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System Maintenance

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Southwest Regional Water District
February 25, 2022
3640 Old Oxford Road, Hamilton, Ohio
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This position is responsible for performing various functions in connection with the operation, maintenance, repair and modification of the District’s water distribution system. Because this position typically involves essential functions requiring manual labor using hand tools and various types of power equipment and the manipulation of water pipes, valves, hydrants and other types of construction materials, an occupant of this position must be able to perform tasks involving stooping, bending, twisting and unassisted carrying and lifting of materials or tools weighing in excess of twenty pounds and up to sixty pounds, operating/using various types of construction equipment and tools, and working within restricted spaces and on varying terrain. The ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions is also required.

The position is included within a collective bargaining unit for which the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 20, is the exclusive bargaining agent. Each employee is subject to the terms of the Bargaining Unit Agreement.

Each employee within this position must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and is required to possess, and maintain in good standing, a valid Driver’s License. Within three months of the date of the employee’s date of hire, each employee is required to obtain, and to thereafter maintain in good standing, a valid Commercial Driver’s License.

Although System Operation and Maintenance Crews typically perform their duties five days per week, all employees within this position must be available for on-call duty to respond to emergency call-outs on a 24 hour per day, 7-day per week basis. Such duty is rotated among classification employees.

This position reports to the Distribution Supervisor and involves the performance of various functions involving the operation, maintenance, repair and modification of the District’s water distribution system or other infrastructures of the District.

The primary functions within this category involve working independently or as a member of a construction/maintenance team, consisting of 2 or more employees, to perform various tasks, including, but not limited to, the installation, repair and disinfection of water mains and system- owned service lines, installation of water mains, installation and repairs of meter service facilities, and installation and repairs of other appurtenances, such as hydrants, gate valves, and master pressure reducing stations within the distribution system.

Essential Functions

  1. Operate a medium-duty dump truck with manual transmission, usually in conjunction with a trailer hauling a back-hoe.
  2. Operate other types of motor
  3. Upon proper qualification by a member of the District’s staff, operate a backhoe, skid loader or other types of heavy construction equipment.
  4. Complete work assignments in a safe and efficient


  1. Utilize shovel, rake or other hand tools for maintenance and restoration activities.
  2. Prepare complete and accurate work orders or other paperwork in hard copy or digital
  3. Perform required manual labor as necessary to maintain District
  4. Perform a variety of construction and maintenance operations on the District’s water system at varied times and in all weather conditions. Such duties will normally be performed in cooperation with other employees, and each employee must demonstrate an ability to work cooperatively with fellow employees and supervisors. An employee will frequently also be required to work in close proximity to a backhoe, or other excavating equipment, being operated by another District employee.
  5. New and other related duties as assigned.

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