Under the direction of the Assistant Public Works Director of Operations, the Utility Services Technician performs a variety of functions within the Public Works Department, including reading meters, infrastructure inspection and maintenance, turning utility services on and off, traffic control set up and flagging in the following areas: streets, water, gas, airport, geothermal, and other public works related functions.
· Completion of formal or informal education sufficient to assure the ability to read and write at a level required for successful job performance.
· Two (2) years increasingly responsible experience executing general knowledge of meter reading techniques; operations of water, geothermal, gas streets and the skills to operate heavy equipment.
· Must have a valid California Driver’s license and/or be able to acquire a Class A certification within twelve (12) months
· Completion of a Competent Person Training Certification or be able to obtain upon hire
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Operate electronic equipment and read numeric and dial faced meters on a variety of water, geothermal and natural gas meters;
· Record and verify meter readings;
· Check for irregularities with meter condition, leaks, paint, and special maintenance issues*;
· Operate city Equipment;
· Perform natural gas leak surveys*;
· Light appliances*;
· Contact customers in the field and answer routine questions about meters, safety and meter access;
· Knowledge of city streets and addresses;
· Communicate special billing problems to utility billing clerk;
· Add new accounts to daily routes;
· Locate and uncover meter boxes and remove natural obstacles from around meters*;
· Perform routine minor maintenance on meter trucks, including cleaning and washing;
· Investigate and resolve customer complaints;
· Check and/or replace faulty meters*;
· Re-route and re-sequence reading routes as necessary;
· Use a variety of hand, air and power tools;
· Work directly with crew in the construction, maintenance and repair of the city’s water, geothermal, gas, and street departments, as needed;
· Respond to emergency calls after normal duty hours as required;
· Perform complex data entry that requires knowledge of specialized computer programs and/or systems;
· Make recommendations on alternative methods and equipment to ensure compliance;
· Operate a variety of vehicles and special equipment including GPS, data collectors, etc.;
· May perform routine mathematical calculations;
· Perform all duties as assigned.
Safety Sensitive Duties and Responsibilities:
Job duties marked with an asterisk are categorized as covered tasks under federal regulations pertaining to the operation of a natural gas pipeline. The performance of covered tasks, subject individuals filling the Utility Services Technician position to the requirements of federal regulations and City policy, which require pre-employment drug testing, random drug testing, and reasonable suspicion drug testing.
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