Underground Water Repair I/II, South Lake Tahoe California - Storm Water Jobs

Underground Water Repair I/II

Date Posted
Employer Name
South Tahoe Public Utility
Sector Name
Local Government
South Lake Tahoe
Career Level
Mid Level


Under the supervision of the Underground Water Repair Supervisor and/or Lead Person, performs a variety of construction, maintenance, and repair work, and related tasks as required. Is responsible for carrying out stated maintenance and repair procedures.

For a summary of the complete physical requirements for this position, click here.


Essential Functions

1. Maintains, repairs, and/or replaces water lines and related water system components including: existing water services and service valves, fire hydrants, water valve boxes and covers, old valves up to 30" and above, water meters, and related components.

2. Installs new water mains up to 8", mainline valves up to 30" and above, new water services and service valves, fire hydrants, water meters, and all components of a new water system including laying and joining pipe, and installation of water blowoffs.

3. Installs and replaces water meters and boxes.

4. Chlorinates new lines and performs disinfection procedures as required. Tests and flushes new system to meet state requirements.

5. Breaks out, removes and repairs street pavement.

6. Operates and services water related equipment such as hot tapper, line stopping equipment, line freezing equipment, and threading and cutting equipment.

7. Operates trucks, dump trucks, backhoes, loaders, excavators, vacuum trucks, street sweepers, trucks with pup or backhoe trailers, and related equipment.

8. Operates air compressors and associated tools, such as jackhammers, and impact wrenches. Operates wackers, pavement saw, pipe cut-off saw, pipebursting and mole tunneling tool.

9. Implements and maintains a valve exercising program as required by the State of California Department of Health Services.

10. Responds to calls for assistance, when available, and accepts standby duty, as needed.

11. Adheres to and enforces stated safety policies and procedures.

Education & Experience Requirements


High School graduate, or equivalent, with ability to read and follow safety procedures and job related instructions, is required.


1. Underground Water Repair I: One year of experience in at least one of the following: water distribution system maintenance, construction, repair and/or general maintenance work.

2. Underground Water Repair II: Three years of experience in construction, repair and maintenance work in a water distribution system. Requires some experience in directing an assigned crew.

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