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FSLA:                                   NON-EXEMPT                                                                   
PAY RANGE:                   12/1 - $15.02/hr
REVISED:                          November 17, 2021


JOB SUMMARY:  This is a non-exempt position that requires manual and semi-skilled work.  The incumbent employee turns on and off water service for transfers, reinstates, connects, disconnects and checks water meters for proper working conditions.  The incumbent employee also performs manuals and semi-skilled tasks in their duties in the Water and/or Sewer Utility System. “Job descriptions may be modified based on City needs and employees may be required to perform functions beyond those described below and employees are ‘at will employees’ in that either party may terminate the employment relationship.”


  • Drives to industrial and residential areas to respond to requests for water service.
  • Works with Customer Service Supervisor in Utility Billing Office, Meter Reader Servicer and Senior Deputy City Clerk to establish new customer accounts by reading meters and determining book and account number.
  • Checks for proper operation of meters, replaces meters and checks lines. May assist in installation, replacement and/or removal of meters.
  • May be required to function as a line maintenance worker.
  • Reads water meters in the field and enters the usage of water into a handheld device. May have to perform re-reads. Meter readings may not be estimated.
  • Makes turn-ons and turn-offs at water meters.
  • Tests meters to ensure proper functioning, reports defects and cleans out meter boxes as necessary.
  • May assist in the installation, replacement and or removal of meters.
  • Inspects location of water service for water leaks and makes necessary field repairs.
  • Keeps water Distribution and Sewer systems operating efficiently. Assists in the repair of water and sewer line breaks;
  • Maintains, locates, raises to grade, and marks water main valves, assists in valve and water line mapping;
  • Relieves sewer line stoppages by operating hydro-flusher to clear pipe of congesting materials; Cleans and repairs manholes;
  • Repairs and replaces fire hydrants and notifying fire department when fire hydrants are out of service;
  • Operates jackhammer, excavates trenches, and installs shoring
  • Detects hazardous atmospheres and corrects before entry.
  • Detects, reports and/or corrects unsafe working conditions.
  • Reports to Senior Deputy City Clerk/Superintendent and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Any other duties as assigned


  • High school education or equivalent.
  • Must possess valid Oklahoma driver’s license and maintain driving record acceptable to the City’s insurance carrier.
  • Knowledge of meter placements, streets and alleys.
  • Must obtain a valid Oklahoma CDL Class B License, with tanker endorsement, within 6 months of employment and maintain license throughout employment.
  • Must obtain ODEQ Class D water and wastewater operator certification within one year of employment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others.
  • Ability to handle potentially irate customers with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to use pipe wrench, curb stop wrench and other small hand tools to repair and maintain water meters and meter boxes, and to connect and disconnect service.
  • Ability to read and record information accurately into hand held computer.


  • Prior experience in Meter Reading, water and sewer line construction and/or pipeline construction or similar trade.

SUPERVISION REQUIRED:  Works under general supervision of Superintendent/Senior Deputy City Clerk.



  • Must be willing to periodically perform stand-by and call-back work during off duty hours.
  • Most of work is performed outdoors subject to inclement weather conditions. Occasionally work is performed in confined areas and awkward positions or on rough, uneven terrain or excavations.
  • Possible exposure to vibration, noise, smells, dust, dirt, water and/or hazardous chemicals.
  • Must possess physical flexibility to bend, twist and reach; mobility to climb and walk; dexterity to operate machinery and tools on uneven surfaces; and stamina to exert self throughout the day in all weather conditions.
  • Must have strength to pull, lift, and/or push objects up to 50 60 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an infrequent basis.
  • Must have knowledge of safe work practices and procedures.
  • Possible exposure to moving equipment, slippery surfaces, chemicals, and/or hazardous materials.


  • Class D Water and Wastewater License
  • Oklahoma CDL Class B License, with tanker endorsement.
  • Confined Space Entry Certificate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform any non-essential function.

Contact : Becki Reyes
HR Assistant

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled