Water Distribution Crew Worker I

This position reports to the Water Distribution Supervisor or Water Distribution Crew Leader.  Work to be performed is the maintenance and construction of water system(s) and is an entry-level job.  Duties also include support services for other employees in the department.  The Supervisor will check work as it is being done, and reviews completed work.

  • Performs general plumbing and pipe fitting work such as pipe connections, laying pipe, making taps, and repairing leaks, setting and repairing fire hydrants;
  • Operates various types of heavy and light equipment when necessary
  • Handles utility office work orders;
  • Performs routine maintenance of tools and equipment
  • Regularly cleans and maintains vehicles, equipment and facility
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Working knowledge of materials and equipment used in the installation, maintenance and repair of water mains and service lines;
  • Understanding of occupational health and safety precautions;
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow both verbal and written instructions;
  • Ability to read water meters and read maps;
  • Ability to perform pipefitting and maintenance of waterline;
  • Ability to work under extreme weather conditions and for extended periods of time;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others employees and customers;
  • Maintain an acceptable work performance and attendance record.
Physical Requirements

The employee is required to see, hear and talk and use hands to grasp and squeeze; arms to reach overhead; and walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch/crawl and stretch.  The employee routinely lifts 25 pounds; occasionally will move 50-70 pounds.

Work Environment

Work is often performed outdoors and in inclement weather for over 8 hours at a time. Wearing of task assigned PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required.  The employee will work with shop and industrial tools.


CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE or an application may be obtained from the receptionist at Portland City Hall upon request Monday through Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm.  A detailed job description is also available from the receptionist upon request.


Completed applications must be returned to City Hall by: until filled.

Attn: Human Resources

100 South Russell Street

Portland, Tennessee 37148

Post-offer, Pre-employment background check, drug screen and physical required.

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Position: Water Distribution Crew Worker I

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Employment Type
Water - Department of Utilities
Job Benefits

This position is eligible for full-time benefits after applicable waiting periods.

Beginning of employment
Immediately upon a passing of pre-employment background check, drug screen and physical.
Duration of employment
Full Time
Working Hours
40 hours per week
Base Salary
$ 12.69 - $ 17.71
Date posted
January 17, 2019
Deadline to Apply
Until Filled
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