Water Distribution Worker
Company: City of Moline
Posted on: January 15, 2021
Water Distribution Worker
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Rate of Pay: $19.0066 Hourly
Characteristics of the Job
Under close supervision, performs manual work and semi-skilled
mechanical tasks in the installation, repair and maintenance of a
water distribution system. Exercises some independent judgment in
determining work methods after receiving written or oral
Examples of Duties Other duties may be assigned.
Perform manual labor including digging, lifting, loading, cutting
Operate dump trucks, utility trucks and other vehicles.
Operate hand and power tools, jackhammers, rock drills, pumps and
other construction related equipment.
Perform labor in the installation, repair and maintenance of
service lines, curb, corporation and mainline valves, fire hydrants
and water mains.
Complete distribution system repairs in accordance with standard
operating procedures designed to protect the integrity and public
safety of the water supply.
Assist in set up of traffic control devices and shoring
Assist in performing leak detection, hydrant flushing, pressure
testing and chlorination of new water main construction and other
distribution related activities.
Perform basic building and grounds maintenance including mowing,
trimming, painting, washing and snow removal.
Training and Experience
High school diploma or GED equivalent; experience in mechanical
maintenance and underground construction work; experience in the
installation, maintenance and repair of water mains, services, fire
hydrants and related appurtenances or experience in the maintenance
of water treatment and production facilities; or any equivalent
combination of training and experience which provides the required
knowledge, skills and abilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess knowledge of the types of and uses of common hand and
power tools used in construction and maintenance work, particularly
those associated with water distribution system maintenance and
repair; knowledge of applicable occupational hazards and necessary
safety precautions; and specific knowledge of public health hazards
associated with the distribution of water.
Skill in performing manual labor and construction work; skill in
the use of and the care of hand tools and powered equipment; and
skill in the safe operation of dump trucks.
Ability to work from simple sketches, plans and diagrams; ability
to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to
respond effectively to inquiries or complaints; ability to
establish and maintain effective working relationships with other
employees, officials and the general public.
Licenses, Registrations and Certifications
Valid Illinois Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or
equivalent within 45 days after hire and preferably, an Illinois
Class D Water Supply Operator's Certificate or the ability to
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
While performing the duties of this job, employee is required to
stand and sit; use hands and fingers to handle, feel and make fine
adjustments; reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; stoop,
kneel, crouch, crawl and lift/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to
adjust focus. Work is performed under varied weather conditions.
The employee must be able to perform physical activities constantly
at a heavy demand level.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Keywords: City of Moline, Moline , Water Distribution Worker, Professions , Moline, Illinois
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