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Water & Water Supply

Water Maintenance Repair Worker (T&D Nights)

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Are you a hard worker with experience in the repair, installation, and maintenance of water distribution fixtures including the manual repair and installation of system fixtures? Join the City of Albany as a Water Maintenance Repair Worker Work! Don't miss the chance to get outside  and act as "lead" in a crew in this position, which is critical to the productivity of the team, and be responsible for directing other personnel at the job site for the safety of employees, equipment, and the public. 

Flexibility is key with a mandatory on call rotation and required ability to be available to respond for emergency services during adverse weather conditions and other situations related to public service. 

The role will regularly:

  • Repair water mains and pipes

  • Control traffic at work site as needed

  • Install taps in water mains to run water lines from street mains to buildings using tap installation equipment

  • Install and repair water valves on water mains, both under or without pressure, using hand tools

  • Test the pressure of water mains and services

  • Install, maintain, and repair fire hydrants using hand tools

  • Install, maintain, and repair other water distribution system fixtures

  • Shut off water services when needed so repairs can be made

  • Operate air driven tools such as a pneumatic drill to break hard ground surfaces

  • Dig and backfill dirt in the work area

  • Inspect water distribution fixtures, check water pressure and condition of fixture and take appropriate action

  • Fill out daily work record sheets pertaining to work performed, time spent on job, and material used

  • May supervise a small work crew consisting of Equipment Operators and Laborers during the above operations

  • Investigate and diagnose problems with the water distribution system

  • May need to locate underground utilities using various equipment and software programs; such as line locator, tablet, utility cloud software, GIS software etc.

  • Perform related work as required.


Water & Water Supply

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Full Time

Albany, NY

Residency Required Within 180 Days of Hire:



*These are the minimum qualifications necessary by law to be considered for this position. If you do not have the needed experience or equivalent experience required for this role, kindly consider applying for another position with us.

  • Working knowledge of the installation, repair and maintenance of water distribution fixtures and equipment

  • Knowledgehe methods, tools, materials, equipment, component structures, fixtures, and terminology used in a water distribution system

  • Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions involved in the work

  • Skilled in the care and use of hand and air driven tools used in the work

  • Ability to communicate with customers, residents and other utility companies regarding water distribution problems

  • Can work well with and supervise the work of others and Ability to supervise the work of others

  • Ability to lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of full-time paid experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of water distribution system fixtures OR

  • Four (4) years of fulltime paid experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of water distribution system fixtures

  • Must have a valid NYS Driver’s License is required at the time of hire and for the duration of employment

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