Water Metering Technician

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.

Resumes may be submitted by visiting CPWS’ Indeed.com Career Page on-line at https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Columbia-Power-&-Water-Systems-1/. Applications are available by visiting our website at cpws.com. If not submitting a resume on-line through CPWS’ Career Page on Indeed.com, CPWS will only consider fully completed,

original applications that are either hand delivered to the 201 Pickens Lane address or mailed to Columbia Power and Water Systems, ATTN: Human Resources Manager, P. O. Box 379, Columbia, TN 38402-0379. On-line resumes and/or completed applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications will be discussedonlyatinterview.Excellentbenefitpackage. Drug-FreeWorkplace. Drugtesting is a condition of employment with CPWS. EOE.

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