Meter Maintenance Worker I or II

Otay Water District - Spring Valley, CA (30+ days ago)4.8


Ideal Candidate
Do you have experience in installing, repairing, inspecting and testing backflow/cross connection devices and water meters? Do you know how to read and work from blue prints and technical drawings? If so, then we would like to hear from you.

The Otay Water District offers excellent benefits, a balanced work/life environment and is a leader in the industry.

About the Position and Department
The Meter Maintenance Worker may be appointed at either level depending upon qualifications and experience. This position is in the Finance Department and reports directly to the Meter Services Supervisor. This position is also a member of a dedicated, service-oriented team where collaboration and leadership are promoted at all levels. The Finance Department is responsible for Customer Service, Meter Services, Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Payroll and has a staff of approximately 29 employees.

Applications will be accepted until there are a sufficient number of highly qualified applicants from which to make a selection. However, for the earliest consideration, please submit your application materials by June 29, 2018. For information on the recruitment process, please go to the Employment section of our website www.otaywater.gov or click here.

Examples of Duties:
Processes work requests using automated work order systems, enters work completed and updates status.
Installs, reads, removes, repairs, inspects, and tests potable and recycled water meters.
Troubleshoots problems with the automated meter reading (AMR) system, changes transponders.
Enters backflow certification data.
Monitors, reports, and discontinues water service to any premise where water meter and/or backflow prevention device has been tampered with, removed, or bypassed.
Reports and documents detection of water ordinance violations.
Responds to customer calls regarding water meter leaks, pressure problems, and other related concerns.
Replaces broken meter boxes.
Flow-tests water meters to determine accuracy to District standards.
Assists with the assembly, installation, maintenance, repair, or removal of backflow devices.
Assists other departments as needed with emergency and non-emergency shutdowns.
Performs general maintenance, replacement, and repair of water meters and meter boxes to include sandblasting, sanding, and painting.
Operates a District vehicle as required.
Identifies and recommends opportunities for improvement.

Meter Maintenance Worker II level duties also include:
Installs, tests, and repairs backflow prevention devices and records/enters required information.
Maintains backflow prevention in compliance with all regulatory and District requirements.
Spot checks private backflow testers to ensure they test properly.
For the complete job descriptions go to the Employment section of our website www.otaywater.gov or click here.

Required Licenses and/or Certifications:
Both levels require a valid California Driver's License and a safe driving record. The Meter Maintenance Worker II requires an American Water Works Association Backflow Prevention Assembly General Tester Certification or American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) Certification.

Minimum Experience, Education, and Training Requirements:
Both levels require a High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Meter Maintenance Worker I
One (1) year of experience in the installation, diagnosis, testing, repair, removal, and maintenance of mechanical and/or electronic equipment or devices.

Meter Maintenance Worker II
Two (2) years of experience in the installation, diagnosis, testing, repair, removal, and/or maintenance of water meters. Experience in the installation, repair, removal, testing, and certification of backflow prevention devices is highly desirable.