PAY: $13.78hr – $19.91hr
Cuts, bends, threads, assembles and joins water piping and fitting made of copper, brass, lead, cast iron, steel, plastic or other composition; threads pipe using threading machine; cuts pipe using pipe saw, joins piping and fixtures by means of threaded, caulked, wiped, bell and spigot, soldered, brazed or cemented joints; installs and checks valves, hydrants and other wastewater and water system accessories. Installs manholes, catch basins, shoots grade utilizing pipe lasers and related survey tools to establish a grade.
Taps water mains 4” to 48” in size with a small tapping machine from ¾” to 2”; repairs hydrants, gate valves; performs other work in connection with the maintenance, construction and repairs of the distribution system and collection system. Installs water meters, operates gate valves and service shutoffs.
Cuts, lays and caulks water pipes using machine or hand tools forcing sealing compound into joints to make them watertight; pumps water from trenches; digs, braces and backfills excavations for the purpose of locating pipe leaks or preparing areas for laying pipes.
Reads water meters and checks for over and under registration when necessary. Replaces worn and broken parts in distribution and collection systems. Operates motor equipment. May work with private contractors to help them avoid hitting utilities during construction and excavation.
Subject to call 7 days per week, 24 hours per day for emergency work, to fill in on emergency watch, holidays, sickness and vacations.
Vocational or high school graduate or GED equivalent. Experience in excavation and pipe installation preferred. Possession of a D-1 certification and knowledge of collection systems preferred. Must be knowledgeable in the proper use of various pipes in a sewer system. Must possess general masonry skills and have a general knowledge of low pressure systems. Ability to obtain a distribution and/or collection system certification.
Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record.
For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. EEO
New Bedford has a residency requirement.