Utility Maintenance Technician I (Locator)

$33,209 - $51,934 yearly
  • Town of Hillsborough
  • Hillsborough, NC, USA
  • Jul 29, 2022
Full time Utilities Water Wastewater

Job Description

The main task of this position is to perform utility locates and provide positive response in relation to the excavation requests made through the state 811 Call Before You Dig system (NC811). The locating may be managed by self or under the direction of another supervisor.

In addition, the following duties are representative of the position:

  • Uses underground locating equipment and physically marks by placing soluble paint or flags along the town’s water and sewer features for planned excavations detailed through the NC811 system within the allowable tolerance.
  • Responds to each locate ticket the resolution of which through the NC811 system. 
  • Installs, repairs, and maintains collection and distribution systems including making water and sewer taps, installing, and exercising water valves and hydrants, installing water and sewer mains, sewer cleanouts, blow offs, meter boxes and sewer manholes, raises manholes.
  • Performs hydrant flushing and valve exercising program.
  • Bores under roads; sawcut roads; restores road and landscapes after work is complete.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties such as general housekeeping of shop, vehicles and pump station sites, parts inventory, reads water tank levels, checks pressure at water meters in response to complaints.
  • Inspects and ensures proper working safety equipment before use.
  • Maintains water main air release valves.
  • Serves on call, always, for emergencies.
  • Uses various field and office equipment to perform work.
  • Performs other related duties as required.