Job Locations US-KS-Lenexa
Posted Date 3 months ago(7/5/2023 9:59 AM)
# of Openings
Construction/General Labor


The purpose of this position is to make service connection taps on water distribution mains, perform inspections on new service connections, and ensure that all service line installations comply with WaterOne rules and regulations.  This position does not have a required number of emergency call outs that would normally be expected of the operations crew members.


WaterOne provides competitive benefit and compensation ranges. Selected candidates are placed in the position's pay range based on their qualifications.

Pay Range: From $19.86/hour


  • Install service connection taps up to and including 2” on distribution mains.
  • Inspect fire line connections to distribution mains for proper installation. Record exact location of the valve.
  • Inspect for cross connections if some other source of water system is involved.
  • Perform service disconnection in cases of enlargement, relocation or temporary service.
  • Make enlargement taps, up to and including, 2” for service connections being enlarged.
  • Perform taps on dry lines for WaterOne crews and contractor crews. Remove temporary taps.
  • Evaluate excavations made by plumbers for safety and compliance with OSHA regulations prior to beginning tap.
  • Deliver service connection materials to job sites, including meters, meter pits, covers, meter setters, and curb boxes.
  • Work closely with plumbers and builders to resolve problems; provide information on WaterOne standards and policies in complex situations.
  • Assemble 5/8”, 3/4” and 1” meter into setter.
  • When necessary, remove and replace defective corporation stops from water main.
  • Provide immediate supervisor with weekly report of completed and rejected taps and preliminary inspections.
  • Complete paperwork associated with tap and preliminary inspection. Records accurate ties for corporation stops, valve and meter pit locations.
  • Schedule and coordinate taps with contractors and properly prepare paperwork before and after tapping.
  • Coordinate projects with Developer Services staff in order to ensure WaterOne standards and project needs are met.
  • Keep Supervisor informed of unusual situations and problems.
  • Use GPS equipment to gather coordinates of tapping valves, meter pits, vaults, and points on the water main where the connection is made.
  • Inspect all new service connections and performs follow-up work on rejected preliminary inspections and other irregularities.
  • Maintain parts inventory on assigned vehicle. Maintain tools and equipment used.  Schedule routine maintenance of assigned vehicle and report problems with vehicle to Fleet Services.  Maintain clean vehicle, tools, and equipment. 



Required Education, Skills & Experience 

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Two years of work experience in water utility distribution system maintenance or closely related field.
  • Grade I Water Distribution Operator’s Certification (or ability to obtain certification within 12 months).
  • Maintain knowledge of tools and equipment used when making taps and changing meters.
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision and demonstrate a high level of integrity.
  • Requires strong verbal and written communications skills and good customer relations skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software with emphasis in Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Proficiency or ability to become proficient in the use of SAP, GIS, and AIMS software applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment and excellent decision-making skills.
  • Requires manual labor in all weather conditions.
  • Working knowledge of WaterOne’s service connection standards, rules and regulations, and policies pertaining to service connections, and material standards.
  • Ability to instruct plumbers and enforce WaterOne service connection standards. Ability to recognize and identify potential hazards of cross-connected plumbing.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and clearly written records and demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of people and demonstrate cooperation and flexibility.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and continuously meet WaterOne driving standards.
  • Requires mechanical aptitude.
  • Availability to work overtime, as required, and be willing to work irregular hours.
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including drug screen and background verification (may not apply to current employees).


Preferred Education, Skills & Experience

  • Post high school education in a technical discipline.
  • Experience working directly with plumbers, builders, and contractors.


Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally lift/or move up to 100 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee must be able to use a computer for five hours a day. The employee must be able to move occasionally from one location to another or be able to remain in a stationary position for up to several hours a day. The employee must be able to use office productivity equipment such as a personal computer, calculator, printer, and copy machine. The employee must be in possession of a licenses and be able to operate a vehicle at any given time. The employee must be able to occasionally position self to perform and inspect taps and to view and inspect other field activities. The employee must be able to frequently work in outdoor weather conditions.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Protective equipment, including but not limited to personal protective equipment for eyes, face, head and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices, and protective shields and barriers, may be required and shall be maintained in the sanitary and reliable condition wherever it is necessary by reason of hazards of process or environment, chemical hazards, or mechanical hazard encountered in a manner capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation or physical contact.


Equal Opportunity Employer

WaterOne is an equal opportunity employer and upholds a non-discrimination policy. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, military status, or marital status in making employment and business decisions. We also prohibit harassment and retaliation in the workplace and in our dealings with the public. We encourage and welcome diversity of backgrounds in our workforce. WaterOne complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).


Complete job description is available upon request and will be provided during the selection process. 


WaterOne is an independent public water utility. We’ve been proudly serving the Johnson County, Kansas area since 1957. Every day, nearly 455,000 customers rely on WaterOne to provide fresh, clean water on demand. It’s a responsibility we deliver on. Our passion is water, because water touches everything we care about: family, health, safety, and community. We serve our community by bringing award-winning water to their homes, businesses, and public places.


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