Local recruitment: Hydrant Water System Maintenance

City of Chicopee

Chicopee, MA, USA 🇺🇸

Position Title: Water System Maintenance Worker – Assigned to Hydrant Maintenance
Department: DPW – Water Department
Employment Status: Non-Exempt; Full-Time
Salary: UCFW Laborer’s Union, Grade 8L, Step 5 – Starting at $23.03 per hour ($20.28 base hourly + $2.25 per hour for CDL-B and Water Distribution Grade 2 required licenses)
Licenses/Certifications: CDL Class B, Water Distribution Grade 2


The City of Chicopee’s Department of Public Works – Water Department is hiring an Water System Maintenance Worker to assign to Hydrant Maintenance to be primarily responsible for maintain the City-owned fire hydrants including but not limited to repairs and rebuilds, flushing, replacement of worn meters, and overall assistance with water system maintenance.

• Maintain City-owned fire hydrants and hydrant records
• Lubricates hydrants, inspects hydrant rods, thrust plates and nozzles on a regular basis.
• Flushes city owned fire hydrants
• Assist with installation of water services
• Must be available to assist with snow removal operations, during normal working hours but also for evenings, weekends, holidays.
• Other duties as assigned per the full job description

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To be minimally qualified for this position, one must meet the following criteria:
• High School Diploma or Equivalent
• 2 Years of experience in hydrant maintenance
• Must possess a CDL-Class B
• Must possess a Massachusetts Water Distribution License Grade 2

The City of Chicopee provides its employees (contingent upon employment status) with a robust benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Sick-Time, Life Insurance, 12+ Paid Holidays, Personal Time, Vacation Time, Retirement Saving Plans (457b), a Pension Plan, Employee Discounts, and more.

This is a full time, 40-hour/week position, with a schedule of 7:00am-3:30pm, Monday – Friday.
This role is classified as a UFCW Laborer’s Union, Grade 8L, starting at Step 5, with a combined base hourly rate and minimum license incentives of $23.03 per hour, with periodic step and pay increases upon continuous completion of employment with the City of Chicopee.

If this opportunity aligns with your skills, experience, and employment goals, apply today through one of the following:
– Go to chicopeema.gov/jobs and apply online by selecting the job and ‘Apply Now’
– OR Select ‘download application’ on the City’s employment page and deliver it along with your resume to the Department of Human Resources, located at Chicopee City Hall, 274 Front Street, 1st Fl. Chicopee, MA. 01013.

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The City of Chicopee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development