two (2) years of experience in the installation, repair, and
maintenance of water mains, pipes, valves, hydrants, and
other water service equipment and/or in the operation of
water treatment plant apparatus and/or in varied plumbing
Appointees may be required to possess a valid Commercial
Driver's License (CDL) and applicable endorsements for the
class and type of vehicle being operated.
Appointees may be required to possess a valid Public Water
Distribution License issued by the New Jersey Department
of Environmental Protection.
The following depicts the various classes and required licenses:
W1 - 101 or more connections and less than 1501 people
W2 - 1501 to 15000 people
W3 - 15001 to 50000 people
W4 - 50001 or more people
NOTE: Appointees who possess a higher level Water Distribution
License than required by the facility are considered qualified.
NOTE: The responsibility for ensuring that employees possess the
required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the class and
type of vehicles they operate, rests with the Appointing Authority.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid
in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than
employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties
of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of procedures used in making routine and complex
repairs to water mains, pipes, and appurtenances.
Knowledge of tools used in the maintenance and repair of water
installations and of the proper use of these tools.
Knowledge of the function of a public water distribution system.
Knowledge of processes involved in making repairs to or extending
water distribution systems.
Knowledge of types and operation of various fire hydrants.
Knowledge of types of water service installations.
Knowledge of operation of water pressure and flow measuring
Knowledge of methods used in preparing sketches and charts.
Knowledge of methods used in reducing, enlarging, tracing, and
lettering maps and plans.
Knowledge of the function of a municipal water system.
Knowledge of the equipment and processes in making inspections
for water leaks.
Knowledge of the proper methods of reading water pressure
Knowledge of the proper procedure used in making routine
repairs of valves and hydrants.
Knowledge of various types of materials used in the construction,
maintenance and repair of water distribution systems.
Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written
Ability to find and detect water leaks using proper equipment.
Ability to find and detect underground water mains using proper
Ability to learn quickly from oral and written explanations and
Ability to work harmoniously with others.
Ability to work for long periods in emergency situations,
complete all repairs, and use specialized tools and equipment.
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency,
office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate
in English sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American
Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable
forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made
because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons
may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.