Water & Sewer Maintenance Person


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City Of Pittsfield
70 Allen Street
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The City of Pittsfield is the cultural, commercial, legal, and medical center of the Berkshires – a region renowned for its wonderful people, outstanding standard of living, beautiful landscapes, and the finest in cultural and recreational attractions.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a multicultural work force, excellence in public service, and on-going mutual respect in our working relationships. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Water & Sewer Maintenance Person
Full Time
High School or Equivalent

The City of Pittsfield's Department of Public Utilities, Water Division, is currently seeking to fill the position of Water & Sewer Maintenance Person. This individual is responsible for performing skilled manual and equipment-assisted work, and operates hydraulic equipment and vehicles in the construction, operation, and maintenance of water distribution and sewage collection systems. The incumbent will be required to be available to respond to emergency & trouble calls on a rotating 24 hour a day basis.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a multicultural work force, excellence in public service, and on-going mutual respect in our working relationships. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, bilingualists, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply for our open positions - recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service. 


  • Performs skilled manual & equipment-assisted work in the construction, operation & maintenance of water distribution and sewage collection systems, including work on reservoirs, valves, water & sewer pipes, pumping stations, manholes, vaults etc., operates valves and stops to turn water or sewage on or off.
  • Operates loaders, backhoes, heavy trucks and specialized sewer cleaning equipment in the performance of duties assigned, including snow clearance and salting or sanding. Performs daily servicing and maintenance on equipment assigned.
  • Cuts, lays, and caulks water & sewer pipes using machine or hand tools; performs masonry duties in the construction of manholes and catch basins and other system brick, block, or concrete structures; pumps water from trenches and pits, digs, braces and backfills excavations for the purpose of constructing or maintaining water distribution or sewer collection systems, and replaces worn or broken parts in water distribution or sewage collection systems.
  • Reads, installs or replaces water meters and checks them for over/under registration.
  • May work with contractors in the marking out and/or location of water and sewer pipe and appurtenant devices and structures during construction or excavation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years' experience operating heavy equipment such as trucks, snowplows, loader/backhoes, bulldozers, loaders, tractors, etc.
  • Two years' experience as a pipe layer or equivalent in the construction or maintenance of water distribution and sewage collection systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and use drawings and utility service maps.
  • Valid Massachusetts Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Air Brake endorsement and 2B Hoisting License. Within six months of appointment, incumbent must obtain a Tanker endorsement to the CDL.
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, to establish positive public relations for the municipality and department, and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.



The incumbent works in various dynamic municipal buildings and locations.  While performing the duties of the Water & Sewer Maintenance Person, the incumbent is required to: interact and communicate frequently with the public, government officials, other staff members and boards, and/or third parties transacting business with the City. Frequent periods of outside work may be entailed, subject to all weather conditions and extremes.  Incumbent may be required to work at any time during the 24-hour day to respond to weather-related or emergency needs. 



Ability and agility sufficient to operate valves and similar equipment, climb high ladders on water tanks, enter vaults and confined spaces, walk long distances over uneven terrain, lift up to 50 pounds from the ground to shoulder height, operate pavement breaking and pipeline repair equipment and tools, and generally perform heavy labor.



Monday – Friday, 7:00AM – 3:30PM

(Incumbent shall be required to work any time during the 24 hour day to respond to weather related/emergency needs) 



Starting rate $18.73 - $19.87 per hour

Annual Increases up to $25.92 per hour

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