Water service mechanics install and connect water meters in consumer establishments. They examine pipes to detect leaks. They also install and repair water system pipes and accessories.
Water service utility workers clean water filter beds. They wash and simultaneously screen sand and gravel to remove foreign particles and grade material according to size. They clean and redistribute sand in filter beds and may lubricate and repair defective filtering equipment.
The work may be done indoors or outdoors, depending on the particular trade. People in these occupations use both hand and power tools. Some work may involve site excavation and traffic control.
Applicants must successfully complete the City of Portland Civil Service Application and selection procedures for these apprenticeships.
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