Posted 4 weeks ago

Senior Water Utility Technician (Repair & Excavation)

Company: City of Naperville
Category: Manufacturing/Skilled Trades


Type: Full Time

The City of Naperville’s Water Utility is currently seeking a Senior Water Utility Technician for the Repair & Excavation division to operate excavating and loading equipment and heavy machinery on a daily basis.  In this position, candidates will perform manual tasks (i.e., digging, loading & unloading materials, and preparing job sites) as they relate to the rehabilitation, repair, and replacement of the City’s water distribution and wastewater collection systems. Duties:

  • Operates light and heavy excavation, rehabilitation, repair, and replacement equipment such as end loaders, backhoes, dozers, heavy trucks, and trenchless equipment for a variety of construction and maintenance operations in the most difficult and complex situations of the water and wastewater distribution and collection systems.
  • Performs substantial repairs, rehabilitations, replacements (two feet or deeper) to watermains/sanitary sewer mains (up to 20’ in length), hydrants, valves, vaults, valve boxes, service lines, and manholes. Restores property to original condition.
  • Determines means for the work to be performed and uses appropriate methods to return lines to service.
  • Utilizes proper safety precautions related to all work performed. Provides assistance to others by watching banks for cave-ins and provides assistance when emergency exits are needed.
  • Ensures that equipment is properly used and is fully maintained in an operable condition.
  • Drives a large truck. Loads and hauls rock and gravel and spreads materials.
  • Operates pavement saws and jackhammers.
  • Performs difficult manual labor including lifting heavy weights, stooping, bending, twisting, and climbing. Enters and exits from vehicles several times daily.
  • Leads the work of a single crew as assigned. Trains employees in the use and care of maintenance equipment and machinery as assigned. May provide lead person supervision to lower-level staff on assigned projects.
  • Monitors work zones for unsafe conditions and takes corrective action when warranted. Reports such conditions to supervisor as appropriate. Adheres, at all times, to proper confined space procedures and other safety-related policies and practices. Practices safety procedures in the performance of all job duties, especially in the areas of traffic control and trench safety.
    • For work in the Repair and Excavation Section, the employee needs to be classified as a competent person as defined by OSHA standards within six months of their hire (or transfer) to the section.