Columbia Power & Water Systems seeks an individual for a full-time, non-exempt Water Metering Technician position to coordinate the test and repair of water meters and manage the cross connection and backflow prevention programs.
Duties and responsibilities include the following: test and repair water meters; inspect meters and connections for defects, damage, and unauthorized connections; ensure accurate readings are obtained during meter changes and processing of service orders; maintain meter tests and maintenance records; maintain meter inventory and meter repair parts inventory; perform field tests on larger water meters; perform pressure tests at customer’s request; test and maintain backflow prevention devices; ensure appropriate cross connection surveys are performed; monitor large meter consumptions; perform general machine work as needed; repair miscellaneous distribution equipment; replace damaged water meter gaskets; subject to stand- by, after-hours, and/or emergency call-out; and other duties as assigned.
Required skills and abilities include the following: regular attendance at work; acknowledge and adhere to all CPWS policies; perform duties safely without endangering self, others, and the public; ability to skillfully use Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel; ability to read and understand instructions and job-related material (blueprints, drawings, orders, safety data sheets, distribution maps, manuals, etc.); ability to read and write; ability to follow instructions; ability to work with the general public; ability to occasionally use hand tools or machines needed on the job; ability to work inside and outside; and the ability to be exposed to weather conditions that are cold, hot, rainy, and windy.
Physical requirements include the following: ability to lift 0 – 100 pounds for 1 hour a day; ability to lift and/or carry objects weighing 0 – 10 pounds for 6 hours a day; ability to walk; ability to stand for 8 hours a day; ability to sit at a desk for 8 hours a day; ability to stoop, kneel, and crouch for long periods of time; and the ability to talk, see, hear, reach, handle, and feel.
The required education, experience, and qualifications include the following: high school diploma or equivalent required; valid State of Tennessee driver’s license required; Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Certificates of Backflow Prevention Assemblies and Grade II Distribution System Operator required; and a minimum of 10 years experience in water distribution or maintenance.
Residency requirement includes residing within a CPWS service territory or Maury County due to the position being subject to stand-by, after-hours, and/or emergency call-out.
To apply for the position, interested applicants must submit an application. Applications can be submitted by visiting our website at https://cpws.com/employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience and will only be discussed at interview. Excellent benefit package. Drug-Free Workplace. Drug testing is a condition of employment with CPWS. EOE.
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