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Field Technician Water Distribution-Contract

Operations | Henrico, VA | Full Time and Contract

Job Description

As an Operator one will be responsible for job safety, accurate and professional operation and maintenance of valves and fire hydrants.  The Operator will follow written procedures for assessing, operating, maintaining and testing of valves and fire hydrants.  The Operator will also become familiar with the duties of the Crew Chief in order to provide advancement opportunities within the organization



  • Ensure safe operations in the field

  • Traffic safety

  • Personal safety

  • Equipment operations safety

  • Confined space safety

  • Participate in weekly safety meeting

  • Understand and follow all operating procedures

  • Operate and test valves and hydrants

  • Understand the implications of operations

  • Understand water system dynamics

  • Inform crew chief whenever an abnormal situation arises

  • Understand and follow all maintenance and testing procedures

  • Maintain and test valves and hydrants

  • Understand the mechanical construction of valves and hydrants

  • Call for assistance whenever an abnormal situation arises

  • Be available for emergency response

  • Execute maintenance on all equipment

  • Keep all equipment clean

  • Responsible for daily truck inspection

  • Present a professional appearance

  • Communicate well with others

  • Provide on call assistance in order to respond to customer emergencies


  • Minimum 3 years of mechanical experience

  • Safe and cautious driver with a valid driver’s license

  • Ability to understand, read, and write English

  • Ability to perform basic math skills

  • Availability to work overtime, any shift, weekends and holidays if needed

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • DOT Certification


Equal Opportunity Employer