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Colorado Springs Utilities Water Leak Survey Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Water Leak Survey Specialist

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $27.50 to $31.62

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 1/2/19

Water Leak Survey Specialist

Colorado Springs Utilities’ Water Leak Survey & Detection team is looking for a Water Leak Survey Specialist. In this job, you will be responsible for the entire water service area. This coverage will include proactive leak surveys, valve exercising, detailed investigations, and troubleshooting for Colorado Springs Utilities’ internal and external customers. You will provide an added level of support to other water leak survey activities, as you will also responsible for the analytical data as it relates to leak surveys, computerized equipment, and working directly with Laboratory Services for water quality sampling and identification.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Utilizing acoustic, mechanical, and computerized equipment in the completion of distribution system surveys to detect and classify water leaks and to pinpoint leak locations.

  • Completing work orders, time entry and detailed investigative reports.

  • Maintaining logs and records of leak survey activities and leaks detected.

  • Calibrating and maintaining data logger and acoustic leak noise correlation equipment.

  • Responding to customer calls for water leak investigations.

  • Performing leak surveys on system extensions to ensure adequate installation under warranty.

  • Working with other departments to identify and locate potential leaks.

  • Providing 24 hour a day response for emergency situations.

  • Providing training to other personnel regarding water survey equipment and techniques.

  • Creating detailed survey result and performance presentations to be utilized by managers and claims personnel as official documentation of surveys and investigations.

  • Implementing quality assurance procedures.

  • Collection and testing of water samples to determine water quality and identification of possible leaks.

  • Reviewing, editing, and analyzing pollutant, meteorological and ground water field data. Interpreting data, preparing and analyzing technical reports and maintaining required logs.

**This position will require the successful candidate to work overtime as needed. In addition, this position requires a great deal of walking, lifting, and working in all types of weather conditions.

Who you are…

The ideal candidate will possess previous water leak survey experience, water distribution system operation, maintenance and repair experience with a focus on leak identification and repair (journey-level water pipefitter preferred). Solid knowledge of general construction principles, including knowledge of basic hand tools, and a working knowledge of water utility distribution systems design and function is expected.

Additional skills, abilities and certifications/licenses we seek:

  • Must demonstrate technical aptitude and curiosity

  • Must hold a State of Colorado Water Distribution System Operator I or higher certification and demonstrate the ability to obtain a Distribution 2 within one year of hire

  • This position requires driving a Colorado Springs Utilities vehicle, so a valid driver’s license is required, a Commercial Driver’s License class B or higher is preferred

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

Offering four services, Colorado Springs Utilities gives you experience unmatched by other utility companies. We champion innovation, state-of-the-art facilities and clean, efficient technologies that sustain the Colorado Springs lifestyle. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you will enjoy nature at its finest. From snowboarding to biking to theater to community service to food and wine festivals, Colorado Springs offers something for everyone.

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled . Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

For more information regarding applicant rights, visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm

Accessibility Accommodations . If you are an individual with a disability or disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting us at accessibility@csu.org or by calling 719-668-7500. This option is reserved for individuals who are unable to use or require assistance with the online tools as the result of a disability and is not intended for other purposes.

E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: http://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/applicants-rights-and-responsibilities/ . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

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