Posted on Feb 08, 2021
Hanover County Department of Public Utilities is seeking a Utility Technician - Construction.  
Salary: $28,972.00 - $43,165.00 Annually
General Description:  The incumbent performs utility construction work and other related work. Construction experience desired but entry-level applicants will be considered.
Organization: The Utility Technician is part of Hanover County's Career Development Program (CD). The Utility Technician Ladder has three levels ranging from Utility Technician I to Utility Technician III. Incumbents report to a Utility Supervisor and supervise no staff; however, Utility Technicians III may serve as workflow leaders to lower-level Utility Technicians.
Essential Functions:
  • Repairs and installs water and sewer lines and appurtenances, including fire hydrants.
  • Operates construction equipment, including towing equipment and trailers.
  • Completes other miscellaneous construction projects including sidewalk and other concrete repairs, asphalt repairs, and small grading and lawn restoration projects.
  • Operates and organizes the use of utility tools, equipment, and vehicles.
  • Assures all safety regulations are met (e.g. VDOT standards for traffic control and flags traffic during VDOT right of way repairs).
  • Troubleshoots and helps manage emergency situations.
  • Maintains maintenance records and efficiently completes work orders.
Working Conditions:
A. Hazards
  • May be exposed to chemicals, dust, fumes, noise, vibrations and repetitiveness
B. Environment
  • Field – May be exposed to adverse weather
C. Physical Effort
  • Heavy manual work
  • Intermittent lifting of objects weighing at least 50 lbs
D. Non-exempt
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must be able to understand and to follow oral and written instructions. Familiarity with the equipment and techniques necessary to perform assigned work tasks, preferred.
Education, Experience, and Training: High school diploma or equivalent required. Any equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. Higher levels on the Career Ladder require additional experience and training.
Special Conditions:
  • Criminal Records Check, including fingerprinting
  • Valid Commonwealth of Virginia Driver's License at hire
  • A Class "A" Commercial Driver's License is required within 6 (six) months of employment. Hanover County will provide on the job training to aid in obtaining a Commercial Driver's License.
  • Pre-employment Physical Examination and repeated regularly thereafter
  • Pre-employment Drug Test /Breath Alcohol Testing and repeated in accordance to policy thereafter
  • Audiometric Testing
  • Twelve-month probationary period
  • May work beyond normal schedule including weekends, holidays and nights
  • Must wear uniform, including safety equipment
  • This position is subject to being on routine on-call.
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