The City of Palo Alto is seeking applicants with underground construction experience to become Installer / Repairers (pipefitters) for its Water, Gas, and Wastewater Operations group. This position may be filled at the Installer / Repairer Assistant level, which is the entry-level position requiring one year of general construction experience. this position is responsible for the installation, repair and maintenance of the water and gas distribution systems and wastewater collection system. Duties include installing new gas and water services, replacing sewer laterals, clearing blockages and performing preventative cleaning and maintenance on sewer mains and laterals, performing repairs and preventative maintenance on gas, water, and sewer mains, gas and water valves, and other components of those systems, and responding to emergencies.
In addition to the required education and experience, the ideal applicant will be a hard worker, a self-motivated learner with the ability to understand key principles in working with natural gas, water, and sewer systems, and a good team player with the ability to take direction well. Underground construction and/or experience with gas, water, or sewer systems is highly preferred.
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