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Help Wanted: City of New Bedford hiring Water Systems Maintenance Worker



Maintains various equipment in the distribution and collection system. Taps water mains 4” to 48” in size with a small taping machine from ¾” to 2”; repairs hydrants, gate valves. Performs other work in connection with the maintenance, construction, and repairs of the distribution, collection (and Highway System.) Installs water meters, operates gate valves, and service shutoffs. Capable of reading service cards, gate and hydrant location books and plans. Performs semi-skilled manual work in the construction, operation and maintenance of distribution and collection systems, including work on reservoirs treatment plants, pump stations and water gates. 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. Replaces worn and broken parts in distribution and collection systems. Operates motor equipment. Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent preferred. Requires one year of prior experience. Must be able to work with hydrants, water gates, valves and collection system related equipment. Must possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license with good driving record. Operates a motor vehicle on a regular basis.

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. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

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