City of Loveland Water Meter Tech I in Loveland, Colorado

Water Meter Tech I



Water Meter Tech I


$18.80 - $27.26 Hourly


Loveland, CO

Job Type



Water and Power

Job Number



6/22/2018 4:30 PM Mountain

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General Purpose

Performs water meter installations, maintenance and repair of ¾" and 1" water meters. Assists the Water Meter Tech II in testing and repairs of 1 ½" and larger water meters.

The salary range for this position is $18.80 - $27.26 per hour with an expected hiring range of $18.80 - $23.03 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.

Our Position


Assembles, installs, maintains, and repairs, replaces, or removes ¾ and 1"water meters for commercial and residential use.

Performs ¾" and 1" water meter taps and Assists with 1 ½" and larger water and 4" to 6" sewer taps. Periodically operates meter test bench. Maintains precise records and information with respect to meter history and performance. . Using a daily work order system performs field service duties such as turn-on/off, pressure checks, leak checks, and high consumption checks and responds to customer complaints and other public relation needs

Performs inspections for water meter vaults, pits and sewer services and installations.

Updates existing water meter boxes, pits, vaults, and meters that do not meet current specifications.

May work with water operations crews on after hours water main breaks, service line repairs and sewer plugs


Provides feedback and information to supervisor for budget and special projects. Provides routine maintenance to assigned equipment and vehicles. Assists in testing meters in the field. May assist with cross connection control surveys of commercial buildings.



Our Candidate

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Basic knowledge of water meters, taps, meter installations, and basic plumbing. Basic knowledge of design specifications and practical applications. Ability to become Familiar with City codes and development standards with respect to tap and meter installations.Knowledge of pipeline construction and safety. Knowledge of water distribution systems, including construction and maintenance . Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with customers and co-workers. Ability to demonstrate good customer service skills by filling out work orders with all required information and effectively deal with angry or emotional customers. Ability to work in confined space meter vaults.

Core competencies:

Accountability, Collaboration, Courtesy and kindness, Innovation, Integrity, Safety, Service

Job specific competencies:

Community Relations, Job Knowledge, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Reporting

Education and/or experience:

One (1) year of water meter experience including installation, troubleshooting and repair required.

Licensure and/or certifications:

Must possess a valid driver's license. Colorado Class I Water Distribution Certificate desired. Cross connection control certification recognized by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment desired.

Working Environment and Required Background Checks

Work is generally performed outside and occasionally during inclement weather. Requires sitting for extended periods of time. Strenuous physical work may involve moving, positioning, bending, climbing, stooping, kneeling, pushing or pulling of objects weighing up to 100 pounds occasionally and up to 50 pounds frequently, and laying on the ground in small, confined spaces. Manual dexterity is required to complete work tasks through safe and proper operation of hand tools, power tools and motor vehicles. Work may involve long hours and require working overtime, after hours, holidays, weekends, etc. Subject to call-back work and must be capable of responding to an emergency situation upon short notice. Mandatory duty rotation will include after-hour and weekend work. Must be able to make decisions while on duty. May be required to wear pager or cellular phone 7 days per week. Must be capable of responding to the intersection of Hwy 287 and Hwy 34 within 30 minutes.

Material and equipment directly used:

Computer, telephone, calculator, vehicle, 2-way radio, logging equipment, meter bench equipment, meter testing equipment, jackhammer, tamper, locate equipment, generators, air monitoring and entry equipment for vault, tripod and harness

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.

The City offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

· Medical, dental, and vision insurance

· Employee health clinic

· Retirement plans (5% match)

· Vacation and medical leave

· Eleven (11) paid holidays

· Flexible Spending Accounts

· Employee Assistance Program

· Short-term and Long-term disability plans

· Life insurance

· Growth Opportunities through the City of Loveland University that includes over 15,000 trainings