Utilities Field Service Technician

  • 2250 Las Vegas Boulevard North, North Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct 31, 2021
Public Works Utilities Water and Wastewater Treatment

Job Description

The Role:

We are looking for a Utilities Field Service Technician to support our Utilities Department with p roficiency operating a backhoe, working with hand and power tools, performing maintenance and repair tasks and performing required water tests.

Performs a wide variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water and/or waste water systems.

About North Las Vegas:

Established in 1946, the City of North Las Vegas is the third largest city in Nevada and is one of the fastest growing cities in the state. Serving a community of roughly 260,000 people (and growing!), North Las Vegas is comprised of a diverse group of residents, businesses and employees dedicated to positively influencing the community and making an impact!

The North Las Vegas team is a caring and fun group of individuals who take a vested interest in each other's success. We lift one another up and challenge each other to rise to the occasion each and every day. We do whatever it takes to ensure that vital resources and services that our residents and businesses depend on, are provided in an efficient and effective manner. Community, accountability and teamwork is everything to us and at the heart of all that we do. We are proud of our accomplishments and work diligently to strategically align operations with the City's objectives.

Benefits and Perks:

(Many of our positions offer the following)
  • 4-day, 36-hour workweek, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (May vary by position specific needs).
  • 100% employer-paid Medical, Dental and Vision insurance plan option, with affordable low cost alternative plans available.
  • 13 paid holidays off annually.
  • 3 weeks of annual leave accrued each year (up to applicable maximums).
  • 3 weeks of sick leave accrued each year (up to applicable maximums).
  • Employer-paid participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System of Nevada (PERS).
  • Employer-paid Term Life and AD&D insurance for employees, plus dependent life insurance.
  • Deferred compensation 457(b) Plan, which is a government deferred compensation plan similar to a 401(k) plan. It offers both pre-tax and after-tax savings and investment options.
  • Annual merit increase program based on performance evaluations and/or contractual wage increases.
  • omplimentary access to our fully equipped fitness center at City Hall.

Key Focus of the Role:

(Essential and other im p orta n t res p o n sibilities and duties may i n clude, but are not limited to, t h e following)
  • Performs skilled and semi-skilled work in the construction, installation, repair and maintenance of water and wastewater lines, mains and facilities; locates mains and valves by using maps, GPS or correlator equipment; locates all utilities by pot-holing; determines the amount of hand digging required; prepares barricade plans and sets up and removes barricades to protect crews from street traffic; excavates and backfills sidewalks, streets, trenches and culverts using hand and power tools; exposes mains and lines, following safe dig practices and shutdown procedures; installs and removes various types of trench shoring; assesses damage and determines materials required to make repairs; cuts mains, lines, pipes and cables to permit repairs and installation; replaces old mains and pipes; performs main taps under pressure or following main shutdowns; operates large and small valves to shut -off and turn on water service.
  • Performs skilled work in assembling, laying and aligning water and wastewater mains and service lines; establishes stable main and pipe base when necessary; cuts pipes using saws, pipe-cutters, torches and other tools; caulks joints; threads and bends pipe.
  • Works in vaults and other confined spaces, utilizing proper safety techniques and equipment in accordance with City and departmental safety policies and procedures; lifts and removes vault lids; ventilates vaults; performs vault repairs. Must be able to perform tasks while wearing airline respirator equipment.
  • Locates buried valves at varying underground depths; inspects and tests valves; determines water flow direction and performs required main shutdown procedures; installs, repairs and replaces corporation stop, angle meter stop and curb stop valves under pressure or following main shutdowns; assembles and repairs pressure reducing and air vacuum release valves; fabricates valve fittings; installs and repairs meters.
  • Repairs meter and valve boxes; raises and lowers valve boxes; removes broken and installs new sections; centers valve boxes; backfills and tamps with gravel; tamps asphalt fill to grade.
  • Installs and maintains automated metering infrastructure (AMI) devices. Installs, repairs and replaces and maintains fire hydrants.
  • Operates a variety of equipment including dump trucks, backhoes, vacuum trucks, skip loaders, compressors, tapping machines, concrete saws, valve machines, jack hammers, pipe cutters, concrete saws and a wide variety of other hand, hydraulic and power equipment; checks condition of equipment; cleans and maintains tools and equipment used.
  • Provides customer assistance on water quality and pressure requests, and flush fire hydrants; blow off dead end lines; performs leak detection.
  • Performs inventory and supply duties: keeps records of all parts in and out of part room.
  • Reviews and prioritizes work orders, and uses available resources to complete work assignments of varying nature and difficulty in the operation and maintenance of City water and waste water systems.
  • Responds to emergency call outs and may be required to be on standby.
  • Regular and timely attendance is required.
  • Applicant must be able to work any shift and will be subject to stand by.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications and Attributes:
  • High school diploma or equivalent AND additional vocational or technical training in mechanical maintenance is preferred.
  • Two (2)years of progressively responsible experience performing construction and maintenance in the repair and maintenance of water and wastewater systems preferred.
  • Experience using a backhoe in small or large water and wastewater systems construction/maintenance or utility construction or utility maintenance is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Nevada State Class "A" Commercial Driver's License with tanker endorsements, within six months of the time of hire/reclassification.
  • Must possess State of Nevada Water Distribution Operator Certificate, Grade I, at the time of application for hire, promotion, transfer or reclassification.
  • Completion of OSHA 10 Hour construction course no later than 15 days after starting in position.
  • Proficiency operating a backhoe. Working with hand and power tools.

  • Candidates for this position are subject to a Pre-employment screening. Pre-employment screening includes but is not limited to: Local and State Criminal History Check; Federal Criminal History Check via submission of fingerprints, and a drug screen.

Selection Process
  • Practical Exam Required: Passing Score of 70% or Higher to proceed to the Oral Panel Interview
  • Oral Interview: 100%

Additional Information
  • People Group: Teamster Non Supervisor

  • Grade: TNE-17
  • Minimum Salary: 22.55
  • Maximum Salary: 38.02
  • Pay Basis: HOURLY

Job Address

2250 Las Vegas Boulevard North, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030 United States View Map