City of Tucson


$16.60-$29.73 Hourly / $34,528.00-$61,838.40 Yearly
Salary Grade: 916

General Description

Performs general repairs and maintenance to wells, deep well pumps and related equipment as well as monitors water levels and pumping pressures.

Essential Functions

Maintains wells and pumps by cleaning and painting pump heads, maintaining well pump bases, maintaining sanitary seals, adjusting and maintaining pump shaft systems, fabricating guards and brackets, inspecting and diagnosing noises, vibrations and leaks and performing repairs if necessary.

Disassembles and performs routine maintenance on pumps, valves, well pump inner columns, well pump discharges, and similar equipment; cleans and checks parts for wear and damage, and reassembles units in accordance with manufacturer instructions.

Removes and installs deep well pumps by setting up rigs, lowering or raising pumps into or out of well holes, securing or un-securing pumps and threading tubes and pipes.

Purges wells by removing parts, installing purging materials, laying valves flat, flushing tanks and purging contaminated water until clean. Performs general maintenance of well sites by requesting parts and materials, using heavy equipment, unloading incoming pumps and equipment and performing general housekeeping.

Drives well pump rigs, tank trucks, and trailer tractors hauling equipment.

Operates large cranes, truck-mounted cranes, overhead cranes, hoists, jackhammers, concrete mixers, air compressors, pneumatic equipment and related equipment.

Measures water levels, rates and pressures by using sounders, timing flow meters, calculating gallon output, time revolutions of electric meters and wattage used, attaching and reading pressure gauges, filling glass containers, observing amount of air present and checking for sand production. Performs calculations, enters data into the computer system, determines well capacity and efficiency, and completes reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least one (1) year of field experience within the construction maintenance, mechanical or technical field.

Valid and Unrestricted CDL - Class A 

Special Job Requirements

ADEQ Water Distribution Grade 1 Certification required within 12 months to pass probation.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

CDL Physical

NIDA Drug Test

Respirator Physical

75 lb Lift Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 30

Occupational Group Description: Labor and Trades

EEO Job Category Code: G

EEO Job Category Description: Skilled Craft Workers

Organizational Level: First Level Employee

NCCI: 7520

Bargaining Unit: AFSME

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Primary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted CDL - Class A

CDL Endorsements: Tanker

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 4090; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;