Utility Maintenance Technician

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a supportive team of local government professionals in a community with an excellent quality of life?  Powhatan County is the Richmond region’s best kept secret for work-life balance while being a short drive from the capital city’s amenities. 

  • Department: Public Works  
  • Compensation: $29,025
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Deadline:  Open Until Filled

The County of Powhatan is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Utility Maintenance Technician.  This position is responsible for assisting with the location of water and sewer lines to prevent damage and assist the County with the operation and maintenance of the county's water and waste water infrastructure.

Work involves locating and marking water and sewer lines that may conflict with construction activities; operating pipe locating equipment; collecting representative water and waste water samples as requested; conducting a valve maintenance program including opening and closing water valves, maintaining air release valves and ensuring valves are accessible; flushing hydrants and ensuring hydrant valves are operating properly; and reading/checking water meter readings as required.

Applicants must possess a High School diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license.  Applicants must have at least three years of work experience in water and waste water applications such as meter reading, valve maintenance and utility locating.  Position is considered essential personnel and individuals will need to respond to emergencies. 

Hiring salary range $29,025-35,544 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.  Also available is an excellent benefits package which includes participation in the Virginia Retirement System, vacation and sick leave, medical, dental and vision insurance, paid life insurance, and paid holidays.

Click HERE to Submit completed County application through the County's website.  Hard copies of the application may also be obtained in person at 3834 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 or through email humanresources@powhatanva.gov.
Equal Opportunity and Drug Free Workplace
Powhatan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply.  Powhatan County is a Drug Free Workplace.

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