Colorado Springs Utilities Water Pipefitter - Journey Level in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Water Pipefitter - Journey Level
Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft
Pay Range 34.45
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 5/20/22
Water Pipefitter - Journey Level
Colorado Springs Utilities' Water Construction and Maintenance (WCM) group is responsible for the construction and maintenance of the physical assets used to deliver water to Colorado Springs Utilities customers. These assets include water mains, valves, stop boxes, service lines, manholes, curb stops, and hydrants.
In this job, you will be part of a team dedicated to the reliable operation of our water distribution system, helping to ensure the satisfaction of regulating agencies and Colorado Springs Utilities customers. Further, you will be responsible for a full range of challenging duties associated with water pipeline installations and maintenance, maintaining accurate records of work performed and materials used, and ensuring that underground utilities have been located properly, barricades are properly placed, and that our employees and contractors are working in a safe environment.
Starting pay for a Water Pipefitter is $32.81/hr. Once you have completed probation (typically 6 months) your pay will increase to $34.45/hr (single-pay rate).
Qualifications of a Water Pipefitter:
Qualified candidates will have a minimum of four years of water pipe fitting experience, installing and repairing water mains and service lines. Completion of a water pipefitter apprenticeship program is preferred.
Level 3 Distribution Certification from the State of Colorado or completion of a Water Pipefitter Apprentice program is required*.
Driving a Colorado Springs Utilities vehicle is a requirement of this position, as such the successful candidate must have and maintain a valid driver's license.
Class A Commercial Driver's license with airbrake endorsement is required, or the ability to obtain within 1 year of hire.
Technically proficient with tools and equipment associated with the installation and maintenance of the Distribution System including water mains, hydrants, and service lines.
Connecting and inspecting water mains and service lines
Safe handling of water main/service lines
Obtaining and Maintaining Operator Qualification Certification
Locates underground pipelines and utilities.
Inspects the condition of existing pipes for cathodic protection.
Operates leak detection equipment; identifies the exact location of leaks; classifies leaks.
Taps low- and high-pressure pipelines.
Informs customers of scheduled water work
Reads and complies with blueprints and specifications for projects
Responds to emergency situations involving water mains and service lines
Complies with safety standards and standard operating procedures to ensure safe worksites, including placement of safety signs and ensuring traffic has been rerouted.
Operates and performs maintenance on equipment and vehicles, including leak detection devices, stopping, and tapping equipment, heavy equipment, and hand/power tools.
Trains and provides guidance to apprentices and crew members
Working overtime, weekends, holidays, and 24-hour callouts is required as business needs demand.
Additional skills and experience we seek:
Distribution main installation, excavation, and compaction standards required
Water services line material knowledge required
Tapping water mains (PVC, DIP and CIP)
Basic cathodic protection background or experience preferred
Knowledge of safety procedures, trenching, shoring, etc.
Possessing and Maintaining a Level 3 Water Distribution Certification in the State of Colorado
Leak search experience preferred
*This job is eligible for relocation assistance to aid with the costs associated with moving to the Colorado Springs area.**
Our Commitment to our Employees…
Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.
Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge
Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year
Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave
Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year
Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather
Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time
Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire
Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.30 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements
Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network preventive care covered at 100%
Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery
Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans.
Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more
Long-Term Care Insurance – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones
Life Insurance –Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available
Curious about joining our team? Learn more at https://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/jobs/
All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.
Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.
Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.
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Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft