Meter Services Taps Worker I

  • City of Asheville
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Feb 15, 2018

Job Description

Job Summary Begin your career with the City of Asheville as a Taps Worker I for the Water Resources Department's Meter Services Division!
The purpose of this position is to provide a variety of responsible unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled work in upgrading and installation of water lines and fixtures for the City's Water Resources Department. 

Non-Exempt, Full-Time, 40 Hours Per Week Position
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepares and transports materials and equipment to job site in and removes debris unsuitable for backfill from site using dump trucks, front-end loaders, and related equipment.
  • Performs maintenance and repair of tools and equipment.
  • Participates in a work crew in digging and backfilling trenches, installing or renewing water services and fixtures, and installing traffic safety devices.
  • Operates motorized equipment within knowledge, skills and abilities of this classification in the installation and repair of water mains, water lines, pumps, valve boxes, hydrants and associated fixtures.
  • Flags traffic as required when job site is in a major road or dangerous road/curve.
  • Works on a crew installing or removing of water taps and mains, water valve boxes, hydrants and associated fixtures; assists in repairing and replacing such fixtures; places pipes and fittings into excavated ditches; works on a crew that bores under roads to install pipes; installs meter boxes valve vaults or manholes. 
  • Must display initiative and ability to perform hard manual labor in all weather conditions, ability to lift up to 100 lbs on occasion (or with reasonable accommodation), and use a shovel for extended periods of time. 
 Supplemental Functions:
  • Performs other similar duties as required.

Required Education & Experience Education/Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalency.
Licensing and Certifications:
  • Must have a current NC Driver's License. 
  • Must obtain Class A CDL NC Driver License within 6 months.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge:
  • General knowledge of learned procedures, practices, routines to deal effectively with routine work.
  • Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form.
  • Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks.
  • Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.
  • Ability to become knowledgeable of parts and tools required to perform maintenance and repairs on the water main system.
  • Ability to follow safety guidelines, policies and procedures that are mandated by OSHA and the City of Asheville.