West Des Moines Water Works
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Engineering Technician
Applications Close Monday February 4, 2019 at 2:00PM

Type:  Full Time
Salary/Pay Rate:  Dependent on Distribution Grade license  $45,121 - $91,258

Phone:  (515) 222-3510
Fax:      (515) 222-3378


West Des Moines Water Works is accepting applications for an Engineering Technician responsible for construction inspection, preparation of maps and drawings, ensuring customer compliance with the cross connection control program, utility locating and other related work.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acts as construction observer for construction of public and private water infrastructure to ensure compliance with project plans and specifications.
  • Coordinates testing of water mains including flushing, pressure testing, chlorination, dechlorination and sampling for bacteria testing.
  • Completes field locates of publically owned water mains, appurtenances, and curb stops.
  • Ensures compliance with cross connection control ordinances, codes and regulations.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Experience – High School Graduate or equivalent. Classes in Engineering Technology Preferred.

Special Requirements or Qualifications

  • Two years in construction supervision preferred.
  • One year in construction drafting and GIS equipment operation preferred.
  • Possess an Iowa DNR Grade 2 Water Distribution Operator's certificate, or obtain within 12 months.
  • Registration as a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester, or obtain within 12 months.
Other Information:

Salary Range: Dependent upon licensure.
     Distribution Grade 1   $45,121 - $64,476
     Distribution Grade 2   $52,756 - $75,166
     Distribution Grade 3 and 4   $59,976 - $91,258

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the West Des Moines Water Works and Council 61, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, Local 3861.

  Background check, including Iowa Driver’s License records and a post offer physical examination, including test for drugs.

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How to Apply

Obtain and complete an Employment Application Form from West Des Moines Water Works in person or download and complete this Employment Application Form.

    Return the completed application to the West Des Moines Water Works at:
West Des Moines Water Works
1505 Railroad Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50265
    or email to: Employment@wdmww.com

    Return to the West Des Moines Water Works on or before 2:00 PM on Monday, February 4, 2019.

West Des Moines Water Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer