Water maintenance workers are generally responsible for repairing utilities, such as sewer and plumbing, and other water-related maintenance. They work with many tools which must be carried to the repair site, which may be indoors or outdoors depending on the location of the problem, and these range from a clogged toilet to complex excavation for sewer services. Work environments may include residential housing, office buildings, and other locations where water works are employed.
They work primarily with other maintenance workers and are usually hired as full-time staff at a facility such as a nursing home or factory. They are then responsible for handling all water systems, from the sprinklers outside to the plumbing inside. They may also work on pools and other difficult plumbing which may require a wide range of expertise.
Some water maintenance workers may need to be on-call in case of emergencies, so working long hours may be expected in this position. Although these workers interact with other maintenance workers and a manager, the maintenance department is generally self-contained within the company. In cases such as apartment maintenance, only one water maintenance worker may be on staff, while in large-scale operations they may work with other contracted crews, such as excavators or landscape crews, in which cases they report to a general contractor or job site manager.
Water Maintenance Worker Tasks
Evaluate equipment for wear and provide preventative maintenance and repair.
Assess and maintain critical elements of water systems, including delivery, waste water, storm water servicing, and reclaimed water.
Document and communicate condition assessment during facilities planning and event response.