Utility Worker - Payroll Service in Fremont, CA at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 11/29/2020

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Job Description

JobID: 381092

Johnson Service Group is looking for multiple Utility Workers to perform varied physical labor and semi-skilled duties in the construction, maintenance and repair of underground water system facilities and equipment; may perform basic repair of parts, tools, machinery, and equipment; may inspect, test, and repair a variety of Client water meters.


  • Works on utility crews installing and repairing mains, service lines, fire hydrants, meters; and other appurtenances.
  • Performs physical labor including: manual digging using a shovel and bar; assisting with rigging and placement of heavy materials and equipment; loading and unloading materials, supplies, and equipment at the job site and/or in the yard; assisting with measuring, painting or chalking areas to be excavated; and guiding the maneuvering of truck(s) at the job site. Also mixes and shovels concrete mixture into place; tamps and/or operates vibrator to ensure proper distribution of aggregate; replaces and/or installs concrete around fire hydrants, manhole covers, gate pots, meter boxes, and related fixtures.
  • Performs emergency off-hour repair work and stand-by duties on a scheduled rotating basis.
  • Learns and safely operates a variety of equipment including light and heavy trucks with trailers, vacuum excavators, front-end loaders, asphalt/concrete saws, compressors, tapping machines, valve machines, jackhammers, pipe cutters, etc.
  • Locates valves, meters, hydrants, and related appurtenances from maps, drawings, electronic locating devices, and sketches; installs and performs minor repairs to hydrants, valves, meters, pressure regulators, and related equipment.
  • Locates and reads meters by-passed by regular meter reader.  May fill-in for regular meter reader.
  • Completes standardized forms accurately, maintains simple records, and completes job documents accurately, completely and in a timely manner. May assist in disinfecting and flushing the distribution system and take verification bacteria samples.
  • May be used to augment gardening staff during peak periods.


  • High school diploma or equivalent and six months experience performing heavy manual labor in a construction, maintenance or industrial environment.
  • General knowledge of basic construction and maintenance methods, and terminology; identification, use and safe operation of standard hand and power tools and equipment; safe work methods and pertinent safety regulations; proper English usage in verbal and written form; use of standard measuring equipment such as a tape rule
  • Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record

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