Spanish bilingual and Hispanic jobs since 1997. Diversity job fairs since 2006. employers     login   |   register - post a job
Hispanic Diversity Recruitment - best jobs for hispanic, latino & bilingual (spanish & portuguese) jobseekers
    Log me in!   |   Site Map   |   Help   
 Water Distribution Mechanic - Moline, Illinois, United States

Job information
Posted by: City of Moline 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: ldGkOpQtVJdx7XC1RR0dXBfgqfJUAf / Latpro-3796979 
Date posted: Jun-05-2021
State, Zip: Illinois, 61265


Water Distribution Mechanic

Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Rate of Pay: $24.9704 Hourly

$51,938.43 Annually


Characteristics of the Job

Under general supervision, performs skilled work in the installation, operation, repair and maintenance of a water distribution system.  Exercises independent judgment in determining work methods after receiving written or oral instructions.  May provide leadership to field work crews.

Examples of Duties  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Complete distribution system repairs in accordance with standard operating procedures designed to protect the integrity and public safety of the water supply; determines chlorine residual and collects water samples for bacteriological examination when distribution work is completed.
  • Perform leak detection using various techniques including specialized electronic listening devices and leak correlation equipment.
  • Perform field locates of underground water, sanitary/storm sewers and city owned electric/traffic utilities using maps, plans, records and specialized electronic detection equipment.  May use personal or lap-top computer to access distribution system GIS maps and databases
  • Operate excavation equipment, loaders, dump trucks, pumps, utility trucks, vacuum trucks, valve operators and hand and power tools.
  • Install, repair and maintain service lines, curb, corporation and main line valves and water mains.  Install, repair and maintain fire hydrants, including performance of hydrant flushing and flow testing. Repair sanitary and storm sewers as needed.
  • Inspect, pressure test and disinfect new water main construction.
  • Follow required work safety procedures, including traffic control, excavation safety and confined space entry.
  • Serve on standby as assigned and respond to after-hour emergency calls.
  • Document work activities in a variety of hard copy and digital record systems.

Required Training and Experience

High school diploma or GED equivalent, supplemented by college or vocational course work in water distribution and treatment or construction technology; two (2) years experience in mechanical maintenance work involving plumbing and mechanical repair and the installation, maintenance and repair of water mains, services, fire hydrants and related appurtenances; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the chemical, biological and physical sciences essential to the practical mechanics of chemical feeding and disinfection, pumping, storage and distribution in a manner which provides safe, potable water for human consumption; applicable occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions; and specific knowledge of public health hazards associated with the distribution of water.

Skill in performing plumbing and underground construction work; the use of and the care of hand tools and powered equipment; the safe operation of  excavation equipment and loaders; the reading of plans, shop drawings and maps; the use of personal computers in stationary and mobile network environments using software applications including, but not limited to, Arc Map GIS, Tele-Ticket, Lucity Work, and Microsoft Office; and excellent skill in the use of electronic locating and leak detection equipment and methods.

Ability to interpret and work from sketches, plans and diagrams; understand and follow oral and written instructions; respond effectively to inquiries or complaints; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials and the general public.

Licenses and Certifications

Valid Illinois Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or equivalent within 45 days after hire and preferably, Illinois Class C Water Supply Operator’s Certificate or ability to obtain same.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, employee is required to stand and sit; use hands and fingers to handle, feel and make fine adjustments; reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.  The employee will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and will rarely lift/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Work is performed under varied weather conditions. 


recblid wwnyd9z45kj66he4fszf2il2fppkdj




City of Moline requires you to fill in their on-line form which will open in a different window.

Enter your email address and click 'Apply':
  Prefer not to enter your email? 

Follow the application instructions in the Job Description.