Water Utility Technician (Distribution & Metering)

$27.57 hourly
  • City of Naperville
  • 1200 West Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL, USA
  • Jan 27, 2023
Full time Utilities Water

Job Description

Job Description

Naperville’s Water & Wastewater Utility now seeks a reliable, responsible, & trustworthy individual to join the Water Distribution & Metering team as a Utility Technician This job is based out of the Naperville Water Service Center (1200 W. Ogden Avenue).  The Utility Technician helps to maintain the municipal water system, installing & repairing water meters, and providing great customer service to Naperville water utility customers.

Known as a leader and innovator in asset renewal, sanitary sewer rehabilitation and water system maintenance activities, Naperville's Water and Wastewater Utility is one of the state’s largest combined utility systems, operating both a water distribution and sanitary district with wastewater treatment.

Reporting to the Water Distribution & Metering Supervisor, the working hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The selected individual will be expected to work scheduled overtime, emergency overtime, and stand-by as needed.  

The vacancy exists due to promotion.  This is a union position, represented by the IBEW - Local 196.  The Collective Bargaining Agreement covers wages (currently a ten-step plan), benefits, and working conditions.  A Utility Technician hired at the Step 1 wage rate ($27.57/hr) will, by contract, move to the Step 2 rate of $29.06/hr) effective on his/her anniversary date.   Top Step pay is currently $35.86/hr.   

Duties

The Water Utility Technician’s duties include providing customer service to water utility customers and successfully resolving their issues/complaints.  You will perform tasks including (but not limited to):

  • water meter installation, repair and testing
  • J.U.L.I.E. locates of underground water utility assets
  • water quality testing, and 
  • vital water system maintenance (such as exercising and repairing hydrants & valves, repairing        b-boxes, etc.)

Qualifications

  • One year of prior waterworks experience, or two years’ utility location experience is required.  

  • Possession of a valid Class D Certificate of Competency as a Public Water Supply Operator, issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (or the ability to attain this license within one (1) year of employment) is required.   

  •  high school diploma (or equivalent) is required.   

  • valid Illinois Driver’s License and a good driving record is required.  

Preferred candidates will possess additional training in water treatment/distribution, wastewater treatment, mechanical maintenance, or in a related field.  CCCDI certification is highly desirable.

Candidates must attend and work reliably, and must function well independently (without constant supervision).  A proven work record of effective productivity and trustworthiness is essential for consideration.  

Additional Information

The City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of 148,000 residents, conveniently located 28 miles west of Chicago.  Various publications have named Naperville as one of the best cities in the United States in which to live.  The City has gained national recognition for our family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate, and vibrant downtown area.  It’s also a great place to work!  Our municipal government employs over 900 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories and provides a dynamic & collaborative working environment, a forward-looking leadership team, and a competitive benefits package.

Applications should be completed thoroughly, and resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application but should be attached to the application.  Include all requested education, experience, attachments, and other information when applying. Incomplete applications are subject to rejection. Notifications to applicants will be sent electronically to the email address provided in the application.

THE CITY OF NAPERVILLE IS AN E. O. E. 

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The City of Naperville complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify Human Resources in advance at (630) 305-7066.