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Aqua America, Inc Utility Worker I - [Union position] in Catawissa, Pennsylvania

At Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc., we know that water is a precious resource - one that plays a critical role in sustaining life. That's why we take seriously our mission: protecting and providing Earth's most essential resource. At Aqua, we are guided by a set of principles that embody the character of our company and inspire our work together. They are embedded within our business practices and our behavior. We are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve.Together, the women and men of Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. serve 1 million customers across eight states. Aqua uses science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water and responsibly return wastewater to our rivers and streams. Join our team and make a difference!Job Summary:Are you looking for a fantastic career at Aqua? We have a great opportunity for a Utility Worker for water at our Roaring Creek/Shamokin location. The Utility Worker I will report directly to the Field Supervisor and be responsible for repairing main breaks and service leaks, installation of new services, and repairing/replacing valves and fire hydrants. Duties also include performing water main mark outs in accordance with the requirements of the PA One Call regulations. The Utility Worker I will also be responsible for performing monthly leak detection on Aqua facilities using company leak detection equipment. All work and time will be documented through the company's work order system using a wireless handheld device. The duties may involve the operation of a backhoe, excavator, dump truck, and other company vehicles. The duties will also involve use of hand tools, power tools, pavement saws, pipe saws, compressors, generators, jackhammers, and compacting equipment.RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: *Operates and maintains water distribution system facilities, such as water mains, valves, hydrants, service lines, etc. Utilizes company technology to ensure assigned work is captured within work order management applications. *Ensures daily work complies with EPA and PUC regulatory requirements for operations. Ensures that daily work complies with established company safety policies and procedures. *Operates and performs maintenance on all equipment and vehicles used in the maintenance of the water system. *Reads and interprets maps, drawings and schematics to include GIS data. *Performs field service representative and meter reading work as assigned. *Satisfactorily meets internal and external customer requirements through effective communication and initiative. Proficient in communicating via email and text. *Responds to after hour calls to for emergency and non-emergency situations as required. Available for scheduled overtime. *All other duties as assigned. EDUCATIONAL AND QUALIFICATIONS: *High School Diploma or equivalent. *Construction or mechanical background preferred. *Candidate must be able to pass the DOT Medical exam as required as part of hiring process. *Ability to lift 100lbs. *Proficiency with commuters, Microsoft office applications as well as web based systems. *The position requires passing the PA Waterworks Distribution E licensing exam within (36) thirty six months of date of hire. *The position requires obtaining a CDL within 120-days from date of hire. *Must have a valid U.S. Drivers License. Rate of pay: $23.08##All employees hired or entering the bargaining unit on or after May 24, 2017 will receive three dollars ($3.00) per hour less than the classification wage rate. The wage reduction will be returned in one dollar ($1.00) increases once a year over a three (3) year period. The employee will receive annual contract increases.Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to