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Worker - Maintenance - Di

Date: Jul 26, 2022

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35222

Company: Birmingham Water Works

Job Information

Job Title:  Distribution Maintenance Worker (DMW)                Department:  Distribution   765,821,822,824

Reporting Relationship:  District & Field Supervisor                Exempt Status:  Non-Exempt

Grade:  8 $16.61 ($34,553.60) - $23.66 ($49,212.70)

Shift: Monday - Thursday, 6:00am - 4:30pm

General Responsibilities

Assist Leak Crews, Dump Truck Crews, Field Crews, Valve Crews and Construction Crews in the repair, installation and maintenance of water main in the Distribution System. Also responsible for maintenance of right-a-ways of potable and raw water mains.


Essential Job Functions

  1. Assist in locating and installing water mains, valves, fire hydrants, service, loops, and etc. and repairing leaks within the Distribution System.


  1. Perform manual excavations and tamping of backfill after excavations.


  1. Assist in maneuvering heavy objects such as pipe, fittings and valves.  Apply coating materials to pipelines.  Assist in measuring and cutting pipe for repairs.  Pours and drives lead in pipe joints.


  1. Responsible for replacing paving and concrete, repair sleeves and split sleeves. 


  1. Operate equipment that relates to appurtenances and construction for the repair of water mains and its appurtenances.  Operate mowing equipment such as riding mower, string trimmers and push mowers for the maintenance of transmission water mains and right-of-ways.


  1. Install clamps on breaks, replace service lines, shut-off valves for repairs.


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        7.  Install service taps with tapping machines for fire hydrants, domestic and fire services.


       8.Maintain traffic control in work area with use of flags to ensure a safe working environment.


      9. Replace and install meter boxes as needed.


       10. May be required to work an on-call schedule outside of normal schedule on a rotating basis as directed.


       11. May be required to use the jackhammer.


       12. Perform other duties as assigned.


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High school diploma or equivalent required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid Alabama Driver’s License

Valid Alabama Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) preferred - or the employee must obtain a CDL within 18 months of employment


One year of manual labor experience required.  Construction experience preferred.



Physical Demands

Ability to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time

Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction

Finger dexterity required in manipulating objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard

Communication skills using the spoken word

Ability to see within normal parameters

Ability to hear within normal parameters

                           Ability to move about

Work Enviroment

Loud noise; outdoors exposed to extreme hot/cold and/or wet weather conditions.

Employee must meet all knowledge, skills, abilities, training, certification and licensing requirements for the position in the time allowed as described in the Distribution Career Development Plan.  Failure to do so may result in a transfer to another position or termination of employment.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham