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Utility Technician (CD) - Operations

Company: Hanover County, VA
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Salary: $36,088.00 - $56,000.00 Annually

Location : Bruce Center, VA

Job Type: Full-time

Job Number: 202400094

Department: Public Utilities - Operations

Opening Date: 04/26/2024

Closing Date: Continuous


This position is in Distribution Operations

General Description: This is a technical position. The incumbent performs routine repairs on Utility equipment. Assignments will involve work in one of the following areas: (1) electrical/mechanical, (2) utility construction, (3) sewer collection operations (4) distribution operations.

Organization: The Utility Technician is part of Hanover County's Career Development Program (CD). The Utility Technician Ladder has four levels ranging from Utility Technician I to Senior Utility Technician. Incumbents report to a Utility Supervisor or Superintendent and supervise no staff; however, Senior Utility Technicians and Utility Technicians III may serve as workflow leaders to lower-level Utility Technicians.

Essential Functions:
--- Operates and organizes the use of utility tools, equipment, and vehicles.
--- Assures all safety regulations are met (e.g. VDOT standards for traffic control and flags traffic during VDOT right of way repairs).
--- Troubleshoots and helps manage emergency situations.
--- Maintains maintenance records and efficiently completes work orders.

--- Electrical/Mechanical -
--- Conducts preventive maintenance and repairs.
--- Maintains, installs and repairs utility electrical/mechanical equipment as needed.

--- Construction
--- Repairs and installs water and sewer lines as needed.
--- Operates construction equipment as required.

--- Collections -
--- Cleans wastewater lines/lift stations, filming lines and laterals as necessary.
--- Operates lift stations.

--- Distribution -
--- Maintains and flushes waterlines.
--- Helps operate well systems, collects and analyzes water samples.
--- Calibrates residential meters and performs residential pressure tests as needed.

Working Conditions:

A. Hazards
--- May be exposed to chemicals, dust, fumes, noise, vibrations and repetitiveness

B. Environment
--- Field - May be exposed to adverse weather

C. Physical Effort
--- Heavy manual work
--- Intermittent lifting of objects weighing at least 50 lbs

D. Non-exempt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be able to understand and to follow oral and written instructions. Familiarity with the equipment and techniques necessary to perform assigned work tasks, preferred.

Education, Experience and Training: High school diploma or equivalent required with related experience preferred. Any equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. Higher levels on the Career Ladder require additional experience and training.

Special Conditions:
--- Criminal Records Check, including fingerprinting
--- Valid Commonwealth of Virginia Driver's License at hire; Class A Commercial Driver's License within 24 months of employment for all technicians EXCEPT for DISTRIBUTION technicians.
--- Pre-employment Physical Examination and repeated regularly thereafter
--- Pre-employment Drug Test /Breath Alcohol Testing and repeated in accordance to policy thereafter
--- Audiometric Testing
--- Twelve-month probationary period
--- May work beyond normal schedule; Some positions require shift work, including weekends, holidays and nights
--- Must wear uniform, including safety equipment
--- This position is subject to being on routine on-call.

Revision Date: July 2023


Hanover County is proud to provide our employees with the following comprehensive benefits package. Hanover provides a benefit package that provides for you in times of need, they offer an ongoing level of financial security, peace-of-mind, and healthy work-life balance. This is part of our goal to make Hanover County an attractive place to work. To see exactly what you will find with our offerings, click the link below:This is an overview and does not provide all provisions, limitations, and exclusions. If there is a contradiction between this and the official plan documents, the plan documents will prevail. The Pamunkey Regional Jail and Library share some of the County benefits, please visit their website for more details.


Do you have a valid drivers license with a good driving record?

  • Yes
  • No


    Are you willing to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions?
    • Yes
    • No


      What is the highest level of education you have completed?
      • No HS Diploma or GED
      • High School Diploma or GED
      • Associates Degree
      • Bachelors Degree or higher


        Do you have any experience operating waterline valves and flushing waterlines?
        • No
        • Yes, but less than 1 year
        • Yes, between 1 and 2 years
        • Yes, between 2 and 4 years
        • Yes, more than 4 years


          If you indicated that you have experience operating waterline valves and flushing waterlines, please describe your experience.


          Do you have any experience collecting and analyzing water samples?
          • No
          • Yes, less than 1 year
          • Yes, between 1 and 2 years
          • Yes, between 2 and 4 years
          • Yes, more than 4 years


            If you indicated that you have experience collecting and analyzing water samples, please describe your experience.


            Do you have a Virginia Waterworks Operators License?
            • No
            • Yes, a Class 6 license
            • Yes, a Class 5 license
            • Yes, a Class 4 license
            • Yes, a Class 3 license or higher


              What software programs do you have experience using? Please select all that apply.
              • Microsoft Outlook
              • Microsoft Word
              • Microsoft Excel
              • ArcGIS or ArcMap


                Please describe why you are interested in this postion.

                Required Question

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